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Liberia needs to advance to digital technology

-Speaker Koffa

The Speaker of the 55th Liberian Legislature, Cllr. Jonathan Fonati Koffa stresses a need for Liberia to advance to digital technology that drives global trade and economy for rapid growth and development.

By: Emmanuel wise Jipoh 

Monrovia, Liberia, March 13, 2024—The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa has underscored the crucial need for Liberia’s growing skilled human talents to advance to digital technology, which he notes is driving the global economy.

Speaking at the launch of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University postgraduate degree program on Monday, March 11th, Speaker Koffa further emphasized the need for technological advancement in Liberia.

According to him, advancing to the new digital technology world would help Liberia increase capital, alleviate poverty, and yield economic growth.

He notes that globally, digital technology is attracting billions of foreign investments to other countries, and Liberia needs to adapt to the blue economy to enhance its capacity to address the challenges that have already engulfed the nation.

He highlights Nigeria and Kenya as leading countries advancing technology across Africa, reaping millions of dollars from Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Google, among others.

“For Liberia to join the rest of the World in leveraging ICT and artificial Intelligence, we must take advantage of the new technology that is driving the global economy,” Cllr. Koffa says.

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He emphasizes that Liberia has boundless talents that need to be skilled to address the nation’s many challenges and that addressing these challenges would require innovative skills.

“To achieve the blue economy,” We need to advance human-skill talents, and we must unlock the harnessing in the potential of Liberians with a demand for stronger innovative skills,” Cllr. Koffa adds.

He commends the AME Zion University administration for launching the postgraduate school, which he says signifies an important milestone in Liberia’s education sector.

Speaker Koffa urges the University to help train more Liberians in digital skills that will contribute to society.

“I urge you, AMEU, as you have launched this postgraduate school, to take all of your programs to the digital global economy. With this, you will see graduates fighting for space in the already crowded public space.”

Earlier, Rev. Dr. Emmanuel F. Johnson, President of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University, described the launch of the AMEU Graduate School of Professional Studies as a landmark initiative and extraordinary achievement in the academic stewardship service of the University since its establishment over three decades ago.

Dr. Johnson lauded the Board of Trustees, administrators, and faculty for their overtime work, ensuring a dream come true.

While assuring that the University will continue to provide competency, effectiveness, efficiency, and consistency in offering quality teaching that meets and exceeds expectations of its commitments to improving quality education for nation-building. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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2 Comments

  1. We should invent and produce. What are these educated producing? More rice. No finish goods at home? Or for nothing talk?

  2. This Speaker is beginning to talk fiasco. You must first find out how many in Liberia are digital literate before using the people’s money to install junk technology to the public they know nothing about. This automated system has it’s limits in a contemporary world dark as hell. Even developed nations have yet to predict cloud comprehension. With 85 percent of our people still illiterate, the 15 percent which he hardly forms a part of, some do not even know how to touch tune or click the computer’s batch In the same manner as importing electric vehicles when the bulk of the nation has no electricity. Superfluous connections. You law makers, must cling to browsers relevant to the purpose for which the people voted you in. Make the law or delete unnecessary tyrannical laws imposed on the population especially during the past rebels and dictators who assumed powers. This is the reason why Liberia voted some of those ex-fighters in the legislative branch of government. To fix what laws your spoiled, give Liberia an independent jurisprudence, to foster and transform the post war republic we almost lost during the civil war with our own democracy given by our founders to this country. Another wise the same voters and none voters will sifter your out. (In Liberian language and strength by the majority)

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