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Restoring Liberians' hope- Prez. Sirleafs legacy

By Moses Sonkarlay
  President Ellen Johnso-Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnso-Sirleaf

(mylbsonline/Liberia)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says she hopes her legacy would be to restore hope and opportunity to the Liberian People.

According to President Johnson-Sirleaf, such legacy restoration could be done through the provision of basic social services.

She said: “My desire is to also give every Liberian, particularly the youth, an opportunity for quality education and job to enable them provide for themselves and their families.”

The Liberian Leader made the statement recently at a charity summit at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters, in New York.

The summit, held by the US-based prestigious magazine, Forbes, was attended by hundreds of the world’s billionaires.

Following the President’s statement, the summit’s participants examined real opportunities and challenges by brainstorming on how best to bring three social entrepreneurial projects to Liberia.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tiratien Health, Dr. Rajesh Panjabi, the founder and CEO of Building Markets, Scott Gilmore, and Chide Liberty, among others, presented the statement.

As a result of Liberia being featured at the special event, Forbes is expected to organize a mission of philanthropists to the country.

The mission aims to look at concrete ways to co-invest in the country’s economy and development.

The participants, including billionaires, made concrete commitments to help Liberia social entrepreneurs’ expanding capital and markets.

Micro-Soft Founder, Bill Gates, and Bono commended the Liberian President for ‘taking a country literally from the rubble to development, investment and hope’ for its people.

The President and Publisher of Forbes Women, Moira Forbes, described President Johnson-Sirleaf as an inspiration for leadership around the world.

Forbes Women is a multi-Media platform dedicated to successful women in business and leadership. 


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