Liberian Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has called on Liberians to unite in their efforts, stating that is the only way to move the country forward.
Making remarks at the ceremony marking the “welcome back to legislative duty” of Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karanga-Lawrence organized by staffers at the Liberian Senate, VP Taylor said Liberians should put Liberia first in all they do, urging them to love and work for the nation.
“Welcome home Madam Senator, you have a lot of work to be done for Grand Bassa County and Liberia, and however tough the road is, we got to keep marching, let the sacrifice of the death of Honorable Adolph Lawrence (her husband) be an inspiration of fire to you.
“We need to work hard… that is the highest calling that anyone can get. So that one day when the legacy is read about us who passed through these halls it will be great. A legacy that will help to grow our democracy and help to strengthen the lives of our people,” VP Taylor said.
Senator Lawrence was spouse to former Montserrado County District #15 Representative, Adolph Lawrence, who died in a fatal road accident.
During the early morning hours of Monday, March 25, Liberians woke to the death news of the Montserrado County District #15 lawmaker following a car crash near the Tower Hill Community along the Robertsfield Highway in Margibi County.
The lawmaker was on his way to Monrovia from Grand Bassa County where he reportedly celebrated his birth anniversary.
Lawrence, who won his seat in the lower House on the ticket of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) during the 2011 Presidential and Representative Elections, served on several committees of the House of Representatives, including Investment and Concessions, Youth and Sports and Contracts and Monopolies.
He was a member of the 53rd and 54th National Legislatures.
At the same time, Senator Lawrence commended the staffers for the work carried out during her bereavement and for organizing such program, stating that this is the time she needs it.
Senator Lawrence also thanked well-wishers who stood by her during the homegoing of her husband.
“What you have done has softened the ground for me and has given me the courage to move on, you have helped to dry my tears and you helped to renew my strength. I promise to work harder than before,” Sen. Lawrence said.