Liberia At Risk Without Post- Covid-19 Strategic Plan -Says Lawrence Yealue

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Liberia stands to be at risk without a Post -Covid-19 strategic plan put in place by the George Weah CDC-led government.

 

The Country Director of the Accountability Lab- Liberia, Mr. Lawrence Yealu, voiced that failure on the part of the Government of Liberia (GoL) through its Covid-19 Response Team including Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) to develop a clear-cut strategic Post COVID-19 plan to clamp down on the pandemic further puts the nation and its people including people of foreign nationalities at more risk as the virus heightens in some parts of the country.

 Against this backdrop, the Accountability-Lab Country Director Lawrence Yealue has proposed that GoL sees reasons to craft a Post -Covid-19 strategic plan to defeat the pandemic and stopping it from further spread in Liberia.

Yealue made the utterance recently when he and other distinguished discussants addressed the Press Union of Liberia’s Edward Wilmot  Blyden Forum at the YMCA Auditorium on Crown Hill, Broad Street in Monrovia.

He spoke on the topic:” Best Approaches In The Fight Against Covid-19, A Look At The Social, political and Economic Impact on Liberia.”

Yealue differs that what GoL considers as a Covid-19 Response plan is somewhat not a strategic Post-COVID -19 plan because, according to him, it has failed to holistically inculcate the broad spectrum of stakeholders, lest to mention the Liberian media and the civil society to assist in containing the Coronavirus, which, up to date has claimed scores of lives and paralyzed the global economy, with Liberia being of no exception.

He said politicking, propaganda and governance have over shadowed the fight against the COVID-19 since the government pronounced its presence in March 2020.

 He stressed that until a Post-Covid-19 Strategic plan is derived at by government wherein governance takes precedence over politics and propaganda, Liberia could be at more risks in defeating the pandemic.

 

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