A visiting British parliamentarian Dam Holloway has called on President George Manneh Weah and his administration to double the fight against corruption and change the perception that people get rich only by working in government.
“It is a huge perception out there that many rich people got rich at the expense of government, that is by serving in the government at a very top level and such thing is wrong and horrifying for a country that is down in terms of development,” Holloway said recently at the Capitol in Monrovia.
He however praised the Coalition for Democratic Change administration for investigating past officials of government for alleged corruption allegation, but added that effort should be doubled up if the country is to move forward and compete with other nations.
Holloway, who was once an investigative journalist in the United Kingdom, suggested that the perception that almost rich people in the country got their wealth from government is horrifying news that should be changed in order to encourage investors here.
He intimated that single dollar stolen from the national coffers causes a lady to die from child birth, denies children of better education, and slows down development.
He continued that the major challenge of all government officials is to improve the living condition of the people and people should support investigation into previous administration.
“You come to government to serve and not to be rich,” he cautioned, as he encouraged those who want to be rich to focus on business because government is nothing but service to humanity.
“The perception of coming to government to get rich is wrong and is something those in government to work on,” he said.
Also speaking at the news conference, Lord David Hannay said Liberia and Britain shared lot of historical facts together and now is the time to reawaken that spirit.
Lord Hannay explained that their visitation is great way of engaging the British parliament to help Liberia both in the health and education sectors.He pointed out that Liberia is a country that needs lot of support and Britain stands better to jump start the process.By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor—Edited by Winston W. Parley