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OP-ED: Cummings – the Investor’s Magnet

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By: Isaac W. Jackson, Jr

While the CDC-led Government struggles and wibble-wobbles over the Liberian rice shortage crisis, Cummings, the investor’s magnet, has been actively attracting and wooing investors to Liberia during a recent business tour in Canada.

Watch out for the new Liberia under Cummings’ leadership! He will not only woo investors and put our people to work, he will also bring back respectability to the Liberian Presidency. You can bet on this: Cummings will not hold birthday parties while Liberians starve across the length and breadth of the country!

Imagine, our people are catching real hell – no rice in the country – while the President and his vampiric special associates were busying themselves with organizing his birthday party. How dare the President and his cabinet of nodding dogs give priority to celebrating his birthday party as opposed to decisively tackling the rice shortage crisis! This level of lack of empathy ought not to be associated with any leadership in the country. In fact, the Bible teaches that a man who cannot feed his home is worse than an infidel. Figuratively, Liberia is Weah’s home, and his callousness to attend urgently to the suffering of our people is not only irresponsible but worse than an infidel as aptly stated in the Holy Bible.

Our country is on an irrecoverable decline, and we cannot continue in this manner. Hence, we need a leader whose global respectability will woo investors to our country. And Cummings is our ultimate choice at this stage! When a country is experiencing hard times, the wisest course of action is to elect a new president. This logic suffices for a sports team as well as a corporation. For example, when a sports team keeps losing, it looks for a new head coach. Similarly, when a company is losing money, it hires a new CEO and, on occasions, a new Board Chair. Hence, the need to replace Weah with a more competent Cummings.

Aware that we need to work together, I do not intend to berate any member of the opposition community. However, the recent analogy from Oldman Joe regarding old wine being better is pathetic. By the way, can we pour old wine in new wineskins? The last time the Oldman called himself a “parked car”. Now, he’s depicting himself as an “old wine”. Conventional wisdom posits that it’s good to leave the political playing pitch in dignity by honourably retiring rather than leave the pitch handing one’s head in shame as a result of a humiliating defeat.

You see, we are talking about genuine change – a new Liberia respected among the comity of nations, considering that President Weah has made Liberia a global laughingstock by debasing the constitutional function of the Executive to Merrymaker-in-Chief. Therefore, Liberians are inclined to accept the teachings of the Holy Bible that “no man pours new wine into old wineskins…” The new Liberia beckons fresh ideas, not worshipers of tribal epistemology. Hence, we can only pour new wine into new wineskins. Down with old wine in new wineskins – Liberia cannot afford another spillage!

Yes indeed, the obvious reality is that Cummings represents the gateway to a new dignified, respected, and prosperous Liberia! Let’s stand with him as he signals his ability to woo investors and put our country and its people to work within the global economic community, thereby leading to prosperity!

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