Let There Be The Cooling Period


Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

September 15, 2004

WHEN HE WAS being officially inducted into office as Transitional leader, following his selection by parties to the Liberian crisis in Ghana last year, Chairman Gyude Bryant promised to do all in his power to make sure that the transitional period would be wholly and solely a period of cooling.

THAT WAS UNDERSTOOD by the peace-thirsty and justice seeking people of Liberia to mean that pace would be reset whereby the nation would regain its lost glories and all vital elements of social, economic and political importance.

IT ALSO MEANT that those things that proved to be destructive and devastating as far as the flavor of democracy is concerned, would be buried to give peace, and joyful co-existence a chance so that on a genuine note the nation would be born again to reflect those of civilized nation.

BUT ON THE contrary, those things which successfully participated in the breaking down of the nation seem more rampant than expected.

FOR INSTANCE, THE light of corruption is seeing almost in high places of public trust thereby suppressing the joy and happiness which had been anticipated to be the cream of the Transitional period.

THERE IS LIGHT but underneath lies darkness- darkness in terms of disregard for the need of the people; darkness in terms of taking away the nation’s resources in favor of a politically advantaged few, and darkness in terms of political immaturity and lack of vision and focus with respect to the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA).

AGAINST THIS BACKGROUND, we like to draw the attention of all concerned to remember that this period is indeed a cooling period.

A COOLING PERIOD must be absorbed with honesty, modesty and patriotic attitudes.

THE ATTITUDE OF patriotism takes into account the public needs and good; and rearrangement of all damaged facets of democratic life of the Liberian people.

INDEED LET THERE be a cooling period.

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