“Having met and deliberated at its quarterly National Executive Committee Meeting after the Ganta Declaration, the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) firmly believes that with more than 20 registered parties courting a voting population of less than 2 million, interparty collaboration has the potential to produce a better outcome for the 2017 elections.” Those were the words of MOVEE Chairman D. Maxwell Kemayah when he spoke to journalists yesterday at the party’s headquarters on the Old Road. He said the party remains resolute that governing the country is a collective responsibility as proffered in the Ganta Declaration, for which MOVEE is prepared to lead ‘a coalition of like minds’ to put the country on a new course for transformation.“Our purpose for fielding candidates in the ensuing presidential and legislative elections is to bring about meaningful changes the country desires; changes that seem to always be one step ahead of us for the past 169 years. This has led us to the bottom of the development ladder to the extent that the majority of our population is stuck in perpetual poverty,” he added. Kemayah said political parties are not investing time, energy and resources in the collaboration process to simply remove a particular party from the highest office. “All of them are interested to put the greed for power over the moral imperative of the people first,” he added.He said MOVEE is not interested in political power for personal aggrandizement, but rather to economically empower Liberians, create better opportunities for jobs and sustained economic growth and development to build a better justice system. “To achieve this, we will fight to defeat the Unity Party as a necessary condition. This, we believe, is the view of the majority of Liberians,’ said Kemayah. But while the defeat of the Unity Party is a necessary condition to transform the country for the better, we need a leader that is prepared to be the nation’s chief servant that confronts changes of our new destiny with courage and innovation, he added. “Collaboration among political parties for us must focus on the question of leadership, because we have always said leadership matters; and in Liberia, we have had a leadership letdown over an extended period of time in various forms. This is not a yesterday problem.” This is why MOVEE, according to him, speaks directly, “not out of both sides of its mouth, but we owe it to the Liberian people to put in place a government that can deliver the change that they are yearning for.”He assured voters that MOVEE does not want a country in which a small minority is well off while the larger majority lives in abject poverty, adding, “This is why MOVEE wants a government of change that will restore the hope of the Liberian people, which calls for the replacement of the Unity Party from the focal point of leadership come 2017.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD- Police are searching today for the driver of a sport utility vehicle involved in a hit and run death of a 27-year-old Arleta man. Police said the motorcyclist was traveling along Lankershim Boulevard just north of Saticoy Street early Sunday morning when a dark colored Jeep Grand Cherokee made a U-turn in front of him, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The motorcyclist attempted to avoid the collision by laying down the motorcycle, but still collided with the Jeep, according to police. The Jeep’s driver completed the turn and sped away, southbound on Lankershim Boulevard and turned eastbound on Saticoy Street. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene by the Los Angeles Fire Department, police said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The identity of the motorcyclist is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin, police said. Police are asking the public’s help in identifying the driver of the newer model Jeep, which had dark tinted windows on all sides and possible damage on the lower portion of the driver’s side front door. Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division Detectives at (818) 374-1930. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-529-3855. For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.
Jack and his proud familyHe may be Junior Mastermind but you can always trust your family to get one up on you!Young Jack Meenan, 11, was the toast of Castlefin and Co Donegal when he scooped the award on TV3 on Sunday night.But he certainly wasn’t ready for the surprise his granny Olive Byrne arranged at the family’s shop in Liscooley yesterday afternoon. Brains to Byrne! Jack with granny Olive and grandad Pete ByrneJack had enjoyed a great day at St Mary’s National School in Castlefin and received a hero’s welcome from his classmates who spent the whole day watching the show and celebrating Jack’s success.Jack was speechless (and a little red in the face!) when he arrived at the shop to see the poster.And if that couldn’t be topped, he was then interviewed by Rick O’Shea on 2fm this afternoon (rick won the celebrity mastermind earlier in the year)Jack’s dad Derek says he is just thrilled by all the good wishes and is certainly enjoying his moment in the spotlight. “There is such a feeling of goodwill in the local community and county wide, it just couldn’t be a better time to be from Donegal,” said Derek who is helping Jack to celebrate along with mum Edel and younger brother Michael, 7.MASTERMIND JACK’S SPECIALIST SUBJECT – BEING CAUGHT OUT BY HIS FAMILY! was last modified: December 11th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:castlefinfamilyJack MeenanLiscooleyMastermind