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 Vice President Joseph Boakai 

 

VP Boakai Calls For Unity To Achieve National Growth

By Wilfred Gortor

 MONROVIA, December 20 (LINA) - Vice President Joseph Boakai has called on Liberians at home and abroad to unite and work together to build Liberia as the nation transitions from its ugly past of war and brutality.

"Despite of all odds we still believe in a real bright future for this country, a future we can salvage if we stand united and reconciled with one another and put the interest of our country above all else," VP Boakai said.

Delivering the keynote address over the weekend at the first commencement convocation of  the Grand Gedeh County Community College in Zwedru City, VP Boakai said unless Liberians endeavor to celebrate their diversities and cherish their unity by learning to work together for the common good of the nation, aspirations for a better Liberia will be a mere mirage.

The Liberian Vice President said as Liberia moves towards a defining moment in 2017, the nation must unite against hate and division, conflict and instability, adding, "We must all unite against any form of violence and win a victory of hope, reconciliation, honest service, and unity for our dear nation, Liberia.”

He is of the conviction that with reconciliation Liberians can win together based upon the fact that reconciliation provides better opportunities for young people.

To foster reconciliation, VP Boakai noted, Liberians must avoid the practice of exclusion, stigmatization and alienation, and uphold the doctrine that "a son of Grand Gedeh can be as patriotic to Liberia as a son of Lofa.”

Quoting former South African President and world revered personality, Nelson Mandela, Boakai noted that “There is no time to hate at all. We’ve got work to do. We must build our divided nation and rewinding hate will only slow us down. Certainly, there is no time to hate.”

Boakai emphasized that as a nation of age, Liberia is behind developmentally as compared to the other nations in the sub-region.

He wants Liberians desist from propagating messages of hate and tribalism or bigotry which, according to him, can only hold the nation and its people down.

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