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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaMontserrado County Senator George Weah has admonished Liberians to put aside their differences and remain religiously tolerant.

According to Weah, Liberia belongs to all Liberians, and as such, they must work together for the improvement of their country.

His brief comments on religious tolerance was made last weekend on the Cuttington University main Campus in Suakoko, Bong County where he was invited by the university’s senior class to raise funds for its project.

 Weah’s statement was against the backdrop  of the ongoing debate aim at Christianizing Liberia. The debate, which been pushed by Christian leaders here gained momentum in March  at the recent Constitution Review Conference in Gbarnga, Bong County- an accepted  proposition opposed by Liberian Muslims, who preferred a secular nation.

The CDC political leader used the occasion to call on students to remain focus on their education, describing them as those to make the future of the country better.

The Montserrado County Senator added that as the next generation of leaders, they needed to stand firm in their educational sojourn.

He noted that national leaders needed to create an environment wherein better health care, jobs, entrepreneurial opportunities, as well as a world class education will be available for their citizens.

“As it is stated in our national anthem- in union strong, success is sure, and that one indiividual cannot do it alone, but the collective effort of everyone,” Senator Weah said.

He commended the World Health Organization (WHO) for declaring Liberia Ebola- free, admonishing Liberians to keep on the preventive measures prescribed by health authorities.

In his welcome statement, Cuttington University President Dr. Henrique Tokpa appealed to the Government of Liberia not to slice the subsidy of the university as it has planned, noting that the school administration had been informed that university’s subsidy would be reduced from over one million to four hundred thousand.

He said such action would lead to the absence of a lot of services to which students at the university should have access due to such budgetary constrain.

He described the visit of the footballer-turned politician as important for the many young people who want to be great national symbols.

Weah was accompanied by Bong County Caucus Chairman Henry Willie Yallah, Representative Lester Paye, CDC lawmaker Acarous Gray, as well as  Emmanuel Nuquaye, and later joined by Senate Pro Temp Armah Jallah.

By Papa Morris Morris from Cuttington, Bong County – Edited by Mr. George Barpeen

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