Difficult Times for Children s’ Education


By: Washington Tumay Watson –onewash9@gmail.com

MONROVIA-Several parents have decried the Government of Liberia’s inability to address the economic constraint they are facing under the Coalition for Democratic Change.

Speaking to our Reporter  in Paynesville,  a mother of  five children  who  is a cook food business woman, Mary Flomo said  she was only able  to send one of her children out of five  to school  this year due  to  the lack of money.

According  to her,  the business  is not improving due  to  the lack of money  in the country, stressing  that most of the time her business   food cannot finish,  thus affecting  the business .

Madam Flomo said those who she can purchase her cooking ingredients from  in the market are expensive and those who buying from her are unable because of   the economic situation.

“The Market hard these days, if you buy the food materials expensive, you will not be able to make profit   so how will we as parents get money from to pay our children school fees,” she noted.

Madam Flomo also wants the Government to seek solution stressing that more parents are unable to send their children to school within their community in Paynesville.

“You can see plenty children just playing in the community because their parents are unable to send them to school just like me, it is not easy; the Government needs to do something about this money business,” she said.

Also was a single mother of two children Ruth Kollie who  said she was unable to send their children to school due to the lack of cash.

She further disclosed  that  the government free primary education  is not working  because  a parent  who  is not working  is unable  to send  his or her  children  to school .

“The only  thing  the government needs  to do is, do something about  this money business  thing not easy;  we are suffering   under  this CDC Government “ she said.

Madam Kollie  said  things   are so difficult  that  she is unable  to  get food for she  and her children; indicating  that  not  to talk about  her rent.

“I am only depending on God for his intervention in my life because I have nobody to help me and my children,” she lamented.

She however expressed hope with a strong conviction that one day things will get batter but did not indicate under which government that things will improve.

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