Information Minister Lewis G. Brown has assured Liberians resident and studying in Morocco that their government is working hard daily to build a prosperous and wholesome functioning nation.
“I tell you this… never doubt that this government does not care. It may not be able to achieve all of its dreams, but there is a strong desire to build a nation that all Liberians can be proud of,” he told his compatriots in Rabat, Morocco.
Minister Brown was speaking to the students and residents when he visited the Liberian Embassy near Rabat during the weekend at the invitation of Ambassador Edwin F. Sele.
The Information Minister was in Morocco at the invitation of the country’s Communication Minister to attend the ‘Media Forum on Africa: The Continent’s Image In The World And Investment Opportunities’ held the Moroccan City of Marrakech from 17-19 December.
Speaking further, Minister Brown explained that key economic infrastructure such as power plants, roads, ports and information technology are being developed to position the country for the transition to another post-war level.
On the comportment of Liberians in that sisterly Kingdom, Minister Brown urged them to be ambassadors of their country and to be law abiding and conduct themselves orderly.
“Whatever you do here will reflect on the 3.5 million Liberians, so if you steal, all Liberians will be called rouges and when you top your class, all Liberians will be referred to as brilliant,” Brown noted.
He also assured Liberians in Morocco that the country will “not slip into uncertainty come 2017” when presidential and legislative elections are due, and urged those who have completed studies to return home to contribute their quota to national reconstruction.
On the Ebola virus, Brown said the disease was “not just a health crisis, but also an economic disaster,” assuring his countrymen that Liberia now has the capacity to stop the spread of a new outbreak.
He lauded the ‘excellent” relationship between the Embassy and Liberian community as alluded to by both the ambassador and president of the community, Nathaniel King, in earlier statements.