Liberia National Bar Association to Host Annual Convention in Gbarnga

GBARNGA, Bong – The Liberia National Bar Association is expected to hold its national convention in Gbarnga, Bong beginning November 23.

The disclosure was made recently by the resident circuit judge of Bong, Boimah Kontoe, during the opening of the November term of court in Gbarnga.

An invitation letter sent to Kontoe by the president of the National Bar Association says the event will take place from November 23-26 under the theme of “Sustaining Democratic Governance and Enhancing the Practice of Law and Access to Justice in Liberia.”

The formal opening is slated for Friday, November 24 at the Gbarnga Administrative Building. The event is expected to be attended by local and national leaders as well as members of Judiciary.

Meanwhile, Kontoe is calling on members of the Bong County Bar Association to work with the leadership of the county and citizens to successfully run the event.

“And so the challenge is first and foremost to us, as lawyers, sons, and daughters of Bong County, to stand up to be counted as people who were able to project the image of their county when they were called upon,” Kontoe noted.

The activities of this year’s convention will include addresses on the theme indicated above as well as presentations on “continuing legal education” on Land Rights in Liberia, and the impact of de-dollarization on the Liberian economy, according to the invitation letter read by Kontoe.

Meanwhile, the mayor of Gbarnga, Viola Cooper, has welcomed the decision of the National Bar Association to stage its convention in Gbarnga.

The mayor of Gbarnga, Viola Cooper. Photo: Jefferson Massah.

Cooper said the Gbarnga City Corporation would work with members of the local bar association in Bong to ensure a “fruitful celebration.”

Featured photo by Moses Bailey

Moses Bailey

Moses started his journalism career in 2010 as a reporter at Radio Gbarnga. In 2011, the Press Union of Liberia recognized him as the Human Rights Reporter of the Year. In 2017, he was the Development Reporter of the Year. He is also an Internews Health Journalism Fellow. Moses is also the regional coordinator for NAYMOTE-Liberia, an organization working with youth to promote democratic governance.

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