President Johnson Sirleaf Dedicates a Building at College of West Africa

Friday, 12th October 2007
President Sirleaf dedicates the newly renovated campus of the College of West Africa.
President Sirleaf dedicates the newly renovated campus of the College of West Africa.
Photo Credit: Ousman Diallo/Executive Mansion.

Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has challenged students of the College of West Africa (CWA) to follow the footsteps of its alumni. She observed that CWA has put out several personalities in the country including herself and Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, adding that those achievements made by prominent Liberians are based on their commitment.

President Sirleaf spoke today at a souvenir program for the re-dedication of the College of West Africa on Ashmun Street in Monrovia. The Liberian leader, who recounted her days at the institution, remembered CWA as one of Liberia's best and charged the students and faculty to maintain high standards by keeping the facilities clean as a means of encouraging donors to continue contributing. 

Speaking earlier, the President of the Alumni association, Mr. Abraham Simmons, turned the keys of the building over to the Board of Trustees and thanked members of the association and all those who made the renovation dream a success.

Also speaking at the program, the President of the College of West Africa, Rev. Yatta Young, recounted the many difficulties faced by the institution as a result of the war. She thanked all those who made the renovation a success.

Among those present at the program included Cllr. Henry Reed Cooper, former Chief Justice of Liberia, and members of the renovation committee.

Funding for the renovation was made available through the kind guesture of Mr. David Straz, an American, Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Alumni Association, the administration and CWA students.