Dear Mr Editor:
As I gather information via your website, or others
on the world wide web, I read about the candidates
for the Liberian presidency relentlessly quenching
their thirst for this high office.
In the process, they say, reiterate, debate, utter
rhetorical sentiments that they think the voters would
like to hear.
I read nothing about anyone of them acknowledging
the herculic task of re-building the infrastructure
of the country, most especially in Monrovia, which
is essentially a city built in the early '40's. I
read no dialog amongst the lot of them concerning
Urban Planning, City Planning, Mass Transportation,
Storm Drainage Systems, Sanitary Sewer Lines, Underground
Utilities, Secondary Power Distribution Systems, and
the list could go on and on.
I see photos of buildings built, or being built in
and around the City, and I have to ask myself.."Are
there no innovative Architects, or Engineers in left
in the country?"
With the millions of dollars pumped into that country
from foreign aides couldn't the current regime, or
"Interim Government" as they call it, have
done any better than what we now have?
I guess we all know the rest of the story. I certainly
do hope and pray that the next elected president,
who ever that happens to be, would be very interested
in rebuilding a nation that has been ravished, raped,
and stripped of all decency, that they will go down
in history as the one who redeemed Africa of its very
first Independent Nation.
To the Liberian people, I say to you.. My fellow citizens,
let us all come together, go out and vote for the
candidate that has Liberia at heart, and not one that
is on a get rich, or richer quick scheme. No matter
who wins, we must all rally around that individual,
and support the winner.One must not take to anger
in defeat, and start down the road to war and destruction
all over again lest we all lose. We all have a very
large task ahead of us, one and all. The President
cannot do it all alone, let us prove that when we
sing the refrain " In Unity, Success is Sure"
we really mean it, and we will not fail.
RESPECTFULLY I REMAIN ;
ADOLPHUS G. MCCRITTY-Architect
(Atlanta, Georgia) firstname.lastname@example.org