PUL President Coffey Eyes Representative Seat In Grand Kru 

Charles B. Coffey, Jr., President of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), has declared his intention to contest as Representative in Grand Kru Electoral District #1 in the ensuing 2023 General Elections. Coffey is ending his second and final term this year at the helm of the PUL. 

According to Coffey, his decision to contest the Representative seat is based on the numerous challenges confronting the people of the district. 

The PUL President said when given the opportunity to serve the interest of the district by the citizens there, developments will be the hallmark of the area through a robust and full representation at the House of Representatives.

Coffey made the disclosure on a local radio station in Grand Cess on Tuesday June 21, 2022 via phone interview. 

He then indicated that if elected during the pending 2023 general elections, he will initiate peace and reconciliation programs that will advance the district’s development agenda, adding that with unity, the implementation of development in key sectors can be make possible. 

The Grand Kru Electoral District #1 Representative hopeful sees lack of quality health care, safe drinking water facilities, youth and women opportunity programs, as well as poor infrastructural development are situations affecting the district. 

He at the same time revealed plans underway to remedy the issues confronting the livelihood and well-being of citizens within the district through a constructive dialogue with national government and other development partners to reduce the poverty stricken conditions of the people. 

He added that though a lot of development interventions have been made by the central and local governments of Grand Kru County, he emphasized that more need to be done in the county and district. 

As per constitutional provisions, the two Electoral Districts in Grand Kru County will be declared vacant in 2023. Therefore, several prominent sons and daughters of the county have begun expressing their respective political interests to contest for the Representative seats of the two Electoral Districts. 

The county’s second district is currently being occupied by Deputy Speaker Fonati Koffa, while the first electoral district is also being occupied by Representative Nathaniel Barway with both lawmakers seeking reelections in the county.

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