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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

DIASPORA GROUP LAUDS GOL FOR ELECTRICITY BOOST, PASSING MCC SCORECARD

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LIBERIA – The US-based Diaspora United for Weah One Round Election (DUWORE 2023) has welcomed the news that the Liberian Government has satisfactorily met all steps necessary including the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government of Côte d’Ivoire for the supply of electricity to Liberia.

DUWORE has also commended President Weah and his Government for successfully mobilizing all sectors of government which led to Liberia passing the requirements of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) score.

The group acknowledged that “Despite the difficulties in the last few years, President Weah’s persistence and leadership led to Liberia’s unprecedentedly meeting the passing grade of 12 out of 20 MCC benchmarks.

A statement issued by DUWORE quoted its Chairman Wilmot Kunney as saying: “Clearly, all these checklists are very significant developments that indicate that the Weah Administration is committed to solving Liberia’s energy needs. The net effect of these efforts will lead to an expansion of our nation’s energy and economic infrastructure that will ignite the provision of cheap and reliable electricity to Liberians, which is a fundamental component of the Pro-poor Agenda.”

The US-based Liberian group also welcomes the news that plans are currently underway by the Government of Liberia, the West African Power Pool, and the World Bank to construct a 112-megawatt hydropower plant upstream of the St. Paul River.

Additionally, DUWORE also takes note that the Liberian Government will soon initiate plans for the implementation of a 20-megawatt solar project and the expansion of the Mt. Coffee Hydropower plant by 44 megawatts.

The achievement by the Liberian Government, according to the group, is colossal because it adds another layer of capacity to the Government in meeting not just energy and other infrastructure needs of the country but has the potential of expanding growth and development.

“It is precise because of these proven achievements of this government under the strong and patriotic leadership of Dr. George Manneh Weah in the span of just under 5 years, that have galvanized Liberians both at home and in the Diaspora to work hard and together to ensure that President Weah wins in the first round of the 2023 Presidential Elections,” Kunney stated.

According to him, while President Weah is working very hard to improve the lives of Liberians and holistically spread economic and infrastructural development throughout the country, “weak, visionless, and self-seeking opposition leaders want Liberians to close their eyes to these encouraging and spectacular development efforts, and even want to pretend that no positive developments are occurring.”

DUWORE informed the opposition that the eyes of the people are widely opened, and no amount of lies and deception will undermine the re-election of President Weah in the first round of the 2023 elections, “which will inevitably ensure the continuity of development and progress that has been the focus of this administration.”

Meanwhile, DUWORE has called on its members to close ranks and be prepared for peaceful and civil political battles to achieve its goal of electing President Weah in the first round of the elections.

Among other things, the group appealed to members of the Mighty Coalition for Democratic Change to form a political sea wall around the President, rededicate themselves to the purpose of participatory grass root democracy; and be awake, available, willing, and prepared to counter the forces of intelligentsia elitism that feels entitled to the country’s leadership despite decades of their catastrophic leadership failures that created the backwardness and underdevelopment in the Country that President Weah is now reversing county by county and region by region, (LINA).

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