Liberia: Pres. Weah, You Have Much More to Pursue than Citizenship for non-Negroes

Published: 2/Fév/2018
Source: Liberian Observer

[Editorial]

President George Weah’s State of the Nation Address last Monday calling for citizenship and land rights to be granted people of non-Negro descent has sparked dissenting views from many quarters, even among those who are so loyal to him.

A lot of social media comments and those published in newspapers, including the Daily Observer, take serious exception to the President’s advocacy to grant citizenship and the sale of land to people of non-Negro descent.

As reported by our Editor, Omari Jackson, in our Wednesday edition, Jacob Y. Willie said, “I don’t agree with President Weah on that one and my reason is that because people of non-Negro descent traditionally have money, there will be too much disadvantage over Liberians.”

Like Willie, many other views suggest that granting citizenship to non-Negroes will be too much of a disadvantage to the poverty-stricken Liberians because those of non-Negro descent in Liberia already have complete control over the Liberian economy and have the potential to purchase as much land as possible, meaning the whole country.

Read further: https://www.liberianobserver.com/opinion/editorials/pres-weah-you-have-much-more-to-pursue-than-citizenship-for-non-negroes/

Themes: Discrimination, Ethnique/Raciale/Religieuse
Regions: Libéria
Year: 2018