Liberia: Workers Union Urges Boakai’s Gov’t to Seek Foreign Direct Investments

The United Workers’ Union of Liberia (UWUL) is encouraging the new government, under the leadership of President-elect Joseph N. Boakai, to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) to breach the unemployment gaps in the country.

According to Dave J. Seneh, Secretary General of UWUL, foreign direct investment has the potential to bring in new industries, create job opportunities, and stimulate economic growth within Liberia.

Seneh, who spoke to journalists on Monday, said by encouraging FDI, Liberia can tap into international expertise, technology, and capital that can help develop key sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, infrastructure, and services. 

The chief scribe of the UWUL also said that the union is thrilled by the democratic manner in which President George Manneh Weah has portrayed our country and the international community by conceding to complete election results.

He added that on behalf of more than 10,000 workers in the mining, energy, and general industries of Liberia, UWUL is humbled to congratulate Ambassador Joseph Boakai and Jeremiah Kpan Koung on their preferment as President-elect and Vice President-elect.

He is optimistic that as a long-time public servant, President-elect Boakai, will use his soul, experience, and wisdom to change the narrative of bad governance and rampant corruption and improve the socioeconomic features of our country, where every Liberian will benefit and appreciate their own country and the governance system.

“What we cannot fail to say here is the issue of improving decent work pay,” Seneh said. “This means we are hopeful that the Joseph Boakai leadership will address and ensure that labor practices are mitigated for the disadvantaged indigent workers who have worked, met the retirement age of sixty, and cannot get a good social security premium to live until God calls them.”