Former Liberty Political leader, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine has cautioned public officials to work in the interest of the country and stop enriching themselves at the detriment of the masses.
Speaking on Monday, December 17, 2018 to scores of supporters at the Liberty Party national headquarters in Congo Town, Cllr. Brumskine said Liberians are tired of leaders who seek their personal interest above the interest of the country by corrupting the public sector.
He wants officials in the George Weah led government to exercise emotional restraint by let going of their personal ego and develop a mindset that will move Liberia at another level.
He said those in the government should not see the place as a money-making environment but rather a place where people go to serve humanity.
Cllr. Brumskine averred: “The spirit of Christmas teaches us to place the interest of the family, the interest of the community, and the interest of the nation above our personal interest.
Those in our country whom God has allowed, during this phase of our national journey, to be in charge of our political, judicial, police, and/or economic power, would well serve our country, all of its people, and themselves, if they would simply follow the example of the original, the ultimate, and the true spirit of Christmas, a servant-leader who embodied the fullness of Christmas.”
In what appears as his Christmas message, the LP’s leader emeritus maintained that the spirit of Christmas is not about how much influence one can amass, how much control one can apply over others, but how well such power can be used to transform the livelihood of others.
He added that this festive season should serve as a time where Liberians irrespective of political persuasion, social background, social class or religious belief, can hold together in peace and much love.
Upon lighting up the Christmas tree in the courtyard of the party’s headquarters, Cllr. Brumskine called on all Liberians to make a conscientious decision to have the spirit of the holiday season become part of his or her life.
“This Country is all that we have, it is imperative upon all of us to build it together. And so you can be in government and want to eat everything, you must be able to work in the interest of your people,” the former LP political leader declared.