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Montserrado County Senator Geraldine Doe Sherifhas frowned at delay by members of the Liberian Senate to pass the Anti-Corruption Bill into law.

Senator Doe Sherif, who chairs the Senate’s Statutory Committee on Executive, said, it is embarrassing and frustrating for his colleagues to renege on the passage of such an important legislative instrument, which could help in the corruption fight.

The bill, submitted by the Senator, seeks to make corruption a non-billable offence, but since its submission in 2012, it has lingered in committee room.

Senator Sherifraised the concern over the weekend at the G.W. Gibson High School in Monrovia when she outlined her annual legislative activities and projects.

According to her, none of her colleagues in the Senate has mustered the political will to ensuring that the document is brought on the floor for discussion and subsequent passage into law.

However, she vowed come the New Year to lobby with her colleagues in ensuring the Bill is taken from committee room back to the floor of the Senate for debate.

The Montserrado County Lawmaker noted that corruption is retarding the progress and development of Liberia, evidenced by the fact that it is on the lips of all citizens.

She added that corruption is responsible for the lack of paved road network, safe drinking water, electricity, better health facilities as well as affordable and quality education in the country.

Meanwhile, Senator Doe Sherif has donated two vehicles to the Global Vocational School of Senator George Weah.

The vehicles, valued about US$20,000, were presented to the institution as her contribution to the fight against illiteracy here.

The Senator also on Tuesday, 22 December launched the dollar rally for Ebola survivors and orphans in the country with a call for Liberians to support the initiative.Edited by Jonathan Browne

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