Vice President Joseph Boakai Lauds Christian Institutions

Wednesday, 28th February 2007

Monrovia, Liberia - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has attributed the educational advances made in Liberia over the years to the sacrifices of Christian Church institutions.

He said without the sacrifices of Christian institutions, many Liberians would not have attained the education they have today, noting “most of the people, including Muslims started schooling in Christian schools”.

Vice President Boakai was speaking at his Sinkor office Wednesday, when a two-man delegation from the New York based Faith to Face Ministries, accompanied by the Monrovia Committee of Pastors Restoration Conference, paid a courtesy call on him.

He said in line with its agenda to improve the living conditions of Liberians, the Unity Party led government was reconstructing and building new schools, health facilities and roads.

He added that as part of its reform agenda, the government was restructuring its security and instituting legal reform.

He said core values like anti-corruption, transparency were being institutionalized to give the country a new life so that it can become a respected member of the comity of nations.

Earlier, the head of the delegation, Dr. Mark D. Vaughn said he was impressed with strides being made by the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf led government in reconstructing the country.