‘Stop speaking deception’, Whapoe urges Pres. Weah
By Lincoln G. Peters
Opposition Vision for Liberia Transformation Party (VOLT) political leader Dr. Jeremiah Z. Whapoe has urged President Weah and his government to stop speaking deception to the Liberian people.
Delivering a keynote speech at the graduation of Zion High School over the weekend, Whapoe noted that understanding is an empirical character a good leader should possess.
“Because you have food does not mean the nation has food. Please invest in agriculture so that we can stop begging other nations for food because the hands that feed you control you,’’ Whapoe warned President Weah.
He argued that leaders must face the reality, calling on President Weah and his government to be honest because Liberians are not fools.
“You know that the nation’s capital city, Monrovia, is dirty, and has no structure as compared to Miami, Florida. But yet, the President said that Monrovia has become like Mimi,” said Dr. Whapoe.
He lamented that the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) government has refused to accept the wrong and use it as a lesson for improvement.
“Mr. President, Monrovia cannot be compared to Miami. Not because your house is clean at the expense of those who work for you means that Liberia is clean and developed as your home,’’ Whapoe argued.
Dr. Whapoe claimed that while every citizen including visitors is aware of the shortage of rice in the Liberian market, President Weah continues to maintain that there is enough rice on the market to take the country to 2023.
The VOLT political leader stated Liberians are struggling to feed their families, and rice price is being hiked.
He accused President Weah of making fun of Liberians by telling them that there is enough rice in the country.
He said President Weah is doing so because he has food in his storage to eat and so he believes that everyone has food.
“Mr. President, the Liberian people’s eating bowl is not in your house, rather, their … houses. Therefore, they know what they are going through,” said Whapoe.
He indicated that Liberians don’t want to be controlled by other countries because they are the ones feeding Liberia.
He challenged President Weah to face the reality, adding that the government should learn to see mistakes not as the end of the line, but as the beginning of hope.
Dr. Whapoe wonders why President Weah and his government are finding it difficult, to be honest with the Liberian people.