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Presidential candidates stress the rights of Liberia to their land

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 Some  presidential candidates contesting the October 10 Polls
Some presidential candidates contesting the October 10 Polls

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Three contesting Presidential candidates in the October 10 Presidential Election have underscored the rights of Liberians to their land, considering land as essential heritage for all Liberians.

Madam MacDella Cooper of the Liberia Reformation Party (LRP), Alexander Cummings of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) and Dr. Mills Jones of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) spoke at the last edition of the Deepening Democracy Coalition Presidential Debates. Tuesday at the Paynesville Town Hall.
In their separate presentations, the LRP Presidential Candidate, MacDella Cooper, said:” As one of our campaign messages, we have put measures in place to return Customary Land and tribal rights to ordinary Liberians and I ensure that my administration protects land as human rights and the rights of individuals.” 

For his part, the ANC Candidate, Alexander Cummings, said: I support the passage of the Land Rights Act currently before the Senate for the protection of the rights of communities and traditional people on land ownership.”

Mr. Cummings also called for a total leverage in land allocation, because according to him, land is an economic asset that should provide economic benefits to all Liberians.

The MOVEE Presidential Candidate, Mills Jones, believes land is about equity and access, and promised to push for equitable distribution of land and access to land for all.

The debate took place Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Paynesville Town Hall.


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