MONROVIA, LIBERIA – The Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) has stressed the need for direct support from the United States Agency for International Development- (USAID) to the Association.
According to an LNBA release, the appeal followed two separate meetings in Monrovia, with the United States Ambassador to Liberia, Michael McCarthy, and UNDP Resident Representative in Liberia, Stephen Rodriques.
The LNBA President Cllr. Taiwan Gongloe, briefed his foreign counterparts, about the level of work the Bar is doing particularly with access to justice.
Cllr. Gongloe maintained that direct USAID support, to the Bar will extend its Legal Aid Clinics to the remaining ten counties and will assign lawyers in those counties to enhance access to justice.
In separate remarks, US Ambassador, Michael McCarthy, and UNDP Resident Representative in Liberia, Stephen Rodriques, pledged support to the LNBA’s quest for adherence to rule of law and access to justice.