The demise of Grand Cape Mount County Senator, Edward Dagoseh, is a huge loss to the Legislature and Liberia at large, said President George Weah.
The Liberian leader was speaking when he led an array of cabinet ministers to the Capitol Building on Tuesday for the signing of the Book of Condolence.
President Weah described Senator Dagoseh a “father figure” and “one who treated everybody with respect.” He said Dagoseh will be missed for the “enormous contributions and sacrifices made to the State.”
“May the Good Lord console the bereaved family and am praying that they take solace in the Lord.”
Also registering his eulogy at the event was former senator of Sinoe County, now Minister of Public Works, Mobutu Nyenpan. He said the passing of Senator Dagoseh was a complete sad development for Liberia owing to his “brilliance” at the Legislature.
Reflecting on his relationship with the fallen lawmaker, Nyenpan said: “Senator Dagoseh and I worked together for three years at the Liberian Senate. He always made things happened for everyone when he was the chairman on the Ways, Means and Finance committee. Grand Cape Mount County has lost a very strong representation.”
Doctors pronounced Senator Dagoseh dead on June 1 having battled cancer at the Kingdom Care Medical Center in Paynesville, outside Monrovia. He was elected to the Senate in October 2011 on the ticket of the Unity Party.
Dagoseh was revered as the founding chairman of the Public Accounts and Expenditure committee of the Legislature and former chairman of the Senate’s committee on Ways, Means, and Finance.
His death brings to three the number of lawmakers in the 54th National Legislature in 2019, alone.
In the morning hours of March 25, Liberians woke up to the news of the death of Montserrado County’s District #15 Representative Adolph Lawrence, who died in a road accident near the Tower Hill Community in Margibi County while en-route from Grand Bassa County.
Also, Montserrado Senator Geraldine Doe-Sheriff died in February, after battled cancer at the Korle-Bo Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana.