– UP standard bearer as he gets L$1M for campaign
The Network for Joseph Nyumah Boakai (NJNB) 2017 Election on Thursday presented one million Liberian dollars to the campaign efforts of the UP standard bearer in Monrovia.
Speaking at a well organized launch in Gardnersville, Vice President Joseph Boakai said the Unity Party’s quest is to build a vibrant leadership with integrity.
“As I always tell Liberians and supporters across the nation, our top priority if elected at the 2017 polls would be extensive and sustained road connectivity.”
Such a critical development initiative in Liberia, Mr. Boakai explained, would be the genuine solution to lasting reconciliation, peace and stability.
The UP standard bearer, however, regretted that at the moment Lofa County and other vital parts of rural Liberia are difficult to travel areas owing to the bad condition of existing roads.
“Give us the next six years to steer the affairs of the nation at the October 10 poll, and we will endeavor to tap into our own resources to bring all-inclusive development,” Mr. Boakai assured Liberians.
He further urged supporters to turn out in their numbers to cast their votes on October 10 to give him a one round victory, because “we are in a better position to lead the nation into an era of real and practical development.”
Turning to the business community, the UP flag bearer told partisans that the new administration will fight hard to restore dignity and secure the kind of financial support to enable Liberian businesses to come to parity with their foreign counterparts.
“We shall create the kind of enabling business environment where Liberians will take ownership of our economy and establish businesses that may venture into manufacturing of Liberian products,” Mr. Boakai added.
Commenting on the UP campaign activities in the southeast of the country, the UP first partisan described the areas toured as some of the most beautiful places for agricultural investment that could provide jobs for Liberians.
Shedding light on youth development, Mr. Boakai pointed out that youth empowerment in the areas of agriculture, vocational and technical training cannot be overemphasized.
“Our responsibility if elected is to arm the youth with the requisite professional and technical skills that will give them genuine assurance for their future,” Mr. Boakai emphasized.
On women, Ambassador Boakai noted that with the mantle of authority in the hands of the UP administration, adult literacy centers would be established at marketplaces to provide basic education for women and children.
In welcome remarks, NJNB’s Mrs. Catherine F. M. Momolu noted that the occasion was meant for the network to extend its outreach to all corners of the country.
Mrs. Momolu described the UP standard bearer as a leader of courage, wisdom, tenacity and political acumen that will foster good and corruption free governance in Liberia.
She added that the network believes that Ambassador Boakai will work to build a vibrant nation in which everyone will be valued.
Rep. Francis Sakillah Nyumahlin of the district disclosed that the money to the UP campaign is an initial contribution to Veep Boakai’s presidential bid, adding that the financial contribution came from a broad spectrum of Foya citizens in Monrovia and Foya District.