Dear Mr. Editor,
My writing is in reaction to Professor Wilson Tarpeh’s claim that his association with an opposition political party, Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) is responsible for withholding funds that should come to the University of Liberia (UL) to reopen, something he says is leading to his resignation as vice president for Fiscal Affairs.
Professor Tarpeh claims that serving as a campaign manager for George Weah in the 2014 special senatorial election is the main reason for withholding the funds, being VP for Fiscal Affairs. Let me firstly remind the professor that his role as “campaign manager” did not make any impact on the election of George Weah, but Weah has his constituents already built in Monrovia. No one has to run campaign for Weah as evidently seen here, but all the deceptive intellectuals in CDC, including the Mr. Tarpeh, are just riding on Weah’s popularity to ascend to positions they dearly desire.
If Professor Tarpeh can resign with clean hands, he can call on the General Auditing Commission (GAC) to audit him to clearly establish that he did not misapply any funds. Let Professor Tarpeh state the meaning of “Other fees” stipulated on our payment slip in 2013. Where did this money go? Let Professor Tarpeh allow former vice president for Academic Affairs & Provost, Weade Elliot-Brownell, to reveal information about financial malpractices she mentioned when she was forced to resign in 2013, and when she appeared before the Senate following her appointment at the Foreign Ministry. If he can do these to erase the suspicion, we will know that the withholding of funds as claimed by him is truly politically motivated.