Stop Seeking Imaginary Solutions -Rather Focus On Predictable Actions And Systemic Changes To Enhance Improvements

The CPP calls on the Government to stop seeking imaginary solutions to the challenges of the Liberian economy and instead focus on predictable actions and systemic changes that will improve the economic fundamentals of the country.

These actions will include, inter alia, growing the productive sectors of the economy, improving service delivery across government, fighting corruption robustly and impartially, improving the security climate in the country including vigorously fighting ritualistic killings, supporting Liberian entrepreneurship in critical sectors such as agricultural value addition, and respecting the merit system.

At the same time, the CPP notes with serious concern that after the CDC-government conducted a controversial and fraud-laden US$25 Mop-Up Exercise in 2018, the last quarter of each year since then has been characterized by a strange scarcity of Liberian dollar banknotes on the market and a corresponding precipitous drop in the Liberian Dollar-US Dollar exchange rate.

Meanwhile, the CPP condemns in the strongest term the deliberate refusal by the government to allow a helicopter belonging to the Political Leader of the People’s Liberation Party (PLP), Dr. Daniel Cassel, to land despite satisfying all of the requirements prescribed by the Liberia Aviation Authority.

According to CPP’s press statement, the refusal infringes on the rights of Dr. Cassell and is clearly based on political grounds; it demonstrates how far this government is prepared to go to suppress the opposition. We therefore call on the government to immediately correct its actions, which could set unintended precedence and have undesired consequences.

-Writes GDJ

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