LIBERIA: If Liberia must change for the Better MICAT New Boss Piah urges Liberians to cultivate A Positive Mindset

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The Minister of the Ministry of Information, Culture Affairs and Tourism(MICAT), Jerolinmek Matthew Piah, has urged Liberians to create a positive mindset if the country must change for the better.

Speaking on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at the official turning over ceremony, Minister Piah said the disrespect for the rule of law is alarming, as such, it has created a negative image for the country, further urging that Liberians must change the country’s image positively.

“No tourist will come to Liberia once there is violent protest all over the place. We are so wicked to each other to the extent that when we wake up in the morning, we see dead bodies with no regards for the rule of law and we portray our country as a chaotic environment. No tourist will come here. If we don’t change our minds this country will not make progress,” the MICAT Boss warned.

He pointed out that the Ministry cannot move forward in the absence of the media, as such, he made a commitment to working fully with media executives.

He said as part of the President’s ARREST Agenda, there is a plan to create a National Tourism Authority which will separate the Information and Cultural Affairs Ministry from Tourism, noting that the Legislature has promised to work in ensuring that the Tourism Authority is established.

“In addition to promoting the culture of our country, we are creating a strategic plan to attract tourists to Liberia, while at the same time preparing for the establishment of the National Tourism Authority,” Minister Piah asserted.
‘‘We will begin coordination with all cultural institutions in Liberia, counsel of elders, traditional leaders, chiefs and elders to design the structure for the promotion of the Liberian Cultural domestically and internationally,” Minister Piah stated.

He empathized that in order to foster peace and national progress, the media should perform professional void of politics and the state radio should act as a bridge between the opposition and the ruling party so as to support the country’s unity.

Meanwhile, MICAT Boss Piah extolled President Joseph Nyuma Boakai for affording him the opportunity to serve in the capacity as Minister of Information and vowed to work and contribute to making the ARREST Agenda a success.

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