Sen. Sherman gets Accolade
-Name Senator of the year
There would have been no joyous moment for Cllr. Senator Varney Sherman of Grand Cape Mount County in the month of September 2018, rather than Friday September 14, 2018 when the Pro-tempore of the Liberian Senate, Albert Chie of Grand Kru County, named him Senator of the year climaxing the closure of the first Session of the 54th Legislature.The Pro-tempt of the Liberian Senate, Albert Chie following his elaborate press Conference on last Friday commended members of the Liberian Senate for their dedicated services to the work of the Liberia people.
Pro-tempt Chie emphasized that, the Liberian Senate did a lot of good work in passing into law a lot of Legislations with the Land right and Local Government bills topping the list.
He was however quick to note that although members of the Liberian Senate worked hard, he singled out Cllr. Varney Sherman who chairs the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Claims and Pettiton as the most hard working Senator of the year, thus naming him, SENATOR OF THE YEAR.
According to Pro-tempt Chea, the Senate Judiciary Chairman worked very hard in making sure that the Judiciary committee became very active.
The championship of Clrr. Sherman at debates on the Senate floor and his introduction andsponsorship of bills in the interest of the Liberian people did not go without noticed by Pro-tempt Chie.
It can be recall that the Senate Judiciary, Claims Pettition and Human Right Committee Chairman, during the first Session of the 54th Legislature sponsored the amendment of the Alien and Nationality law of Liberia and an Act to ratify the Agreement for the establishment of the Export and Import bank(AFREXIM BANK)
The Grand cape Mount Senator was also instrumental in writing the Liberian Senate calling on it to intervene with President George Weahto ensurethat there is Pension benefits for chief justice and others. In a communication addressed to the plenary at the time, the senate committee chairman on judiciary said, in 1988, the honorable Legislature enacted into law, approved by the president on August 1, 1988 and printed into handbill in September 20, 1988 and act to amend section 13.4 of the new judiciary law to provide pension benefits for chief Justice and Associate Justices of the supreme court of Liberia.
The Senate Press Release also said, Cllr. Senator Sherman also introduced a bill seeking the amendment of Article 83 (a) of the Liberian Constitution. The bill is seeking for Presidential and General Elections be held in November instead of the Second working Tuesday in October.
Also introduced for consideration is the bill to regulate the eligibility of sitting senators and sitting Representatives for ensuing elections during their times.