Providing healthcare for District #13 residents, creating jobs, improving education and minimizing Liberia’s endemic corruption will be among issues that would claim his attention if elected in the October Legislative and Presidential polls, aspiring representative Archibald Blidi Wolo told a workshop of young people at the Bassa Town Palava Hut in New Georgia last Saturday.
Wolo told the young people that he was seeking their support to be elected to also make infrastructural improvements in District # 13. “It will take all of us working together, parents, community leaders, business owners and educators to build a better future for our children,” he said.
Aspirant Wolo said his objective to seek their support to go the House rests on two pillars, to provide jobs and to ensure a corruption-free society.
To do that, Wolo said, “I invest in education. Education is the paramount duty of our national government, but today we are not meeting the high expectations we have or that our students deserve.”
“All students in District #13 expected to graduate would do so from high school prepared with 21st Century skills in technology, music, arts, science and math,” he said, “we will also encourage collaborative schools’ project to improve performance at every school, including our lowest performing schools.”
He told the gathering, majority students, that he would provide students access to technological tools in the classroom by creating public-private partnership to expose kids to real-world, hands-on learning.
Wolo said if elected he would invest in accessible and affordable healthcare for all residents of District #13 that would be a blueprint for Liberia. “We will develop for the first time a District Health Insurance System to manage our people’s health care costs.”
He said the district health insurance system will achieve three important goals. “It will provide effective treatment options at a very low cost; it will prepare participants for unexpected medial issues and it will help them stay healthier by regular doctors’ visits,” he said.
On mental health, he said it will cover behavioral health treatment, such as psychotherapy and counseling; mental and behavioral health inpatient services and substance use disorder, “commonly known as substance abuse.”
He told the cheering crowd, that if elected with their support, he would establish a taskforce for job creation and further invest in entertainment, transport, housing and establishing Liberian-owned businesses.
In an interactive forum, Aspirant Wolo entertained questions and provided answers, assuring participants that they must join him on the journey together to provide a blueprint for Liberia’s development.
Mr. Wolo holds two bachelor’s degrees in Biblical Studies and Public Leadership from Pattern University in Oakland, California, the United States; and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in Alameda. He is presently he is pursuing his PhD degree at Keiser University in Florida, USA in industrial and organizational psychology.