-Says He Is Selfless and People Centered
By Esau J. Farr
Montserrado County District number 13 Representative, Edward P. Flomo has been given the first honorary award of the New Georgia Route Commuters Association, NEGROCOMA.
The award is given annually to individual who perform excellently in the areas of lawmaking, legislative representation and humanitarian services to society.
The ceremony coincided with the first anniversary celebrations under the leadership of Towah Alex Towah, Jr. as Speaker of the organization.
Making a special statement prior to the introduction of the Montserrado lawmaker by a member of the group, R. Barkue Sayee, NEGROCOMA Speaker, Towah recounted the good humanitarian works done by the Montserrado lawmaker before and after he became lawmaker.
“We did not choose our honoree for the day by mistake, because we have followed his track records before he became a lawmaker and after the people of District 13 voted you to represent them at Capitol Building, you were already doing extra good works for your people and beyond your district caught our attention thus making you worthy of our award here today,” he added.
“You were not alone in this race, but amongst the many nominees you came first and therefore we could not have any objection or option, but to allow you stay alive and smell your flowers,” NEGROCOMA Speaker intoned.
Serving as Keynote Speaker for the brief ceremony, the President of the House Staff Association, Jayflay N. Saydee thanked the group for the invitation extended him saying, NEGROCOMA made no mistake for the selection of the honoree for this year.
“I was happy when I received your invite to speak at such an awesome occasion especially when the person being honored actually deserves the honor,” Mr. Saydee said.
He added that it is indeed necessary for people to be alive to receive and smell their flowers while they are alive other than being placed on an empty firm as it is mostly done by some who don’t respect the living but the dead.
Mr. Saydee used the opportunity and encouraged Representative Edward P. Flomo to be steadfast in providing help and assistance to the needy at all times saying, “Your people need you at this time more than ever before.
In response, Rep. Flomo thanked the leadership and members of NEGROCOMA for the honor bestowed upon him as the newest member of the House of Representative.
According to him, the award came to him as a surprise adding: “Sometimes when you are working you may not know that people are watching you; but today, I feel honored by this award and see it as a challenge for me to do more for my people who really need me at all times”.
According to the Montserrado lawmaker, he is a people center lawmaker adding that he sometimes feels left alone if his people don’t go around him.
He then used the occasion and declared his membership for the group saying that he will honor all the rules and regulations that govern the association.
“Let me in this manner declare that I am a member of this association from today on and that I will honor and obey all the rules guiding the establishment of this great organization,” Rep. Flomo stated amidst great and uncontrollable cheers from members of the group and well-wishers.
The Montserrado District 13 Representative that is popularly known as “Color Green” at the end of his appreciation for the group promised to give the association one hundred thousand Liberia (LRD$100, 000) Dollars as his contribution for the growth and development of the group.
The award is the second in less than two months. It can be recalled that Rep. Flomo was recently given another award from a media group, Liberia Media Watch Forum for outstanding Constituency Representation less than six months at the helm of power of the leadership of Montserrado County District number 13. TNR
Reuben Sei Waylaun
A trained Liberian journalist and Administrator with over eight active years in mainstream media. He has worked with both the electronic and print media as radio producer, newscaster, reporter, News Editor, Editor-In-Chief, and Managing Editor respectively. He has a very good understanding of the Liberian media and very good working relations with media houses across the country and good at lobbying with his peers and above at all times. Reuben is a graduate of the University of Liberia with BPA in PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT with emphasis in Development Planning Administration & Public Policy. In Management, he has emphasis in Human Resource management, Small Business Management and Business law respectively