The leader of the opposition Liberian National Union or LINU Mr. Nathaniel Blama says the government of Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has failed the people of Liberia in all capacity, leaving ordinary citizens in abject poverty.
He says ordinary Liberians continue to suffer even after they elected the current officials who they considered best choices few years ago. According to Mr. Blama, , the ruling establishment has failed to meet the expectations of the citizenry, and their performance speaks to the fact that they care only for themselves, instead of the mass majority.
In an interview with reporters over the weekend in Monrovia, he said the essence of people going to the poll to exercise their political right by electing public officials is for those officials to address the needs of society rather than turning their back on the electorates.
The LINU leader said he was disappointed with the government , particularly over its much-publicized Poverty Reduction Strategy, which he described as a failed strategy that has increased hardship among the people.
He noted that majority of the citizens across the 15 political sub-divisions of Liberia are still experiencing hardship on a daily basis, after 10 years of UP-led leadership. “Northing to point to, our people continue to live in complete poverty and northing, or no one seems to be listening to their cry; this is something which should have been the first priority of any good government that has the passion and interest to transform and bring development to the people”, he lamented.
Meanwhile, Mr. Blama said LINU is not in talk with any political party to form alliance or merger, adding the primary focus of the party is to participate in the 2017 Presidential and Representative Elections.
By Lewis S. Teh-Editing by Jonathan Browne