Presidential Hopeful Tiawan Gongloe Promises to sweep Corruption out of Liberia’s Judicial System if elected
Monrovia –Liberia’s presidential hopeful, Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe has called promised to sweep out corruption within the judicial system if elected president comes 2023.
Cllr. Gongloe is the immediate past president of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) and a one-time Solicitor General of the Republic of Liberia during the administration former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
In recent days, the former LNBA President has been seen carrying a homemade broom with him at public gatherings. He said the broom is a symbol of his intentions to sweep away corruption if he is elected as president.
In a dramatic scene On Thursday, May 5, 2022 at a mass gathering at the Temple of Justice, the renowned lawyer was seen sweeping the floors. He said his action was a symbolic way of cleaning Liberia’s judicial system of injustice, favoritism, nepotism and uncontrollable corruption that are glittering within the judiciary system of Liberia.
“There is a smell of massive corruption in every sector of the Country. There is a need for a total cleanup of corruption and bad governance from every corridor of Liberia,” he said.
Meanwhile, his actions and comments at the Temple of Justice follow recent statement by Liberia’s Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor Sr., where he acknowledged the issue of corruption within the judicial system.
Since he announced his intention to join the race for the presidency in 2023, Cllr. Gongloe has been one of the fiercest critics of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) led government.
Addressing series of forums in Monrovia and other parts of the country, Gongloe said President Weah and his government has turned the country’s economy into a fishing net to the point that only government officials are rich people and the citizens keep getting poorer.
Speaking at the Nelson Mandela Intellectual Forum in the Red Hill Field Community in Montserrado County District #17 recently, he claimed that the Liberian leader has tainted his legacies achieved during his footballing days due to his alleged failure to actualize promises made to the Liberian people and make public the source of funding for his personal projects.
He followed that up in Gbarnga, Bong County during a citizen engagement exercise. In an interaction with members at the Bong County Intellectual Forum in Gbarnga, he said Weah as President, is not leading by example owing to the questionable wealth he is amassing since he became President.
“Government is a dignified place for service, not for stealing and not for getting opportunity for yourself. That’s why we are going to bring to state power,” he said.
He continued: “Because when the President does not steal, the people under him will not steal, President George Weah built 47 condominium opposite Baptist Seminary. Immediately after that, Samuel Tweah, Jr., Nathaniel McGill and everybody building houses as if they are owners of real estate companies. Our President is more of a real estate manager than a president. He has the obligation to tell us where he is getting the money.”