|President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in black and orange hair tie and dress on far left listens to citizens offer their recommendations and solutions for developing Liberia.|
As part of a new weekly series on news from the African continent, Ignoring Occupation will be looking at positive developments taking place in Africa. To start the series off: We shall begin with Liberia's Vision 2030 national development plan. Liberians coming together to discuss and coming up with positive and practical solutions to the current problems that face the West African country of Liberia. For those who do not know or have already forgotten, Liberia has sprang back from the devastating and brutal Civil War that literally destroyed every inch of the country and its infrastructure. The country has enjoyed nearly 10 years of peace which is a good sign for the nation's children and future generations. :) The capital city Monrovia is currently from what I've read and heard is experiencing a reconstruction boom. There is currently a government sponsored plan underway across the country titled Liberia Vision 2030. As with other countries across Africa including Kenya, Malawi, etc, Liberia is looking at how it can maintain its peace and get on with moving itself forward. Below is one of several articles on solutions Liberians themselves have recommended that the government implement as part of a final plan to Liberia's economic, infrastructural and sanitation problems. one of several from the Liberian Press that follows the Delegate meetings taking place in the various counties across the country. Rarely does Western media ever look at Liberians and other Africans offering genuine solutions to the problems facing their nations. Its usually a white European or American who is seen (especially in Western media) as the mastermind to solving solutions for said countries. However in Liberia, its Liberians who are well aware of their situation and are taking command in developing long term peace and stability for themselves.
|Liberia border the Atlantic Ocean along its Western coast and borders Ivory coast in Southeast, Guinea in the Northeast and Sierra Leone in the North. Liberia is a little larger than The Netherlands.|