By Staff Writer
Monrovia, Liberia: Yana Boys Association of Liberia has openly threatened to reject Pres. George Weah at the ballot box in 2023 due to what they termed as ‘harsh business Environment’.
The Country is expected to go to General and Presidential Elections in 2023 bringing the end of a six year tenure of Pres. Weah.
“We are ready and prepared to campaign against Pres. George Weah if the business community is not strengthened improved and regulated for smooth business transactions”.
According to Yana boys, they are frustrated about the bad business atmosphere and increase in the prices of basic commodities on the Liberian Market, “this is making things very difficult for us”.
The group complained of being abandoned by Pres. Weah and his government since his 2018, something they believed is undermining the business community.
The Association’s President, Prince Kollie speaking recently during a press conference called on members of the association to no longer protest but rather reject Pres. Weah at the ballot box in 2023.
“It will be very impossible for President Weah to be re-elected due to the inability of his government to regulate and control prices and aid the business community”.
President George Weah in early 2018, launched a 3Million United States Dollars microfinance loan scheme for small businesses. The President said giving microfinance loans to small Liberian businesses across the country at a very low interest payback rate of 6% and flexible collateral and an extended payback time is something that is close to his heart.
“I will without fear or favor use Liberian money to develop the country and its people”. Pres. Weah said.
During one of his early speeches in power, the Liberian Leader underscored that Liberians will no longer be spectators in their own economy but rather drivers. This comment, analysts believe is quite contrary to the current reality in Liberia for Businesses especially Liberian owned.
Yana Boys are regular petty traders who interact daily with the goods prices along with consumers in different street corners. They usually buy from wholesalers and fill the market with more detail goods for easy public Access.