Former Montserrado Dist. #14 Candidate Wants June 7 Protest Resolve through a Constructive Dialogue

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Monrovia – A former Montserrado District #14 representative candidate is calling on the CDC-led government to seek ways that will help to resolve the proposed June 7 protest.

Mr. Kerkula Muka-Kamara said despite threats from the organizers, it is important for national government to constructively engage the parties involved so as to find a way forward to avert the peaceful demonstration.

Mr. Muka-Kamara believes that the government must take the lead and provide the friendly climate for a conference on some of the legitimate concerns.

According to him, calls for counter protest and repeated threats from both sides are waste of time and will only escalate the situation instead of providing solutions.

He argued that continuous civil disobedience is scaring and might drive away investors and hurt the already existing economic hardship in the country.

The former Montserrado District 14 Representative Candidate noted that a constructive dialogue will demonstrate responsible leadership and the CDC government’s willingness to tackle the enormous challenges.

He was speaking over the weekend at the Movement of Intellectual Exchange Center in Clara Town where he encouraged Liberian youths to support the CDC’s ‘Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PADP) if they are to see Liberia at higher heights.

“Young people, who occupy majority of the country’s population, demanded regime change in 2017 elections. Change is here but they must be patient,” he shouted.

“We voted but the positive changes that we seek will evolve gradually. Government can’t not do all alone; we must get involved by playing our roles as responsible citizens and at the same time exercise patience.”

“Patience will take us to the “Promised land” that we all desire; so let’s just wait a little longer,” he added.

He emphasized that the CDC-led government can never be successful in isolation of those who voted it into power and as such the youthful population must get involved by augmenting the pro-poor agenda. Mr. Muka-Kamara though admitted to the economic hardship, believes that such situation can be adequately addressed if Liberians can all work together to derive solutions instead of continued protest that can scare investors away.

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