MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The National Orator of Liberia’s 173rd Independence is calling for unity among Liberians, if the Country must succeed in its development agenda.
Speaking Monday, July 27, 2020, in Monrovia during official program marking Liberia’s 173rd Independence, Rev. Dr. Simeon Dunbar of the Liberty Christian Center in Johnsonville, said it takes a collective effort to build a nation.
Rev.Dunbar, however, noted that such gains cannot be made in a society of disobedience, nepotism and corruption.
He then paid tribute to President George for his dedication to infrastructural development, including roads and health facilities across the Country.
The Independence Day Orator said though there remain challenges; government is making progress in national development.
He mentioned the construction of the 14 Military Hospital, the Johnsonville Road among others, as some examples of the President’s development achievements.
At the same time, Dr.Dunbar is calling for roads tolls across all highways in the Country.
He said funds generated from the tolls should be used for the rehabilitation of roads and the establishment of new roads.
Rev.Dunbar said that everyone should be made to pay the tolls despite their status, thereby boosting revenue generation for the Country.
Meanwhile, the National Orator is recommending the renaming of some streets and highways in honor of national heroes and heroines, thus fostering national unity and integration.
Rev. Dr.Simeon Dunbar wants the Ganta-Zwedru Highway renamed as the Jackson F. Doe Highway, and the Zwedru-Harper Highway be renamed Samuel Kanyon Doe Highway, among others.
In the meantime, the National Orator is proposing the introduction of death penalty for perpetrators of rape in Liberia.
He said:” People who commit rape are inhumane and should not be permitted to move freely in the Country, rape cases, are on the increase and Government should do everything possible to address the situation.”
The Liberian Clergy man said it is unfortunate that rape cases are on the increase, especially during the global pandemic.
He further stressed the need for the laws of Liberia to be revisited.
By: Victor Kezelee