The National Secretary General of a group calling itself the Friends Of (Benoni) Urey, Mr. George M. Woodtor says, his organization’s scholarship scheme launched over the weekend named and styled Urey Humanitarian and Education Foundation is intended to replaced the number of educated people murdered during the country’s 14 years of war.
Mr. Urey, a businessman and formal Maritime Commissioner under the regime of ex-war lord Charles Taylor is set to contest the 2017 Presidential election.
Mr. Woodtor who spoke during the launch of the scholarship scheme in Nimba said Liberia lost most of its educated people during the 14 years of civil war, which was also launched in the same county on December 25, 1989.
He said creating an empowerment scheme through scholarship programs is the only way to replaced the educated war victims.
The Liberian civil war launched by Charles Taylor and his collaborators in NImba saw the cold bloody murdered of 250,000 plus Liberians among them doctors, educators, architects, engineers and many more.-by young men and women picked up and drugged to murder by people with little or no education at all.
Mr. Woodtor said the launching of Mr. Urey’s scholarship program will help the youths who are in search of education.
He noted that the scholarship scheme will focus on primary education, university and vocational school among others.
He urged Nimbaians to made use of the scholarship.
The friends of Urey Secretary General said similar scheme has been launched in Lofa County, stressing that the program would go across the 15 political sub-divisions of the country.
By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba -Edited by Othello B. Garblah