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PRESS STATEMENT


DAMATE PEACE FOUNDATION

“Our war children are no lost generation. We are obligated to return their stolen childhoods by giving them a perspective for the future that will enhance their involvement and participation in our society.”


The Damate Peace Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization started by former LURD Chairman Sekou Damate Conneh and friends who realized the urgent need of support for former Armed Conflict and War Effected Children in Liberia. The Foundation is supported by people from a variety of disciplines ranging from business management, event organization, politics and marketing communications from all around the world.


MINISTER OF PEACE

Inspired by US Congressman DENNIS KUCHINICH , the DAMATE PEACE FOUNDATION launches a proposal to all Governments and Leaders of our Great African Community to install a Department of Peace and appoint a Special Minister of Peace to accelerate the peace process in our beloved continent.


READ THE FULL STORY AT THE FOUNDATION PAGE


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VOH Vietnam 07/22/2003
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October 7, 2004

LATEST PRESS STATEMENT


The Liberian United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) was established as a Political and Military movement to liberate the Liberian people and the sub-region (west Africa) from the tyrannical leadership of Charles G. Taylor whose ascendancy as President of Liberia was posing problems to the Liberian people and the sub region.

The objective of LURD was accomplished when President Taylor was force into exile due to the pressure from LURD and the International Community especially the United States of America to see reason and save his country from further bloodshed.

The Comprehensive Peace Accord signed by delegates at Accra to include: the Warring parties, Political parties and the Civil Society gave birth to a transitional arrangement with the integration of all of the Parties in the signing process to participate in the government with the mandate of ensuring that peace return to Liberia and the restoration of democracy with the supervision of the International Community.

The Liberian United for Reconciliation and Democracy with the sole purpose of liberating the people did not hesitate in complying with the CPA that leads to the process of peace for Liberia.

With good faith, LURD under the able leadership of H.E. Sekou Damatee Conneh, Jr. demonstrated her willingness for peace and democracy to prevail in Liberia by carrying out symbolic disarmament before the process of disarmament could begin.

Unfortunately, some so-called and self-proclaimed executives of LURD to include: Ashia Conneh, George Dweh, Kabineh Ja’neh, Charles Bennie, Edward Farley, Jackson Doe, Paul Thomas , Peter Solo, Soko Sackor, Joe Wylie among others who rejoined the Organization at the Reconciliation Conference in Voinjama in June 2003, have decided to keep the Liberian people at carnage, perpetuate themselves in power, prolong the peace process, frustrate the effort of the International Community especially the United States of America thus denying the people of their democratic rights for elections 2005.

The intent to prolong the Liberian crisis is justified from the recent actions of these self-proclaimed and so-called executives, first they asked for the removal of the Finance Minister, failure to remove the minister, they called on the replacement of LURD’s Chairman H.E. Sekou Damatee Conneh, Jr. with that of Kabineh Ja’neh as Chairman of the Movement to accomplish their devilish aim by prolonging the suffering of the Liberian people.

These so-called and self-proclaimed executives of LURD have failed to remove Chairman Conneh and are now fronting to remove the Chairman of the NTGL despite the warning from the International Community that the Peace Process is irreversible. They continue to push their hidden agenda by using their political seats in Government to confuse the International Community especially the USA and ECOWAS, thus clearly shows their unwillingness to allow peace to prevail in Liberia.

In the recent Press Release, we indicated that Speaker George Dweh continues to embarrass the honorable men and women of the NTLA from his utterances and actions which are anti-peace thus bringing the Legislative branch to public disrepute. Speaker Dweh recent letter to the NPA Management describing the legitimate leadership of LURD under the Chairmanship of Sekou Damate Conneh, Jr. as former, and the devilish leadership headed by self-proclaimed chairman Kabenh Ja’neh, as legitimate contradicts his recent letter addressed to Chairman Sekou Damatee Conneh Jr. as head of LURD on the celebration of the first anniversary of the CPA on 18th of August at the Capital Building in Liberia. This clearly indicates speaker Dweh evil intent to successfully derail the ongoing peace process. We call on the honorable members of the NTLA to be mindful of the devilish deals of Speaker Dweh who aim is to prolong the crisis and keep the Liberian people at carnage.

We call on the International Community especially the United States of America not to give these so-called, self-proclaimed executives and anti elements of peace credence, they have no power or authority to derail the Peace Process despite their persistent call for the change of leadership at this crucial stage of the CPA when disarmament is smoothly been carryon by UNMIL.

The issue of controversy over the leadership of LURD is a mere joke by the Anti-elements of peace. These are people who are using the sympathy of LURD nomination to position in government to confuse the International Community, take advantage of the presence of UNMIL to organize Gangs within Monrovia to create panic and chaos among the destitute people of the nation who are suffering from the 14 years war thus undermines the security of the State.

The legitimate leadership of LURD under H.E. Sekou Damate Conneh, Jr. dissociate with Speaker George Dweh and his cohorts who are anti-elements of peace from recent pronouncement and actions which have the propensity to undermine the efforts of the International Community especially the United States of America and ECOWAS in bringing peace to Liberia.

The Leadership of LURD is not prepare to temper with democracy, violence does not have room in Liberia just from 14 years internecine war. Violence is over, former LURD, GOL and MODEL don’t have Military Barracks, we are constituent of the NTGL. “NO GOVERNMENT IN GOVERNMENT”.

Beware of Speaker Dweh and others, the incidence of 90s which prolonged the peace process cannot be repeated to keep this Country backward. Say no to the Anti- elements of peace. Say no! Say no! Say no! and No! Insist that Liberians want and deserve peace for the growth and development of this Nation.

"Elections 2005 is a must”

LURD objective is liberation not to impose leadership on the Liberian people.


FROM LURD'S SECRETARIAT

Voinjama, Lofa County,
lurd_liberia@yahoo.com
lurdsecretariat@yahoo.com
damate2002@yahoo.com
website www.africa-afrika.com/sekou & www.damate.org
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