By: R. Joyclyn Wea
MONROVIA-Sara Beysolow Nyanti, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Resident, and Humanitarian Coordinator, for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, has cautioned citizens to change the status quo, because according to her, socioeconomic and political activities have declined.
“We cannot accept the way things are now. We need to change the status quo and that will require teamwork. “I am being very honest with you, the people of this borough should not settle for hunger, inflation, lack of education, among others,” the UN Representative cautioned the people of New Kru Town at a Town Hall engagement yesterday.
She called on the women to use the power they have to embark on ventures that will improve their living standards in the country.
Madam Nyanti noted that development is not only restricted to the President, but it requires the collective efforts of all Liberians.
She encouraged the young women to focus more on education, and not be complacent in their academic sojourn.
Madam Nyanti is also the head and founder of the Social Movement for Change (SM4C).
This movement has been in existence, since 2014 and has partnered with the women of the Borough in the last two years.
“SM4C will help Liberia get on the right trajectory by changing the minds of residents, through the provision of education that will allow them take ownership of these developments”, she added.
The Field Officer of SM4C noted that the movement is focused on community empowerment.
“We have competent people from various communities. These individuals have good moral deportment and are determined to transform their various communities.
“These individuals are educating their colleagues about their basic human rights and are conducting a needs assessment in these communities.