By Derek M. Moore
The collective optimism among my fellow Liberians of the same generation is palpable as we anticipate President-elect Joseph Nyumah Boakai, affectionately known as “JNB,” taking the reins of leadership. With over 40 years of invaluable experience in the political arena, coupled with a wealth of life wisdom, we believe he is well-positioned to make decisions that will truly benefit our nation.
JNB has traversed the peaks and valleys of life’s journey, and now, at this crucial juncture, we entrust him with the mantle of leadership. Our fervent hope is for a departure from the mistakes of the past, avoiding a mere repetition with different individuals at the helm. JNB, understanding the historical significance and potential future of Liberia, carries the weight of our expectations. We convey our aspirations for a Liberia rejuvenated and emancipated from the clutches of corruption—our plea being, “Rescue Liberia From Corruption!”
Our appeal extends beyond surface-level changes; we advocate for a profound transformation. Liberia has endured generations of challenges spawned by unchecked corruption, and it is time to liberate ourselves from this vicious cycle. We earnestly pray that JNB’s administration comprises individuals committed to honest counsel, valuing diverse perspectives and constructive criticism over mere flattery.
Central to this transformation is a focus on addressing the fundamental needs of the people. Liberia must deliver essential services in agriculture, health, education, and technical trade training. This approach should be inclusive, reflecting the collective will of the people and working towards their collective betterment. In the spirit of unity, let us channel our efforts towards creating a Liberia that authentically serves its citizens.
Furthermore, we must ensure that Liberians are no longer passive observers in their own economy. Empowering citizens to actively engage in economic activities is paramount. This involves creating opportunities for entrepreneurship, job creation, and skill development. Our vision is a Liberia where every citizen has a stake in economic progress, contributing to the nation’s collective prosperity.
We strongly believe that Liberia urgently requires a structured and systematic approach to achieve these objectives. We call upon everyone to join hands in the rebuilding process. It is time to break free from the shackles of the past and forge a new path forward. Let us collaboratively work towards a Liberia marked by progress, prosperity, and the shared success of its people, ensuring they are active participants and not mere spectators in the nation’s economic journey.