The Committee On Gender & Children At The National Legislature Condemns The Abuse, Rape And Molestation Of Liberian girls at “More Than Me,Wants Swift Investigation.
The Houses’ Committee On Gender equity, Child Development and Social Protection has condemned in the strongest term recent revelation of the molestation, abuse and rape of several Liberian girls at the “More Than Me Academy.”
Committee Chair, Julie Wiah said the revelation is not only troubling but worrisome to the Country.
She told reporters that the situation has twisted the life journey of the kids terming such as horrible.
The Lofa County Representative calls on all relevant stakeholders to speedily investigate the matter to ensure that justice is served to the victims.
Though she recognizes the contribution of the school to Liberia’s Educational system but noted that said issue is alarming and requires urgent intervention .
According to her, the committee is observing the situation at hand and will take all necessary action when the need arises.
She promised to meet the authorities of More Than Me to look into the situation in a more detailed manner and form.
“It is unfortunate and sadden to see under-privileged girls who are in dire need of education and other social services suffering from such horrible act,” Representative Wiah added.
In a move to protect the dignity of the girls, Lawmaker Wiah urged Liberians to empathize with the girls and do away with stigmatizing them.
As a lawmaker and committee chair on children and Social Protection, madam Wiah pledged her commitment to protecting the rights of the children of the Country noting that several plans are been earmarked upon by her committee to raise the living standards of the future leaders of Liberia.
“More Than Me” has over the period rendered free social and educational services to the kids of Liberia but has been in hot water since 2014 ranging from Rape, Child molestation and abuse including, land/rent and or property issues all of which have been in court.