President George Weah Donates One Pick-Up To The LMDI


President George Manneh Weah has donated a new Single Cabin ISUZU to the Liberia Media for Democratic Initiatives (LMDI), owner and facilitator of Liberia’s first, leading and yet only set of media and community outreach blended People To People (P2P) platforms.

President GEORGE WEAH’s Special aid, SEKOU KALASCO DAMARO who conveyed the pickup on Tuesday told LMDI Founder and Director JOHN KOLLIE that the president is deeply moved by the educational and democratic media and community outreach programs that the LMDI is rolling out for the Liberian people.

He said the president is especially excited about the LMDI’s sustained tour of all counties of Liberia annually with all of its programs and is keen to see the organization continue what he calls the good work for Liberia.

SEKOU DAMARO said the president is particularly intrigued by the LMDI’s National General Knowledge Quizzing competitions and sustained democratic engagements under the organization’s platforms, DUCOR DEBATES, THE DIALOGUE and TOMORROW ’S PEOPLE, all popularly known as ZEE-MAANNEH—ZEE-MAANNEH .
SEKOU DAMARO further conveyed that the donation of the pickup to the good work of the LMDI is president WEAH’s initial contribution in respect of his likeness for the work that the LMDI and its Director John Kollie are doing to shape the educational and democratic spaces in today’s Liberia.

At a recent meeting with LMDI Director JOHN KOLLIE, president WEAH said he is exploring possibilities of the first family partnering with the LMDI through first lady CLAR DUNCAN WEAH to foster the LMDI national Academic Quizzing Competitions as a way of sustaining the competitive spirit that the LMDI has ignited through the competitions to change the education sector for the better.
SEKOU DAMARO relays that the president urges government and other kinds of support for the LMDI’s work of enhancing the democratic space and promotion for the education system of the country.
Receiving President GEORGE WEAH’s donation, LMDI founder and Director JOHN KOLLIE said he and his organization are deeply gratified and honored by President WEAH’s donation of a pickup as the first of a kind by any Liberian leader especially in the immediate past.
JOHN KOLLIE said since the launch of the LMDI’s rather expensive National General Knowledge Competitions for Liberian School pupils, all appeals especially to the immediate past government of President ELLEN JOHNSON felt on deaf ears and as such the president’s donation of a pickup is clear show of a divorce from insensitivity to practical contributions and commitment to pragmatic initiatives aimed at improving the education sector.

JOHN KOLLIE commends the president and says he and the LMDI deeply appreciate the gesture of the president and launch a renewed appeal for private and government support to the work of the LMDI, especially the National Academic Competitions, now coming in three folds, General Knowledge Quizzing, Multiplication Competition and the Spelling-B to be re-launched soon.
JOHN KOLLIE promises that the president’s donated pickup will be used to enhance the LMDI’s contribution to the education and democratic spaces of Liberia.