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Businessman Nudges Gov’t To Invest More In Education
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Businessman Nudges Gov’t To Invest More In Education
By S. Kannay Ziamo

GANTA, December 29 (LINA) - Liberian businessman Prince Howard is calling on the government of Liberia to invest more in the country's education sector.

Speaking to the Liberia News Agency on Wednesday, the Chief Executive Officer of a leading local hotel, said government can invest in the educational sector by increasing the budgetary allotment to the Ministry of Education.

Howard said another approach could be empowering educational stakeholders like County and District Education Officers with vehicles and logistics that would enhance their monitoring and supervision.

Mr. Howard also wants government introduce policies that would compel parents to send and make sure their kids remain in school during instructional period by penalizing parents and guardians who send their young children to sell in the streets during school time.

The Nimba County business tycoon pointed out that when education is prioritized and youth encouraged to remain in school, the country will see a total drop in the level of crime and other violent activities.

According to Mr. Howard, there cannot be genuine and sustained development when the minds of the people are not developed.

Making reference to the infamous September 30 2015 violence that led to the destruction of his home and properties in Ganta, Mr. Howard attributed the action to illiteracy and ignorance to the law.

 “When the minds of the citizens are not developed, they become unlimited burden for the nation and its people,” he said.

LINA SKZ/PTK

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