The President Pro Tempore of the Senate Armah Jallah has made a cash contribution to the umbrella organization of journalists covering the Legislature at the Capitol Building.
Pro Temp Jallah, who presented the amount to the president of LISPOL, Nathaniel Daygbor, said the amount is to help defray the cost of their retreat slated for July 14-15 in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County.
The Buchanan retreat is intended to provide training for journalists assigned to cover events at the Capitol Building.
Montserrado County Senator and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Executive Geraldine Doe-Sherif is expected to serve as lead speaker at the retreat. The Secretary General of the Senate, J. Nanborlor F. Sengbeh, who has several years of experience in Legislative matters, will serve as facilitator.
The Gbarpolu County lawmaker and chair of that county’s Legislative Caucus said his ‘widow’s mite’ contribution is in appreciation of the professional coverage given to Legislative matters at the Capitol, and assured journalists that as long as they remain committed to the dictates of professionalism and objectivity he gives his and the Senate’s unreserved blessing.
In another development, Pro Temp Jallah yesterday sent a congratulatory message to Vice President of Liberia and President of the Senate Joseph N.Boakai, on his unanimous election to the position of the new standard bearer of the ruling Unity Party.
In a letter to the Vice President, Pro Temp Jallah said he is persuaded that the confidence imbued in VP Boakai is a result of his commitment, devotion and dedication to duties and responsibilities as a partisan who has worked assiduously over the years to earn the trust and respect of his fellow partisans.
Jallah believes that the Vice President’s preferment as the political leader of the Unity Party will enable him to work harder towards national reconciliation, unity, security and harmony within the perimeters of Liberia.
The Gbarpolu lawmaker urged his presiding boss at the Senate to continue striving for a better Liberia and as he endeavors to lead the UP in the country’s first democratic transition after years of civil unrest.