Vice President Boakai Dedicates Arabic English School in Gbarnga

Saturday, 24th November 2007
Monrovia, Liberia - Liberian Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has challenged his countrymen to contribute their quota to national development, rather than wait for government to do everything for them.

Dedicating the Islamic English Arabic School in Gbarnga, Bong County Friday, which was constructed through the instrumentality of Bong County Senior Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, Vice President Boakai lauded Mrs. Taylor’s initiative which, he noted, will help curb the high illiteracy rate in the country.

He described illiteracy as a dreaded disease, and urged all community leaders to help in its eradication.

“Through these selfless efforts, we all can contribute immensely to national development. We need to encourage volunteer initiatives in our communities,” Vice President Boakai emphasized.

The Liberian Vice President paid homage to teachers in whose hands, he said, the future of the youth lie, saying government appreciates their contributions.

He called on teachers and other civil servants to exercise patience on matters of remuneration because he said; government is still experiencing resource constraints.

In remarks, Bong County Senior Senator Jewel Howard Taylor thanked the Fouta Corporation for its generous contributions towards the school project.

She lauded the interest Vice President Boakai has demonstrated in education, disclosing  that the Vice President made a generous contribution to the Suacoco Scholarship Fund.

Speaking on behalf of Fouta Corporation, Mr. Mustapha Kamara said his corporation’s doors are always open for support to development projects, not only in Bong County but in all parts of Liberia.