Liberia’s Minister of Finance, Amara Konneh, has pledged to donate $2,000 United States dollars to the FELMAUSA Education Committee 2012/2013 scholarship and theme project: “Investing in Liberia’s Future.”
Minister Konneh conveyed his support through Phamolie Kromah, former FELMAUSA Secretary General and currently an official at the Ministry of Finance.
In a telephone conversation this morning with Mohamed Sherif, the Minster through Mr. Kromah, expressed his deep and abiding support for the growth of Liberia’s human capacity through education.
Minister Konneh also demonstrated his willingness to partner with the Education Committee in its efforts to gather the requisite resources for the implementation of its signature projects.
The Education Committee’s Chairman, Mohmed Sherif disclosed through email that his committee is tremendously gratified for Minister Konneh’s support to this very worthy cause.
“At this critical juncture, the Committee is overwhelmingly appreciative for this very timely and thoughtful gesture on the part of Minster Konneh.” (Sheriff)
Mr. Sheriff stressed that thus far, this represents the single largest support in the history of the Education Committee.
The Committee however calls on other individuals and officials in private and governmental sectors to emulate Minister Konneh’s footsteps.
According to Chairman Mohamed Sherif, this high level support has certainly put more winds in their sails. He said the committee by now has the winds at its backs and they will move forward in building a wholesome functioning Liberian nation one student at a time.
“The student you support could be Liberia’s next biochemist, physicist, doctor, nurse, lawyer, architectural engineer, teacher, entrepreneur, author, public servant,” he concluded.
It can be recalled that prior to this pledge, the committee had received nearly $1,500.00 in donations from community dwellers here in the United States.
The first education committee according to report sponsored nearly 75 students in; funds were deposited directly into the bank accounts of selected universities in Liberia.
The failure of that committee was blamed on the Bility led administration for what some called their lack of interest in education. Based on this criticism, Mohamed Sherif was appointed by then FELMAUSA President, Mohamed Bility to revamp the scholarship scheme.