Liberian Legislative Delegation Arrives in Rwanda for a Study Tour


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Fellow Liberians :

As per my promise to Wonlah on Saturday, while en route to Kigali, I am pleased to announce the safe arrival of the team. I see he tries to read a lot of things into this visit, which includes four Lawmakers ( two from each gender) and two junior Ministers of Government. Like I have always made him to understand, I did not get into the Legislature to expect someone to provide me opportunity to work or simply put, “for someone to give me job to do”. Rather, since I went there with ‘something on the table’, I always have something to do internally and externally without costing the government a cent; yet with tremendous benefit to our country.

The current visit is in the interest of South-South Collaboration which has enable some lawmakers to come to Rwanda on a five-day Legislative Exchange Program. It is fully sponsored by partners and not a dime is spent by our government. It is intended for the lawmakers and the two females Ministers to learn some of the best practices that have helped this tiny country to excel in human development index with special emphasis on women emancipation. It can be recalled that this same South-South Collaboration, in 2012, to me and some Liberian Civil Society folks in China on a three-week training and study tour during which I served as Guest Speaker for the WORLD POPULATION DAY in Beijing, China. My face book profile photo can relate.

To allay your anxiety, the visit has nothing to do with WAR & ECONOMIC CRIME COURT. However, our itinerary includes visits to Kigali Genocide Memorial Site; Campaign Against Genocide Museum; President of the Supreme Court and Female Judges on the Court’s Bench, among others. These are in addition with our meetings with the Speaker of the Rwandan Parliament; Minister of Finance; Rwanda Elder Advisory Forum (REAF) and so fort