Liberia: Liberty Party Leader Graces Washington’ Summit on Democracy

Grand Bassa County Senator, Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence


Grand Bassa County Senator and Political Leader of Liberty Party, Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, is participating in the ongoing Legislative Track of the Summit for Democracy that is taking place in Washington, DC, USA. She was invited by the House Democracy Partnership (HDP).

The House Democracy Partnership is a joint effort of the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI).

This year's summit is a sequel to the 2021 gathering of approximately 100 governments that supported over 750 communities to advance democracy, fight corruption, counter authoritarianism, and promote human rights.

The event, which runs from March 28-30, brought together Legislators from the US Congress and others from across the globe to discuss democratic renewal, drawing into focus the critical role legislators play in the governance or democratization of the state.

Essentially, the summit highlights how democracies deliver for their citizens by supporting free speech and independent media.

The Grand Bassa County senator is one of few Liberian lawmakers endeavoring to uphold democratic values and promote the rule of law. The LP leader is expected to be away for two weeks.

In addition to her participation in the legislative track of the Summit for Democracy, Lawrence will also be engaging in a series of side meetings arranged by a local PR team headed by Liberian Andrea Kamara-Dunbar. 

From Washington, DC, the Grand Bassa Senator will travel to the state of Maryland, where she is expected to meet with Maryland Secretary of State Susan C. Lee, experts from the Department of Agriculture, the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, and the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. 

The focus of these meetings is to re-establish the Sister State Agreement between Liberia and the state of Maryland, with particular attention paid to discussing agriculture, youth empowerment, and health services. Lawrence's aim is to empower the people of Grand Bassa County and Liberia at large by leveraging these conversations with key stakeholders.