…Cites Geographical Balance
By A. Omaska Jallah
As the Liberian Senate gears up for the election of a new President Pro-Tempore of that body, the conversations of who occupies the position appears to be centered on geographical balance.
One member of the Senate who is pushing for geographical balance in the new government is Senator Stephen Zargo of Lofa County.
Senator Zargo who has already declared his intention to contest the Pro-Tempt position said it is important to have geographical balance in the governance of the country due this critical period.
The Lofa County Senator said the significant of geographical balance in the new government cannot be over-emphasized.
He contended that Senator Albert Chea of Grand Kru County who is also eying the Pro-Tempt position and President-elect Ambassador George Weah hailed from the same county, which does not represent geographical balance.
“I understand that the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has endorsed Rep. Bhofal Chambers who comes from Maryland to contest as well; looking at the proximity of Maryland and Grand Kru Counties; that’s the same unbalance in government,” Sen. Zargo argued.
The Pro-Tempore position is expected to be vacant on the first day of the regular session of 54th Liberian Senate due to the expiration of Pro-Tempt Armah Jallah’s tenure.
According to a credible source in the corridor of the Senate, Sen. Jallah who completed the unexpired tenure of defeated Grand Bassa County Senator, Gbezohnzar Finley, has been advised not to contest for the position.
Speaking Monday at his Capitol Building Office during a press conference, Sen. Zargo said if elected, he will rebrand the image of the Legislature by the systems and policies that will be established in order to reclaim the public trust and confidence.
He disclosed plan to hold discussion with the Center for Security Development and Rule of Law (CSDRL) and International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) to conduct training for staffers.
He said his quest for the position is to provide a leadership that will work selflessly with the new government in answering to the calls of the Liberian people and to undertake a cause for a change for the good of every Liberian.