Montserrado County Independent Senatorial aspirant, Dr. Christopher Z. Neyor has declared that he is ready to serve the people of Liberia, through Montserrado County.
At a forum organized by the Job Seekers’ Intellectual Center in the Freeport Community, Dr. Neyor decried the poor economic condition of the people and called on policymakers to adopt necessary policies that will adequately address the plights of the people.
Amidst his supporters, Dr. Neyor spoke on the topic “Contradictions and Passivity.” He blamed the poverty-stricken conditions of the people on widespread corruption entrenched in bad and poor governance practiced by past and present regimes.
“For too long our people have been marginalized, excluded and in some way, oppressed and the oppressors have created a system of patronage where they offer handouts to appear to the oppressed as lords. The contradictions in our country are quite appalling; we are one of the richest countries in terms of resources but quite frustratingly, the wealth of the nation has continuously been siphoned by the powerful few at the expanse of the majority”, Mr. Neyor stated.
Dr. Neyor, who once served as president of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), intoned that this is because of “sharp contradictions and passivity in the governance system. Liberia has perennially been dragged into a series of struggles—the struggle for social justice and academic freedom, the struggle for political participation which finally translated into fifteen years of bloody and multifaceted civil conflict which led to the failure and collapse of the Liberian state.”
He stated that in spite of the lessons taught by these contradictions, national state actors have dismally “failed or deliberately refused to institute the necessary measures to avert the recurrence of our bitter past.”
Mr. Neyor told the gathering that Liberia’s potential for the extractive industry particularly the oil and gas sector is great and promising. He was, however, quick to stress that it requires someone with profound experience, education and the right character to provide expertise and leadership to guide against further waste and abuse of the nation’s extractive wealth. “This expertise, I bring to you our people. You must be keen to ensure that our extractive industry is not underutilized or mortgaged…or else, our oil will become a curse and not a blessing,” he cautioned as he assured them that he was ready to serve.
He provided four new jobs to four seekers at the end of this lecture. On the spot, he employed two drivers, and assured the gathering that the remaining two would be employed in January in administrative positions.
According to his campaign team, Dr. Neyor provided the jobs as part of efforts to reduce the high rate of unemployment and bring smiles on the faces of the ordinary Liberians, who have been made destitute in their own country. The jobs were offered by the Moweh Energy Group, a consultancy firm owned and operated by Mr. Neyor himself as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Speaking on behalf of the Job Seekers was Mr. Mark Khoury, Vice Chairman. He thanked Mr. Neyor for accepting their invitation and for turning out to grace their occasion. He lauded the effort of the aspirant and cautioned his colleagues to ensure that the good tidings are spread in the nook and corners of their community.
Dr. Neyor is among 11 candidates, including Amb. George Weah, Mr. Robert Sirleaf and Aunty Miatta Fahnbulleh, who are now campaigning for the Montserrado County senatorial seat in the coming Special Senatorial Election slated for December 16, 2014.