February 6, 2018 By Regina Pratt
Presidential candidate of the Republican National Independent Party (ReNIP), Beresford Victor Williams, has noted that his party’s manifesto, which is dubbed ‘the peoples manifesto,’ would elevate people from their miseries.
He made the above statement at the launch of their manifesto Saturday, February 3, at Lumley Beach, where he told party supporters that their government would provide six key areas: creation of 4.5 million jobs, food self-sufficiency, free education, better health, housing facilities and industrialisation.
The presidential candidate revealed that they had launched the said manifesto in Kenema to enable the electorates make an informed choice, noting that the choice voters would make on March 7 would be crucial than ever before.
The manifesto, with the motto ‘Honesty, Integrity and Accountability,’ pledges to also ensure investment in education, healthcare systems, financial sectors, agricultural program, IT and cutting edge jobs and industries that could improve lives.
He maintained that a ReNIP administration would invest the country’s wealth to give everyone the best chance.
On the issue of transforming the financial system, Williams said Sierra Leone’s financial service is a nonstarter and does not support the economy, thus making life unbearable for the ordinary man.
“We will establish a National Investment Bank that will bring private capital finance to deliver US$250 million of lending power,” he said.
He stated that the new public institution would support a network of regional development banks which would be dedicated to supporting inclusive growth in communities.
He noted that his manifesto would rescue the struggling Sierra Leone democratic society, as the decision to distribute the country’s economy was in the hands of few elites.
He said employment institutions should provide jobs with security as ‘too many people’s jobs are not secured.’
He revealed his party’s membership was constituted by 60% of women because they play a critical role in the development of the country.