Liberia on an irreversible path of sustained peace and developmentListen /
Liberia is no longer a place of conflict, war and deprivation, according to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
She told the 67th session of the UN General Assembly Wednesday that as Liberia moves toward its tenth year of sustained peace, she could state with conviction that the country has turned the corner.
"We are no longer the country our citizens fled, our international partners pitied and our neighbors feared. Our stabilization efforts, over the past six years, have resulted in average annual growth of over 6 percent; revenue has more than quintupled;direct foreign investment of over US$16 billion mobilized; an expanded fiscal space unprecedented debt cancellation. More importantly, we have earned our rightful place as a country on an irreversible path of sustained peace, growth and development"
President Johnson Sirleaf says Liberia's Vision 2030, resulting from a robust nationwide consultation, is a long-term program for transformation which prioritizes youth development, infrastructure, reconciliation and capacity development.