February 10, 2011
The Unity Party government came to power in January 2006 during a period that saw the infrastructure of the country destroyed, private sector investments which are the engine of economic growth and development non-existent, and our beloved country considered a failed state with a demoralized population. Five years into her term, the President has been instrumental in the reconstruction and development of Liberia. She has set the tone for a more optimistic and can-do spirit that has inspired her fellow citizens. Her Excellency has made us believe again that our nation is heading to prosperity. By virtue of her Excellency’s work, our people believe the Liberian government cares for and serves their needs.
Under the President’s leadership, our country enjoys freedom of the press (and other freedoms), respect for human rights, safety and security, roads, schools, clinics, wage increases, low cost housing, new jobs, private investments, debt relief, sanitation, and an improved image of Liberia both locally and internationally.
Liberia will hold elections again this October and every vote counts. I urge you to ask yourself, - what future do you want for Liberia and its people? In doing so, you should pause and really think about what it is that you want for your self and your family? In life, as in politics, we concentrate on what we don’t want to happen instead of what we want to happen. We know from the facts as stated above the right path is to continue with the President and her administration. The President outlined in her Annual Message delivered on January 24, 2011 that “all gains cited must be extended.” It is imperative that we continue in that direction and keep the country on the right track. What is much more heartened is the fact that the President acknowledged that “much remains to be done to create the future of opportunity.”
The President also acknowledged the love of our country and the ingenuity of the Liberian people in this endeavor. She also challenged us to be partners in achieving a better standard of living for our people. In unity and a strength-based approach we can unify Liberia and achieve a far greater country than ever before. The country is on the right track with the right President!
David F. Williams, M.S., M.A., SPHR
Ewing, New Jersey