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VP Boakai Frowns On Child Abuse
Date Uploaded: Aug 10, 2015

 Vice President Joseph N. Boakai 



VP Boakai Frowns On Child Abuse

MONROVIA, August 10 (LINA) - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has frowned on crimes against children, noting that the abuse of children is a crime against family and society that must be dealt with decisively in keeping with law.

Vice President Boakai is therefore calling on all men in Liberia to work along with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to highlight the need to fight against the social menace of rape and violence against children and women that are on the rise in the Liberian society.

According to a release, Vice President Boakai made the call in the Monrovia suburb of Paynesville over the weekend in a special statement he delivered at the memorial program held in honor of the Late cultural icon Zumana Fofana commonly called Karmo Soko of the popular television series of the eighties, Balawala Malawala.

Touching on the need for a defined cultural identity in Liberia, Vice President Boakai said there was need to build a culture that all Liberians can identify with and a culture that binds all Liberians together and not divide the country.

Speakers at the program noted that if a comprehensive cultural program is put into place, it could also generate much needed revenue for the country, and called for increased budgetary support to the arts and culture sector.

They added that traditional means of communication facilitates the reconciliation process.

At the program, Vice President Boakai, a founding member of the Balawala Television series, broke grounds for the construction of the headquarters of the Balawala International Foundation on the GSA Road.

The program was graced by the Musician Union of Liberia, Liberian Association of Writers, Union of Liberian Artists, Liberian Movie Union and the Liberia National Cultural Union among others, the release from the Office of the Vice President said.



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