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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaMembers of the Liberian Senate will shortly introduce an electronic voting system in the Upper House to make voting by lawmakers on issues transparent, which will enable Liberians to be able to trace how their respective lawmakers vote on bills and reaching agreements.

The Electronics system was donated by the National Democratic Institute or NDI to help out the Liberian Senate on par with international best practices in the conduct of sessions.

Members of the Liberian Senate, including Observers and Legislative Reporters were shocked when Senate President Pro-Tempore Armah Jallah, instructed technicians of the Senate to set up the electronics system and teach senators how to use it to vote.

Pro-Tempore Jallah said the usage of the Electronics devise for voting in the chambers of the senate will bring to an end the obsolete way of voting by head count or raising hands in Plenary.

The usage of the Electronics devise system at the Liberian Senate is considered by many as the first biggest achievement of the Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate. The Gbarpolu County Senator was elected to the post recently.   

Meanwhile, Pro-Tempore Jallah said he will support the initiative of the Greening Youth Foundation programs in Liberia.

Greening Youth Foundation is an international body involved in Agriculture and Conservation.

Senator Jallah made the commitment Thursday March 26th 2015 when the group’s Vice President for Operations, Mike Fynn, paid him a courtesy call.

Speaking during a brief discussion at the Capitol Building, Pro-Tempore Jallah described the Greening Youth Foundation program as being in the interest of the government and people of Liberia.

He said activities of the group here will create job opportunities for Liberians and provide training for youth and young adults by connecting them to outdoors and careers in conservation.

Pro-Tempore Jallah expressed optimism that the agricultural sector of the country will experience big boost through the support of the Greening Youth Foundation programs.

Earlier, Greening Youth Foundation Vice President for Operations Mike Fynn, told Senator Jallah that the organization is in partnership with boys’ and girls’ clubs, recreation centers and schools throughout the Metro-Atlantic area.

He said Greening Youth Foundation provides environmental and wellness programmes for students, including internship for high school students, committing these services to Liberians.

Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee, including Grand Kru County Senator Peter Coleman and the chairperson of the committee, Senator Morris Saytumah of Bomi County also pledged support for the group to operate in Liberia.

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