----Presents an open letter to the incoming government
Liberian Advocates for Change through Social Justice and Human Rights (LACTS) congratulates the President-Elect of Liberia, Joseph N. Boakai, on his victory in the recent 2023 elections.
LACTS, a non-profit and non-governmental organization established in Liberia in 2020, sent an open letter to Boakai expressing their support and commitment to working with the incoming government. In the letter, LACTS Founder and Chief Executive, Emmanuel B. Tarnue, emphasized the importance of accountability, transparency, and good governance as outlined in the constitution.
He reminded Boakai that the governance of Liberia is no longer "business as usual," and the citizens expect their government to work in their best interest—highlighting Article 1 of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia, which states that all power resides in the people and that they have the right to alter and reform the government when necessary.
Tarnue also referenced Article 6, which emphasizes the people's responsibility to ensure the social, economic, and political well-being of the country. LACTS has been actively involved in gathering the wishes of the Liberian people and will present them to the government in January 2024. These wishes include improvements in education, agriculture, healthcare, road connectivity, the justice system, concession agreements, and combating illicit drug trafficking.
As part of their advocacy, LACTS, he said, will request the necessary resources from relevant ministries to fulfill the wishes and aspirations of the Liberian people, in line with the budgetary allocations of the newly elected government.
Leading up to Boakai's inauguration in January 2024, LACTS urges the people to assemble and instruct their government on how they want the country to be governed, as outlined in Article 17 of the Liberian Constitution.
LACTS, established in 2020, aims to provide advocacy services and raise public awareness of issues that affect the social fabric of Liberian communities. Its primary objective is to promote national unification and empower citizens to actively participate in the country's governance.
Meanwhile, LACTS has extended its appreciation to the members of the government and anticipates their timely implementation of the will of the people.