LIBERIA – After being among the top of Liberia’s media industry for over three decades, the Inquirer Newspaper at the weekend celebrated its 32nd anniversary with the honoring of several Liberian personalities for their roles played in society.
Ambassador Otis Harris, Founder and Chief Executive Director of Give Life Center for Human Resource Development and Empowerment Incorporated, was among the many honorees for his philanthropic role in serving humanity.
Over the last four years, GIVE LIFE has provided over 150 local and international scholarships for Liberians, created over 500 jobs opportunities for a lot of young people, and funded many Rehab centers to rehabilitate hundreds (100s) of disadvantaged youth most of them are gainfully employed today.
“My desire now is to continue my work for my people”
Speaking at the anniversary celebration and honoring program, the Managing Editor of the Inquirer Newspaper, Madam Winnie Saywah-Jimmy, stated that the program was designed to recognize those who have played meaningful roles in society and to publicly flower them for their contributions.
This, according to her, will make others strive harder to follow suit the good examples of the honorees, while at the same time motivating the honorees to work even harder for the good of mankind.
“In our personalities’ profiles, we consider people both from the public and private sectors because they all help to make our society better,” Madam Jimmy stated.
“Many thanks to all for making this occasion a successful one. This is the beginning of the mantle given to us. The occasion we are having here now is intended to recognize people who have worked for the good of society,” she told the gathering.
Receiving his certificate of honor, Give Life CEO Harris lauded the Inquirer Newspaper for the honor bestowed on him and made a vow to even do more.
As he encouraged Liberians to follow his good example by giving more to the impoverished society, Harris disclosed the launch of a 10-month medical outreach program slated to kick off next month.
“I know that each and every one of us has the opportunity to help someone else. All we need to do is help one person, expecting nothing in return. To me, that is a humanitarian. People make it seem way too hard. The truth is, you don’t have to be rich to be a humanitarian. You don’t have to be rich to help somebody. You don’t have to be famous. You don’t even have to be college-educated.”
“But it starts with your neighbor, the person right next to you, the person sitting next to you in the community, the kid down the block in your neighborhood, you just do whatever you can to help in any way that you can. And today I want to challenge each of us to make a commitment to help one person: one organization, one situation that touches your heart,” he said.
“Finally, I am pleased to disclose to you that as of February this year, my organization, GIVE LIFE Center for Human Resource Development and Empowerment will introduce a medical outreach under the theme: “Taking Healthcare to the Community,” a new program that will last for 10 months,” he added.
Meanwhile, other honorees include Judge Roosevelt Z. Willie, Presiding Judge of Criminal Court A, AFL Chief of Staff Major General (Maj/Gen) Prince Charles Johnson, III, and Executive Protection Services (EPS) Director Trokon Roberts among others.