Alliance Francaise, a French-teaching institute in Monrovia has commended Liberian artists for their courage during the course of the country’s years of nightmare. The Institute’s Director General, Mohammed Kpoghomu told craft men and women (musicians) that they had talents to be exhibited to the world.
He spoke recently during the celebration of the World Musicians Day held on the main campus of the University of Liberia in Monrovia. “Music has a significant role to play in our development and reconciliation process; but it is regrettable that the government has turned its back on the craftsmen,” Kpoghomu noted.
The Alliance Francaise Director asserted that the role played by local Liberian artists in the search for peace during the conflict here cannot be overemphasized in making their participation laudable.
“There is a great need for the promotion of our culture and tradition that portray us as a nation and people. Because worldwide, music for youth is given attention, Liberians must be focus on their talents,” he said. Kpoghomu then urged the Liberian government to review the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) by making space for music as part of the youth program.