‘He Was a Father Figure’ – President Weah Eulogize Fallen Grand Cape Mount Senator
Monrovia – President George Manneh Weah has described as a fatherly figure the late Senator Edward Dagosseh of Grand Cape Mount County. The President eulogized the fallen Senator Tuesday, June 25, after he had signed a book of condolence for the late senator, who died on Saturday, June 1, after a prolonged illness.
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“He was a father. I got to know him at the Ministry of Youth and Sports when I played football. He was a great person. He treated everyone with a great humanity; he was a father figure. I saw him in the last days of his life before going to India for treatment.”
President Weah also termed as a great loss the death of the Senator. He wished that the widow and kids of the deceased be strong. “When he was alive, he treated everyone with respect.”
The President was followed by an array of his officials to sign the book of condolence for the fallen Statesman.
Until his death on Saturday, June 1, 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 were 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.
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.