The publisher of the Daily Observer newspaper, Dr. Kenneth Y. Best, has stressed the need to lend a helping hand to the needy at all times with specific reference to girls who, according to him, nowadays face serious challenges in the country.
On his 80th birth anniversary, October 28, during the regular Sunday morning mass at the St. Stephen Episcopal Church in Sinkor and subsequently joined his family members at the Episcopal Church of Christ in Crozierville.
Dr. Best made the statement when a 1-month old baby was named after him at the St. Stephen Episcopal Church in Sinkor. Bennetha Nagbe, the 20 year-old mother of the child, thought it was important to name her son after Dr. Kenneth Y. Best for his kindness to people over the years, something which she strongly believes her son could emulate in his life.
Dr. Best noted that nowadays in Liberia many girls are faced with difficult times because they have not been guided along the way to avoid those things that may bring hardship to them. He encouraged members of the St. Stephen Episcopal Church and other Christians to continue to help the needy as it brings glory to God the Almighty.
Meanwhile, during the ceremony Rev. Fr. Wozeyan Bazzie, of the St. Stephen Episcopal Church recalled Mr. Best’s numerous contributions to humanity over the years as a journalist. He displayed few books which Dr. Best has written. He said the octogenarian’s contribution to Liberian society can not be overemphasized and, as such, it was not a mistake that the mother of that child named him after Dr. Best.
Fr. Bazzie further recounted his role played in The Gambia and Liberia and lauded the celebrant on behalf of the congregation.
Bennetta Nagbe, the mother of little Kenneth Y. Best, expressed joy, saying “I have seen something inside Mr. Kenneth Y. Best that I want for my child to follow, this man is a humanitarian, and over the years he has never disappointed me whenever I asked him for help. He has encouraged me as a father. That alone makes me name my son after him.”
Ms. Nagbe is the granddaughter of the late Elsie Weah, member of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) Class of 1959, of which Dr. Best, the octogenarian, is also a member.
According to her, “I want for my children’s dream to become a reality as Dr. Best. I have two children and I did not go far in education, so I believe that if I name my child after him the child will be great like him,” she said.