New Democrat (Monrovia)

14 December 2012

Liberians Must Change Habit

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Tuesday night urged Liberians to "change course" in the manner they act, talk, behave and collaborate with one another as the country moves towards the achievement of the 2030 national visioning process.

"Let's change course in what we do, how we speak, what we say, how we work, how we collaborate, how we show our commitment to country and how we lift the new Liberia!

"This vision does not belong to any government, any individual, to any one organization, any one party and any one group; this is the vision for the Liberian people, so change course," she said amidst cheers from the delegates at the just ended national visioning conference in Gbarnga, Bong County.

The national visioning process aimed at making Liberia a middle class economy by 2030, also expressed faith in the future of the country, love for the country, and commitment to mobilize resources to achieve the aspirations of the people. It also stressed on the need for Liberians to be "one people, united for peace and sustainable development."

Accepting the adopted document from the youths, students and members of the disabled community last Tuesday night, President Sirleaf promised to immediately begin the implementations of actionable recommendations in collaboration with the youth and civil society groups within the country.

"As we conclude this phase of the National Vision 2030, it is imperative that the outcome of this process takes the form of actionable recommendations to ensure implementation as represented by the aspirations of the people of this country.

"The aspirations of our young people who spent all those months in 156 districts, five regions, the diaspora, and in focus groups talking about the future they want for their country," President Sirleaf told the delegates at the Gbarnga conference.

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