Liberian Civil Society Organizations are to meet with their legislators and key legislative staff during the first national lobby today at the Capitol. According to a press release issued in Monrovia, the national lobby day provides an opportunity for civil society groups to constructively engage lawmakers and their staff on important policy, lawmaking, and oversight issues.
Delegations of citizens from districts and counties throughout the country are joining the CSOs to visit legislators at the Capitol. Each delegation has prepared to share its view and aspirations on policies and pending bills as well as its findings. The Civil Society Organizations are also going to the First Branch of Government prepared to hear from the lawmakers and their staff.
CSO members seem excited about the national lobby day, which is an opportunity for them to constructively play their part in helping to move the nation’s policy and lawmaking agenda forward, said the Resident Senior Director of the National Democratic Institute or NDI, Mr. Aubrey Mccutcheon. The day’s activities will close with a press conference to be chaired by the President of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) Kamara Abdullai Kamara.