By Varney J. Scott
A former lawmaker of Bong County has stressed the need for good leadership practice within institutions and organizations across the country.
Serving as Keynote speaker at the third anniversary celebration of the Firestone Descendants Association (FIDA) in Harbel on Thursday, November 29, 2012, Mr. Edwin Juah said transparent leadership was important and pertinent to the sustainability of any organization.
He outlined selflessness, advocacy and respect as factors that determine the prosperity of a group, something he wants those in leadership to use as pillows to develop their organizations.
The former Bong county representative also cautioned the gathering against corruption, divisiveness and disunity which could destroy the fabric of the group and further plunge the country into retrogression.
For his part, the President of the organization Mr. James S. Lomol said having existed for three years with some basic achievements, now was the time to turn to advocacy to better the lives of inhabitants of Firestone.
He said the group will work along with Firestone and requisite government authorities to ensure that the basic needs of inhabitants of Firestone and its surroundings are met.
He indicated, there were many unfavorable conditions faced by the people of the company, but it was now time to act to bring those impediments to an end.
The program was also marked by honoring veteran teachers who served the firestone school system for many years including other community leaders.