Bishop Simpson Denounces Violence

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By Esau J. Farr

The Administrator and Principal of the Haywood Mission Institute, HMI (PAW Inc.) has urged students of his institution and Liberian youths in general not to form a part of anything that has link with violence.

Rev. Dr. Leo M. Simpson said it is not wise or thinkable for citizens who just returned from witnessing the sad stories of the senseless civil crisis more than a decade to be bent on instigating, adding and abetting violence.

Rev. Simpson made the pronouncement recently when he addressed cross section of students of the Haywood Mission Institute during regular devotion on the school’s campus on the Old Road.

The Pentecostal prelate’s assertions were in reaction to calls by planners and organizers of the much publicized December 30, 2019 “Weah Step Down” protest for Liberians to join them to call for the stepping down of President George M. Weah.

The organizers of the protest are requesting that the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) grants her permit to stage an indefinite protest that will force President Weah to step down as President of Liberia amidst serious excruciating economic hardship now being suffered by the people of Liberia.

Bishop Simpson cautioned the students and Liberian youths at large not to join or participate in any street protest organized by politicians who do not mean well for Liberia and the future of the very youths they (politicians) rally to accomplish their political aims or objectives.

“I am warning you not to join any organized street protest based on inducement. If people want you to join them to carry out street protest, tell them to bring back their families into the country so all of you can go into the streets,” the Liberian clergyman pointed out.

“Remember, your time will be wasted if anything negative plunges out of the protest and you don’t want to see this country backward as it was done in the past,” he reminded them.

Speaking on other administrative and academic issues about the school, Rev. Simpson urged the students to be good as always even in his absence.

Bishop Simpson is expected to leave Liberia on December 8, 2019 for the US for a two month visit with his family and hopes that both students and teachers of the school will hold the  core values of the school in providing quality education at all times.

“Be good, I am leaving you for the next two months, but I will surely be with you in spirit while I will be absent physically; let me admit that I will really miss you,” he said with his regular trembling and loving voice amidst cheers from students. TNR

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