Another By-Election In The Making At the Senate, Following The Death Of Grand Cape Mount County Senator

The late Edward Dagoseh

Another by-election is in the making at the Liberian Senate following the death of Montserrado County Senator, Geraldine Doe-Sheriff in less than five moths in Ghana, Senator Edward Dagoseh of Grand Cape Mount County has been confirmed death.

According to report the Grand Cape Mount County died at the Kindercare Medical  Center in Paynesville, Monrovia, reportedly of cancer.

Until his death, he was an Executive Committee Member of the former ruling Unity Party (UP). Unfortunately, he was among the eight UP senators of the 30-member Senate, who are suspended by the party for their role in the removal of former Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh.

He became a member of the Liberian Legislature on January 16, 2012 and remained until his death Saturday, June 1, 2019.

In September of 2016, the African Organization for Public Accounts Committee (AFROPAC) elected the Grand Cape Mount County Senator as its chair.

AFROPAC is a pan-African network of Parliamentary Public Accounts Committees with similar functions.

Senator Dagoseh, who represented Liberia at the continental parliamentary body, was elected on acclamation in a process that had other previously contended processions.

A dispatch from Nairobi, Kenya, said the Senator, who is former Chairman of the West Africa Chapter of the Association of Public Accounts Committees, was elected in Nairobi to steer the affairs of the body for four years. His election came at the end of the second Annual General Meeting and Conference of AFROPAC, which took place in the Kenyan capital — Nairobi.

Senator Dagoseh had replaced fellow parliamentarian Alfred Wol Malith from South Sudan, who served the body for four years.

As Chairman of AFRPAC, Senator Dagoseh supervised the organization’s services to African Parliaments and their committees dealing with public accounts.

One of his key responsibilities was to set a clear mutual understanding of Public Accounts Committees (PAC) in Africa, and also coordinate all parliamentary Public Accounts Committees and Committees with similar functions on the continent. This, according to an aid, he was able to achieve.

The late Grand Cape Mount Senator formerly served as Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Youth and Sports; in a senior position at the Ministry of Finance before it was merged with the Ministry of Planning and Economics Affairs.

He was a deacon at the Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Sinkor.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.