The CDC is a conglomeration of three political parties. They are: the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), the former ruling National Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Liberian People Democratic Party (LPDP).
In a strong worded statement delivered on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the coalition party through its National Chairman, Mr. Mulbah K. Morlu, said it will not remain silent on the things it spoke against on the government of yesterday.
“Amid the challenges, our people are still remain hopeful, let us not let our people down. It was a promise to find lasting solution,” said Morlu.
According to him, most of the problems in government are because the CDC was excluded from major decision process from ‘day-one’, especially in the formation of the current government, something which he said, resulted to strangers who don't share the vision of the party entering central government.
The CDC national chairman, in some recommendations, called on President George Manneh Weah to conduct a major reshuffle at the most central level of government and remove under-performing officials, who are bent on personal aggrandizement.
“It's time for shift for the inclusion of the tripartite arrangement for people who will inject energy in the government. This is necessary to ensure response to the development challenges. Keeping qualified partisans on the sideline while employing non-partisans who sought our demise years back doesn’t sound well to our people,” he stated.
He also recommended the prosecution of both current and past officials found of corruption and abuse of office, averring that the CDC will assume a whistle blower role to ensure that corruption in government comes to an end.
Morlu also urged the Liberian government through the reputable agencies to investigate property acquisition of current government officials as a means of curtailing corruption and controlling the abuse of public resources.
“We also recommend to this government to prioritize the salary of civil servants; our people need to take their just salary on time. The government also needs to revisit the idea of salary harmonization,” the CDC national chair further recommended.
“There must be policy put in place so that officials of government will fly economic class during time of travel to stop unnecessary spending in government. The government should also address the nation on current economic crisis,” he indicated.
While frowning at the much-publicized December 30 planned “Weah step down campaign,” Morlu also called on President Weah and the government as a whole to listen to the genuine issues being raised by Liberians.