Vice President Boakai Meets With Former Vice President Warner

Monday, 9th February 2009
Monrovia, Liberia - Former Vice Bishop Bennie D. Warner is calling for a change of mindset among Liberians, urging them to begin to give back to their nation and community rather than always expecting from their country.    

ďEverybody is trying to get, but what about giving? It is more blessed to give than to receive,Ē the Methodist Bishop observed.

The former Liberian Vice President was speaking on February 9 when he paid a courtesy call on Vice President Joseph N. Boakai at his Capitol Building office.
Bishop Warner called on Liberians to eschew political interests and unite to rebuild their country, noting that where a people have unity of purpose, there will be no opposition.

He commended the Government headed by Africaís first elected female president for the strides it is making in rebuilding the war battered country, but urged Liberians not to expect too much too soon, noting that it will take time for Liberia to regain its former place within the comity of nations.

In remarks, Vice President Boakai who at the weekend made similar appeals during the opening of the first ear clinic in Liberia, lamented that institutions like the Methodist-run College of West Africa, his alma mater, is retrogressing because people who passed through the walls of this institution do not bother to look back.

Vice President Boakai observed that institutions in the rural areas will lose their essence as long as skilled Liberians decide to live in the capital Monrovia.