Aggrieved Ruling Party Members Demand Jobs in Liberia

Ruling CDC Liberia

 

Monrovia, 28 Aug 2018:  As pervasive economic hardship bites  in Liberia, President George Weah was Saturday shocked by scores of aggrieved zealots of his ruling coalition for Democratic change, CDC,  protesting at their party headquarters in demand for jobs.

  

Unsuspecting President Weah had arrived at his party headquarters to receive several defectors from opposition parties crossing over to the CDC; something fast becoming the newfound greener pasture here.

 

Former ruling Unity Party (UP) lawmaker  Richmond Anderson was Saturday amongst several persons nowadays streaming to join the ruling CDC.

 

Already, many southerners including Representatives Jay Nagbe Sloh and Johnathan Fornati Koffa, who won legislative seats on the former ruling UP and Liberty Party tickets have since crossed carpet to the CDC. Sinoe county Rep. Sloh says he is on a mission to woo 20 lawmakers to give CDC a “convincing majority at the Capitol.”

 

Bong county is an exception having a single CDC  representative in its 8-member legislative caucus.

 

Placard wielding  CDcians chanting “We want jobs, we want jobs…” We are tired of being marginalized,” had directed their anger party chairman Mulbah Morlu, accused of favoring nonpartisans over CDCians for employment.

 

But President Weah remained acquiescent about the job protests whose authors vowed to continue until their grievances are met.

 

Ruling CDC Party Chairman Mulbah Morlu

 

Our Monrovia correspondent reports that Chairman Mulbah’s drive for only ruling party CDC members to occupy jobs is seriously ruining the Civil Service Agency (CAA) now obliged to employ, according to CDC recommendations, thus swelling the CSA with over 2000 new employees, let alone the Capitol Building

where nepotism and patronage are rampant. 

 

Meanwhile, barely a fortnight before he makes his debut at the UN, president Weah has recalled ambassador Lewis Brown from the UN in New York and replaced him with deputy foreign minister D. Maxwell Kemayen, a neophyte in diplomacy, thus creating speculations for the move.

 

By Tepitapia Sannah in Monrovia

West African Journal

Published by

West African Journal Magazine

The West African Journal was a major magazine publication in the United States with a focus on the Mano River region and West Africa sub-region during the civil crises in Liberia and neighboring countries during the decades of the 1990s. This was the period when many citizens and others in the sub-region were fleeing their homeland due to conflicts, and the magazine was a reliable source of information covering developments in the region and in the Diaspora.  However, the magazine suspended publication several years ago but is now back. It is, therefore, delightful that The West African Journal has been reactivated. The print edition of the magazine, to be published monthly and distributed in the United States, West Africa, and other parts of the world, will provide analysis of the major events of the period under review. Due to challenges relating to availability of reading materials in the sub-region, a few hundred copies of every edition of the magazine will be distributed free of charge to libraries and reading rooms at schools and institutions of higher learning in the sub-West Africa sub-region. The Journal covers government/politics, economics/international trade/investment and partnerships, women's issues, showcase of tourism and historic attractions in West Africa in particular, and Africa in general, as well as cover the Diaspora, entrepreneurship, among others. The Journal also taps into growing interest in the Unites States regarding resource-rich Africa as the next frontier for global economic progress amid an increasing global competition for access to the continent’s abundant natural resources. The magazine will regularly cover bilateral and multilateral partnerships between the US/multinational agencies and Africa/individual African countries. More importantly, in considering the danger of Climate Change and Global Warming, The Journal serves as a strong and unrelenting advocate to create international awareness regarding Climate Change, especially how West African countries and the African Continent as a whole are being negatively impacted. Through its environmental coverage, The Journal promotes education and awareness for people to be empowered. Our experienced team of editors, reporters and feature writers are excited to bring the stories that impact politics, finance, economy, arts, health, education, climate change, women and youth issues in Africa today. Contact The West African Journal is registered and published in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Plans are underway to open a bureau office in Liberia, from which operations in other West African countries will be coordinated. Our journalists, who bring decades of high engagement of news and reportage, include former BBC veteran correspondent Isaac D.E. Bantu, former Daily Observer Features Editor and publisher of the West African Journal Joe S. Kappia, and Pana Press Editor Tepitapia K. Sannah, and respected Photo journalist and editor Gregory Stemn. These experienced and internationally-respected journalists ensure a high standard of professional journalism. Information and inquiries for The West African Journal should be directed to the following: Editor-in-Chief; Email: WestAfricanJournalMagazine@gmail.com Isaac D.E. Bantu: Publishing Partner; Email: WestAfricanJournalMagazine@gmail.com Mailing Address: P.O. Box 55053, Washington, D.C. 20040-5053 USA Thank you. Managing Editor