The Minister of Finance and Development Planning Samuel Tweah urges Liberian doctors to strive for excellence in the medical profession and demonstrate excellence in public service.
Speaking during the second convocation of the Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, Minister Tweah promises that government will increase allotment to the Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons to mold the minds of Liberian doctors in specialized areas to transform the country’s health sector.
He notes if Liberia should move forward within the next five years, it would require collective effort of every Liberian, not only President George Manneh Weah.Minister Tweah also calls on Liberians to put the past behind and unite to transform the socio-economic development of Liberia.
The President of LCPS, Prof. Robert M. Kpoto, stresses that investing in education is crucial for the development of the nation and its people. He says investment in education will go a long way to develop the human capital of Liberia for growth and transformation of the society.
According to him, knowledge and skills are the best currencies in the 21st Century and no central bank can print it, stressing that educating young people will make the nation to progress from one level to another.
Doctor Kpoto notes the LCPS graduates 15 doctors in post-graduate medical education, disclosing the institution was established by law in 2012 to train medical specialists in disciplines such as surgery and internal medicine, among others.
The convocation was held under the theme: “Advancing Liberia’s Health Care Delivery System; the role of Post-graduate Medical Education.”
By Ethel A. Tweh–Editing by Jonathan Browne