President Boakai Pledges New Dormitory at RMU Graduation

By: Sylvester Choloplay

Accra, Ghana – June 29, 2024: Liberia’s President Joseph Boakai has announced the construction of a new dormitory for students at the Regional Maritime University in Accra, Ghana.

The President made the disclosure when he delivered keynote addressed at the 18th Commencement Ceremony of the Regional Maritime University (RMU) recently in Ghana. During his speech, President Boakai emphasized Liberia’s commitment to enhancing maritime education in West Africa.

The President said his commitment to constructing a new dormitory reflects his vision for the continued growth and success of RMU, benefiting students from across West Africa.

“Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, graduates and families, at this juncture, I would like to pause, as you wait with bated breath, to pledge on behalf of the Republic of Liberia, the construction of an additional dormitory for students here at RMU”, President Boakai pledged.

The Liberian Chief Executive, President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, is currently leading a delegation of Liberian government officials in Ghana for the event.

He expressed deep appreciation for the strong relationship between Liberia and Ghana.

President Boakai recognized his colleague President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the people of Ghana collaborative spirit that unites the two nations.

Emphasizing RMU’s role in fostering regional cooperation, he acknowledged the contributions of the five member state’ namey: Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone—in advancing maritime education.

President Boakai noted that the university, established as the Ghana Maritime Academy in 1958 and later evolving into RMU, exemplifies the vision of African unity and progress.

Highlighting Liberia’s status as the world’s largest ship registry, he mentioned the critical importance of maritime education while announcing plans to increase the number of Liberian students attending RMU.

Addressing the graduates, President Boakai encouraged them to pursue their dreams with determination, quoting Viola Davis: “All dreams are within reach.”

He also highlighted the importance of hard work, integrity, and focus, reminding graduates that these values are essential for success in their careers.

He reaffirmed Liberia’s support for the university’s mission, emphasizing the pivotal role of maritime education in the region’s socio-economic development.

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