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Keynote Speaker Rep. J. Fonati Koffa Keynote Speaker Rep. J. Fonati Koffa

Lawmaker Warns Against Politics of Self-Destruction -Wants Liberians Cultivate Spirit of Patriotism

 MONROVIA, LIBERIA - Serving as Keynote Speaker at the induction ceremony of the newly elected officials of the 2019/2020 Graduating Class of the University of Liberia  (UL) Graduate School on Friday, November 13, 2020, Grand Kru County District #2, J. Fonati  Koffa, stressed the need for Liberians to cultivate the spirit of patriotism for the betterment of the society.

The program took place at the UL Capitol Hill Campus in the UL’s auditorium According to Rep. Koffa, patriotism is now at its lowest debt in the society and it is time to address as well as revisit some of the root causes of it. He warned that politics of self-destruction  is now the order of the day in the country and called for such to be discouraged to the fullest. “ People now a days enjoy others spilling negatives about the government and other officials of the country especially on social media,” terming this as a sad. At the same time, the prominent Liberian lawyer, who is the Chairman on Judiciary of the House of Representatives, encouraged Liberians to engage into positive and meaningful initiatives like the University of Liberia Graduate School, Graduating class for the benefit of the larger society, describing as patriotic and admirable the project of the Graduate School outgoing students.

“ To embark on a project of building a first class modern computer laboratory at this crucial COVID-19 Pandemic is an inspiring initiative that needs to be commended. Thank you for your national and civil duties,” he told the gathering. He said building a computer lab is like building an institution, nation and many others, as such, he pledged his support to said national and meaningful initiative. Presenting his presidential address, the newly elected and inducted President of the Graduate School outgoing students, B. Geeplaye Nyenswah, commended the UL administration for the level of collaboration and coordination that they both of them are enjoying. Reflecting on the impact and challenges of the global pandemic, President Nyenswah used the occasion to encourage his colleagues and Liberians in general to continue to follow all preventive measures and health protocols in order to avoid the further spread of the virus in the country.

He recognized and appreciated the frontline soldiers (doctors, nurses, health workers) who are working tirelessly on the field to save lives in the wake of the global pandemic. Though the virus has greatly affected the global village of which Liberia is of no exception, he pointed out that there is still room for improvements. At the same time, Nyenswah pledged his leadership continued support, coordination and cooperation with the UL administration for the success of the project and other meaningful programs and activities in the future. Additionally, he re-emphasized the need for he and his leadership to respect the UL’s administration and engage them in a more constructive manner and form.

He promised that he will live up to the task of which he was elected, especially in a team work spirit with his colleagues. “Trust, respect, constructive advocacy and many others for which we will elected to seek your interest and ensure that your dreams and aspirations will be realized will be fulfilled to the core,” he assured his colleagues. Nyenswah said he remains hopeful that the $25,000USD modern computer lab project to be used by the undergraduate and graduate school students of the UL upon full completion of the project will be realized soon.

Meanwhile, the induction and fund raising ceremony, which was graced by UL’s administration led by President Dr. Julius Sawolo Nelson, Vice President For Academic Affairs SekouKonneh, including other key government officials and UL student populace, saw six persons inducted into office to include: B. Geeplaye Nyenswah- President, Zayzay Miller- Vice President, Lulu Sheriff Kparteh Secretary General and Matidan Badio- Financial Secretary. Others are Mawah Verdier- Treasurer and Joseph Mehdeh Chaplain.

 

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