UPP Launches 2017 Platform, Assures Better Liberia After Taking State Power

UPP presidential Candidate, Mr. MacDonald A. Wento and his Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr. John N. Bleah at the launch of the UPP 2017 platform

The United People’s Party (UPP) today, August 11, 2017 launched its 2017 Platform promising better Liberia during the UPP-led administration when elected to take state power in 2018.

Speaking during the official launch of the platform, the presidential candidate of the Party, Mr. MacDonald A. Wento flanked by his running mate, John N. Bleah, said the UPP platform has 19 Planks, each articulating the Party’s plan as to how it will address all the major concerns of the Liberian people.

UPP National Vice Chairman for Startegy & Planning, Former Senator Blamo Nelson outlining the reason of the launch

He further noted that his Party Platform is an outline of the policy framework that will guide agencies of the Government of Liberia in the UPP led Administration.

The political leader of the UPP also indicated that Peace-building, National Healing and Reconciliation will be will be his party’s number-one program; and that maintenance of existing, and construction of new, roads will be its second priority.

In Foreign Policy, Mr. Wento further told his partisans who had gathered on the grounds of the party and Liberians that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be re-organized, strategically positioned, and staffed with experienced diplomatic agents who are knowledgeable about how to tap into external opportunities to achieve the UPP domestic agenda.

The UPP 2017 Platform includes a plan that calls for using technology as a means to discourage corruption and undermine moral weakness, particularly in Government.  UPP intends to make prosecution of corrupt public servants a predicable response in the country.

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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, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.