- Search Results
Nimba Lawmaker Wants Speaker....
Date Uploaded: Jun 01, 2016

Representative Samuel Kogar



Nimba Lawmaker Wants Speaker Tyler Step Aside
By S. Kannay Ziamo,  Ganta, Nimba County Correspondent

GANTA, June 1 (LINA) – A representative of Nimba County is calling on Mr. J. Alex Tyler to step aside as Speaker of the House of Representatives until he can exonerate himself from allegations of bribery in the recent Global Witness report.

Representative Samuel Kogar noted that with alleged corruption charges still hanging over Speaker Tyler, the credibility of the House of Representatives will be brought to question if he continues to steer the affairs of that august body.

According to the Nimba County lawmaker, it is more prudent for the Speaker to temporarily leave his post and focus on clearing himself from the corruption charges, stressing, "The Speaker's temporary leave will add more respect to him and fellow colleagues of the National Legislature."

Kogar indicated that it is good for members of the House of Representatives as the direct representatives of the people who are checkmating other branches of government, to always set good examples on things they want to see happen in the country.

Rep. Kogar was speaking Wednesday when he called Radio Kergheamahn in Ganta during a phone-in talk show discussing national issues.

The Nimba lawmaker said he is lobbying with fellow colleagues to ensure that the Speaker temporarily steps aside as his involvement in two corruption sagas in less than three years does not give him the moral standing to preside over sessions of the House.

Rep. Kogar clarified that his call for the Speaker to recues himself from sessions until the completion of the case is in no way political, but intended to protect the integrity of the House of Representatives.


latest headlines
CNFA-Liberia& Partners SupportCommercialization of Local Rice
An international NGO, Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture-Liberia (CNFA-Liberia) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IF ...more
Coca-Cola Africa Recommits To WASH Promotion
Coca-Cola Bolstering Africa’s Resilience and Replenish Africa Initiative Programs say more than six million Africans are expected to be reached ...more
Children Forum Craves Justice In Bong
More than 150 children from the 13 administrative districts of Bong County under the umbrella of the Liberian Children Forum have gathered in Gba ...more
PUL To Hold Conflict Sensitive Journalism, Social Media Activists Training
The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has announced that it will hold a two-day Conflict Sensitive Journalism and Social Media Activists Training from ...more
UN Begins Women Confab In Bong
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women in Liberia is currently conducting four-day Peace Hut Women Strategic Plan ...more
CU Prexy Brown Is 170th Independence Day National Orator
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Dr. Herman Beseah Browne, President of the Cuttington University is the 170th Independence Ann ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency