“Liberia Departing from the Past,” Says Vice President Boakai

Monday, 24th January 2011

Monrovia, Liberia - Liberian Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says Liberia has departed from the past when decision-making was centralized.

He said the new administration is committed to ensuring that the voices of the people are heard and the people take part in making decisions that will directly impact them.

Vice President Boakai gave the assurance Monday, when the newly-appointed officials of the National Commission on Disabilities paid a courtesy call on him at his Capitol Building office.

He challenged the officials to work diligently and not to wait for other people to make decisions for them, noting that by working hard, they would open avenues for other people to come in and help the organization.

He further challenged the officials to consider themselves as conduits for good things to reach the estimated 13,000 members of the disabled community nation-wide.

The Vice President lamented delays in the resuscitation of the National Lotteries which provided support to the disabled community, and hoped some program would be put in place to assist them.

Vice President Boakai who has oversight responsibility over the Group of ’77, a grouping of members of the disabled community, pledged his continued, unwavering support to the disabled community.

In remarks, the spokesperson for the group, Mrs. Ricardia B. Dennis thanked Vice President Boakai for his continued support to the disabled community, and pledged to work with the Vice President’s office in the discharge of their functions.

Other officials of the National Commission on Disabilities who called on the Vice President were Mr. Myer Nagbe Nifor and Mr. Adrian Z.