One of Montserrado County’s senatorial aspirants for the upcoming October 14 election, Mr. Ali Sylla, has urged young people in the country to be focused in achieving their goals.
Speaking on Friday, February 21, at the G. W. Gibson’s Student Council Government Induction where he served as guest speaker, Sylla said there were many opportunities for young people throughout Liberia, and as such, they must engage in positive activities.
Sylla also used the occasion to express his gratitude to the elections commission of G. W. Gibson and its student body for conducting free, fair, and transparent elections without any discord.
He said the country is in a transitional phase between transparency to accountability, a condition that is seen in many institutions around Liberia. He added that no one can talk about accountability if they are corrupt.
He also urged the principal of the school, Mr. Spenser S. Togba, to continue working with young people to raise Liberia higher through education.
In response, Mr. Togba declared his commitment to working with the student council government to ensure that the school is successful.
Also speaking at the program was Mr. Adolphus B. Jacobs, Superintendent of the Monrovia Consolidated School System, who called on parents and the schools authority to work together closely in making the future of Liberia a brighter one.
Mr. Jacobs said collaborative efforts between parents and school administrations make certain that students do better in their studies.
The Superintendent noted that although the school was making progress with the inclusion of a library, it continued to experience problems with funding.
The G. W. Gibson November election brought into power, Mr. Mustapha K. X. Massaquoi as president; Hagkin K. Kermue as vice president; Abraham K. Mulbah as secretary general; Irene Jallah as Treasurer; and Emmanuel S. Morris as Chaplain.