MONROVIA – In a recent development, Gbarpolu County Senator Amara M. Konneh has called out President Joseph Boakai for failing to fulfill his campaign promise of allocating a ministerial seat to each of the 15 counties in Liberia. The senator expressed disappointment over the lack of progress after appointing a three-quarter of the total ministers in the government and highlighted the need for equal representation across the nation.
Amara Konneh, a former Finance Minister of Liberia and a staunch supporter of President Boakai has also voiced his concerns regarding the unfulfilled promise. Konneh, who led the Unity tallying room during the elections, emphasized the importance of delivering on campaign pledges to maintain public trust.
The promise to allocate a ministerial seat to each county was a key aspect of President Boakai’s campaign platform. It aimed to ensure that every county in Liberia had a direct representative in the government, allowing for better regional representation and decision-making.
Furthermore, Konneh highlighted the lack of religious diversity among the ministers appointed by President Boakai thus far. He pointed out that, out of all the ministers appointed, only one is a Muslim. This has raised concerns among the Muslim community, who feel underrepresented in the government.
Senator Konneh called on President Boakai to address these issues promptly and take necessary steps to fulfill his campaign promise. He emphasized the importance of diversity and equal representation in the government to ensure the voices of all Liberians are heard and considered.