MONROVIA, Liberia — A teenager in Liberia who has become a national hero after finding $50,000 and returning it to its rightful owner said he will meet the country’s president next week.
Emmanuel Tuloe told The Associated Press Friday that he has been invited to meet President George Weah on Monday.
“I’m set to go see the president and when I meet him I will talk to him about my education,” the 18-year-old said. “I will tell him I want back to go back to school.”
Tuloe dropped out of school in the seventh grade to run a taxi service with his motorcycle to make money to help his family, he said.
“I will ask him to encourage other young people to leave motorcycling and go to school because there’s nothing in it ( the motorcycle taxi business),” he said.
Tuloe’s father confirmed the meeting with Weah, saying an official from the president’s office had called to offer the invitation.
Tuloe was driving his motorcycle taxi on a highway on Tuesday when he saw a bunch of money wrapped in a plastic bag that had dropped unnoticed, he told AP.