AS THE NEWLY elected government takes office January of next year, it is important for Liberians to adjust their expectations and approach the challenges ahead with a sense of realism.
WHILE IT IS natural to have high hopes for change, it is apt to understand that transformation takes time, and the complexities of governance cannot be resolved overnight. With this, Liberians must be schooled to temper their expectations and foster a pragmatic outlook, recognizing the limitations and challenges that the newly elected government will face.
IT IS CRUCIAL for Liberians to acknowledge that change is a gradual process and that quick fixes are often unrealistic. The problems faced by Liberia, such as corruption, poverty, drug, and inadequate infrastructure, are deeply rooted and require sustained efforts to address.
WHILE THE NEWLY elected government may have promised swift action during their campaign, it is vital to understand that implementing lasting solutions will take time, patience, and concerted efforts from all stakeholders. Liberia, like many other nations, faces resource constraints that can hinder the speed of development. The newly elected government must navigate these limitations and make prudent decisions in allocating resources to various sectors.
IT IS ESSENTIAL for Liberians to recognize that despite the government’s best intentions, there may be constraints that prevent the immediate realization of all promises.
But to achieve more, we believe building a prosperous nation requires collective efforts from all citizens, irrespective of political affiliation. With this, It is incumbent upon Liberians to disregard the “Our time, your time” ideology and work together towards common goals.
LIKE MANY MIGHT think, expecting the newly elected government to single-handedly solve all the country’s challenges is unrealistic and counterproductive. A united front, with citizens actively participating in the development process, will create an environment conducive to progress and ensure that the government’s efforts are supported and sustained.
MOREOVER, LIBERIA FACES a myriad of complex challenges that cannot be resolved through simplistic solutions. Issues such as education reform, healthcare access, and economic development require comprehensive strategies and long-term planning. Citizens should recognize that these processes take time and demand careful consideration to achieve meaningful outcomes.
UNFORTUNATELY, THE ISSUE of high hope and expectations is unarguably one of the many reasons some Liberians believe that the outgoing government didn’t do much. Following President Weah’s election in 2017, some Liberians were convinced that the agony was over. They failed to realize that the nation is entangled with complex issues.
AS THE END of the recent election seems to be on the same trend, we believe Liberians must adjust their expectations, to avoid going to more elections without any progress. While adjusting their expectations, it is vital for citizens to remain vigilant and hold the new government accountable for their actions and promises.
THEREFORE- as Liberia ushers in a newly elected government, it is essential for citizens to adjust their expectations and adopt a realistic outlook. While it is natural to desire immediate change, we must recognize the challenges and limitations that the government will face in addressing complex issues. Together, with patience and perseverance, we can build a brighter future for Liberia