After a visit to five of Liberiaâ€™s 15 counties with retired Massachusetts State Representative Benjamin Swan, the founder of the Universal Human Rights International, Torli Krua, is calling for a citizen-driven change approach to reforming Liberiaâ€™s political system.
The social change that transformed the United States of America into the economic and military superpower came because of ordinary people, like a college dropout named Rosa Parks, who worked as an assistant tailor and not a senator or president.
As Liberia celebrates former President Joseph Jenkins Robertsâ€™ birthday, I wonder what has been the government’s purpose for this holiday, especially since the political elites were never interested in the examples of Roberts. I wonder what it will take to make Liberia number one in Africa within this generation. Is it even possible to make Liberia the leading democratic and most developed African country in our lifetime?