The Bishop of the Word Sanctified Cathedral of Faith (WSCF) has warned Liberians against using violence to seek redress on national issues. Bishop J. Maxwell Seh said violence is not the way forward to seeking government’s attention on issues confronting the society, but rather dialogue is the way to resolving problems.
Bishop Seh gave the warning recently when he consecrated offices of the Disbanded Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia in central Monrovia.
According to him, violence has not done any good for Liberia and its people, citing the 14-year civil war as a reflection that every Liberian became a victim of violence.
He admonished the disbanded soldiers to dialogue with government for whatever benefit they are claiming, rather than engage in confrontation.
Bishop Seh lamented that Liberians should desist from insulting President George Manneh Weah and the Liberian Presidency and instead, pray for national leadership that God has ordained for the nation.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Disbanded Soldiers of the Armed of Liberia, Jerry Kollie said his administration will seek dialogue with central government in receiving their just benefit.
Kollie stressed that disbanded soldiers will not do anything to undermine the fragile peace of Liberia, saying government, under President Weah leadership should do everything possible to settle their benefit, which he did not specify. He argued that they were disbanded un-constitutionally after serving the nation during their youthfulness.
According to him, a humanitarian Liberian has provided 200 scholarships for disbanded soldiers to seek further education, disclosing that 100 scholarships will be directed to widows of ex-soldiers.
He pointed out that the balance 100 scholarships, 50 for children of disbanded soldiers and the other 50 for interested ex-soldiers to further their education at university level.
–Editing by Jonathan Browne