Liberia Council of Churches or LCC President, Bishop Kortu Brown, has warned against calling ‘at risk’ young men and women Zogos.
Bishop Brown, also General Overseer of the New Water in the Desert Pentecostal Church in Brewerville, said it is demeaning and discriminatory to refer to certain Liberians as zogos based on their social conditions.
Bishop Brown said the LCC is concluding plans to establish a psychosocial clinic at LCC headquarters in Sinkor to directly treat and train individuals facing such conditions.
He said the Council would also initiate children feeding and youth development programs to bring kids together and build the capacity of young people.
The LCC President made the disclosure Wednesday at the dedication of a mini children play ground constructed at LCC Headquarters in Sinkor by Liberian Minister Association of the Delaware Valley, USA.
Speaking further, Bishop Brown noted that LCC would draw Liberians together regardless of their status in society to the body of Christ.
He encouraged Liberians to begin showing love for each other and avoid stigmatizing others because of their condition.
In brief remarks, Liberian Minister Association of the Delaware Valley, USA head, Bishop Maryann Mason, said the project is part of plans to put smiles on the faces of children in Liberia.
By: Preston Gayflor