The road leading from 2016 to 2017 has not always been a smooth one. In fact, from all indications, the road has definitely been a very rocky and sometimes, very treacherous journey. But be that as it may, we think that incremental achievements cannot be overlooked or overemphasized; although we stand to be the first to join forces with those who insist that, indeed, more needs to be done.
Fellow Liberians, as we turn the page to a new year, we are all reminded of God’s promise to Liberia. A promise, to live in a rich society characterized by religious, political, economic freedom and dignity with abundant wealth. Every year brings renewed hope to everyone, but for Liberians and Liberia, this coming year is very special.
The government, we recall, encouraged and recognized that small businesses can make significant contribution to poverty alleviation and wealth creation in any nation. The government’s realization, which became an officially accepted first-ever national policy on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Liberia, was subsequently launched in September 2011.
The Criminal Court ‘C’ at the Temple of Justice has handed former Speaker Alex Tyler his first major victory in the infamous Global Witness humiliating case which engulfed the government as well as the entire nation.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has officially commissioned the newly rehabilitated Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant in Harrisburg, Montserrado County and challenged successive governments to build upon development programs initiated by the preceding administration.