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Sen. Biney Wants Gov’t Prioritize Private Sector

By Bill W. Cooper

Maryland County Senator, James Biney has blasted the CDC led-government for its failure to improve the country’s private sector which he said could have provided more jobs for the greater population of Liberia.

Senator Biney who is also the current chairman of the National Patriotic Party (NPP) maintained that it is unfortunate that the officials of the Weah led-Administration have not within five years of office been able to address the bread and butter issues of the citizenry.

The NPP is a constituted party of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change that comprises of the Congress for Democratic Change of President George M. Weah and the Liberia People’s Democratic Party (LPDP) of former House Speaker, Alex Tyler.

Speaking Tuesday, January 17, 2023 during the 1st day sitting of the 6th session of the Liberian Senate, Biney noted, “We cannot continue to rely on the National Budget to implement government’s programs or create jobs for our people.”

He wondered, “And in fact, where are the private sector investment plans that this government talked about or promised to institute? I think it is time that we change and do things differently so that our decision can impact our people.”

According to him, despite the fact that his NPP government was seen or described as a “tyrannical government,” the country’s private sector was blooming and that people were also encouraged to work in the private sector unless the government of President George M. Weah.

“During our government, we were producing ply woods in Sinoe, Grand Bassa, Harper and other parts of the country and the roads never spoilt although our government was a war-ravaged government. The private sector was blooming and everybody could have afforded meal.”

“So, gentlemen I think it is time that we do things different because we failed our people and will continue to suffer at the detriment of our actions as a government elected to serve their interest.

“And one of the best way to do that as government is for us especially the Executive Branch to create a business friendly private sector that will bring about investment and factories and ensure the massive employment of our people because everybody cannot work in government,” Senator Biney added.

Meanwhile, the Maryland County Senator has at the same time stressed the need for both the Legislature and Executive to meet and define the priority areas of the Nation Budget before its submission.

He said, with that, it will enable them as lawmakers to perform their oversight responsibility to thoroughly scrutinize the instrument before passage for the common good and benefit of the country and its citizenry.

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