106-Year-Old Granny Warn Liberians Against Castigating Each Others

febuiary-and-spoonerOne of Liberia’s senior citizens, ‘Grandma’ Bendu Fahnbulleh, is urging the Liberian Government headed by a woman to empower the youthful population of Liberia in order to discourage ‘wrongful’ activities being carried out by some of the affected young people who she said are victims of unemployment.

Speaking to our Correspondent in the former commercial district of Bong Mines in Bong County through an interpreter, the 106 years old senior citizen of Liberia also warned Liberian youths to stay away from trouble, if they are to succeed in Life.

Born in 1910, “Grand” as she is affectionately called, said if the country is to maintain its stability and flourish to the better; its youths must be given the opportunity to stand on their own through employment.

A mother of seven children (3 girls and 4 boys) with several dozens of great grand children said she was delighted to be interview by the GNN, adding, “this is my very first time to be interviewed by a reporter; recording my voice and writing”, in a rather glaring smile, Grandma Bendu told our Correspondent.

Advising the younger generation of Liberia, “Grand Ma Bendu” called on today’s young people, mostly young women to not move too fast for material things, “they must not rush behind worldly things, but rather be committed to one thing. God must always be their guidance,” she warned.

Madam Fahnbulleh who described the Liberian leader as one of her daughters cautioned Liberians to do away with what she called, “division and unite for the growth of the country.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.