-Calls For Collaboration In Difficult Times
In the wake of current economic challenges facing the Country and its people, former Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai says it is about time Liberians hold together to overcome such challenges.
Making reference to investment, he said “gone are days where Liberia will rely on foreigners to come and invest in their own Country when in fact this nation is rich with several natural resources.”
Speaking at the induction ceremony of New officers elect of the Lofa Association in the USA, Ambassador Boakai encouraged his kinsmen to strategize on ways and means of creating opportunities for employment of Lofians and Liberians in General.
“We have to raise money to invest”, he added.
He pointed out that one of the best ways is through investment of the country’s natural resources to include gold, diamond and many others.
The defeated presidential candidate lauded the efforts of Lofians who supported him doing the just ended elections noting that this is what the people of Lofa stands for namely, Trust and integrity.
According to him, the county’s annual budget is US$200,000.00 with a population of 300,000 people, something he indicated that more needs to be done to address the many challenging issues in the Country.
Currently the County’s Community College is said to be overcrowded as hardship and many others are the order of the day in Lofa.
The former Liberian vice President urged his kinsmen both in Liberia and the USA to work together and establish a committee to ensure they change the living conditions of the people and County.
He proposed the establishment of a corporation that will bring on board professional Lofians with the so aim of investing in the human capital and many others.
He said the corporation once established will also address the transportation challenges facing the County and Country in general.
He said it is now time to setup a system to add value to Liberians as well as creating job opportunities for the people of Liberia who are ready, educated and prepared to lead and work for their mother land.
Lofa before the coming of Gbarpolu County has 50% of the tribes in Liberia to including Lorma, Kissi, Mandingo, Gola, Kpelle and Gbandi and considered as the bread basket for Liberia in terms of food production especially rice, but the history is now past glory as the son of that County however still believes with strength, focus mind, unity, education and many others from Lofians, the County can regain its lost image.
By Julius Konton (Contributor)