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VP Boakai Says Peaceful 2017 Polls Will Lift Liberia Globally

29 March 2017, 9:32 am Written by 
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MONROVIA, March 28 (LINA) - Vice President Joseph Boakai has said a peaceful election and transition come 2017 will raise Liberia’s profile and further solidify the position

of the country within the comity of nations.

He was speaking during a meeting with Liberians residing in France to acquaint himself with their situation, explain government’s development agenda and ge feed back on their understanding of issues and programs at home, according to a dispatch from Paris.

At the program organized by the Embassy of Liberia and Permanent Delegation to UNESCO over the weekend, Vice President Boakai addressed the Liberian community on a wide range of issues, including the more than ten years of peace that Liberians now enjoy, the level of press freedom and the economy.

The VP assured them that despite challenges in a number of areas, Liberia is still being looked upon as a nation with possibilities and that Liberians in the Diaspora should consider coming home to invest in the economy, pointing out that the only way Liberians can take control of the economy is to return home and get involved in ventures that could benefit the nation.

Responding to their concerns, Vice President Boakai said education is the bedrock for the building of any nation and that countries are great not because of resources alone, but because of the level of accessibility that is available for the movement of people inside the country.

He said the construction of roads has been and should be prioritized if Liberia is to be developed and decentralized, because a good road network is a precondition for health, education, agriculture and other vital services.

Touching on other issues raised by members of the Liberian community who had come from all over France to meet the Vice President, he said the systems that are being put into place by the Government will eventually be taken care of.

He informed them that community colleges are be opened to handle the training of young Liberians in the counties and that subsequently these institutions will be raised to full university level if the nation is to cope with the growing number of high school graduates in the country.

Meanwhile, Vice President Boakai has left Paris for London where he is expected to participate in a number of important programs.
LINA PR/PTK

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