District #1 Representative, Hon. Lawrence Morris has called for increased budget support for education in Liberia. He made the pronouncement at the 99th commencement convocation of the William V.S Tubman Teachers' college on Tuesday December 4, 2018 on the University of Liberia Fendell campus where he served as a keynote speaker.
Speaking on the topic "The Importance of Teachers' Education to National Development", the Lawmaker admitted that the professional challenges faced by the country were enormous, but added that they were not insurmountable. “While there is not much that you can do to affect the economy, you can be tough-minded and vocal about what it means to teach, because it emulates from you, how the minds of the young people will be developed in curving and shaping development and how things will improve or deteriorate,” he continued. Read more
In his efforts and dreams to transform his District into an oasis of opportunity and a model district that will be referenced and emulated across the entire country in terms of Economic and Infrastructure developments, Trade, Education, Health and Self-Sufficiency in food production, District #1 Representative Hon. Lawrence Morris meets with Black Congressional members in the US State of Arizona to appeal for help in building what he calls "a Model District in Liberia that will stand out as a symbol of reference in the future" . The Honorable who happens to be on a special District lobbying trip to the United States convinced his US counterparts about the challenges facing his District, especially in the areas of sanitation, roads and food production.
On their part, Congress members agreed to work with the Honorable in assuring that the District gets on the trajectory that will subsequently lead to the transformation he so desires in the next four years to come.
Speaking on separate occasions during his legislative report recently, the Montserrado District #1 lawmaker named some of his interventions as his continued engagements to resolve the labor crisis between the workers Union and the Morris American Rubber Company (MARCO) as well as engaging with stake holders including President George Manneh Weah to find an amicable solution to the ongoing Fendell land crisis.Read Full Report