Liberia: House of Representatives Passes Acarous Gray’s Dual Citizenship Bill

Published: 15/Nov/2021
Source: Front Page Africa (Monrovia)

By Alaskai Moore Johnson

Monrovia — The House of Representatives has passed into law Montserrado County District #8 Representative, Mr. Acarous Moses Gray’s Dual citizenship bill that he recently introduced in House.

The House will now sent their version to the Senate for concurrence.

Rep. Gray’s bill, which was co-sponsored by 30 of his colleagues, including Deputy House Speaker Jonathan Fonati Koffa in the HOR, was intended to amend and or repeal some parts of the Aliens and Nationality Law of Liberia.

Specially, the bill sought to repeal Part III, Chapter 20, Section 20.1; Chapter 21, Sections 21.30, 21.31, 21.51 & 21.52 and Chapter 22, Sections 22.1, 22.1 & 22.4 of the Aliens and Nationality Law of the Liberian Code of Law Revised, Vol. II.”

The Montserrado County lawmaker submitted the Bill on Friday, October 29, and it was read on the House’s floor on Tuesday, November 2nd, and forwarded to the Committee on Judiciary to report back to Plenary within one week.

The HOR passed the bill into law on Thursday, Nov. 11, and is expected to be sent to the Senate for concurrence. There are reports that Rep. Gray, who is a very staunch member of President George Weah’s ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), had scripted on his bill: “Once a Liberian always a Liberian.”

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2021