Gongloe Wants US Govt to Combat Corruption

By: Anthony Q. Jiffan, Jr

MONROVIA – A Presidential Aspirant, Tiawan Saye Gongloe is calling on the United States of America Government to increase the number of Liberian government officials for designation and sanctions as a means of helping to fight corruption in the Country, adding more on the list including former government officials will serve as deterrence to would be corrupt government officials in Liberia.

   Speaking during a peaceful assembly of some Liberians calling themselves “We the People Movement” at the front of the US Embassy near Monrovia over the weekend, Cllr. Gongloe said Liberia under the watch of President George Weah has gone bad as a result of rampant corruption.

According to him, corruption has become a national practice in Liberia under the administration of former soccer star George Weah due to his failure to prosecute corrupt government officials in the Country.

It can be recalled that three officials of the Weah led government, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Nathaniel McGill, National Port Authority Managing Director Bill Twehway and Solicitor General Sayma Syrenius Cephus were placed on a targeted sanction list on August 15 this year for acts of public corruption.

The former president of the Liberia National Bar Association said it is important for America, a traditional ally, to continue to shine her eyes on individuals whose sole purpose to governance is to steal public funds and use their offices at the detriment of the citizens.

For his part, former Maryland County Senator, John Ballout who read a petition on behalf of the “We the People Movement” said they have gathered before the US Embassy to thank the government and people of the United States for assisting the Liberian Government in the fight against public corruption and asked them to do more.

Senator Ballout noted that the “We the People Movement” have observed over the succeeding decades, governments and generations that the socio-economic condition of Liberians continues to worsen, with increasing breakdown of the rule of law, human rights abuses, and national disunity due to uncontrollable public corruption.

According to him, Liberia has lost over two hundred thousand lives in a series of civil wars because of corruption, bad governance and dictatorship, something he said has left the majority of Liberians poor, helpless, hopeless and vulnerable in a potentially rich country, Liberia.

The former Liberian Legislator indicated that his Movement remains cognizant of the direct relationship between the quality of life of a people and the fight against corruption and has therefore chosen to take advantage of the significant boost provided Liberia in this regard.

He said while they encourage the United States Government to increase its targeted sanctions on corrupt public officials, the movement equally encourages the United States to increase her financial assistance to Liberia because the need is imperative.

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  1. Jake Doe says

    Its just so disgusting when you Tiawan Gongoe and John Ballout after being notoriously corrupt acts and omissions personified (during the corrupt regime of the immediate past government of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Joseph Boakai Unity Party government) after both of you rascals were disgraced out of government by the government and the voters. THAT YOU BELIEVE THAT RANTS CAN SERVE AS A MASSIVE DECEPTION FOR VOTERS SIMPLY EXPOSES YOUR CORRUPT MENTALITIES.

    BALLOUT, YOU WILL NEVER EVER BE ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF MARYLAND ANYMORE! SO YOUR FANTasy that these rants from you are a strategy for 2023 is only good for nothing. As for you Gongloe, who went obstructing justice and stealing poice letterheads to bury evidence and who went pocketing permit fees at the ministry of labor for which you were booted out of government, you have now somersaulted from your insanity that due process is unimportant.

    THE TRUTH THAT YOU TIAWAN SAYE GONGLOE IS AN UNSERIOUS-MINDED POLITICIAN. No serious-minded politician who wants to be President of a democratic country under the rule of law would

    (1) behave as Tiawan Gongloe (who claims to be a lawyer) going around screaming publicly and at times ranting privately that the President should DISREGARD DUE PROCESS, THE RULE OF LAW, AND PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE AND immediately dismiss the three officials or individuals sanctioned by the US Treasury Department, whilst

    (2) the very U.S. Government which imposed the sanctions upon announcing the sanctions, “called for due process and the application of Liberian law as was stated by Ambassador McCarthy when he unveiled the designations as stated in his own words… “we stand ready to support the Government of Liberia in pursuit of its own investigation of corruption in its jurisdiction, understanding that you will apply Liberian law in an appropriate, transparent and timely manner”., if we may quote His Excellency Dr. Weah and Ambassador Mike McCarthy.

    Tiawan Gongloe is simply an “UNSERIOUS MINDED” POLITICIAN AND AN OVERNIGHT WANNABEE NOTORIOUS OF RECKLESS ABANDON!

    NO SERIOUS-MINDED POLITICIAN OR EVEN A MATURE ADULT ,ADVISES ANYONE, WHETHER THE PRESIDENT OR WHOMEVER, TO TAKE THE LAW INTO HIS OWN HANDS AS UNSERIOUS-MINDED GONGLOE IS CONVINCED IS AN APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR AND POLICY. WHAT A GONGLOE MENTALITY!!!

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