Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated Liberia chapter, a philanthropic group here urges President-elect George Weah to uphold the trust reposed in him by the Liberian people, which should inspire his efforts in unifying the country.
“We the Brothers of Eta Epsilon Lambda Chapter # 206 of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity incorporated want to extend our warmest and heartfelt congratulations on your victory to the Presidency of Liberia”, the Fraternity says.
Addressing a news conference Monday, 8th January in Monrovia, the newly elected president of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity incorporated Chapter in Liberia, Nathaniel E. Kelvin congratulates Liberians for going thru a peaceful electoral process.
He says President-elect Weah and his Vice President, Jewel Howard Taylor ran an exemplary campaign for which the nation and its people have spoken by electing him overwhelmingly as the 25th President of Liberia.
“We are confident that the trust placed in you by the citizens of Liberia will inspire you to continue the important efforts in unifying our country; promoting peace, security within the borders and leading this country to a path of prosperity”, Mr. Kelvin expresses.
He says the Fraternity continues to develop leaders in various communities by promoting academic excellence, while providing services for the welfare of children, including advocating against sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) against women and children in the society.
“We have been in the vanguard of supporting every government, and as this new leadership transitions into new government we also pledge our support to working with you, we have done programs in the gender base Act, we have done scholarship at various universities and colleges, we have done charity work with various orphanages across this country; that’s what we do.”
According to him, the institution has done so much, and it could fail as the nation goes thru transition if it didn’t identify with the in-coming administration, and asks every citizen to be prepared to work with the new leadership for the betterment of Liberia.
When asked about his organization’s expectation of the new government, Mr. Kelvin says for the last twelve years peace has reigned, and it is their expectation that the peace will continue, stressing that in the absence of peace, development is unattainable.
He says Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity believes in advocacy, so it will recommend to the new government to focus on protecting women and children from sexual and gender base violence, and any forms of abuse.
By Lewis S. Teh-Editing by Jonathan Browne