MONROVIA: The Standard Bearer of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), Mr. Alexander Cummings has said his economic development agenda for national prosperity, sets him apart from other candidates and reassures his confidence that Liberians will elect him as the next President on October 10.
Cummings said his clean and enviable corporate record of efficient and effective management of a multi-billion dollar conglomerate gives him an appreciable understanding of what to do and what Liberians want.
He said President George Weah is a career footballer with no knowledge of governance, while Mr. Joseph N. Boakai credits himself with wealth of “government experience,” but lacks knowledge of economic and private sector development and how to create jobs and opportunities for the thousands of unemployed Liberians.
He made the assertions Thursday, September 28, during a talk show on SKY FM in Monrovia.
Cummings said he has vast knowledge and experience in managing and growing businesses, knows how to identify talents and build teams, and create the conducive environment to attract foreign direct investments to Liberia.
He said as President, the CPP will ensure Liberia reaps the full benefits of its natural resources which will be used for the general good of all Liberians, while at the same time, pursuing any public officials suspected or accused of stealing.
Cummings said it is disheartening to see rural dwellers living in worsening economic conditions, while communities and counties where multinational companies are extracting millions of United States dollars -worth of resources remain in a deplorable state.
He said lack of proper and sincere leadership, which is genuinely committed to serving the Liberian people, has subjected them to extreme suffering and poverty, amidst the abundance of natural resources and wealth.
“We know what to do and what Liberians want,” Cummings said, noting that Liberians need massive jobs and the creation of a strong and vibrant private sector aimed at creating an economic middle class.
Cummings said within the first one hundred days of his Presidency, a CPP Administration will initiate a U$20 million loan scheme for Liberian entrepreneurs, including market women, to sustain and grow their businesses.
He said a CPP Administration will institute real and fundamental changes that will spur economic prosperity, and that all Liberians, irrespective of political and religious affiliations or ethnicity, will be accorded equal rights and access to jobs and opportunities.
He said, however, Liberians are left with three choices: to choose either to return to the past, like the country’s past undesirable history, choose to remain in the present failed and miserable system or choose a brighter future with the CPP.
Cummings said the CPP represents the new future of hope, with new people, new mindset and with the requisite capacity and expertise to grow the economy and put Liberians back to work.
The CPP Standard Bearer said, with him as President and Counsellor Charlyne Brumskine as Vice President, it will not be “business as usual” and that every Liberian will be part of the new government and without discrimination.
Cummings expressed optimism of winning the October poll and said he is excited with the massive support and solidarity at various political rallies including the recent September 14, Kakata rally, and the September 27, Women Solidarity Parade which attracted an estimated 6,000 women.
The Women Solidarity Parade was the prelude to the much publicized October 1 CPP “Victory Rally ” to be held at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
It is expected to attract a record crowd unprecedented in the political history of Liberia.
Cummings pleaded with Liberians, especially women – considered as Liberia’s foundation and youths, said to be the country’s future leaders, to turnout en masse and
have their voices to be heard for change in Liberia.