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Brumskine Envisions First Round Victory

first_imgLP Standard Bearer Brumskine arrives at the party’s campaign launch amid thousands of supportersCongratulates partisans for demonstrating readiness for change in LiberiaBy Alvin Worzi and Robin Dopoe Jr. In his third-time bid for the Liberian presidency, Liberty Party standard bearer, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, says he is now convinced that a first round victory for the party at the October 10 presidential and representative elections is certain.He told thousands of cheering supporters, “Your turnout today is a clear indication that LP will win this year’s elections during the first round.”The first round victory means a party must accumulate 50.1 per cent of the official votes to claim victory in the first round. Since 2005, or the last two presidential elections, the ruling Unity Party won the presidency through a run-off with the Congress for Democratic Change, essentially knocking out the LP in the first round. .However, some politicians, including those at the Liberty Party, are announcing to the world that things would change, this time around.Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters at the Party’s official launch in Monrovia over the weekend, Brumskine, overwhelmed by the sight, told them that the Party is poised to change Liberia for the good of everyone and not a privileged few, if elected on October 10.Dressed in their green and white official colors of the Party, the partisans overfilled the party’s grounds, overflowing onto the stretch of Tubman Boulevard from Old Road Junction to Nigeria House Junction, obstructing traffic.Showing his appreciation for their presence, Cllr. Brumskine thanked them for making the world know that, “you are ready to change this country. It’s time for us to change this country that everyone will enjoy it, but we must do that by winning big.”He assured the euphoric partisan crowd that Vice Standard Bearer Harrison Karnwea “and I are ready to bring the change you want to Liberia and to the people.”Cllr. Brumskine said Liberia belongs to everyone and as such, there’s no need for them to suffer. “We can achieve this by voting the Liberty Party on October 10 polls,” he said.The LP standard bearer said it is time to take government monies from Monrovia and invest it in rural areas of the country as part of the efforts to empower citizens in the leeward counties. He said it was time for retirement benefits to be given to the old people, especially those who reside in the rural areas to ensure that they have better living conditions.“I will need your support to get the representatives and senators, especially those people who support Joe Boakai. I need to have them agree to cut their salaries so that our children can go to school, and our old people can have retirement benefits and the disabled people can be taken care,” he said.The LP flag bearer also promised to improve the health sector, infrastructure and education to foster economic growth and to create more opportunities for the young people.Cllr. Brumskine about free education as a commitment to his supporters and to the country, which he said will help the children to get the necessary education.“I will cut my salaries by 30 percent, including VP Karnwea, and all the cabinet ministers, but I will need your support. To achieve this, I want you to press on your Senators that have pledged support to VP Boakai to support me so that together we can make this work,” Cllr. Brumskine said.He said by cutting down the salaries of government officials it will help reduce income inequality and save government resources to invest in other critical sectors of development.Cllr. Brumskine renewed calls to Liberians not to vote Unity Party’s standard bearer and Vice President Joseph N. Boakai to power because voting him will see the occurrence of one thing over and over without any change.He said he can make the necessary changes to the country because “I have the experience, which has been tested in the past with positive results. I also have the academic qualifications as well.”Brumskine served as President Pro Tempore in President Charles Taylor’s administration.“All of you know that I have the education, experience, and the ability to lead this country. I was there before and I understand what it means for you. I need a mandate from you by telling the Liberian people that we all agree to make Liberia a better place,” Cllr. Brumskine said.Cllr. Brumskine also promised to take the country’s monies out of the capital, Monrovia, and invest in leeward counties, which will bring about development and prosperity.The party’s campaign rally was colored by cultural performances, which took place at both in and outside of the headquarters, and a number of young Liberian recording artists also performed as well.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Health Minister Encourages Other Islands to Replicate ‘Jamaica Moves’ Campaign

first_img Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is encouraging other Caribbean countries to join forces and replicate the ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign into ‘Caribbean Moves’, with the objective of reducing the region’s growing rate of persons living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs).Jamaica Moves is part of the National Strategy and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, which covers seven main categories of diseases – cardiovascular conditions, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, sickle cell, mental health disorders and chronic renal failure.The campaign also focuses on community-level interventions to facilitate increased physical activity among the population.Speaking at the Healthy Caribbean Coalition’s (HCC) Caribbean NCD Forum held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Monday (April 23), Dr. Tufton said the Ministry of Health has seen positive results and increased participation among Jamaicans in healthy lifestyle activities since the launch of Jamaica Moves one year ago.He told the gathering, including delegates from other Caribbean islands, that the region has been successful in combating vaccine-preventable diseases, reducing maternal and infant mortality and premature death due to HIV/AIDS, through collaborations over the years.The Minister said the same can be done in the fight against NCDs with a campaign aimed at overcoming the epidemic.“Our efforts here in Jamaica, including the Jamaica Moves efforts, serve as a platform for a ‘Caribbean Moves’ that shows regional commitment focused on tackling the NCD epidemic from a preventative perspective in the first instance,” Dr. Tufton said.He noted that Caribbean leadership was central to the movement that galvanised the world towards the 2011 United Nations Political Declaration on Non-communicable Diseases, and that the Caribbean had the first ever political commitment in the world to fight the NCD epidemic in 2007.Dr. Tufton encouraged the delegates representing islands in the Caribbean to accelerate implementation of NCD responses that were previously agreed, to meet regional and global targets.“Political leadership and commitment are critical elements for success in tackling the NCD epidemic, along with the investment in a package of cost-effective interventions with a focus on prevention,” he said.The HCC’s Caribbean NCD Forum is a multi-stakeholder civil society-led meeting, which will last for three days between April 23 and 25. It is being hosted in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Pan American Health Organization, Sagicor Life Inc, Caribbean Public Health Agency, the University of the West Indies Open Campus, the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, the Diabetics Association of Jamaica and the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Alliance.Sessions are aimed at bringing together diverse groups of approximately 100 stakeholders, including representatives from civil society, the Government and the private sector of the different Caribbean islands.The primary goal of the Forum is to mobilise regional civil society organisations and other key stakeholders to ensure that the Caribbean is fully engaged in the third United Nations High Level Meeting (UNHLM) on NCDs.The objectives of the Forum are to take stock of the NCD process in the Caribbean, harmonise CARICOM priority areas for the UNHLM 2018, discuss strategies to encourage the highest level of political attendance at the 2018 UNHLM and to explore post-2018 strategies.At the end of the Forum, the delegates will arrive at a consensus on NCD priorities to take to the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs in September. Jamaica Moves is part of the National Strategy and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, which covers seven main categories of diseases – cardiovascular conditions, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, sickle cell, mental health disorders and chronic renal failure. Speaking at the Healthy Caribbean Coalition’s (HCC) Caribbean NCD Forum held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Monday (April 23), Dr. Tufton said the Ministry of Health has seen positive results and increased participation among Jamaicans in healthy lifestyle activities since the launch of Jamaica Moves one year ago. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is encouraging other Caribbean countries to join forces and replicate the ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign into ‘Caribbean Moves’, with the objective of reducing the region’s growing rate of persons living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Story Highlightslast_img read more