Performances of Sinoe and Grand Kru Legislators

first_imgLiberians from all works of life are currently converging on the capitals of Grand Kru and Sinoe Counties, for the 168th Independence Celebration of the country.It is a common and accepted notion that citizens hailing from the two counties are highly respected and considered among the best educated.The same can also be said about those who represent those counties in the 53rd Legislature, especially those in the Upper House (Senate).Sinoe County ranking Senator Joseph Nagbe, until his defeat in the last poll for the post of Pro Tempore, served on the powerful Statutory Judiciary Committee. Under his chairmanship, several concessions, especially in the oil sector, were ratified by the Senate.Since his defeat by Gbarpolu County Senator Armah Zolu Jallah, Senator Nagbe who declined to contest for the Judiciary Committee post has not been regular at sittings, a situation attributed to ill health.Senator J. Milton Teahjay, who bested his kinsman Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan in the December 2014 Special Senatorial Elections, has not disappointed what many educators within our local setting always respect him for-eloquence and participation.Senator Teahjay who resigned his post as Superintendent of Sinoe to run for the Senate, has already presented a bill on the Senate floor calling for the deployment of internal auditors in the 15 counties; and requested his colleagues to increase the County Development Fund (CDF) from US$200,000 to US$400,000.00.Teahjay currently chairs the Committee on Information.Grand Kru County Senators, Peter Sonpon Coleman and incoming Albert Tugbe Chie, chair two of the most important committees-Health, and Lands, Mines, Energy and Environment.Senator Coleman, a Medical Doctor by qualification has been very effective as chair of the Health Committee, and ably kept his colleagues abreast of developments during the outbreak of the Ebola virus.Senator Chie, a former Professor of Geology at the University of Liberia, replaced his retired mentor, former Senate Pro Tempore Cletus Segbe Wotorson, the country’s longest serving Geophysicsist.As chair of the Lands, Mines, Energy and Environment Committee, Sen. Chie has already conducted two important hearings, one concerning the flood and sea erosion situation affecting the coastal line of Liberia; and hearings on the planned reform of the Liberia Electricity Corporation.Like his predecessor, the Senate may likely see another Cletus Wortorson in the making.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

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