Donít Let Your Dreams Die Down ÖDeputy Commerce Minister Urges students

Deputy Commerce Minister; Hon. Bangura
Deputy Commerce Minister; Hon. Bangura
Photo Credit: Public Affairs

The Deputy Minister For Administration at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Wilfred N. Bangura, has challenged Liberian students not to allow their dreams to die down.

Deputy Minister Bangura said dreams are likely to determine the destiny of every human, including students, in whose hands the future of nearly every meaningful society rests.

Serving as keynotes speaker Sunday during the graduation of the Yatta Memorial Institute in the Rehab Community in Jacob Town , Mr. Bagura said fulfilling a dream in life does not however come  overnight  or easy.

Instead, he indicated that   realizing a dream requires that a lot of constructive efforts have to be made by those who want to reach where they want to go, relative to their future.

A release quotes the Deputy Minister for Administration at the Commerce Ministry as naming some of the ingredients for an individual to fulfill the dreams of life as diligence, endurance and perseverance.

Mr. Bangura said while he does not rule out the pivotal role fasting and praying plays in helping people realize their dreams,  hard work, seriousness and  determination  are also key other essentials  for people to arrive at their dreams in life.

Addressing the graduates on the theme: “Your Dreams Will Define Your Destiny,” the Commerce Ministry official also admonished Liberian students to always strive to portray a positive image of their country.

“I was enraptured by the overarching necessity to inspire you today about your sacred duties to your country-what your country expects of you and what role you can play in projecting your country’s image to the world against the excrescences we read on Facebook,” Mr. Bangua observed.

Mr.Bangura’s keynote address contained a number of life-touching quotations from several global figures, including Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who once said when an individual’s dreams don’t scare him,   they are not big enough and the Father of Psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, who strongly believes that dreams are manifestations of one’s deepest desires and apprehensions often relating to repressed childhood memories and obsessions ,etc.

He reminded the students that dreams, especially great ones that do not let people sleep do not come by rolling in on wheels of certainty.

Instead, Mr. Bangura noted further that such dreams are the product of struggle, toil, perseverance, sacrifices and determination, amongst others.

He named current Liberian President George Manneh Weah as a shining example of global figures   who ensured that their dreams came to reality despite  difficulties or where they grew up in life.

Mr. Bangura also  hailed the students for braving the storm to learn and further admonished them not to feel complacent with high school certificate or diploma if they must cope with the job market.

Speaking earlier, the valedictorian of the Yatta Memorial Institute, Joseph Freeman, commended the Liberian government for under writing the cost for the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations.

Mr. Freeman also lauded parents and guardians for making the requisite sacrifices to keep their children in school despite Liberia’s current economic constraints.


Jacob N.B Parley
Communications Director