Liberia: Petition Disclaiming Dual Citizenship Amendment by House of Representative without Nativity Inputs

Published: 14/Nov/2021
Source: The New Dawn (Monrovia)

From: Mle Bedell, CEO BIZ Liberia Enterprise, Development Researcher, Monrovia, Liberia

To: The Plenary, House of Senate

Dear Plenary:

How can you accept to concur the amendment of a dual citizenship law of the country when the incomes of those Liberians living overseas are not going to be captured in a Country GDP? How can you amend a dual citizenship law just by the saying “once a Liberian is always a Liberian”.

You only amend when the vote in the referendum was close and you amend respecting the indigenous view and allowing their brothers from the diaspora to meet them face to face and appeal in a forum per county.

After the indigenous citizens per county rejected a dual citizenship referendum , the two Houses play the Coup D’ Princes with the Executive to sit still and allow a bigotry legal interpretation of a high court to go unchallenged (a court case that has been hanging for years with no ruling ) and now the lower House with an uninnovative lawmaker who has not proffered a single bill for youth empowerment and investment to help empower the lives of the natives in person of Hon. Acarus Gray has proffered an amendment to the alien and naturalization law which the House of Representatives endorsed without having any national consultative dialogue or open hearing on the matter.

In Canada for example, that Government has gone on to legislate certain universities and institutions and nativity before allowing for dual citizenship. The House of Representatives, we are led to believe, is appose to strong opinion on any matter that has cultural context implications for nativity and has a growing lack of understanding on the issues of politics and culture and how it can to be addressed concurrently. For example, Tanzania parliamentarians are allowing the issues of dual citizenship to be a debate directly with the indigenous and their diaspora brothers through several dialogue and one dialogue is calling for a Dual Citizens Indeginacy Treaty. Once a Liberian is never always a Liberian but once a via man is always a via man ; once a Gio man is always Gio Man and once Bassa man is always a Bassa man and etc. Unlike the Executive which has now influenced members of the House of Representatives and they have entertained and attended several diaspora forums in Monrovia with the recent just concluded in November at the Centennial Pavilion where the President of Liberia was expected to make a statements.

The new amendments of the alien and naturalization law by the House of Representatives did not come out of a true debate from the citizens associations and the indigenous. According to the School of Law and Governance of the University of North Dakota, laws must be amended out of localize circumstantial needs. The House of Representatives we are led to believe is being driven and bewitched by materialistic theories that dual citizenship carries along cognizant of the petitioner who proffered the amendment of the alien and naturalization law of Liberia, Hon.Acarus Gray, portraying a picture of medical donation by a group of diaspora to a government clinic in his district.

We, the indigenous citizens, are going to be left in the middle bearing the true loyalty of the untainted Liberia nativity not traveling out of the borders of this country to pledge allegiance to any imperial power for economic gain. We, the natives are now going to be sitting in an isolated nativity chair and receiving the same per capital share in taxes and territorial benefits as those applying for a dual citizenship passport would.

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2021