Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Liberia: 'Stop Garbaging Senator Johnson'

3 August 2010
Source: allAfrica.com

A group of student under the banner “Concern Nimba Universities Student” says they are condemning and garbaging recent statement made by their County Junior Senator, Adolphus Dolo against his colleague to the National Legislature, Senator Prince Johnson.

The group through it spokesman, Victor Kpaseh, said they were cautioning senator Dolo alone with eight others lawmaker from the County, who, the students claimed have already crossed to the ruling Unity Party, to immediately withdraw or retract their statement and at the same time do away with what they called the name of lawmaker Johnson as a conduit or scale goat in pursuing their bid for re-election, by misleading some of the citizens in the County to forcibly petition Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the second term.

The student group in a press release issued Yesterday, to the Analyst, said they were concerned that Senator Dolo, in this new political and democratic dispensation could dream of making a great mistake ever in his life by preaching high level of divisive politic among Nimbains, especially against Senator Johnson who, according to them, is loved by everyone in the County.

At the same time the group which is comprise of men and women from diverse disciplines and who are also from a cross section of Universities in Liberia, noted that they would remain very focus and concern in respecting the propose for which the Peace Tree was planted in the County during the July 26, Independence Day celebration in Sanniquellie, the capital city of Nimba County.

Quoting the July 26, celebration theme “Dialogue is the way forward” the student’s group stressed that they were wondering how, Nimba County Junior Senator, would reconcile what they termed as his destructive statement to that of the covenant signed during the planting of the Peace Tree.

According to the release, the student’s group claimed that for them, to prove that Senator Dolo was inconsistent and incompatible, he (Senator Dolo) misled the Nimba citizens, informing them that the Zoe-Geh medical centre, which according to them, was built by Peter Weato, who they said is a son of that soil in Yao Glaley, was built by President Sirleaf. The action of the lawmaker to misinform the public, they students noted is highly untrue and counterproductive to the people of the areas.

Meanwhile, the student’s group has warned citizen of Nimba County, not to listen to Senator Dolo, who they claimed has given his farewell treat to serve as campaign manager for the ruling Unity Party. And at the same time he (Dolo) requesting them (Nimba Citizen) to put all of their eggs into one basket during the 2011 election, which they say has been demonstrated by the eight lawmakers, considering

Senator Johnson as an opposition, the group noted is frustrating and inconsiderable to the peace and tranquility in the Country.

In a swift contrast, Mr. Kpaseh who is the group spokesperson stressed that Senator Johnson is not considered as been described by those he called “certified bell driven and evil geniuses” who he claimed are doing everything to ensure that they and their political god mother who’s named they did not mentioned, are re-elected to power.

“Senator Johnson is a road model, liberator and the pride of Nimba as well as the society at large.” The group concluded.

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Drawing the line in Liberia

Crimes sponsored, committed, or masterminded by handful of individuals cannot be blamed upon an entire nationality. In this case, Liberians! The need for post-war justice is a step toward lasting peace, stability and prosperity for Liberia. Liberia needs a war crimes tribunal or some credible legal forum that is capable of dealing with atrocities perpetrated against defenseless men, women and children during the country's brutal war. Without justice, peace shall remain elusive and investment in Liberia will not produce the intended results. - Bernard Gbayee Goah

Men with unhealthy characters should not champion any noble cause

They pretend to advocate the cause of the people when their deeds in the dark mirror nothing else but EVIL!!
When evil and corrupt men try to champion a cause that is so noble … such cause, how noble it may be, becomes meaningless in the eyes of the people - Bernard Gbayee Goah.

If Liberia must move forward ...

If Liberia must move forward in order to claim its place as a civilized nation amongst world community of nations, come 2017 elections, Liberians must critically review the events of the past with honesty and objectivity. They must make a new commitment to seek lasting solutions. The track records of those who are presenting themselves as candidates for the position of "President of the Republic of Liberia" must be well examined. Liberians must be fair to themselves because results from the 2011 elections will determine the future of Liberia’s unborn generations to come - Bernard Gbayee Goah

Liberia's greatest problem!

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What do I think should be done?

The situation in Liberia is Compound Complex and cannot be fixed unless the entire system of government is reinvented.
Liberia needs a workable but uncompromising system that will make the country an asylum free from abuse, and other forms of corruption.
Any attempt to institute the system mentioned above in the absence of rule of law is meaningless, and more detrimental to Liberia as a whole - Bernard Gbayee Goah

Liberia's Natural Resources
Besides land water and few other resources, most of Liberia’s dependable natural resources are not infinite, they are finite and therefore can be depleted.
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Liberia needs a proper system
If Liberians refuse to erect a proper system in place that promotes the minimization of corruption and mismanagement of public funds by government institutions, and individuals, there will come a time when the value of the entire country will be seen as a large valueless land suited on the west coast of Africa with some polluted bodies of waters and nothing else. To have no system in place in any country is to have no respect for rule of law. To have no respect for rule of law is to believe in lawlessness. And where there is lawlessness, there is always corruption - Bernard Gbayee Goah

Solving problems in the absence of war talks

As political instability continues to increase in Africa, it has become abundantly clear that military intervention as a primary remedy to peace is not a durable solution. Such intervention only increases insecurity and massive economic hardship. An existing example which could be a valuable lesson for Liberia is Great Britain, and the US war on terror for the purpose of global security. The use of arms whether in peace keeping, occupation, or invasion as a primary means of solving problem has yield only little results. Military intervention by any country as the only solution to problem solving will result into massive military spending, economic hardship, more fear, and animosity as well as increase insecurity. The alternative is learning how to solve problems in the absence of war talks. The objective of such alternative must be to provide real sustainable human security which cannot be achieved through military arm intervention, or aggression. In order to achieve results that will make the peaceful coexistence of all mankind possible, there must be a common ground for the stories of all sides to be heard. I believe there are always three sides to every story: Their side of the story, Our side of the story, and The truthBernard Gbayee Goah


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