Senate Sets Up Committee On President’s TRC Report

The Liberian Senate has constituted a 15-member committee to analyze the progress report on the Truth and Reconciliation Committee submitted to the body by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during the Extraordinary Sitting of the Legislature.

The committee was constituted on Thursday, the final day of the Extraordinary Sitting and the close of the 4th Session of the 53rd Legislature.

It was mandated to analyze the TRC report from the President and make recommendations to the plenary of the Liberian Senate.

Senators from the 15 political subdivisions are represented on the committee, which is expected to make available its findings in January 2016 after the Legislature returns from its Agriculture Break.

Among those serving on the committee are Alphonso Gaye, Joseph Nagbe, Jewel Taylor and Senator George Weah of Grand Gedeh, Sinoe, Bong and Montserrado counties respectively.

Senator ConmanyWesseh will represent River Gee County, while Senator

Dallas Gueh will serve for Rivercess County and Senator Jim Tornonalah for Margibi County.

Senator Prince Johnson, who was named earlier to serve on the committee but was later rejected following leadership consultation, was replaced by fellow Nimba Senator Thomas Grupee, while Senator Varney Sherman, who declined to serve on the committee, was also replaced by fellow Grand Cape Mount Senator Edward Dagoseh.

The Special Ad-hoc Committee will be chaired by Senator Joseph Nagbe of Sinoe County, while Senator Stephen Zargo of Lofa County will serve as Co-chair.