By: Ben Mabande | Globe Afrique Media|
WASHINGTON, DC —Liberia’s 10 October 2017 presidential race on Saturday drawn international attention with the elegant launch of one of the country’s main and vivacious political campaigns in the West Africa state’s capital, Monrovia.
Charles Walker Brumskine, the presidential candidate of the Liberty Party, promised “change” for the struggling African nation as well as advanced a proposal to reduce the salaries of government’s workers, including the office of the president and vice president, if elected president of Liberia. The tested and experienced former lawmaker and father of three children, all of whom are successful Ivy-league educated lawyers, said, he is the most suitable to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf because his policy priorities include stamping out corruption, ensuring the rule of law and improving the Liberian economy by expanding private sector’s investments, creating jobs and investing in education, infrastructure, and social-economic development. The former alumna of the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, said, he will strengthen the country’s judiciary and enable access to equal justice.
“I will cut salaries by 30 percent,” the accomplished Liberian corporate lawyer said, referring to the excessive wages, benefits and wasteful travel expenses of appointed and elected officials in the Liberian government.
Currently, officials of government under the current Liberian administration headed by Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf are among the highest paid in Africa and, perhaps, the most corrupt of any African nation, leaving the population aground in excruciating poverty.
Source: Globe Afrique