State Drops Charges against Charles Sirleaf, Others

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Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Charles Sirleaf has been relieved of all charges against him.
  • Former Executive Governor Milton Weeks a lone defendant, as prosecutors vow to prosecute board of directors  

  • Wasteful Spending on CBL LD$2.6B Trial?

The dropping of charges against four of the five former officials of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) that include Deputy Governor for Operations, Charles E. Sirleaf, for their individual roles in the alleged missing L$2.6 billion and subsequent plan by state prosecutors to arrest members of the board of directors clearly point to the fact that the government is poised to waste more taxpayers’ money if the case were to be pursued in that direction.

The government took the action on Wednesday, May 13 when they petitioned the Criminal Court ‘C’ at the Temple of Justice about its interest to drop charges that include economic sabotage, criminal conspiracy and criminal facilitation against Sirleaf, Director for Finance, Dorbor M. Hagba, Director for Operation, Richard H. Walker and Deputy Director for Internal Audit, Joseph Dennis, but leaving out former CBL Executive Governor Milton A. Weeks to account for the alleged missing money.

The state prosecutors, in defense of their decision, said those released from answering to the charges were not directly involved with the management of the entity that led to the alleged action by Weeks and probably the board of directors to have without any authorization from the legislature ordered Crane Currency, a currency printing company operating in Sweden, and which is at the centre of the unaccounted L$2.645 billion.

Contrary to the earlier charge that co-defendant Sirleaf, while serving as acting Bank Governor, conspired with other officials of the CBL and the co-defendants, all of who intentionally printed and caused the printing of excess Liberian dollars, said action on the part of the defendants, the writ indicated, has the propensity to cause serious economic instability, undermine the government and cause citizens to rise up against it.

Prosecutors at the time described the alleged act of the defendants as being unlawful, wicked, illegal, criminal and intentional and, as such, a violation of the laws of the Republic of Liberia to include sections 15.80, 15.81 and 10.4 of the Revised Penal Law of Liberia, after spending an unspecified amount of money to bring about the case, which they boastfully said that they have overwhelming pieces of evidence to convict the defendants, despite the defendants challenging the accusation.

Initially, the very government lawyers had dropped similar charges against Crane Currency, after spending an unspecified amount of money for the prosecution of the crane, which did not happen. Instead, those charges were dismissed by then-Judge Nancy Sammy of Criminal Court ‘C’, where the matter is still pending.

Crane had earlier argued that it “fulfilled its contractual obligations as set out in two delivery contracts and two subsequent documented agreements between the CBL for Crane to deliver the finished banknotes, and every banknote delivered was properly invoiced and accounted for. Crane was paid in full the correct amount (and no more) as was being agreed with our Liberian customer for these contracted deliveries of banknotes, and there were no excess or improper payments made by the CBL or any other party.”

The currency printer continued: “Crane challenges these allegations as strenuously as possible. In the spirit of openness and transparency, we have also shared all relevant evidence from within Crane with the authors of the Kroll and Presidential Investigation Team reports.”

It can be recalled that the defendants were arrested by Police following the release of two reports by the Presidential Investigations Team (PIT) and the USAID-funded Kroll Associates, respectively, into the scandal involving an alleged missing L$16 billion.

The final report by the PIT and Kroll Associates revealed that there was no missing L$16 billion, but, however, exposed a trail of discrepancies leading to the printing, shipment and delivery of the nation’s legal tender.

According to the investigation by PIT, an excess amount of L$2.645 billion of the total amount printed by the CBL could not be accounted for by the defendants, adding that out of deception, the perpetrators criminally converted said amount to their personal use.

It can be recalled that on Monday, April 1, 2019, the Ministry of Justice said: “To the contrary, Crane Currency and officials of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), both current and past, were charged and indicted on March 4, 2019, for Economic Sabotage, Criminal Conspiracy, and Facilitation, in the printing of excess Liberian Dollar Banknotes.

However, in her then ruling, Judge Sammy proved the government’s assertion wrong about the charges against Crane Currency. She said because only the past and current CBL officials that were indicted and the writ of arrest was served on them and not on Crane Currency, as the government over the months had claimed, meaning that Crane Currency has not been brought under the jurisdiction of her court as per her records, Judge Sammy ruled.

Notwithstanding, her ruling said, “Being the Republic of Liberia that indicted Crane Currency has filed a motion to nulle prose quoi (drop) the indictment against Crane Currency in accordance with the law…” Sammy’s ruling is in line with a request to drop the charges against Crane Currency filed before the court on January 10, 2020 by the very government.

Judge Sammy wondered that while it is true that the prosecution has the right to drop a charge against a defendant as provided for by the law, “the question is, can this court grant a motion in favor of Crane Currency that has not been under the jurisdiction of her court?”

Notwithstanding, Sammy said, since the government requested the court to drop charges against Crane Currency on ground that it does not intend to prosecute the company, the motion, she ruled, “is hereby granted with prejudice to the state, meaning, all charges levied against Crane Currency are hereby ordered dropped, and the indictment also ordered dismissed.”

She warned that government is barred from bringing these charges against Crane Currency.

It is the case that state prosecutors are now seeking additional money to have charges transferred to the members of the board of directors and Weeks, instead of those that were in a direct position to the printing of the money.

37 COMMENTS

  1. When will any GOL official ever go to jail for corruption? The court takes no blame for this decision, it’s the executive branch sending the message that corruption is unprosecutable in Liberia.

    Let’s not forget, the outside world is watching all these kinds of weaknesses in our governance system. We are too weak when it comes to fighting corruption.

    • Bill Nagbe, if your implicit reasoning and conclusions (that the courts are controlled by the Executive Branch) are to be considered, THEN WHY the courts did not do the bidding of the Executive Branch (the prosecution) in the recent Yekeh Kolubahś case at the criminal court?

      • My post gives credit to the court and put the blame on the executive branch for not prosecuting corrupt officials. Try to read my post again.

        • Bill Nagbe, the role of the prosecution is not only to prosecute to the limit of the law all persons accused of crime within the country, but to defend with equal vigor the rights and privileges of all citizens.

          • I’m glad you now understand my post; why then did they charge those individuals initially? When did your prosecuting guys within the executive branch got to know the respective functions of the exenorated guys and the guys they want to hold now?
            If we don’t stop defending the weaknesses in our governance system which has been the case from time in memorial with regards to fighting corruption, the harm to our country because of this problem is going to continue to perpetuate.

            I’m sure you are not for public officials getting away free after they have mismanaged public resources entrusted to them, are you?

  2. There you go again! All the bluff and pageantry of justice—-where is it now? How can rouges prosecute their fellow rogues? A huge portion of the money in question was given to Weah for his election. Ellen told her stooges at the central bank to hand the money over to Weah. How could such a scheme be prosecuted by Weah’s as though he (Weah) was oblivious of the shenanigan that brought him to power.

    Further, Weah needed to drop the case in order to maintain his relationship with Ellen Johnson-Sireleaf who has been angry over the fake posturing by Weah and his so-called justice minister. I know they will soon drop Brownie Samukas charges as well.

    This president is a joke and a cowardice playboy who barely understood the working of government before his ascendency. Is he now paving way to avoid his own prosecution following his presidency by pardoning his fellow rogues? What’s a shame?

    • hope you will become president one day to experience the complexity of running a country like Liberia in Africa when big hands are telling you what to do.
      Most decisions of Liberian leaders are influenced by Washington whether we like it or not and whoever can lobby Washington gets the free lunch.
      So my dear Miatta, hopefully one day you will get there then you will know.

      • Does that mean “Change for hope” was a ploy and lie just to get the helm of leadership of Liberia? If our leaders should not be held accountable for their failures and indiscretions because, according to you, “Washington” and other places are responsible for those actions/decisions, then what’s the use of elections to change our leaders, when nothing is expected to change? In the case of the current dense dispensation, they hounded us for 12 years, that unless we surrendered the affairs of state to them, they would make Liberia ungovernable. All that for this?

        • Haha, Liberia is a big joke. No accountability = Banana Republic. So now some people want to blame the white man (America) for incessant corruption in the Liberian government? It’s complete nonsense…Liberia will forever remain poor because the leaders are all a bunch of thieves. It’s legally impossible for one bunch of thieves to prosecute another bunch of thieves because if you “pull rope, rope pulls bush.”

        • Dempster Yallah aka Peter Gboyo, you have no conscience! And you have an evil heart. You want to tell us that with all the kindness Ellen Johnson SIrleaf has done for you and your wife and other relations of yours, you have the mind to wish her son rots in jail.

          I have just forwarded the evidence identifying you via the device from or through which you made this comment, so that she Ellen knows you are not what she may have been perceiving you are. Where is your conscience, Dempster?

          If a foreign country (South Africa) could drop charges againt Mark Tatcher the son of Margaret Thatcher, years ago for illegally helping to finance a failed coup in March against Equatorial Guinea’s authoritarian ruler, WHY FOR GOD IN HEAVEN SAKE, Dempster Yallah aka Peter Gboyo, must charges against the son of a woman who has done you Dempster and your wife so much good not be dropped by his own country?

          Dempster, you are evil and you got no heart nor conscience! And you were here telling Sylvester Moses about “conscience”? Compassionate grounds! Okay?

      • Zota, Washington does not support thievery behavior of Liberian leaders. And it not Washington that forced the hands of George Weah to drop the charges. It is Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the Liberian thief-in-chief. You hope I become president? That is the day our country will be finally redeemed from the abyss of thievery.

        Keep praying for me my dear. And also pray that this dummy leaves power soon and don’t engage in stealing the elections to invite another war.

        • “Miatta S. Momoh”, the popularity or likability of you and your “comrades” HAVE BEEN OVERTAKEN BY EVENTS!

          So, just forget about ever been president. In fact, the generation today really hate you and your “comrades”.

          The mid eighties was a chance for you and your comrades. But you people blew it with your communist ideologies. So the international community and the voters did not trust you rascals.

          This is why the voters principally voted Taylor, Ellen, and President Weah to power while not noticing you and your comrades; as if you people were not around. And this is why the people, the diplomatic community and the powerful capitals give all the support to the CDC and President Weah.

          Today, you are referring to Ellen as a thief. But like Joseph Boakai and others, as you, at the helm of power, you carried out the worst of stealing and thievery.

          A case in point was the Nigerian businessmanś money you and your partner in crime stole. And the very Ellen pitied you two and dropped the charges. Another case in point was Joseph Boakai caught with ghost payroll for his office as VP.

          As for war returning to Liberia, its more than impossible!! That thing that happened in 1990 was because ECOMOG had not been born!

          Besides, Weah is too likable and very popular amongst the voters. Hence, war is impossible. So President Weah remains in power for twelve years.

        • “Miatta S. Momoh”, the popularity or likability of you and your “comrades” HAS BEEN OVERTAKEN BY EVENTS!

          So, just forget about ever been president. In fact, the generation today really hate you and your “comrades”.

          The mid eighties was a chance for you and your comrades. But you people blew it with your communist ideologies. So the international community and the voters did not trust you rascals.

          This is why the voters principally voted Taylor, Ellen, and President Weah to power while not noticing you and your comrades; as if you people were not around. And this is why the people, the diplomatic community and the powerful capitals give all the support to the CDC and President Weah.

          Today, you are referring to Ellen as a thief. But like Joseph Boakai and others, as you, at the helm of power, you carried out the worst of stealing and thievery.

          A case in point was the Nigerian businessmanś money you and your partner in crime stole. And the very Ellen pitied you two and dropped the charges. Another case in point was Joseph Boakai caught with ghost payroll for his office as VP.

          As for war returning to Liberia, its more than impossible!! That thing that happened in 1990 was because ECOMOG had not been born!

          Besides, Weah is too likable and very popular amongst the voters. Hence, war is impossible. So President Weah remains in power for twelve years.

      • I 100% agree with you but that is why they should not do it alone.
        Total Involvement is the key. Always apply open door policies along
        with the best of your knowledgeable people..

      • George Zota, do not allow anyone deceive you.Unlike before, Washington virtually has no interest in the affairs of this country. Before you think that way, you must first ask youself:”What do I have now to offer Washington?” Nothing! If you fail to make sound decision every time you go to the poll, you will have similar results and continue to face problem.

        The leaders you elect are the ones that cause the trouble for you, not Washington nor anyone else.

    • Bill Nagbe, I understood your post long before I made my initial comment to your post.

      You will have to understand that securing conviction of the guilty while upholding justice for the innocent IS NOT AND CANNOT be at the click of a mouse or an overnight affair.

      This why the proceeding is conceptualized as A TRIAL, with the possibility of even an appeal!

      We hope taking into account until the verdict is given by the judge or the jury, each ane everyone of the culprits are PRESUMED INNOCENT!

      Hence, the aforementioned answers your question as to “why did they charge those individuals initially?

      Therefore, Bill, in as much as I am “not for public officials getting away free after they have mismanaged public resources entrusted to them”; I am also not for public officials, ordinary people, or whoever, been adjudicated guilty when indeed they are innocent.

      For the primary duty of a lawyer engaged in public prosecution is not to necessarily convict, but to see that justice is done, as has inter alia been asserted and demonstrated by the prosecution in this case at bar!

      • There is no way Charles Sirleaf should be a free individual in Liberia. Let’s forget about the missing $16B Liberian dollars that went unaccounted for. They decided to print the excess of $2.6B LD without the approval of our lawmakers. This is a crime under our constitution. The administration need explanation to the Liberian as to why Charles Sirleaf did nothing wrong and only Mr. Weeks will be charged. My guess here is, sooner or later, Mr. Weeks will be a free individual as well base on public reactions to Mr. Charles Sirleaf being free. Joe

    • But what has happened to YOU Peter Gboyo aka Dempster Yallah since YOU got unmasked and have been reported to your former paymaster EJS whom you wickedly prefer she spends the rest of her life in bewilderment, pain, hurt, and grief, because YOU are no more on her payroll? Boy, you are evil! What do you have in that chest of yours? I bet it is A STONE!

    • Charles Sirleaf, as you wonder and ponder why you had to be punished, when you were or are innocent, I hope you recall:

      (1) how it was the very thoughts that came to your house-help years back, when you went to his house and:

      (2) grabbed him from his bed AWAY FROM HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN at 4:am in the morning and

      (3) dashed him in prison because:

      (4) according to you, no one else could have stolen your 10,000 U.S. Dollars but him; despite the fact you had hundreds of your lovers who had access to the very room as your house-help!

      DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD EXPECT TO BE DONE UNTO!!! THATŚ THE GOLDEN RULE, BRO!!!

    • “Miatta Sando Momoh”, if one government could drop charges against then incumbent senior officials of government (national security adviser & minister of justice) when both of them robbed a foreign businessman of thousands of US Dollars, why should another government not drop charges against another official, after discovering that the official is innocent?

  3. Well said: He is paving his way for his own pardon when his presidency ends in 2023 in a cultural miasma of impunity—Liberia, our glorious land of Liberty where rogues are given free passes to go on stealing.

    • Jackson – If during the Senatorial election, most CDC Senators loose their seats, then it will be a sure sign that Liberians are serious about getting rid of George Weah in 2023. Anything short of that, you can forget about 2023. We will see what happens…

  4. We all knew how this case was going to end. My question is why your decided to waste the people time by taking them to jail?

  5. Insanity never ends in the place called Liberia. Why did they had to waste tax payers resources in the start, if this was their intention? Mr. Zota, how can you say Washington spearheads these things when they are totally against corruption in their own bureaucracy, and you expect people to really buy into this about Liberia? This is why we are poor, and will remained poor until total destruction via corruption consume us all.

    Look at Liberia on the continent of Africa, considering our population and resources we have, our infrastructure development should far be ahead of most African nation but that’s not the case, all because of daylight stealing by our government officials. We need to hold these thieves accountable for their actions in Liberia to stop this nonsense. We need to put system in place if necessary, to audit individual that build mansion over night in Liberia regardless of your status. Is that Washington decision to take in Liberia as well? Why are people so greedy and only think about themselves and not Liberia?

  6. Obvious conclusion!

    From the audit report, anyone with a sound diagnostic and lucid reasoning capacity would have surmised that Weah could not pull that rope further, or else the rope was going to pull the bush and the bush was going to pull the forest.
    In fact, why was Crane Currency awarded a new contract if it were faulty in any way?

    “Kukujumuku, you not inside you not know”.
    Liberians who thought their lives could have changed with CDC will be questioned objectively at the dawn of 2023 to make a U-turn.

    The resources of Liberia should be harnessed and distributed proportionately per sector to benefit all the children of Liberia, NOT a privileged few.
    They have started distributing bags of rice, pretending to love and care for us during this COVID-19 pandemic. We want to know how the virus got to Liberia, how you are fighting to mitigate its spread and when you are going to open the sell-pay economy.
    Liberians, are we proud, as human beings, to beg for the immediate basic human rights’ needs like food (including water), shelter and clothing while a handful of Liberians erect mansions in Liberia and in Western countries?

    It is high time we held our respective governments responsible and accountable.
    Let’s stop encouraging dehumanization by taking the bags of rice they give us. Let’s ask them to provide us the jobs that will enable us to proudly build our own homes, cater to our families’ welfare and happily plan for our retirement.

    Fixes are not borrowing money to pay salaries on regular basis. To fix the non-existential system in Liberia, we need to create a peaceful and reconciliatory atmosphere in Liberia that would coerce Liberians of all walks of life in the diaspora back home and concomitantly attract substantial foreign direct investments to begin a nation state, not the farm we currently have that we call Liberia.

    Dear CDCians, in 2018, Liberia’s export value was $849 million, import was $3.1 billion, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$2.2 billion. Foreign direct investment was only $129.1 million or 3.96% of the GDP.
    Where are you taking us to? What are you doing? What are your plans for us?
    Derail the scanty achievements from the former administration?

    May God protect the impoverished children of Liberia from COVID-19, Amen!

  7. President Weah has started paving the way for what his life would look like after his presidency. As the rumors circulate, Mr. Charles Sirleaf is the son of Ms. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former president and Weah’s power broker. And if these rumors are true, then Weah is fully aware he must walk the fine line and be very careful how he handles every issue and anything concerning Ellen because she paved the way in spite of his deep flaws to rise to the towering height of President of Liberia.

    The president’s style of leadership is characterized by unaccountable, exquisite consumption patterns and abuses of power with impunity. All this extravagant spending is occurring at a time when Liberians find themselves in dire straits with many of them not knowing which way to turn to eke out a living. And so how can the chief law enforcer of the land enforce justice and equity when he himself is shamelessly wallowing in the most brazen corruption scandals since the founding of the country?

    His ineptness and moral decadence is therefore at the roots of many of the socio-cultural and socio-economic vices the nation is witnessing today. And so he has finally come to the resolve that if he is to continue his free ride and live comfortably after his term then he must be careful not to muzzle the cow that threaded the corn. ,

  8. T. Nathaniel Tamba 111,

    Dempster Yallah alias Perter Gboyo was finished with the interests of EJS as soon as payments from the UP-led government stopped. He and kindred spirits have a mercenary worldview of seeing dollar signs in all political relationships; and principles or patriotism may as well go to blazes.

    Therefore, if he responded with rudeness to my reasoned comment, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that he is on another political party’s payroll, or benefiting from the foreign Human Rights funding of UL chum Comrade Gongloe. Dempster Yallah won’t cease these belly-crawling pursuits until he cuts his cloth according to his size; after all, greed degrades.

  9. Sylvester Moses, I believe every letter and spirit of your two paragraphs! Several credible individuals have proven how Dempster Yallah aka Peter Gboyo had been on government payroll during the administration of EJS.

    Actually, I told most of those who showed me evidence how Peter Gboyo aka Dempster Yallay etc. were on government payroll during Ellenś administration, I laughed that away – taking into account the brutal fact the realities of power.

    But to see today that this very Dempster Yallah aka Peter Gboyo would wish the very Ellen such agony at such an age, I am confounded and hurt; in as much as I do not know Ellen personally, and was never a supporter of her regime. Dempster, you are evil!

  10. Well, whatever the unit does, the commander take the blame, as it is metaphorically understood in the Liberians society. I am not merely staying that those former culprits should go Skye free without the government giving concrete reasons to the Liberians people for their exoneration into this case, but I believe that the case has past through procedural channel before reaching decision wherein forensic and all other necessary methods were used to trace the whereabouts of the sixteen billions.

    The Board of directors at the CBL, whose role serve as chief administrators, could have known better about their functionalities in critical time most especially when it come to printing of new currency, likewise the executive governor who serve as chief architect in managing the day to day affairs of the institution. The defendants could have been accused indirectly base on their position serve within the institution but doesn’t merely mean that they were directly involves in any scandalous habit thereat. The court has played a credible part by bringing total justice to these defendants. While we are yearning to fight corruption in society, it should not align with witch hunting or end up in kangaroo court which will badly go against the person rights and set up bad precedent for our justice system.

    The governor and the board should take responsibility of any financial mafiascent that occurred at the CBL, and the court should await for second alternative may be through confessions for further steps.

  11. No different from what is happening is the 🇺🇸. Maybe Pompeo made a special call to George. Sad, I wondered why Ellen continues to be appointed in United Nations cycle.

  12. Nat Jarpa, Pompeo MADE NO CALL to the president. In our polity or judicial system, neither the president nor the attorney general is authorized to tamper with, investigate, or influence, a case in court.

    Prosecutors´ freedom to pursue their own view of justice, unhampered by the formal powers of higher officials was made clear in the Yekeh Kolubaś case, the Ellen Cockrum, case, etc. etc.

    Furthermore, rarely is the scope of the prosecutorś discretionary power either publicly recognized or defined by statute. Generally, though, our national laws, as those of other democracies, are explicit in requiring the prosecution of offenders, yet nowhere in the laws are there specific descriptions of the elements that must be present for the prosecutor to take action.

    Reading Liberian laws or penal codes, I have seen over the years that most laws and codes describe the prosecutorś responsibility in such vague terms as prosecuting all crimes and civil actions in which the state may be party.

    In fact, on occasions when the prosecutorś decisions have been challenged, they have been shielded from judicial inquiry by an almost magical formula in the law: “within the prosecutorś discretion”!

    In essence, Bill, and Nathaniel, etc. Liberian laws have placed prosecutors in a position in which they have to make choices but have not given them principles of selection.

    And this is why in our Liberian criminal justice system, the primary duty of a lawyer engaged in public prosecution is not to convict, but to see that justice is done!

    Hence, as I responded to you supra, the role of the prosecution is not only to prosecute to the limit of the law all persons accused of crime within the country, but to defend with equal vigor the rights and privileges of all citizens, and even aliens within both our territorial and extra-territorial jurisdictions!

  13. Charles Sirleaf, as you wonder and ponder why you had to be punished, when you were or are innocent, I hope you recall:

    (1) how it was the very thoughts that came to your house-help years back, when you went to his house and:

    (2) grabbed him from his bed AWAY FROM HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN at 4:am in the morning and

    (3) dashed him in prison because:

    (4) according to you, no one else could have stolen your 10,000 U.S. Dollars but him; despite the fact you had hundreds of your lovers who had access to the very room as your house-help!

    DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD EXPECT TO BE DONE UNTO!!! THATŚ THE GOLDEN RULE, BRO!!!

  14. “Miatta S. Momoh”, the popularity or likability of you and your “comrades” HAVE BEEN OVERTAKEN BY EVENTS!

    So, just forget about ever been president. In fact, the generation today really hates you and your “comrades”.

    The mid eighties was a chance for you and your comrades. But you people blew it with your communist ideologies. So the international community and the voters did not trust you rascals.

    This is why the voters principally voted Taylor, Ellen, and President Weah to power while not noticing you and your comrades; as if you people were not around. And this is why the people, the diplomatic community and the powerful capitals give all the support to the CDC and President Weah.

    Today, you are referring to Ellen as a thief. But like Joseph Boakai and others, as you, at the helm of power, you carried out the worst of stealing and thievery.

    A case in point was the Nigerian businessmanś money you and your partner in crime stole. And the very Ellen pitied you two and dropped the charges. Another case in point was Joseph Boakai caught with ghost payroll for his office as VP.

    As for war returning to Liberia, its more than impossible!! That thing that happened in 1990 was because ECOMOG had not been born!

    Besides, Weah is too likable and very popular amongst the voters. Hence, war is impossible. So President Weah remains in power for twelve years.

  15. With these unwholesome developments, such as the Charles Sirleaf’s scenario, threatening the existance of our fragile peace and nascent democracy, I’m compelled to believe that this nation will only rise again if, together, we refuse to allow Ellen’s crafts and hypocrisy a breathing space in 2023.
    This nefarious character must never again be given the opportunity to interfere in Liberian politics! Her days are over, and she should only be given the right as a spectator and allowed this nation to embark upon the proper trajactory. She must step aside completely, not only by words but by deeds,as we usher in our next leader.Then, by joint effort, our children and all other generations to come wil be told about Ellen and the damage she’s caused this nation!

  16. Liberia is the epitome of the Roman Empire dirty and bloody at the high table. Not sure how many centuries it took Rome to the European countries we have today. Liberia needs a complete cleansing in its entire population, understanding its filth and valuable. Our historical battles and struggles from its birth seems to be in vain., Politics, traditions, religious ethics, colonization, you name it has created such destruction of diversity, it seems hope is frail. We tend to know it all and the media is filled with anguish through much arguments. It seems such a waste of professions, skills and talents that these great minds could collectively administer and mould this fragile state, Liberia with pure honesty and patriotism. What hope is there for our children, that we compromise their future with foreigner settlers…we are eager to adopt other nations yet are often raged with fury when we compare how easy it is for them in our country, but not the other way around. I mean, what kinda human beings are we, It’s infuriating and I’m developing a headache deep in my thoughts. Bottom line we need to learn that life in the west was hard labor, corruption n bloody, meaning development doesn’t come easy nor cheap. We cannot allow our forefathers to continue to turn in their graves in our lifetime, the next generation depends on us, therefore, we must endure the sacrifices and work harmoniously together as a nation, and whiles we critise, accept the inevitable…

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