“Respect the rights of others”. Minister Sirleaf tells traditional leaders

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Monrovia-Liberia, April 17, 2019: Internal Affairs Minister Varney Sirleaf has cautioned traditional leaders across the country to respect the rights of individual citizens who are not members of Liberian traditional schools when conducting traditional activities.

The Minister made the comments when he was honored by women under the auspices of the Liberia Crusaders for Peace, traditional Women and Prevenient Grace Organizing Committee for his indelible services rendered across the country in settlement of disputes in the counties.

Minister Sirleaf dedicated the award to President George M. Weah who he describes as a “good man with good intentions for the country.”

An Internal Affairs Ministry release quotes the Minister as saying by signing the Local Government Act (LGA), the President demonstrated the highest commitment in giving power to the people.

He thanked his Deputy and Assistant Ministers for working with him tirelessly in achieving the Ministry’s goals.

Also speaking, the head of the Council of Chiefs and Elders, Chief Zanzan Karwor decried the level of tension and hateful messages being spread in the country.

He called on all sides to exercise restraints as the council of Elders will meet soon to suggest a way forward for the country. He at the same time calls for the halt of all arrest of people involved.

For her Part, Liberia Culture Ambassador and Head of the Crusaders for Peace, Culture Ambassador Juli Endee commended the President for appointing Honorable Varney A. Sirleaf as Minister of Internal Affairs.

She said during her tour to the counties, she saw the impact of the work done by Minister Sirleaf in dispute settlements with concessions and the communities.

She called on other Ministers to emulate the good examples of the Minister of Internal Affairs and serve the people well.