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Stop playing politics with the people

An executive member of the former ruling Unity Party, former Montserrado County district#4 lawmaker Henry Fahnbulleh warns the opposition community to stop playing politics with the people of Liberia.

“We need to be serious with the lives of our people, that’s what I tell people, don’t play politics with the lives of our people. Firstly, let go back to the resolution in your word signed by legislators, requesting the President to take more loans; it’s nothing new, it was also done in the 53rd Legislature,” Mr. Fahnbullah notes.

Speaking Monday, June 18, on a live radio talk show in Monrovia, he says Liberia has been caught up with the tradition mode of borrowing money for development agenda.

“If you say road is not a challenge, then I think you’re not living here; just few days ago, Cape Mount County Senator was on the air talking about the bad roads in his county, even in the southeast I get family there and the road condition is very poor, I don’t care about the politics of the loans; my interest is the terms of the loans,” the former lawmaker points out.

According to him, those people who want to gain relevance at the expense of the Liberian people should redirect their energy.“Even if you disagree on the political side, why we can’t look at the biggest picture, the biggest picture is our country; we are young people working in making sure that this government achieve its developmental agenda,” he says.

He recalls that back in 2006 upon the former ruling UP ascending to power, he was opportune to travel with former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to China, where the Chinese government offered to build all roads in exchange for mining contracts but it was rejected.

By Ben P. Wesee

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