Liberia: Representative Edwin Snowe Promises to Get Tougher during 3rd Session of Legislature
MONROVIA – Representative Edwin Snowe of Bomi County and the opposition Unity Party has told journalists that the honey-moon between the legislature and the CDC government is over. He said it is time for serious business after two years of leadership.
In a press conference with Legislative reporters, the Bomi lawmaker who is also a former Speaker promised that lawmakers will begin to exercise their legislative oversight to ensure that non-performing officials of government in executive perform the tasks they have been entrusted with.
Rep. Snowe: “We want to say clearly here that the party is over. We have worked and cooperated with the Executive Branch for two years giving all the necessary support even to our political detriment. Enough time has been given for us to be able to correct our mistakes and work for the Liberian people.
“This year we that are in, the legislature will make sure that people that are in positions of public trust work to gain confidence of the public. Public officials will be held accountable for their stewardships. We will do things that will give a positive image of the government.”
According to Rep. Snowe who is the head of Liberia’s delegation to the ECOWAS parliament, the legislature has been overly cooperative and a lot of things have fallen through the “cracks” and it is now time to make sure that the necessary legislative oversight is provided to make sure that the right things are done.
He said, some of the reasons why precious groupings are gaining the confidence of the public for standing up is because the legislature is giving too much cooperation than anticipated.
“We want to say clearly here that the party is over. We have worked and cooperated with the Executive Branch for two years giving all the necessary support even to our political detriment. Enough time has been given for us to be able to correct our mistakes and work for the Liberian people.”– Edwin Melvin Snowe, Represenative, Bomi County District 1
Rep. Snowe added: “If you see precious groupings being hailed by citizens for standing up it’s because the people representatives are giving too many cooperation than anticipated. Make no mistake that providing the necessary oversight means having press conference every day or protesting. We will constructively engage people in public trust by sighting some officials of the executive when the need be.
“Some people spent more time protecting their jobs while others do their job we do our job, you may not necessarily see us have Press Conferences every day we will engage those government officials. People who are being placed in positions of trust are being more liability than help.”