YOPA Vows To Lobby With Newly Elected Lawmakers To Elect 54th Legislature Deputy Speaker, Koff For 55th Speakership
A youth advocacy group, Youth United for Progress and Action (YOPA), has resolved to constructively engage and lobby with newly-elected members of the House of Representatives to appeal to their consciences to elect the Deputy Speaker of the 54th Legislature, Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa, in his bid as Speaker of the incoming 55th Legislature.
According to YOPA, through its Chairman Diamond Walker and entire leadership, as well with the support of Board Chairman, Bobby W. Dixon, have noted that Cllr. Koffa, the deputy speaker of Liberia’s Legislature, is not just a politician in Liberia. He is a complete gentleman-politician who knows the strapping of power and leadership, and understands engagements to the benefit of his people. Koffa is a pride to not only his constituency and family but he is a pride of the entire Liberia.
YOPA further indicates that Cllr. Koffa is a responsive leader who is loved by people and earns respect for his efficacious legislative agenda beyond the border of his country. He has been instrumental in passing crucial gender-responsive bills, including the Domestic Violence Bill and the Female Genital Mutilation Bill which has earned him international commendations.
YOPA is of the belief that if the newly-elected lawmakers of the House of Representatives elect Deputy Speaker Koffa as the new Speaker of the incoming 55th Legislature, they will have a profound leader who is imbued with top legislative qualities. YOPA also acknowledges Cllr. Koffa’s role in educational empowerment of the youth of Liberia.
The youth group is therefore, appealing to members of the House of Representatives of the incoming 55th Legislature to elect Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa as Speaker of the 55th Legislature. YOPA says the Deputy Speaker of the 54th Legislature cuts across the aisle as a profound legal expert who can bring huge dividends to the First branch of Government in Liberia.
JFK, as he is affectionately called by his supporters, constituents, fellow legislators and Liberians in general, is a prominent political leader in Liberia was born in then Sasstown Territory (now Grand Kru) County in 1963 into the union of Major Stephen Jaitoh and Margaret Mona Koffa. The son of a military officer, his family relocated to Monrovia, Liberia, in 1966, where he grew up and began his educational journey.
Since then, the sky has never been the limits for the topnotch Liberian politician who has always sought for higher heights in whatsoever he has engaged in and touched for the upliftment and betterment of his people and country.