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Don’t impede Liberia’s progress - U. S. Embassy warns politicians

BST/ Jos Garneo Cephas Sr.
U. S. Ambassador to Liberia,  Christine Elder
U. S. Ambassador to Liberia, Christine Elder

MONROVIA, LIBERIA -The United States Embassy near Monrovia has expressed concern by recent comments being made in various forums, could impede Liberia’s progress.

According to the US Embassy’s release on Monday May 6, 2019 in Monrovia: “Those who promote, through their words, or deeds, a Congo-Country divide do not have Liberia’s best interest or their constituents’ best interest at heart”

The statement also said such person rather appear motivated by personal ambitions or fears.

The U.S. Embassy statement also said: “It is unacceptable for Senator Prince Y. Johnson, Representative Yekeh Kolubah, “ex-generals” or other former actors in Liberia’s civil wars to incite unlawful acts through ill-considered rhetoric that could jeopardize Liberia’s hard-won peace and security”.

The statement emphasized that it also considered as equally irresponsible for people within leadership positions in government or the ruling party to promote such division as Deputy Minister, Eugene Fahngon, has done on social media.

The statement also noted that to take such a public stance and suggest that it is a private opinion or a personal right, reflects a misunderstanding of the nature of public service in a democracy.

As Liberians look to national Unification Day next week, the statement said: “It is encouraging all Liberians to reflect on their role in constructively contributing to development and sustaining peace in Liberia”.

 


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