The Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy has assured the Liberian National Bar Association, of their interest in supporting organizations that promote the strengthening of the rule of law and accountability.
Joel Marbury said, they have observed that the Bar has been strong for the rule of law and against impunity, and pleaded with the bar to join the planning process for the bi-centennial celebrations.
Marbury said, to ensure that no vital component of its history is eliminated or ignored during the observance of the bi-centennial, all relevant sites, events and actors associated with the founding of Liberia, the bar should join the planning process.
Also speaking, the USAID Director of Democracy, rights and Governance, spoke of his organizations’ interest to collaborate with the LNBA to strengthen access to justice, particularly through the legal Aid Clinic operated by the LNBA.
With respect to access to justice, LNBA President Cllr. Taiwan Gongloe reflected on the level of work being done by the Bar with access to justice through its five legal aid clinics, and the development of a transparent financial system.
Cllr. Gongloe said, with the financial system put in place, the Bar has attained a strong financial position and made it possible for the commencement of construction of its headquarters in Margibi County.
They spoke when the leadership of the Bar met with three officials of the US Embassy namely, Deputy Chief of Mission Joel Marbury, Jeffrey Szuchman Democracy Rights and Governance Director of USAID, Sean Boda , Public Affairs officer and Barry Dagold , Coordinator.