Deputy Information Minister for Press and Public Affairs Eugene L. Fahngon has disclosed here that plans are underway by the government to introduce new policies that will put the country on the right trajectory and experience rapid growth and development.
“As you may be aware, the government under the leadership of President George M. Weah will in the soonest possible time institute new policies that put our country on par with its neighbors in the region,” he said recently at the Ministry of Information’s regular press briefing.
The regular press conference was initially scheduled to be addressed at the National Port Authority (NPA), but later the NPA authorities did not allow it to be held there.
Subsequently journalist were told that the press briefing would have been addressed by officials from the Ministry of Commerce, but the officials did not also show up.
It prompted Deputy Information Minister Fahngon alone to address the press.
Mr. Fahngon claims that the current government came to power and met bad policies all over the place.
Fahngon says the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) – led government is finding it difficult to [work] with those old policies.
He notes that President Weah is coming up with new policies because the old policies left behind did no good for the country.
According to Mr. Fahngon, the CDC led – government used the first one year in power to observe and monitor the country’s situation, while at the same time making significant strides for the wellbeing of the vast majority of the population.
Mr. Fahngon concludes that if change must come early, it is the priority of every well-meaning Liberian, especially those abroad to help their country by bringing investors in the country so as to provide jobs for citizens.By Lewis S. Teh–Edited by Winston W. Parley