Shakespeare Z. Zeanbo
Monrovia-Liberia: The political leader of the Liberian People’s Party, Cllr Tiawan Gongloe,has attributed Liberia’s backwardness to the selection of incompetent elected officials. He told scores of journalists on February 13,2023 in Monrovia that Liberia is struggling in actualizing its true meaning due to incompetent people in the Legislature and Presidency.
According to him, it is unfortunate that Liberia has not realized its true meaning since its foundation. The human rights Lawyer turned politician further lamented that Liberia will only better if citizens can elect officials who are willing to seek the well-being of Liberia and its citizens.
However, Cllr Gongloe vows to drastically reduce the high level of IILiteracy in two years if he’s elected as president, he promised to give junior high, senior high and college students stipends to conduct free after school study for school going kids in their various communities, he vows to make college graduates full time teachers under a program to enable them properly cater to the educationally needs of students throughout the land and breathe of Liberia.
“I didn’t pay fees for WAEC 9th and 12th grades during my days in school, I think it has been a calculated attempt designed by previous and present Governments to stop Liberian students from getting the quality of education they need, and it’s a violation of article 6 of the Liberian constitution which talks about the right to education.”Cllr Gongloe noted.
Meanwhile, Cllr Tiawan Gongloe said, if he’s elected as president of the Republic of Liberia, he will empower the Armed Forces of Liberia to grow more rice in Liberia. The Presidential Hopeful revealed that the AFL since its formation has not been to war and it is important that they fight against the creeping global food security crisis which Liberia is not excluded.
Cllr Gongloe disclosed that his Government going to closely work with the AFL and farmers cooperatives to ensure that more rice is grown in Liberia, he also promised that the AFL and every cooperative in Liberia will be given farming equipments and loans to ease their farming and increase rice production throughout the country.
“I will make sure to connect more farm to market markets roads, because without roads our farmers and the AFL will find it difficult to have their produces to the market,” he added.
The human rights lawyer turned politician lamented the previous and present governments haven’t been able identified the potential of the Liberian military, and as such they have not been able to invest in the AFL to grow more food for the Liberian people, besides defending and protecting the territorial borders of Liberia.