Mr. Minister (B. J. Samukai), congratulations for your honoring ceremonies. It is my pleasure to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to you for a job well done, and a job you continue doing. I honestly admired your leadership style.
When you go wrong, you apologized, when they go wrong, you investigate and apologize. You are not that arrogant individual who goes above the laws. No one is perfect, but you have always tried to do your best in your endeavors.
I have never saw a Defense Minister in my life to say I'm sorry publicly when thing goes wrong; but you did it for the love of your people and your country. What a great man. For the past eleven years, you have improved our military and protect our nation.
Today our military are disciplined trained and educated. They may not be all college graduates, but before signing in as officer, you made it matter of must applicants be a high school graduate.
In this regard, today every Liberians feels some how satisfied if not all. Our military have performed so highly with respect and dignity, they are able to carry on peace keeping mission in other country.
Not only serving in another nation, but our country as well. Even though, some bad days came about, by the grace of God we all managed to settled those high feelings, angers, and dissatisfaction by all means possible. Mr. Minister, I joined to honor you, and say thank so very much for protecting our citizens, our partner in progress, and our beloved Liberia. My blessings for the honor awarded to you as Humane Order of African Redemption.
MC Ballah, Contributing Writer