-For Extending DED
By R. Joyclyn Wea
The Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) through its Revolutionary National Youth League is commending the United States Government for extending the Deferred Enforce Departure (DED) of Liberian citizens in the U.S.
The DED which was extended last year and expected to have expired by the 31st of March 2019, was again extended by President Donald Trump to additional one year.
This, according to the CDC signifies the U.S commitment in working with the Government and people of Liberia as their traditional ally.
The CDC National Youth League further extended gratitude to President Trump through the U.S Embassy accredited near Monrovia for the high level of understanding and continue commitment to supporting the government’ Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.
Speaking over the weekend at the party’s headquarters in Congo Town, Emmanuel Swen, Vice Chair for Political Affairs, said as the two countries continue to enjoy harmonious relationship with unflinching commitment in making the world a better place; they are optimistic that Liberians affected by the situation will make maximum use of the opportunity with the help of the U.S Government in providing a conducive environment for amicably solving these long running issues.
According Swen, the CDC sees this as a clear manifestation of the U.S. assurance to providing an enabling environment in bringing this entire quagmire to rest.
Furthermore, President Trump has said “the reintegration of DED beneficiaries into Liberian civil and political life will not be a complex task, and an unsuccessful transition could strain United States-Liberia relations and undermine Liberia’s post-war strides toward democracy and political stability” which the Youth League also sees as a true holding to the fact contribution of citizens residing in America make back home to their respective families.”
“The revolutionary National Youth League of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) wishes to also commend the Government of Liberia for exerting and exercising all diplomatic efforts in achieving the extension of the Deferred Enforce Departure for thousands of Liberians residing in the United Sates,” Swen added.