- Search Results
 
 
Flag Day Orator Recommends Citizenship For Non-Negroes
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2016

 Rev. Emmanuel Bowier

 

Flag Day Orator Recommends Citizenship For Non-Negroes
By Prince S. Nagbe

MONROVIA, August 24 (LINA) – The 169th Flag Day Orator, Rev. Emmanuel Bowier, has called on government to amend Article 27 of the Liberian Constitution to allow whites become citizens of the country.

Article 27 (b) of the Constitution provides that only Negroes or persons of Negro descent shall be qualified by birth or by naturalization to be citizens of Liberia.

Delivering his oration at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia on Wednesday, Rev. Bowier said that portion of the Constitution was actually proffered by the indigenes for fear that they were going to be colonized and not by the pioneers as has been perceived.

He called on Liberians to think very strategically by allowing whites to become citizens of Liberia because they will help strengthen the country’s development agenda.

Bowier added that allowing people of non-negro descent to become citizens of Liberia will also minimize the sale of strategic land to people who will not develop them for fear that they will leave behind their investments in the future since they are not Liberian citizens.
“We leave our villages and towns and travel to the white man’s home and crave to be citizens of those countries, but we are refusing to allow them become citizens in our home. I think that is being selfish,” Bowier stressed.

Meanwhile, Rev. Bowier has said those calling for the Christianization of Liberia are doing so out of prejudice and this must stop.

“We have to think straight. Muslims existed in Liberia 100 years before Christianity arrived in the country, so to make Liberia a Christian State is to breed conflict and segregation,” Bowier emphasized.
LINA PSN/TSS/PTK

latest headlines
U.S. Embassy Official Nudges Graduates To Believe In Self
he Economics Officer at the US Embassy here, Lilieth Whyte, has told graduates of the ‘Be The Change Academy’ Entrepreneurship Training and J ...more
Cadet Collins Departs for US West Point Military Academy
A young Liberian, Cadet Scott Amos Collins, has departed Liberia for the prestigious West Point Military Academy in the United States of America. ...more
‘Mental Disorder A Problem Globally, But Grave In Liberia’ - Macualey
The Chairman of the Liberia Chapter of the West African College of Physicians. Dr. Rose Jallah Macualey, says mental disorder is a global problem ...more
Defense Ministry Differs With Brumskine Over ‘Zogos’ Recruitment
The Defense Ministry says its attention has been drawn to the Thursday, June 22, edition of the New Democrat Newspaper under the banner headline ...more
GoL, LADA Hold Awareness On Food Safety Standards, Law
The Government of Liberia (GOL) and the Liberia Agro-Business Development Activities (LADA) have held an event aimed at creating awareness among ...more
Liberia Turns Over ECOWAS Ambassadorial Post To Togo
Liberian Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Al-Hassan Conteh, has turned over the Chairmanship of ECOWAS Permanent Representati ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency