By Alva M. Wolokolie from Tubmanburg City
An eminent citizen and a son of Grand Cape Mount County, Cllr. Harry Varney Gboto-Nambi Sherman, has thrown his support behind a legislation for the passage of the dual citizenship bill.
Cllr. Sherman, a respected corporate lawyer and politician spoke in a passionate mood with vigor of a need for policy change of the Unity Party led administration. Cllr. Sherman reminded President Sirleaf and his Unity Party to ensure and take seriously a speedy passage of a dual citizenship law in a bid to ensure Liberians who took up other citizenships remain Liberians. “Madam President, Mr. Vice President, the Speaker and members of the legislature, the Chief Justice and Associate Justices, fellow Liberians, once a Liberian always a Liberian, and that Madam President should not miss this opportunity by allowing her successor to signature such achievement,”. Cllr. Sherman asserted.
Cllr Sherman in his Oration in observance of Liberia’s 166th Independence Anniversary held in Tubmanburg City, Bomi County, and co-hosted by Grand Cape Mount and Gbarpolu Counties, stressed the need for genuine reconciliation; effective strategy to improving the living standard of Liberians out of poverty to job creation for the many jobless compromising frustrated, angry and vulnerable university graduates.
The learned lawyer told the audience that those Liberians in the diaspora are immensely contributing financially to the re-building of the country and helped many family members here during the civil war. “If we don’t want these people to become Liberians, it would be proper that we stop receiving money from them,”he added.
Sherman, also the chairman of the ruling Unity Party (UP) of President Sirleaf called for a renewed actionable anti-corruption war; disposition of the lingering Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) recommendations; halt to bickering between the Legislative and Executive branches of Government; and the provision of opportunities for Liberian children to achieve their educational dreams like their admired, most educated and established role models.
He encouraged the Liberian leader to see reason to implement the legal aspect of the TRC recommendation because the more the delay, there would be perception that there is something in it that people are afraid of.
The Oration under the theme: “Consolidation of Peace and Reconciliation for Transformation”, was intended to remind Liberians about the need for peaceful co-existence as the Government strives to transform Liberia’s socio-economic and political challenges.