The Former President of Queensland African Communities Council (QACC) in Australia and current Head of Gravis Global Invest: African Engagement, Development, Investment and Trade at Gravis Insights Australia Amb. Bobby Whitfield says a Liberian Community of over 10,000 population in Australia is overwhelmingly supporting opposition Coalition for Democratic Change CDC) presidential candidate Sen. George Manneh Weah.
Amb. Whitfield, also former President of the Federation of Liberian Communities in Australia (FOLICA) and former Board Member of the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) made the disclosure over the weekend when he visited the Center for the Exchange of Intellectual Opinion (CEIO) on Carey Street in Central Monrovia.
According to him, he has met with key members of the Australian Parliament and stakeholders in australia, where favorable discussions were held to render the CDC-led administration the needed assistance aimed at buttressing the party’s efforts to deliver on its platform to the Liberian people.
According to Whitfield, he has also been part of advocacy efforts in Australian that have yielded great results including the increase in scholarship slots for Liberian students in the country.
He notes further that it was under FOLICA’s instrumentality that the Australian Parliament was convinced to have the country’s Prime Minister donate US$44m to the global efforts in combating the deadly Ebola epidemic that ravaged the country.
Whitfield believes that a CDC-led government under the stewardship of Sen. Weah will attract more tourism and investment opportunities from Australia to Liberia, saying the CDC leader has shown immense sense of leadership over the past years both in his soccer career and his political endeavors.
Amb Whitfield pointed out that a CDC- led government will stamp out corruption; a menace he says has contributed to the country’s backwardness and places Liberia once more as “the bridgehead of Africa.”
Meanwhile, Amb. Whitfield has called on ruling Unity Party (UP) to stop instilling fears and initiating a native and congo debate which according to him have the propensity to ignite class crisis in the country.
He says the pending runoff election should be taken as an advantageous moment for stakeholders and political actors to place the country back on the right trajectory for the younger generation. Note that this Article have been revived.
By Lewis S. Teh–Edited by Winston W. Parley