The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning yesterday, dedicated the re-constructed building of the Salvation Army’s William Booth Junior & Senior High School.
At the dedication Tanneh Brunson, Deputy Minister for Budget and Development Planning said the reopening of the new building will serve as a reminder to the perpetrators that the future of Liberian children will not continue to be compromised.
“To you our future leaders, we have a responsibility to protect you and ensure that you have a bright future and as a Government, we will continue to seek your interest,’’ she said.
She called on the Ministry of Justice, National Fire Service and the Liberia National Police to expeditiously complete their investigations so that the culprits are apprehended and brought to justice
She informed the students that the government will continue to seek their interest, “You also have the responsibility to protect your beloved William Booth by reporting any suspicious activity to your school’s authorities.”
The budget expert called on the administration and teachers of William Booth to continue molding the minds of Liberia’s future leaders. She reminded teachers that their chosen field is a noble profession because the future of Liberia rests on their shoulders.
‘’You have the full responsibility to improve and provide activities to help all students achieve academic, sporting, cultural and a life-long learning,’’ she added.
Minister Brunson also commended her colleagues at the Ministries of Public Works, Education, Finance and Development Planning and the Salvation Army family for their roles in getting the initiative by government to renovate the school.
In remarks, the Salvation Army General Secretary, Major Samuel Amponsah extended his inner gratitude to the Government of Liberia for its rapid intervention to solve the unexpected distraction that reduced the classrooms to warehouse, and library computer lab.
He said, “What has been done for us will forever be remembered by the William Booth family. We are grateful to the Government of Liberia.’’
The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning presented a check for USD140, 155.00 to the administration in March for the reconstruction.
The program was attended by representatives from the Ministries of Finance and Development Planning, Education, students and faculty of William Booth Junior and Senior High School.
It may be recalled that the school was gutted by fire on March 4th 2015 by yet to be identified persons.