Fellow Liberians, it is painful and down hearted that our Nation Liberia is the oldest African Country on the Continent of Africa and yet we are still struggling with economy hardship, high illiteracy rate, teenage pregnancy, unemployment, unhealthy environment, hatred, envy, etc.
I want to caution all Liberians that, regardless of how our Nation was formed, we should remember that it is God that gives us this Nation.
We are becoming educated by the day, and we should use our education to help in developing our beloved Country by bringing up meaningful ideas to build our Nation and not to divide ourselves.
We should also remember that Mama Liberia is all we have, and only Liberians can make Liberia a better place for our children and our children’s children.
Liberia is blessed and will remain blessed by God, only if we love each other and love what God has given to us, and that is mama Liberia.
In this light Mr. President, your Excellency Dr. George M. Weah, I am very much delighted, to present to you and the Liberian people what I called the FIVE PILLARS that will help in the developmental growth and economic recovery of our Nation, and redeem our Nation from the conditions mentioned above.
Here are the FIVE PILLARS:
- NATIONAL COUNTY FARM ACT (NCFA.) TO BE PASSED INTO LAW.
Under the NCFA, each county is to make farm that will help in the production of our own food.
It will also help in reducing the unemployment rate in each county and Liberia at large, because citizens from those counties will be employed on those farms.
The superintendent is the Administrative Head of each county. Senators and Representatives will work directly with the superintendent to give counties status in terms of the county productions of goods and services rendered at the county farm.
The superintendents must give semi-annual and annual reports that will be placed in the President’s annual message for economy growth.
A general warehouse should be built by the government in each county to store food.
- NATIONAL AGENCY FOR THE SUFFICIENCY OF LOCAL PRODUCTION (NASOLP)
This agency should also have director and deputy director.
The functions of this agency is to see to it that all products produce in each county be kept in government’s warehouses in the counties, so that the food in those warehouses can be used to feed all the markets in the County.
- The NATIONAL AGENCY FOR COUNTY CLEANLINESS (NACC).
This agency will have a director and deputy director that all the city mayors should report directly to, through this agency.
The reports should be semi-annual and annual reports.
This will help to make city mayors answerable to the state by presenting these reports.
- GOVERNMENT POINT SHEETS (GPS)
During the period where you have been elected or appointed (no exception) to this sheet, from the President to the least civil servant, you will fill in this sheet before taking office and approved by the President. The sheet will have detail information about a person, property worth, cash and how much the person will be paid.
With this, by the end of the person’s tenure, the sheet will be audited by the General Auditing Commission (GAC), and when there is any corrupt practice found, based on the details on the sheet, he or she should be sent to court for prosecution.
With this, corruption will be limited in our country.
- INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL INTEGRATION CONFERENCE (INAIC).
All Liberians in the diaspora should form a union that will come out with a proposal on how they want Liberia to be governed, before the President is inaugurated for his term of office.
Opposition should have a proposed plan also that will be issued during that time.
And lastly, the ruling party should also have a proposal to be presented.
It is from those proposals that the government will have a master plan to lead the nation.
I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS QUOTATION;
EDUCATION IS TO BUILD A NATION, NOT TO TEAR IT APART.
By: Fahn D. Diakenah,
Barnesville Community, Monrovia