HoR Convenes Emergency Leadership Meeting On AFL Wives’ Protest

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The House of Representatives held an emergency leadership meeting on Monday, February 12, 2024, to address the ongoing and persistent protests by the wives of Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) personnel.  The meeting was convened with the aim of collaboratively working with the Executive branch to find a resolution to the concerns raised by the AFL Wives. A release from the House Press and Public said recognizing the importance of a swift and comprehensive response to the grievances presented by the AFL Wives, the House of Representatives, as the elected representatives of the Liberian people, is committed to fostering dialogue and finding effective solutions that address the concerns of all stakeholders involved. The leadership of the House said it has acknowledged the significance of the Armed Forces of Liberia and the sacrifices made by its members in safeguarding the nation’s security. Understanding the challenges faced by the AFL Wives, the House noted that it is dedicated to working in the best interest of all Liberians and ensuring that the issues at hand are resolved in a fair and just manner. The House of Representatives also emphasized its commitment to upholding the principles of democracy, transparency, and accountability. The emergency leadership meeting reflected the sense of urgency and responsibility with which the House approaches the current situation, and it underscores the importance of collaboration between the legislative and executive branches of the government. In the spirit of unity and national harmony, the House of Representatives called for calm and restraint from all parties involved, urging them to engage constructively in the ongoing dialogue process. The House said it remains optimistic that through open communication and a collaborative approach, a resolution that serves the best interests of the AFL Wives and the nation as a whole can be achieved. The House of Representatives further noted that it will continue to update the public on the progress made in addressing the concerns raised by the AFL Wives and remains committed to ensuring a peaceful and prosperous future for the people of Liberia.

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