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U.S. Congressional Officials Delegation Visits Sierra Leone And Liberia

United States Senate Professional Staff Member John Tomaszewski will visit Sierra Leone and Liberia from June 21-29. Mr. Tomaszewski, a Senior Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations for Ranking Member Jim Risch (Republican-Idaho), will meet with a variety of government and civil society actors to examine democracy, governance, and human rights issues, particularly in relation to elections, in both Sierra Leone and Liberia.

According to the US Embassy press release, the Congressional Staff Delegations regularly visit and meet with U.S. Embassy teams around the world as part of the Legislative Branch’s oversight of the Executive Branch departments, the budget, and U.S. development assistance.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.