“I Support Liberians’ Right to Peacefully Protest”

first_imgMr. Cummings addresses the intellectual gathering.-Says CummingsAlexander B. Cummings, political leader of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) over the weekend declared that he is in support of the planned June 7 “peaceful protest.”Mr. Cummings made the statement at program making the 44th edition of Dr. Kofi Annan Intellectual series held at the National Polit-Bureau of Liberia (NPBL), a local intellectual center in Clara Town, Bushrod Island that discusses issues of national concern.“I support the rights of people to assemble, associate peacefully and responsibly voice out their disagreement, because it is their constitutional right,” Mr. Cummings said.He condemned government for “creating a hostile environment for people, who want to peacefully protest which he said is not acceptable.”On recent development, Cummings also described as unfortunate the recruit of ex-rebel generals to intimidate peaceful Liberians, who are critical of the government.On the topic, “What are those economic and political policies needed to be put in place by government to sustain growth and citizens peaceful co-existence,” he said the solution to revise the country’s economic status depends on the seriousness of the government, and functionaries to practice accountability, transparency and promote Liberian-owned businesses.Mr. Cummings welcomed by residents of Clara TownAccording to him, if the government fails to give an account of the US$25 million and the L$16 billion, no investors will see Liberia as a serious country to bring in huge amounts of money for investment purposes, “because there would be no assurance of getting back the money invested”.Cummings named corruption, intimidation of the press, the opposition and the constant disrespect of the rule of law as major contributing factors that would scare away investors from the country.He called on the government to revisit its tax environment; and give easy access for businesspeople to the Free Port of Monrovia to import new goods, “because there is an urgent need for the government to provide credit to Liberia-owned businesses.”Cummings said the government has failed on the growth of the economy, noting that every indicator to stabilize the economy has gone backward in the last two yearsHe added, “the Liberian dollar has lost its value on the market; prices are very hard and unemployment is at the peak, which is not a good sign for our economy.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bus Crash Update

first_imgThe RCMP has now confirmed it will not be laying charges in connection with last November’s Greyhound bus crash in the Alberta Peace.Police believe weather and road conditions were the primary factors in the Highway 43 crash, about 30 kms east of Grande Prairie. The bus spun off the highway and rolled onto its side, trapping some of its 28 passengers in the wreckage. An elderly woman, along with a mother and her infant son, died in the accident. The crash has raised concerns about bus safety, particularly among truckers. They note the bus was pulling a small cargo trailer and they argue that when that occurs it can destabilize the vehicle, especially on slippery roads. However, a Greyhound spokesperson says she’s not aware of any changes in company policy regarding the cargo trailers.- Advertisement –last_img read more


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