Vice President Joseph Boakai
Veep Boakai Urges Liberians To Learn To Celebrate ‘Small Leaps’
By Robert Dixon/LINA
MONROVIA March 12 (LINA) - Vice President Joseph Boakai has urged Liberians to learn to celebrate the small leaps they take, rather than remain stuck in the pervasive practice of over-trumpeting occasional mistakes they experience.
He noted that the Liberian society has become unnecessarily boisterous and negative, deriving pleasure only from castigating, defaming and rejecting their own.
“We have not the slightest reservation in showering, often times, undeserved accolades on others - even societies we clearly are making greater strides than. And so, it is more than befitting that we come to kick-off a process that seeks to do honor to whom honor is truly due -- even more so to celebrate our own,” the Liberian Vice President said.
According to the Liberia News Agency, Veep Boakai made the call Thursday at a luncheon organized by the local group “Feed The Future” to give thanks and show appreciation to the Liberian media for their effective coverage of the Ebola outbreak. The program was held at the Monrovia City Hall.
Vice President Boakai observed that the Ebola ‘war’ Liberians found themselves fighting was “one with an assailant that was unknown and lethal in nature and the capacity of the strange enemy defeated reasoning.”
“Any real pre-battle preparation was simply inconceivable, but here we are today thankful to God our common creator that we are persevering,” Vice President Boakai noted.
He welcomed the gesture by Feed the Future, and paid special tribute to the “thoughtfulness and humanity that occasioned the birth of this noble idea of organizing such a meaningful event. Special commendations go to Feed the Future and the World Health Organization for this exemplary partnership.”
“As so creatively fashioned by the Feed the Future-WHO Partnership - and fully endorsed and supported by us - this process will translate into the most honorable and deep-felt expression of gratitude to those who today have thrown Ebola in full retreat,” the Liberian Vice President added.
Feed the Future is a local not-for-profit organization established to provide free hot meals once a day to primary school children throughout Liberia.