Liberia is expected to return to the International Maritime Organization Council, the governing body of international Maritime Affairs.
In 2019, Liberia lost its seat at the IMO Council to Kuwait in the Council elections held in London, however, President George Weah is now rallying lawmakers to reverse the decision.
Regaining a seat on IMO’s Council means Liberia, which has the second-largest ship registry in the world, will no longer be rendered a floor member with no power to make decisions.
In a communication to the Liberian Senate, President George Weah said this can only be possible if the Legislature ratifies the maritime agreement between Liberia and the International Ship registry.
Nanbolor Singbeh is the Senate Secretary reading the President’s communication in Plenary.