“Do Not Get In Politics”…Lawmaker Advises MONSU

By Jefferson D. Tweh

The Representative of Electoral District #9 MontserradoCounty,Munah Pelham Youngblood, has advised the leaderships of Montserrado County Student Union (MONSU) not to get in politics.

Speaking at a one day retreat organized byMontserrado County Student Union (MONSU) over the weekend, Rep. Youngblood warned the leaderships of Montserrado County Student Union not to get in politics but continue with its lobbying with stakeholders, partners, organizations and Government of Liberia to build the capacity of students in Montserrado County.

She said it is not everybody who will be politicians in Liberia because the country needs doctors, lawyers, technicians as she has seen the technical skills in the leaderships of Montserrado County Student Union; therefore they should not get in politics but should work in the interest of students.

According to her, there are many politicians in the country but the nation lacks technicians, something that she described as rather unfortunate.

Rep. Youngblood said it was very discouraging to see top Student Community involving in politics and speaking on behalf of the Government of Liberia concerning the closure of schools but at the end there was no result.”We do not support demonstration but the demonstration you carried on recently at Capitol Building made our children to enter school because we argued, and spoke the last grammar at the National Legislature; there was no result but the demonstration you have carried on at Capitol made students to get back to school, ”Rep. Youngblood explained.

Meanwhile the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) Lawmaker has urged the MONSU to continue with its good work and should also seek the interest of students at all times.