MONROVIA: The Chairman of the Montserrado County Chapter of the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) says, it is the prerogative well-meaning Liberians, irrespective of sex, creed, tribe and political affiliations, to support community and natural causes.
Atty. Alexander V. S. Saylee said, such behaviour by Liberians will enable the country to be developed as opposed to its underdevelopment.
He noted that Liberians should not be divided when it comes to national development, rather to see development initiatives as one goal.
He stressed that Liberians must be united irrespective of their diversities.
Serving as a keynote speaker at programs marking the celebration of the first anniversary and fundraising of the Plumkor Old-Timers Sports Association (POTSA), Atty. Saylee reminded members of the organization to focus on how it can enrol at least 50 young men and women into vocational institutions to acquire vocational skills and to determine the cost for each student.
“You cannot do it for all, but to scout potential individuals who deserve such privilege and have the passion for such an opportunity; If those persons become successful, it is the name of the community comes up and those community leaders will be remembered for the support provided them,” he added.
“We can make our communities better place for all, provided all agreed to think in a positive direction in making the society a better place; and do away with politicizing everything.” The CDC Montserrado County Chairman narrated.
The Liberian politician also pointed out that Liberians need to focus on what will be of benefit to the entire country.
“For the fact that you wrote me in my capacity as Chairman of Montserrado County CDC Chapter, it is incumbent upon me as our tradition and ethics, to inform the party’s political leader within the district, Rep. Moses Acarous Gray and the coordinator to give me the necessary support,” he averred.
Attorney Saylee then offered ten scholarships to the organization for ten deserving students to attend any vocational institutions of their choice.
He said the scholarship beneficiaries must be supervised by the organization. Saylee also pledged a set of jerseys and a football to the organization.
Also making remarks at the program, a prominent resident and member of POTSA, Cllr. Amara Sheriff added that the only means by which the community can live on, is to focus on building the capacity of the youths.
For example, he said, “Four towns in Lofa County, from where I hail, I have been paying the teachers’ salaries in that school for the past five years with absolutely no political ambition. When we aged and passed, and the children’s minds are not developed, the community will go down the drain,” Cllr. Sheriff narrated.
He also provided two scholarships to the organization for two deserving students to acquire vocational education at any vocational institution of his or her choice.
For her part, a prominent resident and educator, Mother Mabel Lamadine, appreciated the guest speaker for the good pieces of advice to the organization. She congratulated the organization for the bold imitative it has been undertaking.
Mother Lamadine also lauded Cllr. Sheriff and Atty. Saylee for empowering the youths through the organization by providing scholarships.