This week we creep into the Senate Whig of the Liberian Legislature on Capitol Hill, Monrovia where one of the Country’s most respected financial experts and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways, Means, Finance and Budget is GNN-Liberia Personality of the Week.
Edward B. Dagoseh is representing the people of Grand Cape Mount County in the Liberian Senate, a recipient of TV Africa 2015/2016 Award winner hailed from western Liberia, Damballa, Porkpa District, Grand Cape Mount County where he obtained his elementary, junior and senior high school education.
Senator Dagoseh who is academically empowered holds a BBA Degree in Management, and also a recipient of MBA Degree in Financial Management, and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Financial Administration.
Our Personality of the week; a soft-spoken Liberian financial expert is also a beneficiary and participant of several local and international conferences where he obtained some recognitions including a certificate of participation on Legislative Framework Policy from the United States Congress.
Prof. Edward B. Dgoseh has over the years served as a mentor for countless numbers of Liberians from several academic institutions of learning including the University of Liberia where he taught for twenty-seven unbroken years as an Assistant Professor of Financial Management at the College of Business & Public Administration, and later served as Chairman of the Department of Management with distinction.
In order to academically empower Liberians and other foreign residents passionately also taught at several reputable colleges and universities including Cuttington University (CU), African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) Stella Maris, and others impacting knowledge to Liberia’s future generation.
At the level of the National Legislature, GNN-Liberia Personality of the week serves as Chairman on the Committee on Ways, Means, Finance and Budget at the Liberian Senate. He is also a Committee Member on Public Accounts; Education & Public Administration; Transport, Insurance & Pension; Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries respectively.
Due to his vigorous support and fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in his home County, Grand Cape Mount County he was awarded the prestigious Television Africa (TVA) Award in August of 2015.
Senator Dagoseh was among many Liberians who used their personal resources, to step up the fight against Ebola through the provision of logistical support to hospitals and Ebola Treatment Units.
The Senator donated a Land Cruiser Jeep for use to convey patients to treatment units at the remote Cape Mount District of Porkpa.
He also made available over five hundred buckets, one thousand cartons of soap and several liters of sanitizers for distribution to rural communities in the county as well as making frequent visitations to areas in the county, despite the risks associated with it.
Prior to the outbreak of Ebola, Senator Edward Dagoseh was engaged in the implementation of sustainable development projects to improve the living standard of people in his county including the rehabilitation of roads, linking Jenewunde and the District Headquarters of Bambala in Porkpa District, as well as the construction of health centers and schools to beef up education and health care delivery throughout Cape Mount.
In July of 2013, Senator Dagoseh also received an Award from the Ugandan Parliament in Kampala as Chairman of the Joint Public Accounts Committee of the Liberian National Legislature, and also a recent recipient of an Outstanding African Parliamentary Leadership Award in 2016 by the Leadership Magazine, an award meant for presidents and former presidents.
GNN-Liberia Personality of the week has served in both the private and public sectors in various capacities at senior managerial levels. At the continental level, Senator Dagoseh is a former Chairman of the West Africa Association of Public Accounts Committee (WAAPAC) of sixteen-member West African Countries, and currently chairs the African Organization of Public Accounts Committees (AFROPAC), a Pan-African Network of all parliamentary public accounts of similar functions to exercise oversight in the use of public funds, a position which he was recently elected in Kenya, Nairobi.
Senator Dagoseh is married to Mrs. Magdalene E. Dagoseh, Assistant Minister for Planning & Administration at the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Protection. The couple is blessed with two daughters and two sons.