Rep. Kolubah Under Investigation for Accusing President Weah of Concealing Container of Money

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Montserrado County District #10 Rep. Yekeh Kolubah

The Committee on Rules, Order and Administration of the House of Representatives is investigating Montserrado County District #10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah for allegedly and publicly accusing President George M. Weah of harboring one of the missing containers of money at his house on the Roberts International Airport (RIA) highway.

The committee is chaired by Rep. Mariamu Fofana of Lofa County and is to report in one week.

The Montserrado County lawmaker is also being probed for widely announcing that he would singularly protect veteran journalist Philipbert Brown, should the latter be invited by the House of Representatives to reveal the names of the over 15 representatives who were bribed in the printing of an additional L$10.5 billion, a claim made by Mr. Brown on the radio.

Rep. Kolubah was subjected to an investigation by his colleagues on Thursday, November 15, which marked the 8th-day extraordinary sitting, following a motion from Montserrado County District #8 Representative Acarous M. Gray.

Prior to the motion, there was a standstill among lawmakers, which lasted for about 20 minutes, especially between Representatives Solomon George and Francis Dopoh.

Rep. Dopoh argued that the House of Representatives is not a “legal counsel of the President, and so Rep. Kolubah should not be investigated about what he uttered.”

On the contrary, Representatives Solomon George, Acarous M. Gray, and Samuel Kogar said the statement of Representative Kolubah is not in a good spirit of coordination, given the public outcry of the alleged missing billions.

The argument among the lawmakers, which subsequently led to Representative Kolubah being investigated, was prompted by a letter from Rep. Kogar, who argued that he should be the subject of any investigation consistent with Rules 40.2; 41.2; 42.1; 43.2; 48.1 and 48.7, respectively, of the Rules and Procedures of the House of Representatives.

“No member may introduce false information or unsubstantiated matter, pretending that it is true,” Rule 40.2 says.

And 41.2 also says: “Members  shall  not  use  their powers  and  duties  for  his/her  own  advantage or for  committing acts of partiality, but for the protection  of the interest of the public and citizens in a just manner.”

Recently, Rep. Kolubah said on radio that the President is concealing one of the missing containers of money, while on Wednesday, November 14, during the OK FM’s evening talkshow, also known as the “Afternoon Conversation” with Manager and Host Smith Toby, Representative Kolubah promised to singularly protect Mr. Brown if he is summoned, after he (Mr. Brown) alleged that more than 15 lawmakers of the 53rd Legislature, 12 of whom are members of the 54th Legislature, allegedly received bribes in support of CBL, through an inappropriate letter to print additional L$10.5 billion.

In a heated debate among lawmakers yesterday, Representatives Isaac Roland, Solomon George, Vincent Kamara, Nathaniel Barway, Matthew Zarzay, Karnie Wesso and Thomas Fallah supported the investigation of Representative of Kolubah while Reps. Larry Younquoi, Roger Dunah, Francis Young and Francis Dopoh, among others, said the investigation would set a wrong precedent.

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  • I am a Liberian journalist, born November 7 and hailed from the Southeast and of the kru tribe. I began contributing to the Daily Observer 2008 and was fully employed in 2012. I am the 3rd of eight children and named after my great grandfather. Am happily married with three children (girls). I am a full member of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and also the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) and the Legislative Press Pool (LEGISPOL). I can be contacted through email: [email protected] or cell number/WhatsApp: (+231) 0886585875 or Facebook.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Liberians are very interesting people. When will be ever get serious? It’s a shame that these lawmakers are wasting time on nonsense instead of working to find solutions to the economic mess in the country.

  2. Rep. Kolubah,

    1. Will the Liberian people have the opportunity to use coins some day?

    2. Will there be funding for computers to bought and installed at our public schools nationwide?

    3. The streets in Monrovia and elsewhere in Liberia do not have markings or dividers. Does that bother you at all?

    More questions, Rep. Kolubah. But if you could respond to the few questions above, I will be a happy camper.

    • And do you know the responsibilities of a representative, or chair/member of a given house committee, before accosting Rep. Kolubah with these frivolous boneheaded questions? You will continue to suffer my wrath here about these banters, so long as you continue to present yourself as one raving narcissistic contrarian with these self-seeking prattles.

  3. Who is Rep Yeke Kulubah? His name is in every trouble spot in Liberia. He is needed at the capitol building by his collegues to show proof how he claimed that there is a container full of money at the house of President Weah. In the most widely spread news of violence in Monrovia today November 17, 2018, he is named as one of the perpetrators of the violence that occured. Few Months ago, he was the same guy making derogatory remarks against President Weah at the capitol building during a demonstration.

  4. President Weah is doing well just in the 1yr period . Liberians are crying of the economic mess issue , but this is not in relation to the government , all Liberians have to contribute to the economic growth in one way of the other . That was the reason the president stated that the constitution needs to be amended in favor of dual citizenship and the right to citizenship so that Liberians in the diaspora can come back to invest and also to encourage foreign investors . This policy will strengthen Economic growth and create more employment for our people . Citizenship granted to whites or non negro descent doesn’t in anyway undermine the laws of Liberia , this is just to empower our people with job creations, development etc.

  5. President Weah is not during well for the Liberia people at all, he was elected to save the Liberian people for the bad hands so some of you guys said, but now he become more bad than any could very imagine. This is not the type of President the Liberian people were looking for. He came to enrich his-self and friends.

  6. The problem is that we can’t govern our country, Liberia! Proponents of protest now and then who do you all want again to come and colonize Liberia? ECOMOG, UNMIL…….,????? UNMIL came in and left 2018 and since then we all have been gearing up for protest now and then which will lead to another round of senseless war. The Status of Force Agreement came into effect; ECOMOG was prematurely forced out of the country, which resulted into World War 1, 2, 3… BIG Shame on us all Liberians, Liberia at 169 + years old is still wearing Baby Diapers peeping and toileting on itself so as to be cleaned always by ECOMOG, UNMIL ……???

  7. A law maker isn’t a problematic personality, but Rep. Kolubah isn’t following his constitutional phenomenon. He always acting unbecomingly to an elected President of our Republic. President Weah is elected by the Liberian people. He wasn’t selected or appointed. He needs to be respected as the President of the Republic of Liberia. Every Law maker needs to make laws that will bring peace, and security to his/her country, but Mr. Kolubah has the audacity of creating chaos, and an inhumane attribute amongst the populace. Sometimes, I blame the Liberian people who elected a rebel in the House of Representatives of Liberia. Mr. Kolubah is unqualified to become a chief in a village, but some of the Liberian people elected him blindly. As I observed his destructive attributes, he need to be taken to the hospital for a check-up. He’s not representing the genuine purpose of a Representative. He’s thinking that he is still a commander in Taylor’s Rebel Movement. May God bless Liberia.

  8. THE BIGGEST PARADOX IN THE ANNALS OF LIBERIA IS THAT HE IS A REPRESENTATIVE! HE SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN THE HOUSE AT ALL! TALK LESS OF PERAMBULATING THE STREETS OF MONROVIA AS A RABID DOG! SOUTH BEACH PRISON AND THE NONE EXISTENCE POST STOCKADE AND BELLA YALAH WERE TOO GOOD PLACES FOR HIM TO BE BECAUSE HE IS DEMENTED, BEATEN BY THE RABID DOG OF ENVY, JEALOUSY AND HALF-BAKED EDUCATION WHICH IS WORST THAN ILLITERACY AND IGNORANCE! AFTER THE INVESTIGATION AND REPRIMAND, KOLUBAH SHOULD BE QUARANTINED TILL GOVERNMENT RE-ESTABLISH REHAB FOR THERE SHOULD BE HIS DOMICILE!!!!

  9. The strangest thing is that the above article came out on November 16, 2018. Almost a year later, Kolubah is back in the news. In fact, the gentlemen is always in the news.

    Kolubah is a traumatized lawmaker. Because of that, Kolubah is causing all kinds of problems. He was under investigation by his colleagues in the Lower House because of his provocative statements. For some strange reason, Kolubah never backs down. As difficult as hard times are in Liberia, all lawmakers are supposed to work together, irrespective of their differences. Kolubah deserves to be asked questions regardless of how anyone thinks. Asking questions is indisputably an act of free expression.

    For the most part, Charles Johnson is right. Kolubah is acting in ways that are unlike his law-making duties. Rather than being unscrupulous, Liberians need lawmakers who are equanimous. Kolubah can change. The choice is his.

  10. Well I am convince that the president is all focus about placing Liberia on the map of Africa in terms of its economy growth and development again not wasting his time on envy and jealousy. Bravol MR. President.

  11. In view of all these wrangling and bickering, the question is? What is good governance and good representation? Let the people decide in 2023

  12. I’m Liberian born November 15 and a proud son of Bong County who is studying mass communication and political science at the University of Liberia. But, my concern is that, if president weah agree to step down today or tomorrow, will beg of rice be $500LD? , will our economic be stable?, or will transportation be stable?. Let the cop wait for 2023 and stop threatening our peace of mind.

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