The Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), Liberia’s newest political party says the social and economic deliverance of the country requires a firm and defined economic system that could break the longstanding shackles of poverty and set the pace for holistic national growth and development.
The party expressed the belief that this could be possible through the provision of basic social services, jobs availability and lifting the capacities of the Liberian people.
The MPC welcomed the distribution of hand-outs during the Christmas and New Year Season by government officials, including President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, noting that such tradition can never eradicate poverty and hunger that are deeply rooted in the society, thereby impeding the growth of the society.
According to a statement released here, the MPC described such gesture as water vapor love and concern, since it does more harm than good.
The party further expressed the belief that at this point in time when the effects of fifteen years of national destruction were potentially hindering national growth and development in all sectors of the country, there was a need for realistic poverty reduction strategies that could ensure the empowerment of general society in terms of self-sufficiency in food and job availability.
It described as pathetic the that national leaders could fall short of finding lasting solution to the traditional enemies of the of the nation, including poverty, hunger and disease, but would instead resort to what it called political mockery against the interest of the common people.