Supporters of Alternative National Congress or ANC presidential aspirant Alexander Cummings are complaining that they are yet to see the 20,000 jobs opportunity annually promised by President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf, claiming that they only got alleged empty promises from their leaders.
While being petitioned by a group of Liberians from the southeast based in Montserrado County District #14 on Friday, 9 June on Clara Town Field, elder Alexander W. Hinneh told Mr. Cummings that “most of the males in the district are unemployed” and are still expecting the 20,000 jobs employment opportunity of the president.
“We believe in you because of your national and international records. You’ll perform to the best of your ability”, he said in the petition statement. President Sirleaf, while campaigning in Nimba and Bong Counties for her second term bid in 2011, promised that her government would have created 20,000 jobs annually for Liberians if re-elected, with assurance that about US$16 billion investments had been mobilized.
After accepting the petition, Cummings says he is going to work hard every day until Liberia is transformed, emphasizing that a better Liberia, Clara Town, Doe Community and District #14 would mean having better schools, better roads, better health facilities, electricity and running water.
“… And what that means is we will have better schools, we’ll have better roads, better health facilities; we’ll have electricity and running water. That’s what you deserve; that’s what a better Liberia means to you and means to us”, Mr. Cummings says.
The ex- Coca Cola executive has also pledged his commitment to have some bridges and roads constructed, but say he needs the help and support of the people to change Liberia.
He argues that changing Liberia for the better starts with him who wants the opportunity to serve Liberians, and it also starts with “all of us” doing something different to change “our lives”.
In petitioning Mr. Cummings on Friday, the Montserrado District #14 – based southeastern Liberians claimed that the ANC political leader is the best among the other presidential aspirants on grounds that he has “clean hands, no corrupt records” and possesses “international character”.
Elder Alexander Hinneh claims that they have only gotten alleged empty promises from their leaders, from the president to the senators and representatives, and that they now need someone who will take actions to meet their needs, and not words.
By Winston W. Parley-Edited Othello B. Garblah