Central Bank Governor Dr. J. Mills Jones has called on Liberians to support a person capable of doing the work for them, and not to undermine their compatriot.
Governor Jones made the statement Wednesday, January 6, at program marking the dedication of the Coalfield market in Paynesville City.
The CBL Governor said there are capable Liberians to move the country forward to meet the desired goal.
He said Liberians should not allow people to fool them that they cannot move the country forward, noting that it only takes the support of all Liberians to help the one who is willing, and not to undermine him/her.
Governor Jones said, “I am committed to working with all of us to see how we can move this country forward, to see how we can move Liberia forward. We are committed to that whether we are at the Central Bank or outside of the CBL; we are committed to working with all Liberians to move Liberia forward.”
“And if you ask me if we can do it, my answer to you is ‘yes, we can!’ And don’t let anybody fool you because we can create a better future for ourselves.”
The Central Bank Governor whose micro loan scheme across the country has been viewed by Legislators and other Liberians as a political ploy to position himself to contest the presidency in 2017, urged the audience to desist from acts that bring their compatriot down while the person is striving to go up.
“But we need to put down the crab mentality,” he told his audience, “where if you see somebody going up then you want to pull them down. If you keep pulling people down, we will continue to remain down the bucket because nobody will be able to see the top of the bucket, if we continue to pull people down.”
He alluded that everyone has his/her shortcomings, and no one is perfect. However, the CBL Governor cautioned Liberians to consciously think and support the person that can perform better instead of getting people who are ill-prepared and don’t mean any good toward their country.
“Our doors remain open; you are our brothers and sisters and all of us must be our brothers’ keepers; therefore, we need to work together to ensure that our country is on the right path with the nations,” he said.
Also speaking, superintended of the Coalfield Market, Mrs. Korto Rogers, showered praises on Governor Jones for his immense economic support to Liberians, especially businesswomen.
Mrs. Rogers said Governor Jones and Mr. Dee-Maxwell Kemayah, president of the Liberian Business Association, contributed financially to the roofing of the market, calling their contributions “‘timely,’ because business people were embarrassed selling in the rain.”