By Janjay F. Campbell
House Speaker, Alex Tyler says the House of Representatives is committed in passing the Code of Conduct Bill into law.
Speaking at a one day conference that was organized by The National Integrity Forum, Speaker Tyler said the House of Representatives is under the obligation to do their duties. He said history will judge them if the bill is passed because of party favor.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives said the Code of Conduct Bill is not magic, because if passed into law it does not mean that corruption will impede immediately. He said there is more work to be done.
In a special statement, Bong County Senior Senator, Jewel Howard-Taylor, said the Code of Conduct Bill is very important because it serves and enhances public confidence and that it also allows civil servants at different levels to be loyal to their duties.
The Code of Conduct is a must and this generation of law makers will make sure that this Bill is passed. The Code of Conduct is not for elected officials only but civil servants as well,” Senator Taylor stressed.
Rep. Acarous Gray who is the Chairman on Governance and Government Reform at the House of Representatives said if the 53rd legislators were not committed, the Code of Conduct would not have been introduced.
He mentioned that the Code of Conduct is not only for civil servants but also for NGO’s who do business with the government of Liberia. Rep. Gray stressed that when the Bill is passed into law it will not be for current government officials but those who will come after the current officials.