Former VP Cites Lack of Good Leadership By Pres. Weah to Liberia Continue Suffering

The opposition political leader of the Unity Party has termed President Weah’s long stay out of the Country, as a huge setback to the growth and development of Liberia.

According to Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Liberia lacks good leadership, which has made the country lose direction under President George Weah.

“President is on a grand safari, using the nation’s meager resources to support his pleasurable lifestyle. Here we are, unfortunately, with a President who leaves the nation for seven weeks with no information to the public detailing engagements,” he said.

“As I speak to you, President Weah has left the country and will be away for the next seven weeks without any tangible explanation to the Liberian people for such a long stay abroad,” he said.

Boakai added: “Yes, we are aware, and with no surprise, that he will eventually end up at the World Cup events in Qatar. That is his mainstay.”

Commenting on the National Housing and Population Census, the opposition political leader said the process has been marred by controversies, corruption, and a lack of well-defined policies.

Addressing a major news conference Wednesday in Monrovia at the Unity Party’s national headquarters, the former vice president recounted that recently, Liberians witnessed the hauling and pulling in a saga of stealing of money intended for the census.

He said the money stolen money by corrupt officials at the Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) should have been used to enhance the process.

According to him, without realistic empirical data, all planning for the country will be based on falsehood, lacking the basis to make critical national developmental decisions.

He also named the failure of the government to pay civil servants salaries on time as one of the prevailing conditions that amplified that the nation is in a crushing hardship imposed by President Weah.

By: Emmanuel Toe

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