The Congress for Democratic Change or CDC political leader Senator Goerge Weah has described the Senatorial job as very challenging.
Weah, a two times defeated presidential candidate, has commented about his work for the first time since he took office in January, noting that the office of a senator is faced with huge challenges and demanding.
In an interview with the Legislative reporters Wednesday at the Capitol Building, he said among the responsibilities and challenges include, solving personal problems of individuals ‘and concerns raised by residents of Montserrado, which they expect him to personally addressed.
The CDC political leader said, though he anticipated the challenges as a senator, it appears things are getting tougher on a daily basis, especially the aspect that has to do with individual’s plight and thinking that those problems should be solved by him.
Commenting on security situation in the country, Senator Weah said the behavior of some law enforcement officers brutalizing peaceful citizens is worrisome and scaring, especially with information that the United Nations Mission in Liberia is departing the country by next year.
Weah called for a restructuring of the security sector or else, peaceful citizens may suffer more pains and difficulties at the hands of state security when UNMIL finally leaves. He noted that the recent brutality by former Executive Projection Service Deputy Director Darlington George against Ms. Esther Glenn is a clear indication that the security needs quick attention and the Legislature should enact laws that would protect the stability of the State.
The CDC political leader added that maintenance of peace and democracy requires everyone’s effort, especially security officers, who took oath to defend and protect the State against all odds. Also speaking to the press, the Senate Chairman on National Defense, Intelligence, Security and Veteran Affairs, Lofa County Senator Steve Zargo, said, ahead of the UN drawdown plan, the security sector of Liberia needs serious reform and drastic changes that would help to continue the stability being created by the international community.
SenatorZargo, who served the Liberia National Police for 22 years prior to his election to the Senate, said the new LNP bill currently before the Liberian Legislature requires thorough scrutiny to ensure that it reflects current realities.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor – Edited By Jonathan Browne