…As Public Work Minister warns youths
A former Montserrado County Senatorial candidate has called on the Legislature to pass the Decent Work Bill, instead of inviting the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Amara Konneh to give clarity on his recent statement.
Abraham Darius Dillon observed that the Liberian Senate should be seeking the welfare and interest of the Liberian people, through the passage of the Decent Work Bill to transform their living standards. He reminded Lawmakers that they were elected to enact better laws to enhance the development of the country.
Dillion made the call Monday at a program marking the 6th Anniversary of the Center for Exchange of Intellectual Opinions held on Carey Street in central Monrovia.
Public Works Minister William Gyude Moore also challenged Liberian youths to prepare themselves technically, through vocational and technical education, for the reconstruction of Liberia.
Minister Moore indicated that Liberia was at the stage of building most of its infrastructures damaged during the protracted civil conflict, and that it would require people with technical skills to carry out the rebuilding process.
He observed that if Liberian youths prepare themselves- both technically and academically, they would succeed in playing a key role in the growth and development of their country.
He pointed out that it will be difficult to transform Liberia when the youths are not prepared to meet the challenges ahead, reiterating his call on Liberians to abide by policies and regulations governing construction in the country.
Meanwhile, Lofa County Senator Stephen J. H. Zargo said the biggest task confronting Liberia now is the transition process of the United Nations Mission in Liberia or UNMIL which borders on the security of the state.
Senator Zargo noted that the recent episode involving the Liberia National Police or LNP and some members of the public was “a writing on the wall” that Liberia’s peace and security will be at risk, if the necessary mechanisms were not put in place to ensure that the country remains stable following UNMIL’s departure.
He observed that the call for the Finance and Development Planning Minister to appear before the Liberian Senate on today Tuesday, May 12, 2015 is in the right direction to give clarity on the statement he made in America which has security implications.
Recently, it was reported that Finance Minister Amara Konneh allegedly made a pronouncement in the United States that if the government did not take certain actions, there would be a repeat of what happened in Liberia in 1979.-Edited by George Barpeen
By Ben P. Wesee