Police, CPP to Fine-tune Security Plan -As Preparations for “We Taya Suffering Rally” Gain Momentum

MONROVIA  – As the time for the staging of “We Taya Suffer Rally” rally draws closer, it has been reported that the Liberia National Police (LNP) and the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) through its Organizing Committee are due to meet Thursday, December 15, to finalize plan for the safety, security and major routes for the safe passage and convergence of Liberians at the SKD Sports Complex in Paynesville for the Rally. 

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Liberia’s Justice Minister Cllr. Musah Dean on December 8, ordered the Liberia National Police to ensure maximum security protection for the thousands of Liberians expected to attend the planned Peaceful rally at the SKD Sports Complex.

Dozens of civil society organizations,   opposition Political Parties, women, youths and student groups have committed to attend the rally to vent out their frustration and dissatisfaction about the poor governance and the deteriorating economic conditions of the suffering masses.

At a special press conference on, Wednesday, December 14, at the headquarters of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), nearly a dozen of civil society groups and opposition Political leaders rallied their members and followers to join in the rally, as the cause is just, and in the prime interest of the suffering masses.

The Political leaders of the United People’s Party (UPP), and People’s Liberation Party (PLP), made passionate pleas to their partisans and supporters to turnout en masse for the rally, and speak for the suffering masses against the deplorable state of affairs.

UPP, is one of the oldest Political Parties, founded by the late icon politician, Mr. G. Bacchus Matthew, credited for multi-party democracy in Liberia. 

Civil society group leaders including Disenchanted CDC Network, the former CDC Royal Guards, the Cross-borders Market Women, the Go-buy-and-Chop Market Women, the Indigenous Movement of Liberia and the National Community Leadership Association made clarion calls on their members and supporters throughout Montserrado County to attend the rally at the SKD Sports Complex on Saturday, December 17. They spoke of the worsening economic conditions of the Liberian people and the gross mismanagement of the country’s resources by the inept leadership of President George Weah.

Leaders of the various organizations  and political parties decried the poor performance of the Weah’s administration, the alarming rate of corruption, wasteful spending, marginalization, the betrayal and disappointment of the cause of the vast majority.

The women groups spoke of the unbearable difficulties experienced in cross-border trade, the deplorable and unsanitary conditions of the various markets, the high custom taxes and fees, added to the frustration,  makes marketing unprofitable.

The Steering Committee Chairman of the “We Taya Suffering Rally,” Mr. Martin Kollah said the planned Peaceful rally is a platform created by the CPP for Liberians, irrespective of political affiliations, to express their anger and frustration against the government and the need for corrective actions and not about fostering the political agenda of its Standard Bearer, Mr. Alexander Cummings. 

Mr. Kollah said the Organizing Committee of the Rally, has been seriously engaged with Police authorities to map out routes and take all necessary, safety and security measures to ensure the Saturday, December 17, “We Taya Suffering Rally” take place and end Peacefully.

Senior Advisor to Team Cummings 2023, former Ministers of Planning and Foreign Affairs, Dr. Togar McIntosh said the Peaceful rally is intended to send a strong message to the government on the need to institute serious economic reform and also to signal the international community that Liberia is indeed sick.

Dr. McIntosh said besides the deteriorating economic conditions, the “We Taya Suffering Rally,” will go beyond December 17, and will help conscientize Liberians how to vote in October 2023, for the emancipation of Liberian people from the grips of the inept leadership of President Weah.

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