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With the administration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf gradually fading out, the country is said to be left at the mercy of vampires who are having fun and fair time in plunging it further into the cesspool of mess.

At least this is one of many observations of the General Overseer of the Restoration Baptist Ministries, Inc., Rev. Gardea Johnson, when he addressed himself to the multiple challenges confronting the country and its citizens.
Rev. Johnson categorized Liberia as a nation ethically polluted and completely broken down, all of which are conditions greatly affecting it and its people.
Vampires are blood-sucking creatures or they are like parasites that feed on people.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf sometimes ago said her government had failed to nip corruption which she promised to fight in the butt. The President did not stop there but went on describing corruption as vampire sucking the nation of its blood.
Reports of corruption at government institutions surge daily, while auditing agencies are presently conducting series of audits in an effort to validate the administration of entrusted resources.
The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning is at the center of corruption allegation over the management of funds allotted for the Private Sector Development Initiative, PSDI.
A good number of senior government officials, past and present, are in court on charges of economic crimes in connection to the Sable Mining Bribery Allegation unveiled last year by Global Witness.
Amidst these troubling developments surrounding massive corruption in government, the Baptist prelate thinks the country is being slurped out of its meager resources which should be used for other worthwhile ventures that benefit every citizen.

More besides and from a vantage point, Rev. Johnson, a tough talking prelate who chews not his tongue on societal vices, revealed that the problems confronting the country are not external but internal, and named them as lack of good governance, morality, economic stability, quality education and lack of tradition.
He was one of few speakers at the 13th anniversary of Campaigners for Change now Campaigners for Change International at the Centre for the exchange of intellectual opinion (CEIO).
“We are faced with a nation that is ethically polluted, gratification with no efforts, instant sex without responsibilities, instant solutions without sacrifice, getting rather than giving, accumulating rather than sharing,” he indicated.
“Truth telling and moral value, for examples, have become devalued commodities. We have reduced our country today to nothing. This country is in a serious mess and vampires are here having fair day.”
A Baptist preacher whose ‘vocal astuteness’ led him into trouble with the Baptist community few years ago revealed that the things affecting the country are not result of the presence of the international partners here as others may think.
“Our first problem is the lack of good governance and this was the problem that was recognized during the peace talk. The lack of good governance is a serious problem Liberians continue to use the same old formula for Liberia’s solution which is not working,” he added.
Concerning the impending October 10, 2017 elections, Rev. Johnson warned the three branches of Government stop stealing and wastes of resources.
“Fight not to steal,” he warned, “They must stop the over-use of power.”
Also, campaigners for Change Country Director, Hafiz A. V. Sannor, vouched his organization to continuing to speak against ills in the society for the benefit of every citizen.
“We have never and will never stop fighting for the emancipation of our people. We remain committed to fight against injustices, so please stand with us because we are not political,” he said.
Most importantly, Sannor also said the entity wouldn’t stop pushing for the implementation of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
“The TRC recommendations wouldn’t be swept under the carpet. It will be implemented. We are fighting for justice to come to Liberia and Liberians,” he said.
The Liberian Government is partially implementing the recommendations instead of a holistic approach as wished by Liberians and international partners.

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