UPP Ready To Lead The Transformation Of Liberia, Says Standard-Bearer

By: Payee Swen/GNN Correspondent

uppThe Standard-Bearer of the United People’s Party (UPP) has said the party is now ready to lead the transformation of Liberia into a prosperous 21st century nation.

 In a press conference at the UPP headquarters in Sinkor outside Monrovia Wednesday, MacDonald A. Wento named corruption, the lack of adequate basic social services, jobs and healthcare system as some of the problems impeding development and growth in the country.

“We are the party of change,” he said, adding “we believe that these problems can best be resolved by a disciplined and responsible government, under a UPP leadership,” he added.

He noted that in a bid to transform the country, the party will effectively manage the natural resources of the country and develop our Economic Infrastructure to a competitive level for global trade.

He indicated that the party will invest in human resource development that sustains an effective economy and public sector and work within the current concession agreements to secure the best opportunities for the Liberian people.

 Among other things, Wento stated that the party will rebalance Liberia’s diplomacy and make it work for domestic development, while deepening her historic ties with the United States of America.

“We will improve public safety and security, as well as strengthen regional and international relations,” he added.

 The UPP Chairman admitted that the party has “for some time now” been quiet, but was quick to point out it did not walk away into the quiet doom of history.

 “We birthed multiparty democracy in this country, with blood, sweat and tears. So, we cannot abandon this cause for which we stood and allow it to be derailed,” he stated.

He continued: “Just as we brought an end to a century of one party rule in Liberia, so shall we wipe the tears from your eyes and change your sorrows into joy.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists.