Deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs Isaac Jackson
‘Don’t Vote For Politicians Because Of Rice’ - Jackson
By Stephen N. Sonpon
MONROVIA, October 10 (LINA) – Deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs Isaac Jackson has cautioned Liberians not to vote for politicians because of their promise to buy them bags of rice.
According to him, some politicians are using rice to mislead the electorate rather than providing development ideas that will improve the lives of the people.
Jackson made the statement recently at the Ministry of Information regular press briefing in Monrovia in reaction to the All Liberian Party (ALP) political leader Benoni Urey’s remarks to a group of marketers in Paynesville recently that he would import rice to be sold at US$12.00 per bag.
He indicated that the government has made substantial efforts in stabilizing the price of rice through an Executive Order that was issued recently to regulate the price of the commodity in the country.
Executive Order No. 70, suspending the import tariff on rice under the Revenue Code of Liberia Act 2000 as amended.
Jackson noted that politicians should not take the people’s mind back to 1979, adding that they should talk about new creativities that have been made in the country.