LIBERIA: Senator Taylor To Sponsor, Follow-up Several Bills, Projects

C07500C3-E0EB-4C00-9CAA-A919F2731149_mw1024_s_nBong County Senator Jewel Taylor has revealed that as part of her lawmaking responsibilities in 2016, she will submit and sponsor 10 key bills at the National Legislature.

She said some of the bills are awaiting passage, while others are being carved.

She named some of the bills as the Local Content Bill, Amendment of the Corrupt Offensive Act to the Penal Law, Establishment of a Corruption Court and the Education Tariff Bill which provides for the use of 10 cents on every phone call and creating an Education Development Fund for higher institutions of leaning.

She told the Liberia News Agency in an interview Wednesdaythat as part of her 2016 Legislative Agenda, she will also push for the passage of the Domestic Violence Act, Local Government Act, Amendment to the Nationality Law granting citizenship to children, through their mother, and the Equitable Participation and Representation Act as well as the Democracy Sustainability Act and Sports Development Bill proposed to provide annual funding for sports in Liberia.

She noted that in keeping with her oversight responsibility for the Bong County development agenda, she will follow-up on all government projects in the county, follow-up on the Gbarnga Water System, Kpatawee Electricity Project, completion of the Bong County Technical College and the already started Pavement of streets in Gbarnga.

According to the Bong County lawmaker, she will ensure the completion and opening of the Jowah Hospital, Panta District Bletanda Health Center and the Opening of the Sanoyea Tesley Mission in Salala District, among others.

Meanwhile, Senator Taylor has committed herself to touring the 15 counties to raise awareness and identify possible female candidates for the 2017 elections and to raise funds for women candidates in all categories.


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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.