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Friday, June 21, 2024

SAMORA WOLOKOLLIE CHOOSES NOT TO ENGAGE IN A VERBAL CONFRONTATION WITH JOHN MORLU

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MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Deputy Finance Minister Samora P.Z. Wolokollie has chosen not to engage in a verbal confrontation with former Auditor General John Morlu, who, during a recent appearance on the SpoonTalk program, accused Wolokollie of corruption. Morlu’s comments were made in response to Dr. Wolokollie’s appointment as Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Agency, following the recent passing of the late Thomas Doe-Nah in India.

When approached by Concord Times for a statement regarding Morku’s allegations, Wolokollie initially declined to address the issue. However, under pressure from the media outlet, Wolokollie decided to offer a few words in response.

“It is unfortunate that Mr. Morku has chosen to launch an unfounded assault on my person. However, I will not allow myself to be drawn into the mud. My priority is to stay focused on my goals and continue making progress,” Wolokollie stated in his interview with Concord Times.

Wolokollie’s steadfast determination to move forward despite the distractions of personal attacks demonstrates his commitment to his responsibilities. While some might consider engaging in a public spat as a means to defend his reputation, Wolokollie’s refusal to do so reveals his maturity and focus on more significant issues at hand.

It remains to be seen how Morku and the public will respond to Wolokollie’s decision not to engage. By choosing to rise above the fray, Wolokollie sends a message that he is not willing to let personal attacks divert him from his work. As he continues to display this level of resilience, it will be interesting to observe how these events shape his future endeavors and interactions with his detractors.

Former Auditor General John Morlu Criticizes President Weah’s Last-Minute Appointments as a Distraction from Important Matters

In a recent radio interview, the former Auditor General, John Morlu, voiced his concerns over the appointments made by President Weah shortly before the end of his tenure. Morlu undeniably sees these appointments as a distraction tactic employed by President Weah to divert attention away from critical matters. While addressing these appointments on SpoonFM Radio, Morlu specifically emphasized the questionable nature of the appointment of Samora Wolokollie, citing overwhelming evidence of corruption surrounding Wolokollie.

According to Morlu, although the appointment of the Justice Minister at the Supreme Court is legal, the same legal provisions that allow President Weah to appoint also grant Vice President Boakai the power to dismiss appointees. This highlights the need for a focus on establishing a functioning government rather than allowing such distractions from President Weah.

Moreover, Morlu revealed that during his tenure as the head of the General Auditing Commission, he had the opportunity to hire Wolokollie but ultimately chose not to due to allegations of corruption. He claimed that even if Wolokollie had passed the necessary tests, he would not have been employed due to these corruption allegations. Morlu further alleged that Wolokollie had been involved in a theft case with Americans and had been unable to account for funds at USAID. As a result, Morlu advised Wolokollie to consider the potential consequences of accepting the appointment, warning that it may ultimately lead to his dismissal.

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