Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe Wins LNBA Election As Its President

Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe, now President elect LNBA

One of Liberia’s fearless and human rights lawyers, Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe has overwhelmingly won the presidency of the Liberia National Bar Association replacing Cllr. Moses Paegar successfully served 3-year constitutional term as President Liberia National Bar Association over the years.

The incident which took place in the Port City of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County brought together members of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) defeated Cllr. Bima Lansanah, managing partner of the David A. B. Jallah Law Firm.

For Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe, founder of the Gongloe and Associates Law Firm, brings to the table a wealth of experience as a human rights lawyer, as a state prosecutor and a ranking government official.

From January 2006 to July 2009, Gongloe served as Solicitor-General and from July 2009 to November 2010, he was the Minister of Labor, Republic of Liberia.

Prior to these assignments, He once served as executive assistant to then Interim President Amos C. Sawyer from November 1990 to March 1994. In 2005, Gongloe served as electoral consultant to The Carter Center in Ethiopia.

Over the years, Gongloe has provided legal services to the government when it could not easily find a lawyer, given the task associated with legal services. One of such was the legal service rendered to the Transitional Government headed by Cllr. David Kpormakpor (deceased) in 1994, when General Charles Julu (now deceased), former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia, laid siege to the Executive Mansion and announced to the world that he had overthrown the government, with the support of a group of exiled Liberians referred to as the New Horizon.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.