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World Bank Official Warns of Bad Leaders

July 14, 2014

Lewis S. Teh

A consultant on financial management at the World Bank, K. Jlayteh Sayor, has warned Liberians to stop electing bad leaders. He said bad leaders are individuals who are unpatriotic and don't have love for fellow citizens.

According to him, electing unpatriotic individuals into public offices will cause serious problems the growth and development of Liberia, because they will never demonstrate effort to empowering ordinary Liberians and promote unity in the society. Mr. Sayor spoke Saturday, July 12, at the 15th graduation exercise of the Len Millar Junior and Senior high school on 24th Street in Sinkor.

He noted that if Liberia must become better, the leadership of the country should act quickly by instituting measures that will bring development to the people, particularly education which he described as very essential to every developing country. He said it is not just about casting votes during elections, but evaluating contestants to know their worth and contributions to societal growth.

Mr. Sayor said a true leader will never wait until he or she is called upon, but rather focuses on catering to the needs of the people. He said many Liberians complained of hardship because people were voted into power without knowing them well. He urged graduates of the school to focus on what will benefit them and not to engage in activities that will undermine their ability in society.

The World Bank consultant called on every graduate to demonstrate unity, nationalism, and patriotism for their compatriots, which will be beneficial to their personal lives and the country at large. He pointed out that in order for Liberia to be a better nation; every citizen should be patriotic and uphold the unity because unity plays a vital role in the building of a nation.

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Source: AllAfrica

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