The Program Coordinator of a non-for-profit foundation based in Monrovia has described actions of the Quardu Gbondi citizens in Lofa County as ‘totally unacceptable and unbecoming acts of violence’ against the Liberian leader.
A week ago the Liberian leader visited Lofa County officially intended to assess the conditions of the Ebola virus Disease impacts and accomplishments at the epic-center in Foya District and other areas.
Program Coordinator Byrd Leroy Morris Sr. head of Change Incorporated (CI) further pointed out that the attitude of the Quardu Gbondi citizens and youths does not represent the aspirations of Liberian youth groups.
“If we are young people are to take over the mantle of leadership of the nation in the near we must cultivate virtues that would commensurate with the herculean tasks ahead,” Mr. Morris stressed.
He further indicated that the currently new wave of doctrine of disrespect to Constitutional authorities is becoming a vicious circle and called on all young Liberians to desist from unwholesome and ungodly attitude if Liberia is to forge ahead.
Mr. Morris also noted that with young people assuming leadership let us as Liberians be more civil in their utterances to leaders especially those that are constitutionally elected in the country.
The CI boss warned that Liberians cannot and should not vote people in power just to insult them and Liberians should channel their displeasures and grievances through other means rather than verbal abuses.
“This is becoming a new culture and folks see this as a means of entering government and that is if one becomes fearless and provocative in their utterances, it is evident that the government may pacify him/her with a job,” Coordinator Morris asserted.
Mr. Morris also pointed out some Liberians may want to argue that Boakai Jalieba allegedly insulted the President and was rewarded with an Assistant Ministerial Post.
He however, urged Liberians to leave that up to him and posterity will judge and rest of his people.
Mr. Morris added that this trend should serve as a wake-up call to our leaders and those constitutionally elected to respect the young people and prioritize the well being of young people through the provision of employment and scholarship opportunities if we are to forge ahead as a nation and people.
The CI head that Liberians should be more civil in addressing issues with their leaders and added that he is using this medium to apologize to the Liberian President for the rude behavior exemplified by youths in Lofa County.
The CI head noted that the manner in which their grievances were meted out against the Liberian leader were indeed counterproductive.
He also emphasized that the President will always be the President and this nation is a nation governed by law and people should respect those tents if this nation is to forge ahead and depend on the youth as future leaders of the country.