Many Liberian leaders would agree that for a poor country like ours, entrepreneurship is key to growing the economy, creating employment opportunities for the many unskilled young people and securing the fragile peace.
When Mustapha walked in our offices, he had no idea where his next school fees would come from. He had been kicked out of the exam hall because he was behind on his tuition payment. His father, jobless, and his mother, a â€œsweet padâ€ seller could not raise enough money to put food on their table, let alone pay his school fees.
America must go beyond the usual rhetoric in its diplomatic dealings with Liberia and truly consider it the partner it claims it to be and often brags about because of a shared history.