Monrovia, 11 January, 2022 / 6:09 pm (ACI Africa).
Those participating in electoral campaigns in Liberia ahead of the country’s national elections next year have come back to the people with promises despite poor living conditions in the West African nation, a Priest in Liberia’s Catholic Diocese of Gbarnga has said.
Fr. Lorenzo Snider, a member of the Society of African Missions (SMA) who is ministering in Foya, a town in Northwest Liberia, highlighted the stunts that politicians in the country are pulling, including giving huge donations to churches and to local leaders to get their way to people’s hearts ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“In the new year, politicians expect to win the next elections, but the poor of Foya are waiting for better living conditions,” Fr. Lorenzo told the information service of Propaganda Fide, Agenzia Fides in a Monday, January 10 report.
He said that campaigns in Foya, just like in the rest of the country, had already started, and explained, “After the midterm elections, the gifts to the traditional chiefs, donations to the churches, promises of better roads, photovoltaic street lights planted in all the towns and a great movement of vehicles and money began.”
The SMA Priest narrated that streets that had never seen politicians had started witnessing them in large numbers in the campaign period.