Chengbatee Village Petitions Rep. Koffa to Replace Sen. Coleman in 2020

Rep. J. Fonati Koffa (with the shovel) is flanked by the Chiefs and citizens at the grounds break of the Chengbatee Elementary School in Chengbatee Village

-Delivers 1st Annual Report to Constituents in Buah

A rural community that is known as Chengbatee Village (meaning, cutting under my toes village), situated on the outskirts of Barclayville City, has petitioned Grand Kru County District #2 Representative Cllr. Jonathan Fonati Koffa to contest the 2020 Senatorial Elections.

Chengbatee is a village to Doeswen Town in Dorbor Statutory District, Electoral District #2.

Mr. Alfred Worjloh, an elder and principal of Doeswen Public School and the Secretary General of the Congress of Democratic Change (CDC) in Grand Kru County, read the statement on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

At least over 100 citizens of Chengbatee, including Town Chief Augustine Weah and Chiefs Nyonoh Wiah and D. Jleh Ditah, were part of the petitioning program held at the Church of Grace Assembly, which also houses the Chengbatee Public School (Kindergarten – 1st Grade).

“We want to use this opportunity to petition you, Rep. Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa, to contest the 2020 Senatorial Elections. We know if you participate you will definitely win because of the work you have done over the years,” Mr. Worjloh said.

“The Chengbatee Village is with you and we want to assure you of our unflinching support to your candidacy in the 2020 Senatorial Race.”

Rep. Koffa formally beginning the brushing of the 500 acres farmlands

Following the petition, Rep. Koffa reserved his comments. He later broke grounds for Chengatee Elementary School.

“In the name of the Blessed Virgin Mary and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I want to formally break ground for the construction of the Chengbatee Elementary School,” Rep. Kofffa said.

It was also gathered that citizens in Norkwia in Sasstown, Wrapluken in Buah and Taybu, among other villages and towns in the county, are also considering petitioning Rep. Koffa.

Meanwhile, on Friday, January 5, 2019, at the Buah Town Hall, Rep. Koffa made a report on the account of his stewardship of his Legislative duty during the 2018 Legislative calendar period of January 15 – November 30.

Addressing the citizens, Rep. Kofffa said under his 1st Legislative calendar year, he sponsored four bills, the Liberian Business And Economic Empowerment Act OF 2018, Resolution Amending certain provision of the constitution of the Republic of Liberia (THE QUALIFICATION I AMENDMENT), Resolution Amending certain provisions of the constitution of the Republic of Liberia (QUALIFICATION II AMENDMENT), and the Resolution Amending certain provisions of the constitution of the Republic of Liberia (THE CITIZEN AMENDMENT).

He co-sponsored the Act Creating the National Commission on Disabilities of 2018, the Act to Amend Title 21 of the Liberia Code of Law Revised and the Act to Amend Provisions of the Business Corporation.

Rep. Koffa making his first annual report on the account of his stewardship of his Legislative duty during the 2018 Legislative calendar period, January 15 – November 30.

Meanwhile,  Rep. Koffa outlined his six years’ development plan, including the construction of six schools,  15 hand pumps, 11 latrines, three guest houses, four market buildings and six town halls.

Others are the construction of two youth centers,  one daycare center, maternity center, administrative building, roads; a bridge, community radio station, Hero’s Memorial Park, micro-loan for women’s empowerment and the Ahteenah Scholarship.

Meanwhile, over the weekend, Rep. Koffa formally began brushing of his 500 acres of farmland located in Taybu.

“The farms will be mechanized and on the onset, we will start with the planting of vegetables,” Rep. Koffa said. “We want to use this opportunity to encourage our people to go back to the soil.”


  • I am a Liberian journalist, born November 7 and hailed from the Southeast and of the kru tribe. I began contributing to the Daily Observer 2008 and was fully employed in 2012. I am the 3rd of eight children and named after my great grandfather. Am happily married with three children (girls). I am a full member of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and also the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) and the Legislative Press Pool (LEGISPOL). I can be contacted through email: [email protected] or cell number/WhatsApp: (+231) 0886585875 or Facebook.

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