29 January 2013

Liberia: VP Boakai Envision Robust Middle Class

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has stressed the need for a robust middle class in our economic system, which is propelled by Government and fueled by the private sector, if the country is to achieve her full potential at nationhood.

'It must be this brand of inspiration that we as citizens are driven by in our quest to thrust her forward," the Vice President went on to say.

Vice President Boakai was speaking over the weekend at the Monrovia City Hall when he installed a new corps of officers of Crowd 50.

"We need all hands on board", the Vice President said adding" Government cannot do it all alone."

Speaking under the theme 'reawakening Mama Liberia- a demand for all hands on deck in picking up the pieces,' Vice President Boakai noted that since this government came into power it has been in the drive of picking up the pieces."

VP Boakai reiterated President's Sirleaf's called on Crowd 50 to 'Get involved in community development, a release from the Office of the Vice President said.

In another development, the Vice President has challenged graduates of the Humanity First Ahmadiyya Vocational College in Sinkor to use their newly acquired skills to contribute to their communities, Country and to humankind as they walk out of the walls of the College.

He told the graduates that their utterances should stimulate positive responses in others now that they are prepared and urged them to go forth and take advantage of the opportunities in the Country to serve their nation.

The Vice President made the remarks over the weekend when he addressed the second graduating class of the Humanity First Vocational College in Sinkor.

'Let me commission you to go out there as harbingers of good citizenship, displaying the highest virtues in your interactions with your peers and your seniors," the Vice President pointed out.

He admonished the graduates to have a never-diminishing faith in their youth and an absolute belief in education as a vehicle of transformation, saying " I reinforce my commitment to the advancement of this Institution."

It can be recalled that at the invitation of His Holiness, the Leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Vice President visited the Baitu Futuh Mosque in the South West of London and made an appeal for the construction of a non-faith based technical institution in Liberia.

This is the second batch of graduates since that institution was opened in 2011 November.

At that opening ceremony back in 2011, the Vice President said he shared a firm belief that the Government of Liberia holds sacrosanct and true that everyone benefits when we invest in education.

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