“Let the enemies sit, they have got nothing to do, but plan and plot; when they have nothing to do in carrying this country forward,” Jones said.
Even though the governor is leaving as head of the CBL he has assured his many supporters and customers of the Bank that he is coming back but in a different way to ensure Liberia returns to Liberians.
“We will be coming back to you, and we will speak on how we can move Liberia forward,” said Jones.
Jones made the statement when hundreds of Liberians including marketers, credit unions and other business related institutions turned out during the week at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium to bid him farewell as outgoing Central Bank Governor.
He said this is the first time where he had seen a public servant leaving office and people turning out in such manner to thank such person.
Jones maintained that the essence of a good economy is when the citizens can be empowered in their own country.
He said it is pointless to lead the people without effecting positive change in the people’s lives, adding, absolutely no one has legitimate rights over the lives of Liberians.
“I am sure they are sitting in their corners fussing and pushing up their faces. But this country belongs to Liberians and when you stand up and say this is right nobody will say it is bad. Let nobody change that!” Jones said defiantly.
Governor Jones served the CBL for a decade, and most Liberians believe his stay has impacted their lives economically through a loan scheme. On the other hand, there have been a lot of criticisms, especially from the public, government and global financial institutions, over Jones’ handling of the country’s money.
Speaking at the ceremony, the chairman of the AMBIMSUE Multipurpose Credit Union, Rogers B. Karmoh, said during the Mortgage Stimulus Funds project, he became one of the first customers to benefit when he received US$25,000 that enabled him to complete his house.