As opposition leader Alexander Cummings of the Alternative National Congress tried to point out, â€œleaders should eat last,â€ not â€œsteal lastâ€ as had beenÂ twisted by government spin doctors and propagandist. Rather, he meant that leaders should serve their people first, and take care of their own needs last.
Grand Bassaâ€™s Sen. Jonathan Kaipay has asked the Senate to invite Finance Minister Samuel Tweah and the director-general of the Civil Service Agency, Laurine Wede, to explain what he says is a huge salary disparity among government employees.
James Dorbor Jallah, who recently served as the executive director of the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission before being removed from the position, says his â€œoptions are open at the moment.â€
On September 24, 2018, thousands of patriotic Liberians, out of firm conviction and love for country, petitioned your government and prominent international organizations (the U.N., A.U., E.U. and ECOWAS) through a mass peaceful protest, calling for an independent international forensic investigation into the missing containers of local currency amounting to L$16 billion.
The Minister for Commerce and Industry, Wilson Tarpeh has blamed the recent artificial shortage of gasoline in the country to â€˜misunderstandingâ€™ by petroleum importers regarding the collection of road funds announced by the government.
The Liberia Senate on its second day sitting of the extraordinary session voted to reject a report on the status of the countryâ€™s economy presented by the Technical Economic Management Team of President George Weah.
Across Monrovia, the gas stations of major distributors of petroleum products have been shut, with signs placed at the fueling stations noting that the stations are out of the key commodity.
As the jubilation of Liberiaâ€™s historic presidential transfer of power has worn off, Liberians have settled back down into their daily routines. It appears politicians have too. Itâ€™s back to business as usual in Liberia, complete with lies, incompetence, and one of the biggest financial scandals in Liberiaâ€™s history.