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Commentary:  No Walk The Talk Again

 By Togba-Nah Tipoteh

The big problem of No Walk-the-Talk is still on. There is plenty of talk about the export of processed rubber. But this is “just talk” rather than Walk The Talk. This Commentary is not an April Fool’s joke. It is about helping to solve the real problem. 

Let us remember that this Walk No Talk problem is driven by persons who are money-driven. This problem comes up all the time when these money-driven persons are looking for more money. When a new State regime emerges, these money-driven persons come out as experts, having served as advisors to previous State regimes. The media institutions enjoy such because they create sensational stories to sell more their newspapers.

But the selling of more newspapers creates the opportunity to raise awareness to say that all of this plenty talk does not solve the problem. The problem is solved by doing not by talking. Clearly, the plenty talking shows that it is not about solving the problem because when the problem is solved, more money stops flowing into their greedy pockets. Da day way a eh na! 

In the plenty talking, do you read or hear anything about stopping the export of raw materials to engage in local manufacturing that promotes local ownership, employment, production and sales for income generation and poverty reduction? No and a big no!  And this is no April Fool’s joke! The promotion of local manufacturing with the prioritization of Value Addition places the highest value on the Liberian Human Resource rather than the natural or financial resource. 

With no prioritization of the Liberian human resource, the prioritization of the export of raw materials continues on the basis of dependance on the profit maximization maneuvres of the World Bank and the IMF, not forgetting the other State foreign partners, like the African Development Bank (ADB), who continue to give loans and grants, even budget support funds.

Most fortunately, people who love Liberian have found the way to solve societal problems. And these problems are being solved through the Rule of Law, because the rule of outlaw, with its attendant violence is not the solution. The solution is found in the awareness raising that transforms the prevailing unfair electoral system into the enduring fair electoral system. It is only through this transformation that persons with good records can get elected to bring in the system of Justice, the indispensable ingredient  for Peace and Progress in Liberia and in any other country.

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