Rep. Domah Promises to Shun ‘Brown Envelopes’ at Legislature

GANTA, Nimba – The incoming Rep. Roger Domah of Nimba’s seventh electoral district has promised to better represent his constituents by promising not to receive any “brown envelopes” as a lawmaker.

“Some of us did not go to the Capitol Building because of brown envelopes, but to seek the interest of the Liberia people who have elected us to serve them,” he said.

According to Domah, a former clergyman and principal, he has been called to live by principles throughout his life and he would continue to apply those same principles at the capital.

“Whoever wants to go against me for this, that’s their prerogative – that’s their choice,” he said. “But, that’s the kind of person I am. We are just saying this in the early stage for people to know who they will be interacting with.”

Domah’s ascendency to the post of representative was marked by many legal battles with fellow candidate, Evans Koah. The matter was settled at the Supreme Court and Domah was cleared to represent the district at the 54th National Legislature.

As with other districts in Nimba where there were legal disputes, Domah inherits a district that is now very much divided.  it is said that a great deal of division was created among the people of the district. Domah said, as lawmaker of the district, he plans to hold a major reconciliation program in March in an attempt to bring his constituents together.

“This program is to celebrate our victory in the election and to also initiate reconciliation in the district,” he said.

As for his priorities as a legislator, Domah vowed to explore the necessary opportunities that will help the youth of his district to acquire the education they need.

“We must provide them the opportunities,” he said. “We will talk to the relevant people—the agencies and ministries that will provide them the opportunity to go to school.”

Domah maintained that he would also ensure that ongoing projects for the district that were initiated by his predecessor are completed. He added that he would also work to improve the roads and health and education facilities in the district.

Featured photo by Arrington Ballah

A resident of Ganta, Nimba County, Arrington has a background working with credit unions and other organizations dedicated to rural finance.

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