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“Volunteerism is fundamental to economic stability”

…Information Minister tells Njala Students

July 31, 2019

By Mohamed Massaquoi

Minister of Information and Communications addressing students at Njala

Minister of Information and Communications has told students of Njala University to take volunteerism very seriously not only for their personnel gains but for the economic stability of the country.

Mohamed Raman Swaray made the statement at the launching ceremony of the Njala University Volunteers Garden at the university campus in Njala Mukande with the theme ‘Inspiring the young to take leadership role in voluntarism’.

The minister said leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal and that could mean directing workers or colleagues with a strategy to meet common needs, adding that leaders must be able to inspire others and be prepared to do so effectively.

He said Sierra Leoneans should practise the culture of providing voluntary services to their communities or the state as it will greatly contribute to the socio-economic development of the country adding that individuals are free to choose goals and how to achieve them within the bounds of certain societal and cultural constraints, as opposed to actions that are coerced or predetermined.

The minister commanded the students of Njala for their commitment in forming themselves into voluntary group in order to provide services to the university, the community and the country as a whole.

“In the process of volunteering you are preparing yourself for  leadership, you are on the right side of history in your local community, public sector. We have got volunteers from the UK and the US who are contributing greatly to social economic development of Sierra Leone. I am sure with this group a lot of good things will happen,” he noted.

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