Multiple Resignations from Weah’s Gov’t

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Resignations by: J. Bernard Nagbe (LACC); Gregory Coleman (NBC); and Dan Saryee (LWSC)

Barely 24 hours following the resignations of two top presidential appointees, another official has resigned as of Monday, November 25, 2019, from the government, citing the “no money for pay” syndrome.

Up to press time last night, it was not clear whether President George Weah had received and accepted the resignation of the Comptroller of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), but the Daily Observer has reliably learned that J. Bernard Nagbe tendered in his resignation Monday, November 25, informing the LACC Board of his impatience over delays in payment of his salary and benefits.

Nagbe’s resignation followed the recent resignations of Gregory Coleman, Director General of the Bureau of Concessions, and Dan Saryee, deputy managing director of technical services of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation.

“I am constrained to tender in my resignation on grounds of uncertainty with my salary and benefits. I am not receiving my remuneration on time, and my service to the government and the people of Liberia is not for free,” Nagbe said in his three-paragraph letter to members of the Board.

“That is just in simple term,” he added. “I owe my life, career and service to my country, but ultimately my family comes first.”

Nagbe said he has never had the experience he has gone through in the Weah-led government, “where I will work without pay and benefits.”

“I have never had this experience in my professional life, and never am I prepared to endure this nonsense. I cannot and will never work without pay,” he said.

In what could be described as a vent of frustration at the state of affairs, Nagbe further said, “Henceforth, I can no more continue this useless sacrifice to the LACC, the Liberian people and the government.”

He said: “I am not willing to negotiate a minute or a second of my time serving without pay. This is unbearable, and I can no more tolerate the difficulty associated with caring for my family I love so much.”

He said that it is better he has no job than have a job and appears irresponsible to everyone he has a business relationship with.

“I owe almost everyone in Liberia, and I can no more endure this degree of difficulty,” Nagbe said.

In closing, he noted, “Thank you for the time I have spent working for the Liberian people, my government and my service to this specialized and very important institution. I am aware of the critical responsibility associated with my work at this Commission, but despite all this, the well-being of my family and myself comes first. Goodbye.”

He said he will be available on an unofficial basis to provide all needed assistance in whatever handover the LACC might deem appropriate.

It is not also clear as to whether Mr. Nagbe has waved his unpaid salary and benefits for the months worked for, but from the content of his letter of resignation, it seems that he is done with the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC)-led government.

It can be recalled that on Sunday, November 24, 2019, Gregory Coleman resigned from his post as director-general of the National Bureau of Concession, subsequently followed by the resignation of Dan Saryee as deputy managing director for Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation.

“My tenure as director-general of the National Bureau of Concession has been filled with challenges and rewards,” Coleman said in his letter of resignation. He formerly served as Liberia National Police (LNP) Inspector General.

He added, “Your Excellency, I am grateful for the time you have allowed me to serve in your administration.”

In his letter to President Weah, Mr. Coleman wrote, “My tenure as a director-general at the National Bureau of Concessions has been full of challenges and rewards. The Bureau’s role on the Inter-ministerial Committee on Concessions is now pivotal in determining the government’s policies toward concessions. We need to continue building capacities that extend and deepen the Bureau’s influence in positive ways, however.”

Further, Coleman told the President, “I have served in government for nearly 20 years. Unlike me, many others in government have made similar commitments to Liberia and remain unsung. Therefore, I am grateful to have achieved success to the top of the Liberia National Police.”

He, however, said that he remains committed to serving his country, and feel that there is no better calling than public service. Nonetheless, he added, “Nevertheless, it is time for me to become a private citizen, and hereby resign as head of the National Bureau of Concessions.”

He requested the President to allow him to leave by November 29, “to allow for my replacement to have a smooth transition.”

As for Dan Torkarmawon Saryee, he sent in his resignation on November 18, and the President acknowledged and subsequently accepted it on Friday, November 22.

Speculations that the Minister of Justice, Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, recently tendered in his resignation could not be independently verified. However, sources say President Weah reportedly refused to honor his resignation and therefore asked him to hold onto to the job.

Whatever could be responsible for the Justice Minister’s alleged resignation is unknown, but his recent reaction to Eugene Fahngon’s statement that an arrest warrant is out for radio talk show host Henry Costa is at the center of public opinion on the speculation of Minister Dean’s resignation.

Fahngon, who is the deputy Information Minister for public affairs, said that Costa will be arrested in December should he land at the Roberts International Airport; but Justice Minister Dean said there was no arrest warrant, and that there is no plan by the government to arrest Costa as stated by Fahngon.

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  • David S. Menjor is a Liberian journalist whose work, mainly in the print media has given so much meaning to the world of balanced and credible mass communication. David is married and interestingly he is also knowledgeable in the area of education since he has received some primary teacher training from the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI). David, after leaving Radio Five, a broadcast media outlet, in 2016, he took on the challenge to venture into the print media affairs with the Dailly Observer Newspaper. Since then he has created his own enviable space. He is a student at the University of Liberia.

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David S. Menjor is a Liberian journalist whose work, mainly in the print media has given so much meaning to the world of balanced and credible mass communication. David is married and interestingly he is also knowledgeable in the area of education since he has received some primary teacher training from the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI). David, after leaving Radio Five, a broadcast media outlet, in 2016, he took on the challenge to venture into the print media affairs with the Dailly Observer Newspaper. Since then he has created his own enviable space. He is a student at the University of Liberia.

33 COMMENTS

  1. I suspect many more resignation to follow but many are just waiting for the perfect time. For Musa Dean, he has put his fine reputation on the line for this syndicate administration that has no vision nor direction rather functioning on trial and error on the daily basis, guessing and learning on the job which has brought the regime to its knee and will fall apart eventually if they don’t change course for positive results. How can Egune Farghon as deputy minister at information ministry be the one talking about arresting controversial individuals instead of the justice ministry? Where is the protocol here in terms of division of labour? This is totally embarrassing to Hon. Musa Dean and undermine his ministry of functioning by the rule of law.

    Mr. Farghon has allegedly accused Henry Costa of inciting violence and if he is correct, the burden lies on the government to prove this allegation and can the government actually win such a case in fair trial? I will say no and who will be to blame? The justice Ministry before the administration and not Mr. Farghon. Henry Costa is in the U.S on a F-1 visa studying and there are rules to maintain his status in the U.S. Costa can not have such a visa and incite violence in any country or engage in any act against democratic institutions. So if Mr. Farghon is correct as he claimed, Costa visa should have been void and cancel by now.

    This is why it was very important for Hon. Musa Dean to make correction in regards to Mr. Farghon public announcement to avoid the future embarrassment on government. I guess this type of behaviour of top government officials has giving Hon. Musa Dean a second thought of simply resigning because, the bigger bombshell is yet to fall.

  2. It has started becoming interesting. Let me just write what Mr. Nagbe said, “I have never had this experience in my professional life, and never am I prepared to endure this nonsense. I cannot and will never work without pay,”

    Running a state is NOT the archaic running of the Lone Star in those days. People often hail Weah for Lone Star during the Liberian civil war but personally, there are questions at the corner of my mouth. I have talked with some players at that time who hated his “humanitarian gesture” and ironclad leadership. Anyway, the popular perception of people can sometimes overshadow the few with the most astute ideals. “Oh my man let’s play you don’t know who will see you to contract you or what kind of ju (woman) will take you away”.
    No Mr. President, that’s not how it works for someone who went to school and learned his lessons well. Such person does NOT beg for the fruits of his labor.
    “BIG MAN SHOE, SMALL BOY CAN’T WEAR IT”

    To those mathematicians who have been demonstrating your Arabic calculations on this forum and advocating for salary reduction, I hope you will read this article.
    Do not find it “scurrilous” to have come to serve your country and expect other people’s children to make the sacrifice by living on unregularly paid and meagre salaries, it’s cynical!

    There are still multiple ways out Mr. President. For sure Liberia will know a peaceful transition. One way out could be to play the role of the “Queen and King of England” and allow your VP to take over the helms of affairs until 2023. If such decision is not reached, all the intellectuals that were coerced by Ellen to come and serve their nation will seek better jobs in the private sector or even leave the country for better jobs abroad. “DO NOT EAT THE CRAB WITH SHAME. Three (3) resignations of key positions, are you waiting to see your entire cabinet and directors leave before you realize the plague?

    We will all hail Liberia again, this glorious land of liberty shall long be ours!

  3. There’s no doubt that trouble is in the country. Few people are resigning because they aren’t being paid. It looks like many more resignations are being planned.

    Where are the lawmakers of the land? They earn huge sums of money. Their constituents are going through hell while they’re being paid huge sums of money. Most of my colleagues are wondering whether the lawmakers are or are not being paid on time. From the time harmonization began, no lawmaker had complained about not being paid on time. None whatsoever! The truth of the matter is that the lawmakers are mute on the this particular issue.

    Question: “Lawmakers, did y’all get paid last month”? Uh? C’on man! Y’all quiet too much! It look like this harmonization thing not bothering y’all.

    There are people who support the concept of paying high salaries. Well, I do not want to see a lawmaker earn nickels and dimes. Therefore, I support a reasonable pay for lawmakers. As poor as Liberia is, it makes no sense at all for a “do nothing” lawmaker to earn more money per annum than a sitting United States Congressman or Senator. Strangely, there are some Liberians who advocate for higher salaries for the lawmakers of Liberia even though a majority of all civil servants aren’t being paid on time. What a disgrace?

    Aside from the sad issue of resignations, there seems to be a cloud of “black smoke” seeping out in Soweto. This particular Soweto is not the South African town where tensions brewed during the Apartheid years. The present day Soweto is in Liberia. Messrs Dean of the Justice Ministry and Fahngon, the Jr. Minister at Information are not speaking with one voice as it relates to Henry Costa, the flamboyant showboating talk show host. Fahngon informs the public that because of the threats Costa has made against the state, Costa’s arrival on the soil of Liberia will be met with an arrest. But Dean openly disputes Fagngon’s mandate. Who is telling the truth? Obviously, tension is brewing between the two gentlemen! The tension may not be as high as the Executive Mansion, but it is indisputably there. The Liberian Soweto is slowly burning. That’s not good at all.

    Last week in Liberia, Gen. Power threatened to form a renegade guerilla army that will be used to protect Weah if he is attacked. At least two weeks before the General announced his threat, the blabbermouth Costa warned the country in a provocative manner that a defenseless airport terminal at RIA was doomed to destruction if he were attacked upon arrival in Liberia. Of course, we Liberians know too darn well that during the uncivil war, buildings that had no part to play in that senseless conflict were shot at. So when Costa threatens to destroy an airport terminal, the message resonates negatively.

    The point that’s being made is this…. destablizing things are happening. Resignations of unhappy middle rank employees are being tendered. The Justice Ministry is not on good speaking terms with the Information Ministry. The line has to be drawn quickly.

    • Ellen was paying those salaries without any qualms.

      Maintain lawmaker’s salaries, my people. The Liberian people should rather vote in people who merit such emoluments, not the caliber of them we have now. The greater part of the Liberian development process depends on their (lawmakers) ingenuity, as it is in the USA.

      Government cannot unilaterally decide on any salary increment, it must pass through both houses. To increase the salaries of other sectors, the lawmakers MUST vote them. If they are not well paid, how do you expect them to even bring such topic on the table?

      The Weah-led government should throw in the towel if it cannot even maintain salaries that were being paid. We DO NOT just add people to payroll list and attribute huge salaries to them. At least, consider the Noria effect.

      If the job is too hard to do, we (Cummings and apologists) are impatiently waiting to take over.

      There will be NO MORE war or armed conflict in Mama Liberia!. Hear this, prophets of doom and gloom!

  4. The salaries the government is paying to these employees are out of this world. Liberia has no industries, no manufacturing plants, and no one dares to create jobs, but everyone works for the government. You cannot borrow money to pay employees. That is voodoo economy! Again, accept salary reductions so you may receive the little on time. Little is much when God works through you to serve your people. Just think about that!

    • Another sermon from another preacher man.

      Come to Liberia and accept little to feed, educate and house your family in a decent environment Peter.

  5. One thing is known about Cummings and his apologists. What is known about that political sect (if I may call them that) is that they are eagerly waiting in the wings. If the upcoming 2020 were willing to switch with 2023, the Cummings apologists and their diehard redeemer would dance “on” the ocean without sinking. Gees! Y’all wait O. At least four years from now, there may be some strategic or mental changes. Strategically, a calamitous cataclysmic thing can happen. Mentally, a potential presidential candidate may change his mind completely. In the name of Jesus, I do not wish negativety. But, some changes do occur some times, Ecclesiastes chapter 3.

    We know that during the failed regime of Johnson-Sirleaf, high salaries were initiated. Johnson-Sirleaf stupidly targeted the Liberian legislature to be highly paid at the detriment of the working class because she was consolidating her throne. Indisputably, it was an act of abject buffoonery on her part. The consequences of her buffoonery are enormous. Examples:
    1. Her predecessor was left with no money in the Treasury.

    2. Schools are overcrowded and teachers are not being paid properly. Inflation is skyhigh. Food production is at an all-time low.

    3. The roads are messy. A few months ago, cars could not travel from Ganta to Zwedru and South of Grand Gedeh because of bad roads. And

    4. There’s massive theft and corruption in the country because of her incompetence.

    We know that Weah has issues. We expect him to disentangle himself from the corrupt people he’s got employed in his government. We know “some” reckless, incompetent leftover employees from EJS are actively serving in his government. That’s the source of some of Weah’s problems. But, most of the issues that drag Weah down did exist before he came on board. Again, paying a lawmaker more money than a United States Congressman or Senator is stupid especially since Liberia is the fourth poorest country on earth! No one argues whether our lawmakers shouldn’t be paid. The point is because of their pay and the perks they receive, (approximately $18,000,000) out of the budget, there’s no money in the country.

    The Cummings apologists can’t wait to engross the salaries of lawmakers. Some apologists are praying for Weah to prematurely resign. Well, let me tell y’all this thing. It na goin to work. Y’all can smoke and pray and cover your heads with sackcloth and ashes. Y’all can make y’all pets fast, God will not do it. Weah will serve out his term.

    Sometimes, it seems as if some of us are being misconstrued. Some apologists think that we are advising the Liberian government under the table. Far from the truth. Definitely far from the truth. We do not say that the Weah government should slash salaries of lawmakers and others through an edict. Rather, we are calling on the lawmakers and the executive branch to get together and deal with this issue. Never have we maintained the view that the salaries should be slashed unilaterally. Senator A. Dillon is a fine example of a lawmaker who wants lawmakers’ salaries cut!

    Paying more money to a lawmaker does not guarantee good work. Why pay a lawmaker 15,000 to $16,000 when public hospitals do not have medication to take care of the poor and sick? Why would a lawmaker who makes such money go to Ghana for a medical checkup? Why pay so much money to lawmakers when electricity and water supply are almost non-existent in and around the the nation’s capital?

    The apologists and their opportunist manipulative saviour have an answer.

    They constantly tell us: Wait for us. When we get in power in 2023, we will increase salaries even though there’s no money. They also say they will hire or create 100,000 jobs in three months. Such jobs as cooks for the lawmakers, grass cutters for government Ministers, hair dressers for judiciary employees gold and coal diggers for the Europeans and so forth. They will increase salaries unilaterally because they know how to do it.

    • ” Some apologists are praying for Weah to prematurely resign. ”

      Well, if he had an iota of common sense, he would resign quietly move to one of his triple-nationality countries. Oops, I said!

      THEY have him by his balls, and the chips are beginning to expectingly fall where they are supposed to fall.

      *** 4 1/2 more years will totally expose his incapacity ***

    • I like this old man and his provocative, vain and unconvincing styles of manipulating words and phrases. I wish he were near me to give him a thumbs-up!

      Selling snake oil
      Give us (Cummings and apologists) the country for just 6 years and prove us right or wrong. Please leave this case. We (apologists) are backing this statement not because Cummings said it but because from our academic background, we know it is doable and even beyond that figure, considering the investment potential of the country. We are not going to sell Mount Nimba to a beautiful Gio girl but to shrewd investors to benefit all Liberians.

      Kou Gontee will surely let you down, don’t depend on her for anything lest you be forsaken. She once said here Weah was one of the best Liberian presidents in recent times, hope that goes down well with you.

      We will fairly win our bid for the presidency. We will not bribe anyone through charitable work. We have started telling people what we expect them to do when we are given control over the huge mineral potential of Liberia; undertake to partake in the development process of Liberia.

      1. No outgoing president will leave a country’s treasury empty for the incoming government. It means the country was running from “hand to mouth”, which in Economics is not feasible.
      We are eager to correct points 2, 3 and 4. We need 6 years only to turn things around for you. You will even be happy to visit Liberia and maybe stay till the end of your days, old man.

      Weah cannot disentangle himself from the people surrounding him, let this be clear. He signed a deal, he must respect his part of the contract.

      I live in the Ivory Coast. The Ivorian annual overheads amount on the parliament alone, NOT including that of senators, is estimated at $57,097,500.00. By the way, as of January 2019, they got a monthly salary raise of about $1,200.00 per MP.

      I know President Weah loves Liberia dearly. The time shall come when he would realize that the job is tough. He will humbly leave the field as a fair player to give way to people who can get the job done, that is our hope. However, we stand by a peaceful transition.

      We (Cummings and apologists) have a better diagnosis of the Liberian’s problems. We need your votes for just 6 years to start a sustainable development plan. We need all peace-loving and well-meaning Liberians on board. This is not about tribalism, nepotism and racism. We need everyone on board to harness our mineral potential.
      We (Cummings and apologists) are sincere and God-fearing children of Liberia. We will not let the Liberian people down. This is not politics as usual. Join us to regain our respect and prestige in the subregion.

      Come one, come all!

  6. Compatriot Hney:

    You made some very good assessments particularly on the issues of the unstoppable salary increases of the lawmakers. And if I may ask, don’t you think the president could be the catalyst in bringing pressure to bear?

    What do I mean? Well, as the president, he wields a lot of power and influence over the legislative and judicial institutions. And since the ship of state is seemingly on a rugged course, he could use his authority to straighten-up the mess. The buck stops at his office, right?

    What are your takes on how this president can implement genuine reforms and re-awaken the nation towards a nobler calling?

    • @JamesMcGill,

      I am not your “Compatriot Hney” but I want to a chance at your questions.

      1) Weah needs to stop the luxurious, unnecessary lavish spending.

      If the buck stops with him, the solution to this economic mess starts with him because he is continuously doing more damage by requesting the remittance of monies to his mistresses all around the globe — on a weekly basis.

      2) (same as #1, above) and, you cannot be riding chartered, private planes while at the same time visiting other world leaders and begging for money. Or, you cannot be seen wearing $10,000USD shoes and asking people to help you with your economic woes — doesn’t make sense!

      Finally, smart leaders always surround themselves with people who are smarter than them. They also accept and recognize that fact.

      Oppong needs to be told that he is very, very smart; but only in ONE AREA which is Football (soccer). Yet, even in that area, he doesn’t know how to transfer his knowledge to others. We saw what happened when he was given the opportunity to lead LFA.

  7. Nehsahn,
    Your rebuttal is honorable. Do not cave in to some politicians who criticize you for speaking up. You’re entitled to your opinions.

    Ghanaians, the Ivorians and other West African countries are usually praised by some of the politicians who do their lecture series on this blog. But has any of them told you how much a Ghanaian lawmaker earns or perhaps the salary of an Ivorian lawmaker? It is an altruism that the lawmakers of the mentioned countries earn less than a typical Liberian lawmaker. Yet those countries are better off economically than Liberia. Why than do we have to be told that salaries should be increased because of the
    enormous workload of our legislators?

    Don’t kow-tow to many gospels. But if you’re a Christian, the gospels of the Apostles in the NT are comparatively much better.

  8. His Royal Courtesy, Mr. McGill,
    I wholeheartedly agree with everything you’ve stated. It is undoubtedly incombent upon the president to use the bully pulpit wisely. He can do that. In fact, it’s an absolute must. The problem is whether the members of his inner circle will suggest this.

    There is a strategy called “friendly persuasion”. This strategy was used by Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu and Nelson Mandela of the African National Congress, of South Africa, not the newly formed ANC of Alexander Cummings. During the Apartheid years, the ANC of SA, fought to gain recognition in the West, particularly in the US. But, the ANC was denied because the oppressive SA government lied to their teeth by saying that the ANC was committed to a violent takeover as opposed to a democratic route. Guess what? Oliver Tambo convinced George Shultz, president Reagan’s Secretary of State at the time. Tambo calmly explained the ANC’s position. An audience was granted and Tambo amplified. He told Shultz at an open conference that all alone, it was the stated goal of the ANC to negotiate democratically. But because the oppressive minority white government chose violence, the ANC decided to intensify its struggle on all fronts. Shultz was convinced.

    So, whether Weah is uneducated or not, someone in his government must tell him nicely, calmly, democratically and carefully that in order to save money, he as well as the lawmakers and others who are highly paid in his government must consider a piecemeal pay cut.

    If that is done, I am optimistic that Weah will listen. Irrespective of how a leader is criticized, a leader always listens to good ideas. The men and women who are closest to him must calmly suggest sound advice. Friendly persuasion works when sound advice is given.

    Are you related to Mr. McGill? While in Liberia a month ago, I tried to see Mr. McGill, but no avail.

    • The president of Liberia, in no way and under no circumstances, can order the reduction in salaries of lawmakers.
      No level of dictatorship will make Weah to reduce salaries, he may be signing in his impeachment letter, take not of that.

  9. Woo this is interesting but however I think the Officials of Government and the citizens of Liberia should be a little more patient as we hope for the change.

    • Okay Mr. Warningshot aka James McGill. At one point you claim to be a compatriot, but a few minutes later, you’re not a compatriot, than again you were born in Western Liberia. Of course, I was born in Liberia. Maybe you’re telling me something else. Well, have a good day.

  10. Compatriot Hney:

    Thanks for your illuminating responses to my questions. And regarding your inquiry, I am not related to the other McGill. My parents were from the western part of Liberia. I do read many of your posts; they are interesting and thought-provoking.

  11. WARNINGSHOT

    Wow! Thanks for your candid opinion. Hope to read more of your insightful and interesting thoughts on the developments occurring in our country.

  12. Excuse me Sir,
    I didn’t say that the reduction of salaries must be done unilaterally or dictatorially. I said that Weah and his National Security staff must work with the lawmakers in order to do a piecemeal reduction. Re-read that again Sir.

  13. Manipulating words? That’s unheard of. The question is where and how did I manipulate words? Also, why give a thumbs up if and when I am a manipulator of words. Isn’t that a contradiction?

    Ellen Johnson:
    Yes, Johnson-Sirleaf paid the workers. During her presidency, ExxonMobil invested a billion dollars for oil drilling. At the same time, the UN had its soldiers there. Finally, without listing so many things that enabled her to pay outlandish salaries exclusively to the legislators, money poured into the country as a way of stabilizing the economy. But unfortunately, ExxonMobil didn’t get the quality oil they had hoped for. The UN withdrew its peacekeepers. Everything had dried up when Weah came in.
    The legislators are still being paid. No noise of harmonization is being talked about by the lawmakers, while everyone suffers!

    Kou Gontee:
    It was a joke I threw on her regarding a run for the presidency, my friend. I know she laughed when you stated that I would be let down if she didn’t run. In the past, I urged her to test the waters for a legislative seat, not necessarily in her county of origin.

    I am not as old as you think. But if you think I am old, may God bless your heart.

  14. I’m always intrigued by the comments on how much money came during Mrs Sirleaf’s term. First off, there should have been an audit as SHE requested. Secondly, Mr Weak benefitted from the high salary without raising a qualm. Why are investors leaving TODAY? This government has no credibility to woo and keep investors. Read Archbishop Michael Francis’ prophecy from 1999-20 years ago. The last paragraph gives me confidence in the future. “An astute statesman will rise and the nation will prosper forever. ” These are our days in the wilderness on our way to the promised land!!!

    • Clarence,

      Have a wonderful day for those beautiful words. So shall it be!

      The time will soon come in Liberia where we will all fit into our respective positions and allow the architects of our Republic to craft a new dawn for the children of this beautiful country.
      The time will soon come where an astute and patriotic statesman will assume the realm of power to confidently embark on a new and sustainable development plan.
      The time will soon come when people who do not know and know not that they know will be shunned; and people who know and know not that they know will be awaken; and people who know and know that they know will be hailed and followed to lead the Liberian nation to a brighter and prosperous future.

      The prophets of doom and gloom will be disillusioned. Liberia will once again rise to be that sparkling illuminating Lone Star.
      Liberia will stand by and illuminate;
      Its presence will begin to shape
      History is bound to change
      Liberia will surely stand by and illuminate

      You prophets of doom and gloom know that Liberia will once again be hailed by all; this glorious land of liberty shall long be ours.

      This is our hope. We admonish all peace-loving Liberians to hold this hope alive. A new day will soon be dawn.
      The Egyptians you see today, you will see them no more.

      Good morning Liberia

  15. Mr. Townsend,
    So far, no one is accusing Johnson-Sirleaf of theft. The argument for the mismanagement of funds during her presidency can be made. A typical example is evidenced by the high salary that’s being paid to the lawmakers of Liberia. On a similar account, there’s no doubt about the fact that mega bucks flowed in the country during her 12-yesr reign. I agree. Johnson-Sirleaf was and is more educated and experienced than Weah. She had more contact in and out of the country. The truth is that ExxonMobil invested one billion bucks during her presidency. Sadly, Liberia’s offshore oil as we’ve been told is not of top quality. The United Nation’s peacekeepers weren’t expected to remain in Liberia. But the peacekeepers’ departure as well as the NGOs that left Liberia dealt all of us a humiliating blow.

    If we’re in the wilderness, I sincerely hope and pray that we do not spend forty years messing around and being disobedient to God. On my second thought, we’re probably in the wilderness!

    Let’s take a listen:
    40 in the West African tropical wilderness, during the war:
    40-15=25!

    25-12 years of EJS’s reign equals 13 years.

    13-2 years of Weah equals 11 years left. So frankly, Liberia’s got 11 more years to endure hardship in the wilderness.

    Townsend, maybe Archbishop Michael Francis had a good divine message for Liberia. Archbishop Michael Francis should be seen as the modern-day Moses. We all await Joshua 11 years from now.

    The apologists know who that Joshua is. I will stay clear of the apologists. Unfortunately, whenever I plan my party, the apologists do the unthinkable…they join my invited guests uninvited.

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