The man tipped to lead the running Unity Party or UP after President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Vice President Joseph Boakai is calling for a national legacy that live on long after the current generation.
Speaking over the weekend at an appreciation ceremony in honor of defeated Bong County Senatorial aspirant Dr. Henrique Togbah organized by the Friends of Dr. Togbah, in the central Liberia town of Gbarnga in Bong County, Vice President Boakai urged Liberians to work together for the creation of national legacies that will bring hope to country, make positive impact on the lives of young people and to leave the nation in a position that is better than ours.
He said as leaders they are under obligation to do what the people say noting it is not about selves, it is about the country. “God put us in various positions of trust so that we can elevate others and called for unity amongst Liberians everywhere,” he added.
The Vice President who is yet to be confirm as UP standard bearer ahead of the 2017 elections said, every citizen should have a conviction to meet the expectations of the country, stressing that it is only through positive change that the lives of the people will be improved.
He said what makes the difference is for national programs and projects to touch the lives of people thus bringing about the desired changed. He was praiseful of Liberians everywhere saying, even in the face of difficult circumstances they are resolved to move their communities and the nation forward.
He, However, underscored the need to open up opportunities in the areas of education, agriculture, medicines and social services to improve the lives of the people. The ceremony was intended to appreciate those who supported Dr. Tokpah in his last bid for the senate and for their support during his presidency at the Cuttington University, in Suakoko, Bong County.
Dr. Tokpah is now Minister of Internal Affairs appointed by President Sirleaf for which the people of Bong County are grateful and for what they called the return of Bong County to the Ministerial table.