She highlighted her recent annual address to the nation outlining the values that should be instilled in families, schools, churches, mosques and society in general regarding integrity.
“When we spoke to the nation Monday, we said integrity starts with the family, in the homes; we also find it in the church, in the mosques, in the office; and we have examples of what we have just seen of those you have demonstrated, and once they are part of the family, you can be assured that what they do, their own principles that will be passed on to their children, associates, and that’s how we try to spread that feeling throughout,” she said.
According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf made the statement on Wednesday at Integrity Idol ceremony in Monrovia when she presented awards to five finalists, including Sandra Roberts, Bockarie Sakila, John Madave, Patrick Goffah and Musa Dorley for their selection.
The Liberian leader encouraged the five finalists to exhibit high standards of integrity and accountability as well as set good examples for others to follow in the society.
She thanked Integrity Idol for organizing the program and encouraged it to continue to aim at infusing integrity and accountability in the society.
For his part, Lawrence Yealue, Executive Director of Accountability Lab Liberia, said Integrity Idol is a movement geared toward horning civil servants who have shown high level of integrity and accountability in government.
In another development, President Sirleaf has received in audience the District Governor, Aristide Tino Adediran of the Rotary Club.
Governor Adediran, who is from Senegal, is in the county to visit the Rotary Clubs in the country and to assess Rotary International activities and see how they are improving, among other things.
Adediran thanked President Sirleaf for receiving him and congratulated her for her leadership in defeating the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, and improving the educational and health sectors.
He said a lot has been done in Liberia since the ascendency of President Sirleaf to the leadership of the country.
Responding, President Sirleaf commended Governor Adediran for his visit to Liberia and lauded him for the leadership he has demonstrated in the region as evidenced by the eradication of polio.
Also speaking, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis N. Kateh, said there has been a drastic decrease in the cases of cholera, diarrhoea and typhoid in the country due to measures put in place by the Ministry of Health.
He said there is no sign of polio in Liberia.
Governor Adediran was accompanied to the office of the President by Mrs. A. Nadu Cooper, Assistant Governor, Mr. Augustine Flomo, District Trainer, Cllr. Oswald Tweh, President, Rotary Club of Sinkor, and Mrs. Elizabeth Mulbah, among others.