The outcome of any election in a state depends on the credibility and dedication of the electoral commissioners. The current Chairman of the National Elections Commission Cllr. Jerome G. Kokoya and his team of dedicated commissioners have manifested their diligence beyond an iota of doubt that they are fully prepared not only to conduct the elections, but to see that the process is free, fair and credible.
The Kids’ Education Engagement Project (KEEP), a local Non-Governmental Organization recent dedication of its 3rd Reading Room at the Gboloken Public School, Cavalla District, Grand Gedeh County is a step forward towards promoting education in the country.
Principal, Liberia Holding Consortium Preparation for the elections of October 2017 in Liberia is increasingly hearing of “time for the country people to assume power.” This has brought forth the resurgence of the country-congau narratives. True, one group of people led Liberia for well over 133 years. But this was not a story of democratic governance. This was not a story of elections, and regrettable, this was a course of disorganization that many still blame today for Liberia’s gross underdevelopment. For most of this period, the majority of people in our country were not even considered citizens, mainly because they were not “civilized.” That is a sad period that cannot be relived in the spirit of democracy, justice, freedom, and I dare say civilization.
In the 1970s, the progressives, in exercising their political franchise organized and operated movements that were named and styled progressive movements: Movement for Justice in Africa (MOJA) and Progressive Alliance of Liberia (PAL), prior to the coup’d’tat in early 1980. This was amid speculations that due to the manner True Wing Party (TWP) governments before these events conducted state of affairs. As a consequence, some senior members of these movements as well as cabinet were irked or annoyed and had showed readiness to resign. In a quick move to avoid public disgrace and embarrassment, government licensed the movements.
Anyone who once doubted Liberia’s strength, steadfastness and resilience to overcome difficulties and reclaim its rightful role within the comity of nations is about now having a rethink, evidenced by the successful host of the 51st Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of States and Government.
Indeed, the devastating effect of rape on teenage girls cannot be overemphasized due to the pervasive physical, mental and spiritual effects following sexual assault that make rape difficult to cope with.
Fellow Liberians, The Press Corps and distinguished advocates History is just but the path created by the past. It has effects on the present and drives the future. Today with the support, backing and guidance of some institutions including but not limited to, Defense for Children International (my local support-based organization), Special Emergency Activity to Restore Children’s Hope, ANPCANN, etc, and our international partners, I have called this very vital press event to clear myself of and do away with some cut-throat issues that are genuine and germane for the march to transform the lives of children and create a society of equality, where abuse and violence against them will have been eradicated completely and abhorrence to injustice – whether selective or partial.