The Ministry of Justice has proposed a bill seeking autonomy for the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Amid growing anxiety among citizens that the June 7 protest could have a negative outcome, the political leader of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander Cummings, has asked participants to remain peaceful and avoid provocations.
With barely two days to the June 7 protest, Monrovia saw a buildup of tension that produced unrests in some parts of the capital.
After several meetings with stakeholders, it is now clear that members of the pending mass citizens’ assembly will gather on Capitol Hill to the present their petition to the government on June 7.
Given the country’s history with past protests, especially the infamous Rice Riot of April 14, 1979, there is growing anxiety among citizens that the June 7 event could have a negative outcome.
Citizens in rural Montserrado have begun debating specific reforms that are needed for laws affecting elections in Liberia.
President George Weah is expected to announce a new Board of Governors for the Central Bank of Liberia next week, amid several reports noting that the bank lacks proper systems and controls.
A group of citizens has filed a petition to the Supreme Court of Liberia to compel Justice Minister Musa Dean to grant a permit to allow for the planned June 7 protest to take place.