GOL, Sixth Regional Diaspora Caucus Signs MOA


By: Washington Tuman Watson –onewash9@gmail.com

MONROVIA-The Liberian Government  through  the Center for National Documents  and Records Agency(CNDRA)  and  the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus along  with SEHWEH-Liberia  have signed a memorandum  of Agreement  (MOA)  for  the construction  of the first National Public Library  in Monrovia.

Speaking Friday November 13, 2021 during the signing ceremony, the Director General of the Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA) Emmanuel Lomax said the long awaited dreams of both the Government and that of the partners have finally been  actualized for the young people of Liberia.

He extolled the partners, especially the Executive Director of the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC) Dr. David Horne for leading such initiative for the Liberian People.

Mr. Lomax further said the project   is in line with the government’s developmental agenda.

According  to  him,  the role of  the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Sehwah Liberia, Madam Louise Siaway  for negotiating with  the partners  to ensure that such a vital project  come  to Liberia was  patriotic .

He called on other Liberians  to emulate  the role of the  former Assistant  Information Minister Culture  who is using  her private life  to make impactful contribution  to national development  through  her negotiation power.

Mr. Lomax further said with the signing of the MOA that of which he signed on behalf of the Liberian Government and the Executive Director of the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC) Dr. David Horne signed on behalf of the partners with the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Sehwah Liberia Madam Louise Siaway witnessing has now commenced the actualization of the Library project.

He told  the gathering that all legal documents  for  the land that  the Public Library  will be constructed are all a place  that give rise  to  the singing  of  the MOA.

Also speaking during the event was the   Executive Director of the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC) Dr. David Horne who committed their organization decision to construct the library for Liberians and the African region.

Dr. Horne said an educated people and educated youth are   the beat of the heart of a successful nation.

“Liberia was the first independent African Country there is no other place that we should be a part of choosing other African Countries, there is no other place we should than Liberia “he indicated.

Dr. Horne further disclosed that fifty young people will be taking from Liberia to the Diaspora to be trained in library science.

He further disclosed that those who will be trained will be responsible to manage the library following the completion of the project.

For her part, the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Sehwah Liberia Madam Louise Siaway expressed gratitude to the Liberian Government for the cooperation and commitment   for the construction of the first national Pan African Public Library in Liberia as the future for the young people.

She also extolled  the partners  for making her dream  of given  the young people of Liberia  to have  a resource center  that has been demonstrated  through  the  singing of the MOA.

Madam Siaway said the building of Liberia takes everyone Liberian efforts and not only the Government.

She urged Liberians to get involve in keeping their community clean as a patriotic citizen.

Also speaking was the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of States for Presidential Affairs Anthony Quiwonkpa who reflected on the role of every partner   to making the vision for the young people becoming success.

He said the library project is a clear actualization of the Government Pro-poor Agenda for Development and Prosperity mostly for the young people of Liberia in the area of education that of which the Library is a part.

At  the same time,  the  Assistant Administrator of Sehwah Liberia Amos Diggs Togba  said since 2014  they have been  in such of partners  to build a national public library  of which  with  the singing  of the MOA  has finally make it a reality  for Liberia.

According to him, in January of 2022, the construction of the Pan African National Public Library will commence.He said the project is intended for five years that will included the training of Liberians who will return and manage the library.


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