Brumskine to Lobby for Stabilization Force

The Inquirer
Monrovia, Liberia

Distributed by The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

April 15, 2003

Presidential aspirant, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine has vowed to lobby within the international community for the coming into the country of a stabilization force that will help bring Liberia’s nightmare to an end.

Cllr. Brumskine said news from the International Community that 11 out of a total of 15 of Liberia’s sub-political divisions are inaccessible to relief supply is quite alarming and grave, and should serve as a genuine reason for the coming into the country of a stabilization force.

The Liberia Unification Party’s presidential hopeful stressed the need for the government and LURD to see reasons to give peace a chance through a sincere dialogue between the two parties, adding that Liberians are suffering and dying on a daily basis.

Cllr. Brumskine spoke last Thursday at the LUP Executive Headquarters on Benson Street when he received a statement of support from the United Women of Bong County.

He told the Bong County Women that his utmost desire to contest the Liberian presidency was to bring about a change that will make Liberia a free and prosperous nation for all.

He said his primary concern is about the future of Liberian youths, especially those who are bearing arms, noting that all must be done to disarm them so they could sit in the classroom to prepare for the future, thus becoming useful and productive citizens.

"I want to make sure that when I become president of this country, every child will be in school so that they can learn how to read and write, because tomorrow is about what we put in our children’s hands today", Cllr. Brumskine said.

The United Bong Women said in their statement of loyalty and support that they see the learned counsellor as the only presidential candidate that has the potential and capability to work with the International Community in rebuilding the broken walls of Liberia.

The women said looking at Cllr. Brumskine’s past record in the Liberian senate, they have sufficient reason to trust him with the Liberian presidency, and further give them renewed hope for better Liberia.

The United Women of Bong County urged Cllr. Brumskine to work assiduously with the International Community in making sure that Liberia’s child soldiers are completely disarmed for the sake of their future.

"Our babies are not anybody’s soldiers, we want them in school because we, as mothers, depend on their future for our survival", the women said.

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