.... Your Excellency, I am troubled by the influx of illegal Burkinabes in our country, especially in Grand Gedeh County. Interestingly, the NEC (National Elections Commission) is issuing Voters Registration Cards in Toe Town, Grand Gedeh County, enrolling Burkinabes, from Burkina Faso, traveling through the borders of the Ivory Coast, to participate in the ensuing Liberian upcoming elections.
I am honored to greet you in the name of our common cause of oneness, to defend and promote the socio-economic emancipation of the people of Liberia. I hope this letter , finds you in good health.
As the God-given leader of Liberia, I believe that you have done many things right since your election victory in 2017. Your tears of love for the country and its people were a manifestation of that love and dedication for your people, just like King Solomon, who was crowned king and asked God for knowledge to lead his people.
Your leadership has been a testament to your love for Liberia. You have publicly expressed remorse and sympathy, on behalf of the country for past injustices and demonstrated your commitment to making Liberia a better place. There are no political prisoners; this is a reflection of your admirable temperament, and your willingness not to take action against those who tarnish your good name. These manifestations are commendable attributes of good governance.
Your Excellency, I am troubled by the influx of illegal Burkinabes in our country, especially in Grand Gedeh County. Interestingly, the NEC (National Elections Commission) is issuing Voters Registration Cards in Toe Town, Grand Gedeh County, enrolling Burkinabes, from Burkina Faso, traveling through the borders of the Ivory Coast, to participate in the ensuing Liberian upcoming elections.
These Burkinabes are mostly Mossi, an ethnic group in Burkina Faso. They are allegedly farmers who, who reality don’t know anything about agriculture. Their agricultural activities include cutting Rain Forest Trees, as a result, drought is currently taking place in Burkina Faso, with no rich soil for planting fruits and vegetables. Sadly, most of the forests in Grand Gedeh County, are gradually been cutting down slowly by the so-called Mossi farmers in Grand Gedeh County.
The Mossi people are about 1.2 million in the Ivory Coast and 160, 140 in Ghana. And interestingly, this tribe is gradually invading the interior areas of the Southeastern region in Liberia, especially in Grand Gedeh County. The Mossi people account about 65% Islam in West Africa (Wikipedia).
The presence of the Burkinabes in the political activities in our country, by listing themselves as Liberian citizens in Grand Gedeh is a dangerous precedence. It is about time, that you call upon the leaders of Grand Gedeh County and the Liberian Immigration (LIS) to validate their traveling documents.
There is an immediate removal of the presence of these Mossi ethnic groups, from the forests of Grand Gedeh County and other southeastern regions in Liberia at the earliest convenience. There is a need for them to return to their homeland and if they failed and their collaborators, I am fearful, there will be serious consequences in the future, that might interrupt the peaceful co-existence in the Southeastern counties and perhaps the entire of the Liberian Nation.
Your Excellency I employ you sir, endeavor to address this dangerous situation. Your government must take serious measures to dismiss those who are currently registering non-Liberians to participate in our next Presidential elections. This attitude has the propensity to undermine the integrity of the Electoral Process and the Spirit of Democracy in Liberia.
I herewith attached pictures as evidence of some of the illegal Burkinabes, who have been issued Liberian Voter Registration Cards.
May God continues to bless you, your leadership and the Republic of Liberia.
All hail, Liberia, hail! (All hail!)
In union strong success is sure
We cannot fail!
With God above
Our rights to prove
We will o'er all prevail,
We will o'er all prevail,
With heart and hand
Our country's cause defending
We'll meet the foe
With valor unpretending.
Long live Liberia, happy land!
A home of glorious liberty,
By God's command!
With sentiments of my highest esteem, I remain, with respectful compliments.
S. Taye’laybah Kwitee, Sr
Ret. Major AFL, and current
President of Giah Development
Organization in the Americas (GDOA)
Attached are pictures of evidence of some of the illegal Burkinabees, who have been issued Liberian Voter Registration Cards.