I’m told by the law that the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs is suppose to be spearheading the government’s development programs, in collaboration with other agencies of government, as well as national and international Non-Governmental Organizations. Quite frankly, that’s exactly what I and others know from time to time, and from government to government.
It was just few years ago, when I heard the name Rwanda, an east African country comprising of three ethnic groups amongst them the dominant Tutsi minority and the majority Hutus. Like many Liberians, the best I could remember about this east African nation is the 1994 genocide made popular through two distinct motion pictures: “Hotel Rwanda and Sometimes In April.”
The deserted streets of Monrovia witnessed fewer dwellers, mainly children in their hundreds streaming upfront to the Ministry of Education, as early as 8:30am, just to see the August 24, celebration with a handful of students from selected schools assemble alongside a special unit of the police, the girls’ Guards and Boys Scout.