The Chairman of the All Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship says dual citizenship will foster socio-economic development in Liberia.
Emmanuel Wettee stated that Liberians living in the Diaspora have no intention of taking jobs from compatriots residing in Liberia, but rather desire to contribute to the development of their motherland.
Wettee made the observation at the weekend at the Home-Coming and Consultative Dialogue of the Liberia Diaspora Engagement Program organized by the Ministry of State held at the Monrovia City Hall.
He indicated that Liberians who have obtained citizenship in other countries want to invest in their country, but that the1973 Alien and Nationality Law of Liberia is preventing them from doing so.
He pointed out that the passage of the proposed Dual Citizenship Act will enable Liberians living in the Diaspora to “contribute tremendously” towards the growth and development of their country.
Wettee said Liberians who obtain dual citizenship should not necessarily be allowed to contest presidential and legislative elections, noting that what Liberians in the Diaspora need is a chance to help develop their nation.