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Defense Minister outlines key priorities

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( 10, 2015)-Defense Minister, Brownie Samukai, says the Leadership of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) is committed to transforming the lives of the men and women in the military.

Minister Samukai said: “Seeking the welfare of AFL personnel, through salary increment, capacity building and the creation of additional opportunities are key among the Ministry’s priorities.” 

“When capacity building of army personnel is enhanced through professional training, they will be prepared for civil life after serving the army,” he also said.

Minister Samukai spoke Monday, February 9, 2015 at a symposium held at the Monrovia City Hall.

The symposium was held ahead of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) 58th Anniversary scheduled to take place Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in Liberia.

He lauded participants and international partners for the level of support and for taking part in the symposium.

The symposium was intended to sharpen the intellectual skills, correct the odds and to chart the right course for the enhancement of the country’s military.

February 11 was declared by an Act of the National Legislature as Armed Forces Day to be observed annually as a National Holiday throughout the country.

Meanwhile, former Public Works Minister, Samuel Kofi Woods, will serve as Keynote Speaker at official program befitting the commemoration of Armed Forces Day.

The official program marking the observance of the Day is scheduled to take place in Monrovia.


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