Uneasiness In UP -As greedy hunters threaten Rescue Mission’s success

MONROVIA: There is said to be a potential threat to the realization of President Joseph Nyuma Boakai’s dream of engendering a genuine and result-driven change in the governance system of Liberia, if nothing is done to pin down some greedy and selfish individuals on the rescue journey.

Already, uneasiness has ensued, triggered by the reported insatiable and bold-face quest of one particular Unity Party executive, who is said to be bent on ensuring that people under his control, or of his interest, occupy key deputy for administration positions at several ministries and agencies where administrative, financial and personnel issues are concentrated, thus raising the very relevant question of what the motives would be.

This  “influential” Unity Party executive, according to sources, already has his confidants in deputy for administration positions at several crucial ministries and agencies, including the Ministry of Finance & Development Planning, but is still insisting and fighting to plant more of such people at the Ministry of Health and other strategic government entities.

He is also said to be planting his family members at lucrative public corporations and other State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), in both active duty roles and board positions as part of an apparent effort to widen his influence in critical financial and human resource decision-making processes in the Boakai government.

Many people in the circle of the Unity Party and its alliance see the huge desire of one individual to control so many important personnel and financial decision-making portfolios in government as troubling, and are therefore drawing attention to a potential intent to baby-sit and manipulate major financial and human resource policies and decisions.

Our sources say the growing apprehension mainly comes from the backdrop that the Unity Party “strong man”, now being robbed as “Mr. Powerful,” or “greedy hunter”, has been in the Legislature for a little over twelve years now, occupying major financial positions, including the critical and sensitive Ways, Means, & Finance Committee, amidst mounting public calls for accountability and transparency at the first branch of government.

Now that President Boakai has spoken strongly about his desire and decision to institute an audit of the three branches of government, knowing that deputies for administration at ministries and agencies deal with finance and human resource matters, to see this level of energy exerted by a key legislative official to control these important finance and personnel-related positions in government, leaves people wondering as to what the motives are.

Already, there’s growing tension amongst Executive Committee Members of the Unity Party and its alliance party members as several concerned partisans and supporters see this as an effort to either cover-up some skeletons legislative and executive closets or frustrate the celebrated willingness of President Boakai to audit the three branches of government, particularly the Legislature.

This Unity Party executive who is a current Legislator, is also said to be fighting the confirmation of Mr. Fredrick Cooper as Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Gender and Social Protection because his preferred person for the position was not considered for nomination.

One other nominee who is not spared in this dangerous political machination is former Representative of District #7, Nimba County, Mr. Roger S.W.Y. Domah, a devoted partisan of the Unity Party (UP), and experienced administrator, who was vetted and recommended for the Deputy Minister for Administration position at the Ministry of Health.

This fight against Domah’s nomination, according to UP and some government sources, is because one Madam Martha C. T. Morris, a citizen of Bong County was not nominated as Deputy Minister for Administration.

Madam Morris, a nurse, was reportedly vetted previously and recommended for the position of Superintendent for Bong County, but arm-twisting and sinister political maneuvering as well selfish domineering tactics are being designed by this “Mr. Powerful” to change everything.

To bring this annoying political manipulation under control, save the integrity of the rescue mission, and resist the culture of strong man politicking in the new administration of Ambassador Boakai, several UP executive members are said to be expressing serious concerns and seeking to replace personal desires with national and institutional decision-making processes that truly reflect the mantra of rescue and good governance.

  1. Martin Brown says

    Honorable Moye is seriously contributing to speaking on behalf Bong County citizens to counted as ministers in Liberia,Bong county people pray for our loving and caring mother to nominated,if not Prince Johnson would take all the ministers

  2. Martin Brown says

    Hon Moye,please speak for our mother,Madam Martha CT Morris,she is capable,Honorable Prince Y Johnson should not take it again

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