MONROVIA, November 26, 2015: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has asked the Chairman of the National Traditional Council, Chief Zanzan Karwar, to ensure that the well-being of the members of Poro and Sande societies are observed, managed and monitored.
The Liberian leader hoped that there are no constraints to children going to school because, according her, an ‘educated person’ will not violate the rights of others.
“Education is an important part in whatever we do to protect these children for the future; so we look up to you chief,” she emphasized.
President Sirleaf made the declaration on Wednesday, when she officially launched the 16 Days of Activism Against Sexual and Gender-based Violence campaign at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) on Crown Hill in Monrovia.
The Liberian leader also admonished parents to exercise care and caution to keep children out of harm's way in order to protect their future.
“In the schools, churches and homes,” the Liberian leader said, “everyone must join in efforts to protect the children,” adding, “the first responsibility belongs to you parents, you mothers and you fathers in the homes - to protect your children.”
She further indicated that “every mother and father in the home has a secondary responsibility to reach out to every child. Likewise, the teachers have a responsibility; we all in our churches or organizations; wherever we are, we need to bear this message.”