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Jackson Tells Liberians To Desist From ‘Political Dishonesty’
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 Deputy Information Minister Isaac Jackson

 

Jackson Tells Liberians To Desist From ‘Political Dishonesty’
By Catherine B. Nyenkan

MONROVIA, October 20 (LINA) - Deputy Information Minister Isaac Jackson has called on Liberians, particularly politicians, to desist from political dishonesty and the spread of misinformation that could undermine the country's peace and stability.

Jackson wants politicians to be honest in their engagements, particularly in the national conversation, by speaking the truth about the level of development being achieved by the government of Liberia over the years.

"We need to encourage our colleagues in the opposition community to be honest with the national conversation," Jackson said Thursday at the Ministry of Information regular press conference in Monrovia.

Jackson made the statement against the backdrop that some political leaders have engaged in massive criticism of the government as the country prepares to go to the polls in 2017.

According to Jackson, some opposition politicians have, in total disregard of the truth, blindfolded themselves by reverting to criticisms which run contrary to the level of development achieved by the government.

Jackson recounted that when the Unity Party-led government came to power in 2006, the country's budget was just US$80million, noting that its increase to US$600 million indicates a remarkable achievement, and speaks to the level of economic growth the nation is currently experiencing.

He said roads have been built, water and sanitation facilities improved and many other development projects implemented by government, adding, "It is sad for someone to say that this government has done nothing."

Jackson wants those in such practice to rather engage the government in such a way that will lead to the sustenance of the nation’s growth and democracy by collectively working to educate the public on ways to maintain and foster the nation's development agenda.
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