Vice President Joseph N. Boakai Thursday, June 4, assured “equal opportunities for all Liberians,” after he was gowned members of Liberia Albino Society (LAS) at his Capitol Hill Offices.
The VP warned against marginalization of minority groups in society and pointed out that it is the responsibility of Government to ensure that every citizen is provided the chance to develop their capabilities to the fullest.
He said marginalization undermines peace and cohesion in society; “minorities are normal people and they form an integral part of the Liberian Society.”
The LAS gowned the VP in appreciation for his many contributions towards the development of their Society.
The six-person delegation headed by Patricia Logan, Executive Director of LAS told the Vice President that they have identified over 3,000 members in eight counties.
Dir. Logan further stated that they also have a quick impact project slated for dedication in October. She also said that her organization presently runs a clinic, offers microloans, operates a resource center and a medical outreach program.
Vice President Boakai said he was amazed by the level of progress made thus far in the organization and pledged to work with them, and again warned against using lawlessness as a means to solving and seeking redress to concerns and problems faced by groups in society.
Vice President Boakai who is also a Baptist Deacon reminded all Liberians that we are all equal in the sight of God.