By: G Bennie Bravo Johnson I
The National Teachers Association of Liberia has concluded its 4th annual General Assembly held in Gbanga, Bong County over the weekend. During the annual assembly, the National Teachers Association of Liberia through its credit union on Cooperative Society provided overwhelming reports of over 12 million Liberian Dollars as `sua plus for the 2022 saving year. This achievement which the organization claimed has brought to bed the perception that Teachers are the poorest in Liberia. The NTAL Credit Union is a savings institution established by Public school Teachers and education workers with the National Teachers Association of Liberia serving as the ununion’sarent body. The NTAL Credit Union was established in 2013 to break the poverty barrier among Public school teachers and educational workers in Liberia. The Annual General Assembly of the National Teachers Association of Liberia Credit Union Cooperative Society was observed under the theme: “Improving mmember’slivelihoods through strong commitments was characterized by an Audit report, Supervisory report, and the Report from the chairman wither Of the 12 million Liberian dollars, 6 million Dollars will be distributed among members of the Union as dividends for shareholders and those saving with the institution, a decision by the delegates at the 4th Annual General Assembly held in Gbarnga, Bong County over the weekend. The NTAL Credit Union 4th Annual General Assembly (AGA) brought together several Board members from the fifteen counties of Liberia, the Bothe ng County Education officandhand e Managing Director of the Liberia Credit Union National Association among others. Speaking at the close of the occasion, the President of the National Teachers Association of Liberia, Mary Nyumahpraised the leadership of the NTAL Credit Union headed by Freeman Duo, Anderson Tamba,d others for what she calls a Job` well` done”. Madam Nyumah boasted that the Credit Union will lift many teachers and education workers out of poverty considering the level of interest the teachers and education workers have developed in saving. “We will ensure that many teachers are gallallowedattendour 2023 AGA that will take place in March of 2024 so that they share their testimonies with us”. The NTAL President assured the delegates. The National Teachers Association of Liberia President noted that she feels proud seeing teachers developing an interest in saving, something she said is better for the future of their children. For his part, the Managing Director of Liberia Credit Union National Association, Yarkpazuo Gbusiwoi in his KeyKeynotessage called on members of one of the institutions to depoliticize the workings of the Union. According to Gbusiwoi, the credit union will grow to a greater level when members desist from politicizing it and focus on the issue of recruitment, strengthening policies, training, and economic participation among others.“When you allow growth to reign in this institution, you hall have greater testimonies which will secatalyzedorothers to follow suit.” Yarkpazuo Gbusiwoi cautioned.