Grand Kru’s Rep. Fonati Koffa Suspends Constituency Visit After Coronavirus Case

BARCLAYVILLE, Grand Kru – Rep. Fonati Koffa of Grand Kru’s second district has announced he is postponing a visit to various communities within his district during the upcoming Easter break due to Liberia confirming its first Coronavirus case.

According to Matthew Sieh Wesseh, a research officer working within the lawmaker’s office, the decision is in line with President George Weah’s advice that there should be no public gatherings in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus.

Wesseh made the disclosure to The Bush Chicken via phone on Tuesday, March 17. Wesseh said the lawmaker would present his second annual legislative report next Monday on Radio Atheena in Barclayville. Additionally, copies of the report will also be distributed to the public.

On March 19, Wesseh added that Koffa will meet with county authorities in Barclayville about projects he undertook. The representative will remain in Grand Kru until the end of March to join forces with the relevant county health authorities to intensify awareness about the disease.

On March 16, Pres. Weah announced measures to control the disease after health authorities announced the country’s first confirmed case. Those measures included mandatory paid leave for non-essential civil servants. Later, the Ministry of Education decided to close all schools for at least a week.

Meanwhile, Rep. Koffa has commended the president and the Ministry of Health for the swift and decisive preventive measures instituted across the country.

Featured photo by Zeze Ballah

James Suah

James Saye Suah attended the Barclayville Central High School and is currently studying computer science at the Grand Kru Technical College in Barclayville. He works with the Voice of Grand Kru as a senior reporter, production director, and talk show host. Additionally, James is also a correspondent for the Liberia News Agency.

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