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The Sasstown Community in collaboration with the Sasstown (Jroa) Statutory District in Grand Kru County, has honored House Speaker Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa for his historic election as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The ceremony was held on Saturday, 10 February 2024.

Speaker Koffa has made history by becoming the Speaker and is the second individual from Grand Kru County to hold this esteemed position. 

The event, held in Monrovia, was marked by traditional dancing, singing, as well as the ceremonial presentation of gowns and certifications.

The occasion was graced by notable figures such as former Grand Kru County Senator Dr. Peter Coleman, Superintendent Doris Ylatuh, Development Superintendent Joe Segbeh, and the General Chief of Sasstown Quarter in Monrovia. 

In attendance were the Governor of the Borough of New Kru Town, among others.

Born to Stephen Jaitoh Koffa (Sasstown) and Margaret Mona Koffa (Buah) on September 18, 1966, Speaker Koffa expressed gratitude for the honor bestowed upon him. 

He acknowledged the significance of his election, being a proud representative of the Southeast and Sasstown.

“We are blessed that the Southeast was awarded the Speakership in this government,” Speaker Koffa remarked. 

He assured Southeasterners that the region would be a priority in all infrastructure and developmental plans, emphasizing his commitment to ensuring the Southeast plays a vital role in the nation’s progress.

“And certainly, we will be here to make sure of that,” Speaker Koffa assured.

The Sasstown Community takes pride in celebrating Speaker Koffa’s achievements, recognizing his dedication to public service and his commitment to advancing the interests of the Southeastern region.

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