Mr. Jangar Lossenee Kamara, 37, a teacher at the A.M. Fofana High School’s picture was erroneously identified as Jangar Kamara, accused and standing trial in the US$6M PUP Fraud Case at the Temple of Justice.
The story appeared in Tuesday’s (April 7) edition of the Daily Observer in its lead story, ‘4 Former FDA Managers on Trial for US$6M PUP Fraud’ and after Mr. Kamara contacted the paper yesterday investigations conducted by the Daily Observer discovered the error, and regrets the inconvenience that the appearance of Mr. Kamara’s picture on the story may have caused him.
Teacher Jangar Lossenee Kamara has never worked for the Forestry Development Authority, he told the Daily Observer yesterday.
Former FDA Managing Director Moses Wogbeh, along with Jangar Kamara, manager for commercial forestry and others assigned in Grand Bassa County, are on trial for illegal issuance of 61 Private Use Permits (PUPs) that authorized commercial logging operations on nearly 2.5 million hectares of farm land.
In the story, the picture that identified one of the accused, Jangar Kamara, was that of teacher Jangar Lossenee Kamara.
“I never worked for the FDA,” he told the Daily Observer yesterday when he walked into the newspaper’s offices on Benson and MacDonald Streets. “The picture in the newspaper is mine but I’m not the person involved in the case.”
He said he’s disabled, with his left foot amputated due to diabetes infection. He presently teaches at the A. M. Fofana High School near Fish Market, Monrovia.
He wears prosthetics that enable him to complete his daily chores at home and at the school, he told the Daily Observer.
Lossenee’s family has increased to three, he said, with the arrival of new born, Malofo Kamara.
He spoke highly of Mr. Stanley O. Mulbah, principal of the A. M. Fofana High School.
The A.M. Fofana High School has qualified instructors, the least of whom holds a Bachelor’s degree, he said, “with student enrolment of at 400 but with the capacity to accommodate nearly 1000 students.”
The school provides instruction in three international languages, he said— “French, English and Arabic,” which prepare students for the challenges ahead. “The school welcomes all Liberians, regardless of their religious persuasions, to prepare for the future,” Kamara said.