Dan Saryea: “Lawmakers Need to Do More Under Their Oversight Responsibilities”


The National Chairman of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) Dan Saryea has disclosed that Liberia has made some significant strides in its Democratic process over the last fifteen years, However, he observed that currently the Country’s Democracy is under serious scrutiny.

According to him several unresolved, practical, governance and many others are attributing factors responsible for such situation in the Country, noting additionally that the Country’s Democracy is on test and needs to be worked on properly for the smooth running of the State.

“We need to do more to ensure that the right things are done for the betterment of the nation and its people”, Saryea warned.

In an exclusive interview with our reporter Mr. Saryea called on Lawmakers to take more practical steps in order to help address the situation with specific reference to their over sight responsibilities.

“Not much has been done to ensure that the over sight responsibilities of our Lawmakers are felt directly among the people and this is very important”, the MOVEE boss added.

He stressed that it is about time that the proper and right thing be put in place from the strategic end of over sight responsibility among Lawmakers in order to ensure accountable governance in the interest of the masses.

On the issue of the Senate Saga, he branded the Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon recent comments as been too hot against his own colleagues.

However, he lauded the advocacy porous of the Montserrado County Lawmaker especially under the spot light of bringing the national legislature to public transparency and accountability, this he noted was a great move by Senator Dillon.

“Lawmakers at all times need to be accountable to their people and to as well set example for others to follow and not to the contrary”, he added.

The Opposition politician believes that when Lawmakers who are direct representation of the people are careful monitored, check mated properly and are held accountable to the society, it helps greatly in the promotion of good governance practices and the people in general will benefit immensely.