Jamaica News: Newly appointed Government Senator, Robert Nesta Morgan, formally took his seat in the Upper House on Friday (May 10), where he was warmly welcomed and hailed as a hard worker who will make an invaluable contribution to the country’s legislative process.
Leader of Government Business, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson-Smith, said that Senator Morgan is one of the hardest-working persons she knows.
“He loves Jamaica so deeply and has a commitment to… always playing his part to create a better and even a new Jamaica,” she noted.
“I know he will contribute well to this Chamber. We welcome you sincerely and look forward to working with you as part of this team as we seek to make laws for the good governance, peace and order of Jamaica,” she added.
Senator, Dr. Sapphire Longmore-Dropinski, in her remarks, expressed confidence that the new Senator “will be making very significant contributions to this House and to Jamaica”.
Opposition Senator Donna Scott-Mottley, for her part, said she is pleased to know that Senator Morgan is from Wood Hall, Clarendon, where she also grew up.
“We are truly proud to see you seated in this honourable Chamber and we look forward to the contribution that you will make. You have been trained well… . I hope that you will enhance the environment here and that you will bring your learning and your erudition to ensuring that legislation that we pass is in the best interest of the people of this country,” she said.
In his response, Mr. Morgan thanked the Senators and others who well-wished him in his new role.
“My commitment here today is to contribute as much as I can to the development of my country. I have a lot to be thankful for. I think Jamaica has done a lot for me [in] providing me with an education, [and] giving me the opportunity to contribute at such a young age to the development of the country and its people,” Mr. Morgan said.
“I think I have a responsibility to not only be an example but to also demonstrate that with hard work we can achieve,” he added.
Senator Morgan was sworn in as Government Senator and Parliamentary Secretary on May 9 at King’s House.
The former Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Office of the Prime Minister fills the seat in the Upper House left vacant following the resignation of the former Education, Youth and Information Minister, Ruel Reid, in March.
Source: JIS News