-Prof. Tokpah Classifies Weah’s Regime
Former Vice Presidential candidate Alaric Tokpah has attributed the mounting, untold and massive sufferings piercing the livelihood of so many Liberians, coupled with most of the children being out of school to the President George M. Weah’s government being ‘ineffective and inefficient’.
The University of Liberia’s Political Science Lecturer, Professor Tokpah also noted that this government (Weah’s) is a continuation of past government and while there is no need to criminalize the society; however, those in power reject to change in the positive direction, the nation risks the ugly past especially where the people are sick and tired of long suffering under incompetent leadership.
He said that it is sad to see the country under this government appearing as personal property for the privileged political elite while deeply depending on others to work it out.
Speaking Friday, December 6, 2019 at a talk-show hosted by JOY FM Radio Station in Monrovia, Prof. Tokpah who described the government as totalitarian added that it seems not to have courage, commitment and fortitude to do the people’s work rather finds profound pleasure in amassing huge wealth for the privileged few.
He said that government must listen to the people, despite the reflection of protests which clearly registered that something is going on wrong and government is not doing the right things expected to ease the pressure endure by the people while the country is crying and dying, adding, government cannot and doesn’t see change as paramount. He again decriesthe breakdown of the Mobile Money system which played a significant role in the business activities of so many marketers and their clients and suppliers in the leeward counties.
According to him, the country will change whether we like it or not because blind loyalty will not and has not develop this country, let alone the tons of praise-singers including the battle-cry choirs and the high degree of roaming sycophants professing that all is well in the country and that the Weah-led government is proceeding correctly and in the right direction.
Prof. Tokpah pointed out that amidst the mount problems confronting the country and people, someone will stand up and bring about the change long yearned for and for us in the progressive community will keep on alarming the unbearable suffering imposed on our people by this totalitarian regime.
He said it is time to bring on board professionally disciplined, trained, qualified and competent with a mission and commitment to duty, serve and not be served while being surrounded with blind loyalty, praise-singers, battle-cry club and shameless sycophants.
He further explained that if the economy is good, the politics will be good and when the economy bad, the politics will be bad and while the two work to a largerextent, this is what obtaining in the country.
It can be recalled that President Weah in his inaugural assured Liberians that they will no longer be spectators in their own economy rather be the custodians; and while prevailing reality doesn’t tally with that as Liberians are instead a mere onlookers according to pundits; the Chief Executive also sounded that “I know one day Liberians will get tired with me so I want to leave a big mark before that time”. He made this statement to a group of young people in Montserrado County while he was Senator.
Moreover, he spelled out in his inaugural address that “my greatest contribution to this country as President may not lie in the eloquence of my speeches, but will definitely lie in the quality of the decisions that I will make over the next six years to advance the lives of poor Liberians.” TNR