The NEWS (Monrovia)

14 December 2012

Liberia: Hailing Vision 2030 Initiative

editorial

Consultations And Official launching of the National Vision 2030 have come and gone with all of the major stakeholders, including traditional leaders, students, youth, politicians and marketers making input to Liberia's vision document. The launching of the national vision 2030 was part of a three-day conference which took place in Gbarnga, Bong County.

This National Initiative was taken to several districts in Montserrado and other counties across Liberia which allowed ordinary Liberians to participate directly in a decision that would take the nation somewhere by 2030.

As Liberians Ourselves, we see the national visioning process as a good beginning for everyone, not only those in officialdom, but also from all sectors of the country regardless of status, affiliation or background. The national document should be seen and viewed as the people's document and every support needed to push this dream forward should be provided.

While We May have diversionary views and opinions on national issues, it is required of all Liberians to contribute their efforts in sharing the vision to their children, relatives, wives, husbands, parents, guardians and grandparents, among others, about the need for Liberia to be a middle income country by 2030.

Some Liberians are so resentful with the performance of government along the reduction of poverty to the extent that they don't acknowledge the positive aspects of Vision 2030 document. This vision can be achievable, but it involves the participation of every Liberia putting aside our bitterness for the growth and development of the country.

How Do We expect Liberia to be by 2030, is a question we should consider very seriously. We are too old as a nation to remain underdeveloped in Africa. Ghana and other nations around us are far ahead; therefore, we must remain patriotic and nationalistic to Liberia. Liberia is Liberians' pepper bush and nobody should undermine a decision that will have a positive impact on our country. It is our opinion that the national vision 2030 document reflects the general view, aspirations and concerns of all Liberians as a result of different consultations held in districts and communities across the country.

We Hail The National Vision 2030 initiative by the government not only because we appreciate the process and trend of the vision, but also the strategy put in place by the steering committee to get everyone involved without any confrontation, although some Liberians are politicizing the initiative. For Liberia to be a middle income country by 2030 is everyone's dream; therefore, this brilliant vision should not be undermined, instead, hail the process and those who proposed it.

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