Don’t Punish Me For….
-Pres. Weah Urges Critics
It appears some opposition politicians and their supporters are yet to accept the reality that President George Manneh has got the popular mandate of the Liberian people for six years as reflected in the final results of the 2017 presidential and legislative elections as they continue to sound as if the country was still in campaign era. Pres. Weah who undisputedly prevailed over his mean challenger, Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai then sitting Vice President of the former ruling Unity Party in 14 of the 15 counties of Liberia is being held liable and fiercely criticized by his political opponents for conditions his regime inherited.
But As The Public Agenda Reports, the President has sent a clear message to the opposition bloc but it is not clear whether they will heed to what he has said.
Addressing a group of markets in Paynesville city out of Monrovia recently, Pres. Weah declared, “let me not be punished for developing Liberia”. He has gone to Duport Road to dedicate a modern market building, according to Liberian standard.
Pres. Weah added: “In the last one year and half, my government and I have been able to take paved roads where they weren’t existent; we took new market buildings where they were absent; we have done much over the short time to turn out bad conditions, which of course are not our making.”
However, what could be considered a rejoinder to critics and the opposition bloc, the Liberian leader noted” “We met the hardship and inherited all the bad conditions and without making excuses, we are solving them. We don’t deserve to be punished for taking roads to once forgotten communities; for paying exam fees for people who can’t afford; for declaring free tuition in public schools for young people; for building military hospital; we don’t deserve to be punished for decriminalizing free speech; for being too tolerant, and for planning to connect this country with paved roads.”
Liberia is enduring a severe economic crisis which some say, has its origin from the regime of his immediate passed predecessor, Madam Ellern Johnson Sirleaf.
But despite the prevailing daunting challenges, Pres. Weah is demonstrating commitment to develop the country through road connectivity across Liberia, yet his critics are saying he is not doing anything.