Clergyman Appeals for Duty Free
By Anthony Selmah
The Senior pastor and founder of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bishop Amos Bolay has called on President Weah’s government to offer duty free privileges for educational materials coming into the country from aboard.
According to Bishop Bolay, who is also founder of the Evangelical Lutheran Elementary Junior and Senior High School at the JJY area in Gardnesrville on the Somalia drive, it is vital that the government of Liberia headed by President Weah see reason and help in this direction.Bishop Bolay made the appeal in an exclusive interview with PUBLIC AGENDA at his Gardnerville office in J.J.Y. Somali Drive, recently adding that they usually find it difficult in to get their educational material containers from the port because of the huge charges placed on them.
“This is a serious issue we are facing that needs to claim the attention of the national government,” he said.
Giving an update on other developments within his institution, he asserted that the school year 2017- 2018 is very challenging for both students and parents, as parents have been very slow in paying tuitions on time, thereby making it very difficult for the administration to put things into proper perspectives at the institution.
Bishop Bolay added that over the years his teachers have been doing well in imparting quality and sound education for the young kids of the J.J.Y. Community.
He indicated that all of his teachers currently teaching at his institution are well qualified and mean well for the teaching profession, adding that he gives thanks appreciation to the Lord almighty for the enrollment of students at the institution.
Rev. Bolay appealed to students from all walks of life in the Liberian society to take their education very serious, adding that education is bedrock to the development of any nation.
He reminded the students of the vital role they have to play in the country’s development agenda, as they are the future leaders of Liberia, while urging his teachers to continue with the good job of imparting knowledge into the future leaders of Liberia.