Buses and Other Projects Dedicated at the University of Liberia

Friday, 12th October 2007
President Sirleaf dedicates six 36-seater buses for the University of Liberia.
President Sirleaf dedicates six 36-seater buses for the University of Liberia.
Photo Credit: Ousman Diallo/Executive Mansion

Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has dedicated six (6) thirty-four seater buses, a renovated cafeteria, a restroom and a radio station for use by the University of Liberia.

Speaking today at a dedication ceremony at the University of Liberia, the President urged Liberians to remain patient as the government works towards doing what it can to raise resources to help realize Liberiaís reconstruction. She also called on Liberians to break away from the past and strive for an improved living standard, noting that the crisis in Liberia has turned into a true opportunity for all.

The Liberian leader further reminded Liberians that whatever the government does is for the people of Liberia, noting that it is for the people, by the people and therefore, they must be well protected.

In a related development, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has granted the first interview conducted by students at the radio station, known as Lux FM 106.6. The station is the first in the history of the University of Liberia.

For his part, the President of the University, Dr. Al-Hassan Conteh, thanked the President for her continuos assistance to the University of Liberia. He valued the six buses at US$235,000, the cafeteria at US$12,751 and the restroom at US$10,801. He also outlined the renting of additional buses and payment of arrears to professors at the University which, he noted, have been contending issues by both students and professors of the University.