MONROVIA: One of Liberia’s newest Registered Political Parties, Democratic People’s Party (DPPL) over the weekend elected Rev. David G.B Kaimu as its political leader at the party’s first National Convention, held at the DPPL Grand Bassa County Headquarters, located in Saypul Hill Community.
The DPPL Convention which was held under the theme: “Leadership in Politics for Greater Democratic and Good Governance in Liberia,” brought together the party’s delegates from the 15 political subdivisions of the Country. It was witnessed by Mr. Abraham B. Kanneh, a representative from the National Elections Commission (NEC).
The DPPL is duly recognized by the National Elections Commission under the laws of Liberia and it was certificated on November 24, 2021, consistence with its aims and objectives to obtain state power lawfully.
Rev. Kaimu was elected along with Mr. N. Dickson Tamba, National Chairman; John Pangbe, Secretary General; and Mrs. Kim Varnie, National Treasury among others.
Speaking minutes after his election, the DPPL Political leader, lauded the DPPL partisans for his preferment and promised to justify the confidence reposed in him for a better of Liberia.
Rev. Kaimu pointed out that Liberia under his leadership will advocate for upholding of the traditional positive values on which Liberia was established.
He also said under his leadership as president of Liberia, he will ensure that everyone benefits from education, vernaculars, health, and youth empowerment, among others.
According to him, when elected as president, health services will be available and affordable to all and also health services will be separated from social welfare.
He vowed to advocate for the setting up of a Commission on Social Welfare which will provide care for the mentally ill persons across the country, the physically challenged persons and the elderly in society.
Commenting on the economy, Rev. Kaimu said Liberia, under his leadership, will move away from an extractive industry system to a production industry system that will create over 100,000 jobs annually and will also decentralize resources collected in the country, but he failed to state how will that be done.
According to him, all resources raised in each county, 60 percent of it will be managed by that county, while only 40 percent will go to central government.
He further asserted that Liberia under his leadership, corruption crimes court will be established to deal with corruption cases speedily and will also advocate for the removal of all bottlenecks in registration of companies.
He maintains that the DPPL-led government will declare war against corruption and prioritize human capacity development.
He added that under a DPPL administration, discipline, respect for, and adhering to the rule of law, healthcare, economic empowerment, democratic development, will become its cardinal pillars for governance.
Earlier, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Her Honor, Gloria Musu-Scott, lauded officials and members of the Democratic People’s Party (DPPL) for organizing their convention.
The former Chief Justice said that what Liberia needs now is a visionary leadership, and not multiplicity of political parties.