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Friday, June 14, 2024

PRESIDENT BOAKAI’S PRIVATE JET USE EXPOSES HYPOCRISY

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President Joseph Nyuma Boakai’s use of a private jet has sparked widespread outrage among Liberians, who view this move as a stark betrayal of his campaign promises and a display of sheer hypocrisy. Throughout his campaign, President Boakai was a vocal critic of the previous administration under George Weah, particularly condemning its extravagant expenditures and lavish lifestyle, including the use of private jets.

The sight of President Boakai boarding a private jet with tail number CN-SYA on Wednesday morning, May 15, 2024, bound for Guinea Bissau, has left many Liberians feeling disillusioned and betrayed. This act contradicts the very principles of equity and frugality that Boakai championed during his campaign. It raises the fundamental question: Why is President Boakai engaging in practices he once vehemently criticized?

In a nation striving for transparency and accountability, the actions of its leaders must align with their rhetoric. President Boakai’s decision to use a private jet not only undermines his credibility but also erodes public trust in his administration. He who preaches equity must come with clean hands. What was wrong yesterday should also be wrong today.

The outcry from the Liberian populace is not merely about the use of a private jet but about the larger issue of integrity and consistency in leadership. The people expect their leaders to uphold the values they profess, especially when those values were a cornerstone of their campaign.

As Liberia continues to navigate its path towards economic stability and development, it is crucial for its leaders to lead by example. President Boakai must recognize the gravity of his actions and strive to restore the faith of the Liberian people by adhering to the principles of transparency and accountability that he once championed.

In conclusion, President Boakai’s use of a private jet is more than just a matter of convenience; it is a test of his commitment to the promises he made to the Liberian people. To maintain the integrity of his leadership, he must ensure that his actions reflect the values of equity and frugality that he so passionately advocated during his campaign.

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