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Thursday, June 20, 2024

SPEAKER KOFFA MEETS WITH U.S. HOUSE DEMOCRACY PARTNERSHIP’S TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CONSULTANCY TEAM AMIDST FIRE OUTBREAK

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MONROVIA, LIBERIA – In the wake of a devastating fire that broke out at the residence of the Speaker of the 55th Legislature, Hon. Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa, the Speaker displayed resilience and commitment to his duties by holding a crucial meeting on Monday. Despite the unfortunate incident, Speaker Koffa convened with the United States House Democracy Partnership’s Technical Assistance Consultancy Team at his office in the Capital Building.

The primary focus of the meeting was to discuss the provision of short-term technical assistance consultancy aimed at bolstering citizen participation in the budget process. The consultation aims to enhance collaboration between the Legislature and Civil Society organizations, ensuring that citizens have a more active role in shaping the nation’s budgetary decisions.

Despite facing personal challenges, Speaker Koffa’s dedication to improving governance and citizen engagement remains unwavering. The meeting with the U.S. House Democracy Partnership’s Technical Assistance Consultancy Team underscores his commitment to strengthening democratic institutions and fostering transparency in the legislative process.

The collaboration between the Legislature and the U.S. House Democracy Partnership’s Technical Assistance Consultancy Team signifies a step forward in promoting inclusive governance and ensuring that citizen voices are heard and valued. By enhancing citizen participation through Civil Society organizations, the Legislature aims to create a more transparent and accountable budget process that reflects the needs and priorities of the Liberian people.

As efforts continue to rebuild and recover from the fire incident at the Speaker’s residence, Speaker Koffa’s proactive approach to governance and citizen engagement serves as a testament to his leadership and dedication to serving the people of Liberia. The commitment to improving democratic processes and fostering citizen participation remains at the forefront of his agenda, even amidst personal challenges.

In conclusion, the meeting between Speaker J. Fonati Koffa and the U.S. House Democracy Partnership’s Technical Assistance Consultancy Team highlights the importance of collaboration and partnership in advancing democratic principles and enhancing citizen participation in governance.

Socrates Smythe Saywon
Socrates Smythe Saywon is a Liberian journalist. You can contact me at 0777425285 or 0886946925, or reach out via email at saywonsocrates@smartnewsliberia.com or saywonsocrates3@gmail.com.

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