-As Dorothy Toomann Steps Down
By Esau J. Farr
One of the reputable non-for-profit organization in Bong County, Development Education Network-Liberia (DEN-L) now has a new Executive Director.
Johnson Kesselee took over from the outgoing Executive Director of the organization, Madam Dorothy Kwennah-Toomann this week at an official turning over ceremony in Gbarnga, Bong County.
Making remarks when she formally turned over the mantle of authority of the organization to the new Executive Director, Madam Toomann expressed joy over the opportunity afforded her over the years to serve the institution during her two terms as head of the organization saying it was a good and worth of experience to have served her people.
According to her, she was especially thankful to God first and the staff from different backgrounds and school of thoughts for working together for the development of the minds of people all for the purpose of helping to provide skills to young people to improve the society some of whom she said are already helping to make impact in the Liberian society in different capacities.
She expressed hope that her successor will do even better to maintain the standards and goals of the organization in molding and developing the minds of people in that part of the country all geared toward providing life skills to people for career development.
Meanwhile, the new Executive Director of DEN-L, Johnson Kesselee has vowed to build on the legacy of his predecessor and help improve the organization.
DEN-L is one of the outstanding non-governmental organizations in central Liberia which was established by former Bong County Senator, Franklin Obed Siakor meant to provide lifetime skills to young people especially those who cannot afford to enter university to follow up their education.
Meanwhile, Madam Dorothy Kwenah- Toomann has been receiving dozens of commendations from citizens of Bong County saying she helped transformed the organization even after its founder, Senator Siakor entered politics and thereafter.
Many are calling on her to still hold on, but the By-laws of the organization provides that a person can serve for only two terms and give way for others to serve.