Encashing Sawyer’s Legacy -Academics, Politicians, Family Hold Symposium

MONROVIA – No doubt, Dr. Amos Claudius Sawyer was a man of letters. He was given to extraordinary power of eloquence and studiousness, which is why students of Literature and Philosophy braced themselves when there was an opportunity for them to be in his audience. He blended that ingrained gift with patriotism, peace and humility. Both his foes and Friends who tendered tributes following his passing in February this year were unanimous in the view that Liberia missed a true patriot, leader and an academic idol. Much was done, quickly by his admirers, to give him his flowers, including renaming a major college at the nation’s premier education facility, the University of Liberia, in his honor. Now, there comes an assembly of family members, followers and scholars further immortalizing him and his achievements in celebrating his 77th Birthday. The Analyst reports.

It has been announced in Monrovia that former Interim Head of State of Liberia, Dr. Prof. Amos C. Sawyer, will be celebrated today as a mark of adoration and cherishment for his astute leadership, humility, and contribution to Liberia’s democratization and peace.

Dr. Sawyer passed February this year to the shock of a nation and people he selflessly had served, putting his life on the line for redemption.

A press release shared with The Analyst indicates that the family, friends, comrades and associates of Professor Amos C. Sawyer would hold a one-day symposium in his honor on June 15, 2022 at the Monrovia City Hall.

The event, which is being held under the theme “Reflections on the Life and Work of Professor Amos Claudius Sawyer” commemorates the 77th birth anniversary of Prof Sawyer who died on February 16, 2022.

Dr. H. Boima Fahnbulleh, a long time comrade of Prof Amos C. Sawyer in the struggle for democracy and social justice, will deliver the keynote.

According to the release, speakers from various walks of life, including academics from Liberia, the United States of America and Nigeria will make presentations on the contributions of Professor Sawyer to the development of social science scholarship and the advancement of good governance and democracy in Liberia and the rest of Africa.

According to the convening chair of the program, Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh, the event is one of several events meant to continue the work of Professor Amos Sawyer and to expose the young generation to his ideas and lifelong work for democracy and social justice in Africa.

The event will be held in the Ball Room of the Monrovia City Hall, commencing at 1 PM. There will also be a zoom link for those unable to attend physically and those abroad to participate virtually.

His Excellency the president of the republic of Liberia is expected to lead a select array of government officials from all three branches of government to grace the occasion.

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