The leadership of the Yana Boys Association of Liberia (YBAL), has frowned at Liberians who opted for the resignation of the President, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
YBAL’s president, Prince Kollie, at a news conference on Wednesday, described those critics as people with ‘evil mind.’
At the Ministry of Labor in Monrovia yesterday, Mr. Kollie said, those making the calls for the resignation of the President were not peace loving people especially at the time the country was facing its worst ever recorded national health crisis.
“We believe that it is about time that all Liberians join hands in the fight against the current health crisis which has taken away lives of our love ones, family members, relatives and friends.”
According to Mr. Kollie, the Liberian leader and the Unity Party have taken the country from broken states to a recognized nation after proper representation at the international level.
He added that Liberians have to continue praising their leader for her hard work, which includes the step-up fight against the deadly Ebola virus.”
He explained among other things that the association with over 36,000 members is disappointed over the waves of calls by some citizens both at home and abroad for the resignation of the Liberian leader and her Vice President, Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sr.
“We have witnessed huge transformations and international attention as well as good will through the initiative of President Sirleaf than any other government in the history of the country,” he recalled.
He said the cancelation of the Liberia’s debts to foreign countries and international financial institutions, including the attraction of huge direct investments mostly in the mining and agriculture sectors are efforts by the Liberian leader.
He continues, “With the initiatives by this government, thousands of Liberians are gainfully employed both in the government and private sectors. We also have banks providing loans or credit opportunities to citizens, organizations, including the Yana Boys Associations for empowerment and improvement of livelihood.”
Mr. Kollie said that the number of schools, colleges, universities, and vocational and technical training institutions in the country as well as children in those areas were evidence of the Sirleaf led government with the desire to empower the citizens.
“We currently have businesses operating in the country owned and operated by Liberians; indicating some levels of empowerment by the Sirleaf-led Administration.
He added that no government in the history of Liberia has allowed or provided the level of press freedom that is being enjoyed by media practitioners and other citizens.
He recalled how the President has provided several international scholarships and study programs for Liberian students in different fields of studies as well as local studies.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kollie expressed gratitude to the President and her international as well as the local partners for the fight against the deadly Ebola.