The political leader of the opposition Liberty Party Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine says Vice President Joseph N. Boakai failed when he served as managing director for former Liberia Produce Marketing Corporation or LPMC during the regime of slain President Samuel Doe in the 80s.
Mr. Boakai is incumbent Vice President of Liberia, and has declared his intention to contest for the Presidency in 2017. He is also former Minister of Agriculture. Addressing an intellectual forum Thursday in Clara Town, a slum community on Bushrod Island, Cllr. Brumskine argued that the LPMC, under Ambassador Boakai, was unable to ease farmers’ suffering, and the entity itself collapsed, adding, “As a leader, when the organization fails, you fail also, and so is LPMC.”
He offered to, under a Liberty Party-led government, appoint Ambassador Boakai back to the LPMC and provide him support. Speaking as guest of the Movement for Intellectual Exchange, he said in order for Liberia to move forward, the country must unite, stressing that nothing can be right in Liberia unless Liberians learn to reconcile irrespective of tribes or religion.
According to the two times defeated presidential candidate, it only takes somebody with vision to take Liberia forward.“If you have not had an appointed position, it will be difficult to lead this country.”
Cllr. Brumskine vowed that if elected as President come 2017, he will write the Liberian Legislature to extent school session to 5 and 6 pm because most students are left all alone when parents are gone to work to look for ends meet, which exposes them many problems such as pregnancies and drugs.
The LP political leader added that Liberia is not self-sufficient in food because the country has failed to produce its stable food rice, so it continues to depend on other countries for food.
But Brumskine, who said he is not a farmer himself, said if elected, he will support Liberian farmers.
He Liberians are begging for change, but change can only come if they go to the bullet box and elect the right person; therefore, he encouraged every Liberian to go out to vote during elections.
By Bridgett Milton-Edited by Jonathan Browne