Rep Kogar Seeks National Security Ministry’s Return
Amidst allegations of high corruption among current and former officials of government, which is an economic crime in every country, Nimba County Electoral District #5 Representative Samuel G. Kogar has called for the reactivation of the Ministry of National Security.
Rep. Kogar said the reactivation of the Ministry of National Security will help strengthen the effectiveness of coordinating the intelligence gathering in the fight against economic crimes in the country.
According to the Nimba County lawmaker, with the present state of the Liberian economy, he believes that there are so many exigencies to bring back the functionality of the former Ministry.
Rep. Kogar made the call to members of the 54th Legislature of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 through a communication read to Plenary during its regular session.
In the van to reactivate the Ministry of National Security, Rep. Kogar summited to Plenary of the House of Representatives an act to repeal and amend a portion of the National Security Reform and Intelligence act of 2011 to provide for the reactivation of said Ministry.
He stressed that the functions of the Ministry are indeed vital in ensuring that economic crimes are cogently investigated.
As Chairman on the House Standing Committee on Commerce and Industry and Co-chair on National Security, Rep. Kogar said he holds a view that the Ministry of National Security, if reactivated, will curtail economic sabotage, something he said will improve the economic welfare of the state and its citizens.
Rep. Kogar further noted that the need for the reactivation of the Ministry cannot be over emphasized and therefore craved the indulgence of his colleagues for the passage of the act to reactivate the Ministry of National Security.
Meanwhile, the Plenary of the House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature after the reading of the communication forwarded same to the Committee on National Security, Ways Means and Finance, Labor and Judiciary Claims and Petitions to study the matter and advise Plenar