Speaking Wednesday at the Center for the exchange of Intellectual Opinions (CEIO) in Monrovia, the ANC political leader said he will be the next President of Liberia and will need the collaboration of everyone in rebuilding the country.
“I am incredibly blessed as a Liberian to have had a vast of experience from the outside of the country and have come back to help be a part of the country’s transformation. We deserve better than we have today,” Cummings said.
“All Liberians should work for the future of our country as I believe that we can change Liberia, it is incumbent upon us to see that the country has a right leader and I will be successful,” he said.
According to him, the West African nation needs a leader like him in order to bring the change Liberia is in dire need of by delivering the good for the people.
He warned that this was time that Liberia departs from the dependency syndrome and believes in itself instead of mainly depending on outside support.
“Liberia needs help and support from its friends but we cannot fully depend on what they bring to us. We can use their goodwill as supplement,” the ANC Political Leader noted.
The former Coca Cola Executive indicated that as president, agriculture, education and health would be key priorities under his leadership. He vows to ensure that these sectors get serious attention in the National Budget.
Cummings believes that agriculture is one of the major methods that can bring about empowerment and self-sustainability, adding that good health facilities are also needed across the country in order to cater to the health needs of the people.
As education is the light in the darkness that redeems a nation beginning with earlier childhood education, teacher education, vocational and adult literacy education, Cummings promised to prioritize education.
He added that though he has not stayed in the country for a long time to understand the political landscape, he understands what the people are facing as far as governance is concerned.
Additionally, Cummings mentioned that with his experience, he is obliged to come and change the living condition of Liberians. “We need to change our policies and decisions,” the ANC Political leader added.
He explained that corruption is endemic in the country but his government will not relent to punish corrupt officials as a means of eradicating it.
Commenting on gay rights, he said he does not support such lifestyle as a Christian but it is important to uphold the law of Liberia.
The ANC political leader then called on citizens of the country to be agents of change, noting that his contenders are not his enemies.