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Liberians hopeful for change, vow to vote overwhelmingly


Flagba, a slum community in Liberia’s capital Monrovia is home to several hundreds of low-income earning Liberians.

Sitting on the edge of a river, the community lacks access to potable water and faces frequent power cuts.

50-year-old Gertrude Weah a trader, moved into the Flagba community a year ago when her business took a nose dive which made it impossible for her to continue to stay at her 2 bedroom apartment.

Now living in a one-bedroom apartment on the edge of the river she says Tuesday’s election will be a defining moment for the community and the country at large.

“We vote for the government and the time comes they let us down. Nothing doing for us. Now to get money to send your children to school, it’s very hard. To get money is very hard, for even feeding. So right now, we’ve opened our eyes wide to see who we will put in that chair, for me I want George weah. I’m voting CDC for change. Because I know when he gets there the whole country will be better, he’s got feeling for human beings,” said Gertrude.

Some young people in the community say even though the politicians continue to fail to deliver on their promise for development, they will vote on Tuesday with the hope that there will be an improvement in their standard of living.

“When they’re coming they say they will do this but they don’t do anything. I’m going to vote again believing that it will get better for this community because I want to vote so that this community will change so that I will get improvement in this community. That’s why I’m going to vote,” said Gilbert.

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