Montserrado County Senator Geraldine Doe Sherif has donated a brand new laptop to legislative reporters at the Capitol Building. Senator Doe Sherif, who has always identified with the members of the Legislative Press Pool or LEGISPOL, stressed the forreporters assigned at the Capitol Building to be empowered in order for them perform adequately.
Speaking Monday at the Capitol upon her return from the United States of America, the Senator encouraged the reporters to be more robust in reporting issues at the Capitol Building because it helps lawmakers to perform their duties as required by the Constitution.
“Though we don’t agree on some of the stories written and aired about us, but it makes the process competitive and it reminds us that we have an obligation to the people who elected us,” she said.
Commenting on her trip to the U.S., Senator Doe Sherif indicated that it was successful and that she was happy to be back home in readiness for active politics.
The tough-spoken female senator, who accused by the opposition Congress for Democratic Change of compromise, which subsequently led to her exit from the party, said while in the U.S., she visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York where there were lot of discussions on people with disability and capacity building, adding that it was good and from there she got more inspired to start a foundation in Liberia, trying to get a van and formally open to the public on June 15.
The Montserrado Senator noted that the foundation will crater to women and children, particularly providing education. For his part, the president of LEGISPOL, Journalist E.J. Nathaniel Daygbor said since he took over as president this is the first donation from a lawmaker and thanked the Senator for identifying with the group, adding that the laptop will help legislative reporters to do their work faster and easily.
Mr. Daygbor urged the senator to lobby with her colleagues at the senate in making sure that the office space promised by Senate President Pro-Tempore ArmahJallah is provided so the group can effectively work.
By Bridgett Milton-Editing by Jonathan Browne