Public Works Minister Collins Pardons Rep. Kolubah over Denigrating Comments Against Her

MONROVIA- Public Works Minister-Designate, Ruth Coker Collins has pardoned Monteserrado County District #10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah for denigrating comments directed at her.

Madam Collins had earlier given the Representative forty-eight hours to retract his statement or face legal action.

However, in a release issued 24 hours later, the Public Works Minister-designate said she will not take further actions against the District #10 lawmaker after consultation with her family, lawyers and friends.

A release quotes the Minister-designate as saying she will remain professional as always, given the ethical standards that she brings to the public space dating as far back as working with the United Nations (UN) and other international bodies.

Minister Collins noted she will continue to carry out her roles and responsibilities without fear or favor and in accordance with President George Manneh Weah’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) and the Executive law of 1972; which amongst other things, gives the MPW the mandate to adequately administer the Engineering component of the State in terms of surveying, drafting/designing, construction, and supervision, to improve and maintain, direct or by contract all highways, bridges, roads, streets,  airport, seaport, and all other public infrastructure in the Republic of Liberia.

“As Deputy Minister for Technical Services I oversaw all technical aspects of the Ministry of Public Works which remains the core function of the Ministry, before being nominated as Public Works Minister by His Excellency,” a statement from the office of the Minister-designate said Thursday.

According to the Public Works Minister-designate, she understands clearly that some males like Representative Kolubah rarely come across professional women due to their imprudence, so they think women don’t merit their true roles in society.

she said as far as she is concerned, the insults against her person are beyond her; adding, she believes Rep. Kolubah has insulted the women of Liberia in totality and “It’s now left to the women of Liberia to decide the fate of the lawmaker for future reference.”

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