The Prime Minister of Great Britain David Cameron who was recently in Liberia to participate in the United Nations High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda as one of its co-chairs ended his visit to Liberia on Friday.
Before departing the country, Prime Minister Cameron visited an elementary school in Monrovia to solicit the views of students on what they most want to see included in the recommendations for the new Development Agenda.
In his interaction with students of the Anna F. Whisnant Elementary School in central Monrovia, the British PM who is one of the three co-chairs of the UN High-level Panel assured his audience that the Panel will “try to work out what goals the world should set for tackling poverty, hunger, disease, and helping countries and people make the very best of themselves in the years ahead.”
He then informed the students that discussions of such issues started 13 years ago when the Millennium Development Goals were formulated.
Prime Minister Cameron, accompanied by his host, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, thanked the students and school authorities for the warm welcome accorded him, adding, “What an honor it is to be here as the British Prime Minister with your President. She has done such a great job for you all here in Liberia.”
Mr. Cameron challenged the students as future leaders of their country to strive to acquire the best education, noting, “The more you learn, the better your country will be.”
According to a presidential mansion press statement issued here Friday, the students asked the British Prime Minister to assist them with a library, computers and helping to improve the quality of education at the school.
Source African Press Agency
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