Presidential hopeful and former Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia Dr. Joseph Mills Jones has vowed not to fail Liberians as others have done, promising that in the new Liberia that everyone is talking about, he will prioritize building a new economy to will help citizens to strengthen their living condition, not just for a few.
Dr. Jones, who is leader of the Movement for Economic Empowerment party or MOVEE, also promised to promote fairness in the governing system that will allow citizens to have equal opportunities in making progress.
Responding to a petition statement in Montserrado County Electoral District#7 specifically in the township of West Point over the weekend, he said under a MOVEE-led administration, a proper system will be put in place to maximize usage of the country’s resources for economic growth and allow every citizen to have access because Liberia belongs to all.
Dr. Jones said in spite of their political ideologies, every Liberian should one way or the other benefit from the national resources instead of a few hand of people, saying “Absolutely no!” He said upon winning the Presidency come 2017, a MOVEE-led government will work tirelessly in making sure the lives of poor Liberians are improved.
The ex-governor said not that he is so greedy for power, but there is need for Liberians to back off from abject poverty, lamenting that it has been so long for them to still remain in such painful living condition.
Accepting the petition, he lauded the Organization Committee of District #7 for endorsing him to contest for the Presidency and said the nomination was not by mistake. Earlier, the Secretary General of the committee, Miss Clara Venus Kiazolu said the decision was based on Dr. Jones’ democratic commitment towards the Liberian people thru his microfinance program, which has affected not just a few, but nearly everyone.
She said such initiative has indeed helped to reduce abject poverty in several communities and citizens’ lives are being transformed. She said despite Dr. Jones’s resignation from the CBL, he still continues with the program, empowering disadvantaged citizens improve their livelihood.
“You are our hope for the new leadership for the new Liberia, you are there not just for the elite only, but rather the poor as well,” Miss Kiazolu said.
By Zee Roberts-Editing by Jonathan Browne