Justifiably the human mind is the motivating force in everything that the human person does either positively or negatively. Obviously there is nothing done by the hands if not designed or planned by the mind. The mind is understandably the storage of vision, dreams or mission by which the human person is guided.
It is the miracle maker because by natural arrangement is set to perform wonders. It sees far ahead even before the eyes. It is where the real human being sits because it represents the foundation of the human beauty. The human beauty has to do with the visions and dreams that are aimed at bringing positive change to society.
The beauty of the human being, in my judgment, has to do with farsightedness, innovation, nationalism and obedience. The beauty of any given place depends largely on the beauty of the citizens of residents in terms of their perception and creativity. Wonders are certainly performed when the minds are prepared and processed to consider the importance of revolution and evolution especially in a country that opts for every redemptive measure to rise above the debris of war.
Undoubtedly, the revolutionalized minds often make a revolutionalized society. Changes can never come about when the minds are not prepared for them like is in our case in Liberia. Changes, in terms of national growth and development, moving away from darkness to light and purging away those impediments that have hampered growth and development often begin in the mind.
If the nation is to move ahead and share the desired light of civilization those charged with the national responsibilities to effect the desired changes should see the need to move with their minds and see where we had gone wrong and what we need to do to please the God of our forefathers. I have set the preceding lines as basis to take a glimpse at the moves being made by the Ministry of Public Works, under Samuel Kofi Woods. The moves include the successful implementation of government’s projects in the countryside.
The implementation of the 40km-road which links Totota with Piata, constructed by Solid Rock, a Lebanese construction firm tells yet another story the ears would love to hear. The road is valued at USD$ 886, 199.00. The over 50,000 citizens of Sanoyea District will now benefit from the road and bridge projects. President Sirleaf who dedicated the project early this week expressed joy and happiness over the performance of the Public Work team and the contractors and described Minister Woods and his team mates as “loyal lieutenants”.
I think the Ministry of Public Works deserves being called “loyal lieutenants’ because it pays to live to expectation-especially in the face of our national drive when the international community, our forefathers and God are keenly watching us to use vision and create a life of social and economic joy for ourselves. I love to hear about implemented development projects as opposed to the story of how money intended for national development is squandered. I love to see real changes including road and bridge construction as a way of renewing the hope and faith of the citizens. I love to see theories transformed into practical reality as far as national decency is concerned. I love and respect those who allow their consciences to be driven by the spirit of patriotism thereby living to the expectation of the citizens. I love the moves by the Ministry of Public Works because when the sun rises the day is bound to break.
In order words, it is the Ministry of Public Works that is expected to redeem the people, take them out of the long standing cage, connect them to the world of civilization, place in them a sense of national belonging, and make them practically believe the truth in government’s reconciliation policy.
In my mind reconciliation is the result of letting the people realize their own worth, letting them see the practical reality of their taxes, and letting them feel and see that they own the land not just by mere words but by deeds. Liberians need to be delivered through decent roads, clinics, schools, etc. They need to see a transformed nation where love, unity and national reconciliation would prevail in all dots. They expect yellow machines to be speaking the language of development as opposed to the age-old tradition of calling night a day, calling lie a truth, praising evil and crowning the devil, etc. When roads are built all over the place, food production is accelerated; the spirit of nationalism is embraced by the people, while the culture of obedience and acceptability is established in the hearts of the people.
I think the Ministry of Public works deserves a lion’s share of the budget because, like thunder that introduces the immediate advent of the rain, the ministry is practically humming the bell of development to the hearing of the ears. Liberians and Liberia need rebirth. They will only be born again in the face of political and economic deliverance. The fact of the matter is that spiritual deliverance cannot gain fruits in the absence of social and economic deliverance based on political will.