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No, 29 Bills Passed Not 26-Weah’s SONA

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Claim: I would like to applaud this Honorable Body for the collaboration that we enjoyed during your Third Session, which culminated in the passage of Twenty-six (26) pieces of legislation,  twenty-five (25) of which were signed by me in support of the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).”

Factcheck:  See the statistical report on the third session of the 54th Legislature

Total Number of Bills Introduced in the House 50
Total Number of bills passed 29
Number of Executive bills passed 19
Number of Senate Bills concurred with 1
Number of House bills passed 4
Number of House Joint Resolutions passed 2
Number of certificates of extension passed 2
Number of simple resolutions passed 1

With the table above, President George Weah State of the Nation Address figures on the bills passed is Misleading.

Claim: Our Administration also issued six (6) Executive Orders to address national concerns during the period under review.”

Factcheck: President Weah in 2020 (January-2020-January 2021) issued six Executive orders namely, 103– Stimulate economic growth, 102– Suspension of tariff on Agricultural products, 98– Suspending tariff on Rice, 101 Repositioning the National Food Assistance Agency, 100– Exempting the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation from custom duties on selected items and  Executive Order No. 99 Delimiting Maritime Zones.

Note: We did not include proclamations and orders on Rape and Covid-19

Verdict – True

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