Ambassador Wesley M. Johnson
UPP Holds 3-day Executive Retreat In Bassa
By Johnson Liway, LINA Grand Bassa County Correspondent
BUCHANAN, April 28 (LINA) - The Executive Committee of the United People’s Party (UPP) has held an executive retreat to reflect on its state of affairs and the prevailing economic, political and social situations in Liberia.
The retreat convened at the Robertson Siaway Compound in Big Joe Town,
Lower Harlandsville in Grand Bassa County from April 25-27and brought together executives and eminent members of the party.
In an 11-count resolution issued at the end of the retreat, the party announced the continuation of its membership in the Alliance for Peace and Democracy (APD).
The UPP called on the Liberian Government to place a moratorium on the signing of additional contracts in the oil sector until the Liberian people can begin enjoying the benefits of contracts already signed.
The party further called on the government to correct the disparity in the structure of the public sector income scale, to stabilize the exchange rate, put a halt to the politicization of education, and take the necessary steps to ensure quality learning.
According to the Liberia News Agency, the UPP also called on government to initiate agriculture programs that will lead to the enhancement of food production in the country.
The resolution also called for alignment of the party’s organizational structure, civic education and political awareness for training and political education for its members.
The resolution further stressed the need for executive members to take a special retreat every six months, involving the participation of selected eminent party members.
The party also resolved that the Fifth National Convention be held in Kakata, Margibi County, to elect a new leadership from November 27-30, 2014.
At the close of the retreat, UPP Chairman Dr. Marcus Dahn thanked members of the various committees for a job well done, and admonished
partisans to be focused.
Also speaking, Ambassador Wesley M. Johnson, Chairman emeritus, observed that history has been made by the successful hold and outcome of the retreat.
Ambassador Johnson said the number of persons who attended the retreat was a sign of commitment to the party, and called on partisans to be vigilant in playing their roles as members of the UPP.