Happy New Year, everyone!
As we enter the New Year, we are offered a time for reflection and to plan for the days and year ahead. And as we celebrate the New Year, I hope that we will focus on living an exemplary life of love and oneness. Jesus taught us over 2,000 years ago to feed the hungry and care for the sick. Let us, therefore, be our brother’s and our sister’s keepers.
Let us also remember that there is more that unites us than divides us. Hence, let us put our differences aside and work together for the collective good of our beloved country and people. And while we call for unity among our people, we have to ensure that justice and equal rights are the hallmarks of the kind of Liberia we envision in 2021 and beyond.
The manner and form in which the country has been governed over the last few years by this Weah led government have caused many to wonder where we are headed in the remaining three years of his administration. Our economy is broken with no immediate solutions from this government. Unemployment rates have skyrocketed while businesses are shutting down. There is an increase in violence and insecurity in every part of the country. The banking sector is suffering from a liquidity crisis. Government employees are not being paid their reduced (harmonized) salaries on time. Our President is busy singing and merrymaking while our people are suffering. No one is being held to account for the abuse of national resources and power – our people are undergoing many difficulties.
While we cannot enforce immediate redress to the challenges you are all facing, we will continue to offer solutions to the Weah-led government and hope they will listen and do the right things. I hope the President will focus more on the enormity of the task at hand and forget about competing with our local artists. We cannot keep doing the same things and expect different results.
Therefore, we should all take this time of celebration to focus on how we can work to make Liberia better for everyone. We do not have the luxury of time to waste. We have to get to work and pull our country out of this rubble and push it forward.
On behalf of the CPP and in my personal capacity, along with my family- my wife Teresa, our daughter Ayo, son Boikai and our grandchildren, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year.
God bless you, and God bless Liberia!