President Weah Signs Into Law Iconic Bills, Including Dual Citizenship Law

Published: 5/Aug/2022
Source: Republic of Liberia: Executive Mansion

The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, has set yet another first-time-in-history record with the signing into law of a number of iconic bills towards spurring national inclusiveness and the fight against graft and corruption in the country.

The Bills enacted into law as of the President’s signature appended, include Dual Citizenship, which many political regimes before him shrugged despite public outcries about their discriminatory natures. The President signed into Law the Alien and Nationality Law relating to Citizenship and Restoring the Citizenship Rights Lost As A Consequence of erstwhile legal Provisions.

The Dual Citizenship Bill signed by the President allows Liberians in the Diaspora to remain citizens after acquiring another nationality.

Also, the Bill states that those having dual citizens status will however be barred from serving as president, minister of finance, central bank governor or holding high-level positions in the national security or law enforcement sector.

Another historic Act is the Revenue Sharing Law of Liberia promoting decentralization and economic inclusiveness across the country.

He also signed into law the Act to Establish the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission and to Re-establish the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, Financial Intelligence Agency Act, and the Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, Preventive Measures, and Proceeds of Crimes Act, An Act to protect witnesses to be Known as Witness Protection Act of 2021 as well as the Act to Protect Whistleblower Act of 2021 (July 29).

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2022