-Angrily Chant At Party’s Headquarters
Just less than a year, some partisans of the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) are now angrily demanding for jobs from their government.
According to the aggrieved partisans, they were promised jobs after supporting the party with their sweat and blood to ensure that they take state power.
They claimed that since the induction of President George Weah as President of the country, their fate remains in limbo as they run out of patient. They also alleged that some of the people who joined the party during the runoff elections have been employed into lucrative positions while they galivant in street corners without any sign of getting jobs from their own government.
The aggrieved partisans Saturday chanted in an angry tone when they gathered at the headquarters of the party to witness former lawmakers joining the governing CDC.
The aggrieved partisans have meanwhile vowed to disturb continuously until they get job promised them. They chanted in a loudest tone when they saw their former chairman and now Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel Mcgill on the grounds of the headquarters on Saturday August 25, 2018.
“We not happy, we want job. Everyday write your name, we tire with that whole thing ok. This particular month should be the last month for us. We will continue to disturb until we get job. We want job, they stepping on us,” the aggrieved partisans chanted at the party’s headquarters Saturday August 25, 2018.
When contacted, an executive of the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Habakkuk Wonmei, an immediate past vice chairman for International Affairs of the Youth League and current Secretary General of the Prestigious Gold Club urged the aggrieved partisans to exercise restraints because their decision wouldn’t send good image of the party out.
Wonmei clarified that while it is true that some of those demanding for job are qualified, majority of them are in high school and not qualified for the type of jobs they are demanding. According to him, those who are not qualified for the job market are in majority.
“Government job is not the only job we should get. We should be advocating to go to school and be prepared for the job market even in the private sector and establish our own businesses that will enable the pro-poor agenda to be met. Even those of us who are qualified for the job, we don’t have the experience. The people who are also qualified for the job market are many. As I speak to you, I served as party leader and not employ and it is a gradual process. Good numbers of our partisans will be going for studies,” he said.
He further urged the aggrieved partisans to give the president and the party’s executives the chance to see how best they can find it fit for CDCians and Liberians to work.
“Disturbance is not the right thing for them, we should be careful because this is politics because some of them might be associates of the Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC), but other people will like to use them to come and cause stirs on our compound and it is something we will not tolerate. We know most of our partisans and we know how they can behave and good numbers of them have been placed on job, some in the government sector, private sector, personal staffers to partisans who are in positions. We just need to exercise patience,” he added.
Wonmei is at the same time calling on those partisans to be patient because the government has not forgotten them.
It can be recalled partisans of the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), code name ‘Cdcians’ in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County staged a protest at the Port of Buchanan and the Buchanan City Hall to claim the immediate attention of local government officials of the county for employment.
The spokesperson of the aggrieved CDC partisans, Edwin S. G McGill said their action is not intended to bring the party to public disrepute neither any leader of the CDC, but to call the attention of President George Weah and Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor that the Grand Bassa Chapter of CDC refused to be spectators to realizing their pro-poor plan. McGill recounted that only four persons from the Grand Bassa Chapter of the CDC have received appointments.
“However, as part of the strategy and commitment that gives us the overwhelming victory in Bassa, we are deeply concern with the barbaric and inhumane treatment given us as hard-working partisans of CDC, none of the over fourteen coordinators from the five electoral districts have gotten a job neither members of the Youth and Women Leagues nor auxiliaries of the Coalition,” McGill told our Grand Bassa County Correspondent.