Monrovia – The President of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) Cllr. Tiawan S. Gongloe has disclosed that he remains committed to the principles and ideal of free speech and the rule of law in the country.
Cllr. Gongloe who is one of Liberia’s most prominent and leading Human Rights lawyers said that fighting for free speech and democracy has caused him enormous havoc, ranging from detention, flogging, and death threats from state actors, especially during the Charles Taylor regime.
According to him, despite the threats posed to his life in a society gradually overwhelmed by chaos and violence, he will remain resolute in what is good and productive for the upliftment of the Liberian society.
He made the statement recently when he was conferred with the honored CAM Freedom Award which is the highest award by the board and executive members of the Grass-Root Alternative Movement in Monrovia for his outstanding and sacrificial services to humanity in Liberia.
The CAM Freedom Award to Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe came barley a week when a group under the banner Team Gongloe, a conglomeration of political and interest groupings including the Movement to Ensure Liberia Transformation (MELT), Volunteers For Change (Voice), Liberian People’s Party (LPP) amongst others called on him to contest as president of Liberia in the coming 2023 general and presidential elections.
However, presenting the award, the Chairman for Mobilization and Recruitment of the Grass-Root Alternative Movement, Mr. Anthony S. Kollie, lauded Cllr. Gongloe for courage, commitment, and consistency in the fight for the rule of law and social justice in Liberia over the years. Kollie however encouraged him never to give up on Liberia and its people as better days are ahead. /smartnewsliberia.com
Main Photo: Tiawon Saye Gongloe