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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

LIBERIA: JOHN MORLU WARNS INCOMING BOAKAI GOVERNMENT

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MONROVIA – Former Auditor General John Morlu has said that President George Weah and his associates turned a deaf ear to valuable advice, sidelining the brilliant minds that propelled them into power and called on the Boakai administration not to emulate them.

He stated that entrusted to deliver concrete results, Weah’s focus allegedly shifted to “questionable deals, get-rich-quick schemes, and misadventures.”

The former AG pointed out in a statement that Six years passed quickly, and disillusioned by Weah’s actions, many cut losses early, abandoning assistance to a group turned ‘kleptocrats;’ adding that they now face sanctions, thanks to the American Government’s commitment to combating corruption, human rights abuses, fraud, waste, and abuse of power in Liberia.

He indicated that “As initial mistakes unfold, documented by America and Europe, Joe Boakai’s team must be vigilant. Six years is short, and repeating Weah’s mistakes looms if expectations aren’t met. He said this must be the end of Government Entrepreneurs: adding that “Koijee, Sherman, Mcgill, and Tweahway today; You tomorrow. Watch out.

“Misadventures and quick money-making schemes offer short-term gains but an unsustainable path to wealth.”

Morlu said the warning is clear while warning the incoming government to avoid becoming “Government Entrepreneurs” like McGill, Koijee, and Tweahway.

He notes that Government is public service, not the private sector; and that listening is key; calling on the incoming Boakai Government to reject stubborn refusal to change from corrupt practices.

Refrain from “That John Morlu man” rhetoric, as it could lead to sanctions, he pointed out in his statement. Mr. Morlu urged the incoming Joe Boakai regime to learn from CDCians’ regrets.

John Morlu aims to uplift Liberia from chronic poverty.

“Today, Weah and company call to apologize, acknowledging they should have listened. But it’s too late. The damage is done; it’s time for comeuppance and to recover stolen money and illicit wealth.

“Corruption isn’t a path to prosperity. Liberians elected Joe Boakai to combat corruption, enhance governance, and generate jobs. Protect Boakai’s legacy in the short six-year timeframe. Recognize dedicated professionals, avoiding sidelining them for quick gains.”

Morlu called on Boakai and team to embrace private enterprise capitalism, emphasizing “that government serves the public. Let Boakai’s government mark a new beginning, breaking free from the curse of stolen taxpayers’ money plaguing Liberia. The era of Government Entrepreneurs should end.” Source: Concord Times

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