The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission has written a business group, the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia, for clarity in its involvement in the government’s US$25 million mop-up exercise.
During the week of April 10, 2017, a coalition of business organizations, under the umbrella of the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia, staged a protest aimed at ceasing commercial activities in order to draw attention to issues facing business owners.
Again, the Sirleaf government, through cunning machinations, has bought itself some time from falling under the quantum weight of the triumphant march of the masses of Liberians onto the stage of history. It now shamelessly celebrates its perceived victory over the people’s struggle for economic freedom, thus confirming its anti-democratic credentials.
A day after it staged a weeklong go-slow, the group of business owners under the umbrella of the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia terminated the action.
Last week, a group comprised of major business organizations launched a protest to shut down the entire commercial sector in an effort to draw attention to economic issues.
Normal business activities were stalled in Harbel and surrounding communities as local marketers adhered to calls from the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia to protest the government on some economic policies.
Despite earlier information that businesses in Monrovia and other major commercial centers in the country would have remained closed today, less than half the number of businesses appeared to obey the pronouncement.
Two officials from the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia have been released after their reported arrest by officers of the Liberia National Police on Monday.