CSO Council Congratulates New Administration


Following the inauguration of President Joseph Nyuma Boakai and Vice President Jeremiah Kpan Koung, the National Civil Society Council Of Liberia (NCSCL) through its Chairperson, Loretta Alethea Pope-Kai has congratulated the new President and his Vice.  In a statement issued by the Council on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, which was also posted on its page, the Council expressed best wishes to the new leadership as it takes up the mantle of authorities of the state.  “As we celebrate yet another democratic journey with the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) turning over power to the Unity Party (UP), the National Civil Society Council Of Liberia (NCSCL) through its Chairperson, Madam Loretta Alethea Pope-Kai congratulates His Excellency Joseph Nyuma Boakai and His Excellency Jeremiah K. Koung on the auspicious occasion marking their inauguration as President and Vice President respectively. The CSO Council wishes you well in your journey to leadership as you take up the mantle of authorities of the state,” said NCSCL. In the same vein, CSO Council also expressed heartfelt congratulations to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Cllr. Jonathan Fonati Koffa and the President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, for their elections as heads of the Legislature. “We also congratulate all elected and re-elected members of the House of Representatives and Liberian Senate. Our heartfelt joy and warmest felicitation to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Her Honor Sie-A-NyeneGyapayYouh, and all Justices of the Supreme Court Bench as they continue to perform their sacred constitutional responsibility without fear or favor.”  “On the overall, NCSCL congratulates the People of Liberia for peacefully exercising their constitutional franchise in the elections of public officials who will steer the affairs of the state for the next six to nine years. We highly applaud your peaceful conduct at both polls and hope that as we turn a new page in 2024, there will be a renewed spirit of making Liberia better for all,” it noted. At the same time, the Council has called on the Unity Party (UP) led government of Mr. Boakai to consider inclusive governance as a hallmark of uniting Liberians following a bitter political process.  While lauding President Boakai for highlighting the issue of inclusive government and unity in his inaugural speech, the Council hopes that the Liberian leader actualizes his word through deed.  In his inaugural address to Liberians on Monday, January 23, 2024, President Boakai stated: “There will be no more business as usual. This is a time for a different Liberia where the rule of law will prevail, and we will work in the democratic the interest of the people. The mandate makes me President for all Liberians across the territorial confines of the borders. The elections are over and there is no time for partisanship; it’s time of nationalism and inclusive governance.” The Council is hopeful that its advisement will be taken as the new Liberian President vowed to partner with civil society in ensuring a better government. “To Civil Society, your voice will matter because you will make us better. We extend a hand of partnership to you to collaborate with us in ways that reinforce our roles to improve the conditions of our people and elevate our country,” added Amb. Boakai in his speech.

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