CODRA Ends Inter High School Debate Tournament In Bong

The Community Development Research Agency (CODRA) in Gbarnga has concluded the grand final of its Inter-High School Debate Tournament among several schools in the County.

CODRA is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization based in Bong County, Liberia and was established in 2009 by a group of Liberians who saw the need to empower communities to set their own development agenda and pursue a positive course of action that will lead them to find their own solutions to their development problems.

The Inter-High School Debate targeted the government-run Dolokelen Gboveh, Rev. Philip Ma Victoria, New Life Foundation School of Bethel, Nathaniel Vaney Massaquoi, and the Tubman Gray High Schools among others.

New Life School of Bethel in Suakoko District emerged as the winner of the competition over mother School Dolokelen Gboveh with about forty-nine points to forty-two.

Speaking to reporters following the award ceremony of winners at the tournament, the Community Development Research Agency Executive Director Lassah Dukuly said the educational system under the regime of President Weah is improving gradually.

The CODRA Boss at the same time draw the attention of the central government, members of the Liberian Parliament to allocate huge budgetary support to the educational sector in the Country.

He added that when the school system of Liberia is fully supported through budgetary allotment, school going kids will stand a better chance of having a conducive learning environment.

The CODRA executive revealed that his entity is also advocating for Liberia’s national government to gravitate from sectoral budgeting to participatory budgeting to give citizens the space to advance issues affecting their welfare. According to him, they are also training youth and women’s organizations on monitoring the national budget to monitor track public expenditure and public procurement in the County.

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