British parliament members visit Liberia

Lord Whittingdale (3rd from right) makes a presentation to the Liberian parliamentary delegation in 2018

A high-level delegation from the British Parliament is expected to begin a week-long visit to Liberia on Monday, March 2.

The delegation is made of Greg Hands, Kate Osamor, Lord McConnell and Lord Hannay.

The delegation will hold discussions with their counterparts at the Liberian Legislature on strengthening democracy through parliamentary engagements.

The visitors, who will be in Liberia until March 7, will follow legislative proceedings and issues shaping Liberia through legislative debates.

Ministerial discussions covering health, education, defense and gender will also be highlighted.

The UK Parliamentary visit to Liberia is a follow-up to the 2018 visit to the Westminster Parliament of a seven-member delegation from the Liberian House of Representatives.

According to the British Group Inter- Parliamentary Union (BGIPU), the visit asserts the crucial role of parliaments in promoting democracy around the world.

Albert K. Jaja