A Troubled Citizen Writes President Sirleaf

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia 24TH President

The Executive Mansion

Capitol Hill, Republic of Liberia

November 21, 2017

Ref: PLEASE REMEMBER MADAM PRESIDENT THAT THE SYSTEM YOU INITIATED HAVE LEFT ONE CITIZEN DRAPED IN THE GARMENT OF UNPRODUCTIVITY AND MEDIOCRITY. YOUR SYSTEM IN MY CASE CHOSE IMCOMPETENCE OVER COMPETENCE AND VICTIMIZED SCHOLAR FOR CHEAT.

Dear Madam President:

Well done for your extraordinary execution as Liberia Most Successful President through my perceptive viewpoint of history however there were traps.

Liberally permit me Madam President this little time of for as far back as you can recollect to hear what your system has offered me!

Daniel Trokon Bestman

I am Daniel Trokon Bestman, a Liberian age 28yrs and a mindful Unity Party aficionado legitimately drafted into the logic of liberal democracy (since 2010). I graduated as Valedictorian from the Ford-Madden Christian Academy, Smythe Road, Oldroad on October 10, 2009 and I came as a Top Candidate in WAEC Division II, I was the lead of eight distinct contenders. In spite of the way that I drove my class as Class Prefect, my School was looked into among the best five performing schools in Liberia (Check the records at WAEC). As Valedictorian my address may have been ”THE ILLS OF EDUCATION IN POST CONFLICT LIBERIA”, in this address I concentrated on that it was legitimate for government to help understudies push to learn since those understudies are nationals of the country and they are the ones who could understand and recognize government hardships. It was from inducing pages of history that I saw lines where government buttressed subjects’ push to learn and therefore add to the state. The record of Professor Dew Tuah-Wleh Mason is an ecstatic onlooker to this reference. Imagine my folks have been chastised by the flimsy economy that your system expected to alter in case I have been repaid any of the two stipends ( Check the confirming record of the Inter-Ministerial Scholarship Committee), better still contact Dr. Robert N. Pailey, Miss Rebecca Kwarbo (Employee Civil Service Agency) or Minister George K. Werner they could better still relate to you on this issue.

Fast forward, as an understudy whose foundation depended on the pillar of authenticity, I tried the system you began. In 2010 I associated close by fifteen other Liberian youngsters for the Kuwaiti Scholarship, where I ascended as the first and only picked one. Regardless of the way that my name was disseminated on the Executive Mansion site as champ of the Kuwaiti scholarship yet Liberia then Ambassador Konah Blackett settled the straggling leftovers of the story in the negative. Today at my present age I don’t have a pitiful higher education. Our checking methodology was screened by a veteran correspondence Expert Dr. Robtel N. Pailey, a 2017 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellow and past Inter-Ministerial Scholarship Director. Up ’til now reflecting in my mind “TELL US WHAT THE POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY IS AND HOW DOES IT RELATES TO YOUR STUDY IN KUWAIT” was the topic I used as a channel to declare my insights how really I would have influenced Liberia. As the story would be with the system so made by you Madam President I was then instructed that the SCHOLARHSHIP fell in. Soldiering for Quality Education in 2012, I again associated for the Lebanese Scholarship where I was created as one of the four Nominees however as it has constantly been, varnished from the thick surface of reality. I WAS DENIED MERIT, ADVANCEMENT AND CONTRIBUTION TO LIBERIA’S SPEEDY GROWTH SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE SYSTEM….AT LEAST I HAD THE MIND TO HELP IN LIBERIA’S TRANSFORMATION BUT YOUR SYSTEM REJECTED ME.

Most Revered Partisan, and after that my Socratic story continue with the mind-boggling request, where is the course of action of authenticity? In case Liberia must abound in the light of national flourishing, if she ought to portray her own specific laws and think about her own particular methodologies premium must be put on EDUCATION. With a more significant vitality to offer back to society I took the chalk. In spite of the way that as a child my yearningly masterminded educational future has fallen prey to the SHRINE OF SORROW as the English Writer George Gordon Lord Byron in Don Juan would put it. Forcefully as I had figured by then, now I would have ended up being one of the lead figures to Liberia’s change. Suddenly the structure that I have shielded so really from the significance of my conviction to the zenith of my contemplations is the improper epic brute that held me where I am today. What a catastrophe! Because of my rejection by your structure joined with nonattendance of fiscal help I forsook. In this manner the people who couldn’t COMPUTE with me academically are now my SUPERIORS, just by virtue of nonappearance of support from government. Any age whose glorifications designs disaster for kids and open successors to Herculean mercilessness is a development in the fortitude of relatives, thusly the educated ones who see their courses of action to open work environments as a way to deal with deplete national vaults are not makers of our history rather they are vulture eating up the tissue of our legends and devouring the pages of our reformist fight. You were right when you said the system of education was messy but what has been done to clean the mess that has smelled on citizen like my sort?

Madam President, pretty much your structure rejected me and that expulsion tied me down. It is a consequence of your system dissent to the change I would have used, that is the reason till date I have been surrendered and have lost my compass to the achievable future at my present age. Nursing the thinking of liberal democracy and inclining the standard of economic liberalism as appeared in the qualities of my get-together conviction framework, I have been a lead resonate gathering of Unity Party Propaganda in District #9, Montserrado County, be that as it may I am unrecognized by the National Executive Committee so far I filled in as a dedicated volunteer. Imagine yourself in my condition, what impression would you worked for such a system had you been the loss in me? Envision that you are from gatekeepers who are parallel to direction and additionally are stripped by budgetary hardship, by what method may you twist up Madam President with your choice on the system? While been denied by the system, notwithstanding all I have shared my supposition with respect to a comparative structure (Check: https://frontpageafricaonline.com/index.php/op-ed/2424-erecting-ministerial-complex-a-glory-for-the-sirleaf-led-government ). Till date I have been named as an impression of dissatisfaction by far ahead kin and sisters.

Finally, Madam President while it is truth that the issue of my minimization by the system you made is key and worth commenting, it ought to in like manner be understood that there is a gigantic more lost to the difference in the state. At this discerning age starting at now, with the little progression I would have balanced Liberia to the best favorable position of humankind, I would have introduced that justifying Liberian understudies attempts be buttressed since Education of the all-inclusive community is the obligation of government. My dedication may have entered the echelon of the comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals either through headways, representations or advancement. I would have displayed that the as far as anyone knows worsen Ministry of Education scholarship program should not to be the main stage for scholarship rather an Effective Student/Citizen propel program to empower diverse subjects who bear the near misery I am consumed into. Nevertheless, this system reclined me (a pioneer of a whole age) in the stasis of unproductivity and mediocrity. It will interest you to understand that my little foundation from discretionary school has honed me in conveying my points of view formally and coolly. Imagine my little fathom been upheld by a higher education.

On the off chance that it’s not all that much inconvenience, REMEMBER MADAM PRESIDENT THAT THE SYSTEM YOU INITIATED HAVE LEFT ONE CITIZEN DRAPED IN THE GARMENT OF UNPRODUCTIVITY. YOUR SYSTEM IN MY CASE CHOSE IMCOMPETENCE OVER COMPETENCE AND VICTIMIZED NOBILITY FOR INSTABILITY. Heaven bears witness to this testimony!

May this impression of my pathetic condition spike the fiber of your internal voice to rethink elective decisions in remunerating my excellence with merit.

May the one and only God grandly secure and pardon you in the midst of and after your Proprietorship. Despite of the impressive number of wounds on the ordinary your execution was noteworthy as a President!

At any rate I HAD THE MIND TO HELP IN LIBERIA’S TRANSFORMATION BUT YOUR SYSTEM VETOED ME.

As your fervent adherent in high respect I remain concentrated on the blessed standard of the formidable Unity Party.

Devotedly yours,

Daniel Trokon Bestman

dtbestman@gmail.com/0776811809

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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.