EFFL Wants Tweh Out of Transitional Team–Admits Sanction for Corruption by US

On the backdrop of the recent sanction of top officials of the Liberian Government by the United States for rampant corruption and human rights violations, the Economic Freedom Fighters of Liberia has added it voice to the many voices by urging members of the incoming government transitional team to refrain from conducting business with Weah administration officials who are currently sanctioned.
In a press release issued today, December 19, 2023 in Monrovia, the party said doing business with sanctioned officials of the Weah Administration could create a pathway for impunity before the inauguration, as in the case of many corruption sagas in Liberia.
The party made reference to Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel D. Tweh Jr. who is on the Transitional Team of the ruling administration of President George M. Weah.
The release courted the party as saying “Fellow citizens, in an effort to effectuate the campaign promises made by H. E. Amb. Joseph N. Boakai, President-elect of the Republic of Liberia, the Economic Freedom Fighters of Liberia (EFFL) is urging members of the incoming government transitional team to refrain from conducting business with Weah administration officials who are currently sanctioned for corruption. Doing business with them could create a pathway for impunity before the inauguration, as is the case with many corruption sagas in Liberia”.
The EFFL, a party that supported the Unity Party during the November 14, 2023 Presidential run-off election argued that outgoing governments usually denounced corruption during their campaign periods but failed to act against the virus the moment they take office, justifying their failures by saying that Liberia being a small country with many close family ties.
The EFFL wants, those under sanction, including Finance Minister Samuel Tweah, should never be allowed to attend or be seen at transitional meetings to avoid any possible compromise.
“We are aware of ongoing negotiations, including the protection of the CT scan container tracking at the Freeport of Monrovia”, the EFFL said.
The EFFL warns those involved that they will soon be made ashamed and disgraced for acts that undermine the office of the President. H.E. Amb. Joseph N. Boakai has never approved any such wicked deal, as he is fully aware of the hardship created because of the fake CT scan container tracking at the Freeport of Monrovia.
The EFFL said it reassures the people of Liberia that the days of corporate public service are over because no government official will use his or her office to exploit our country.
The EFFL believed that only honorable people should serve in public office with the ultimate goal of improving human conditions. The party continued by saying it does not wish to quell people’s aspirations to become wealthy; rather, it encourages individuals with insatiable appetites for wealth to seek solace in the private sector, where their profit margins will be determined by the type of enterprise they engage in.
The EFFL said it remains supportive of H.E. Amb. Joseph N. Boakai’s administration and anticipates a fierce battle against corruption, which has spread like a plague throughout Liberia.
“The EFFL urges the upcoming 55th Legislature to start defending Liberian companies by introducing new legislation or changing current ones in a way that will give Liberian companies an advantage over their international competitors. Due to either a lack of control or inadequate rules, Liberian businesses have long struggled against their overseas competitors.
The Legislature must be seen working for the people of Liberia and not for foreign interests. Meanwhile, the ongoing mass mobilization efforts by the EFFL across the country are not only to straighten our party’s position on the ground but they’re also intended to hold government officials appointed by the incoming president accountable. International companies that are undermining their respective agreements with the Government of Liberia will see a number of protests by the EFFL across the country when deemed necessary.
“It’s time for Liberians to take ownership of their economy so they won’t have to rely on outsiders or businesses to sustain them. You cannot steal our timber, iron ore, diamonds, gold, or other resources without fulfilling your corporate social obligations to our people. Because our leaders in the past continued to ignore our people in favor of foreign corporations that are willing to enable their corruption, we can’t think of more than five prominent Liberian enterprises that are performing well at 176 years old.
The conceit of government representatives not supporting Liberian companies stems from their perception that Liberians are not secrecy-obsessed. The EFFL will oppose such wicked ideologies during the duration of the incoming administration.
Liberia can only be developed by Liberians, and the EFFL aims to spread this belief. We are eager to collaborate with the next government to reverse policies that harmed Liberian companies and were implemented by both the George Weah and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf regimes”, the release from the party stated.
The EFFL concluded by extending warm holiday wishes to H.E. Amb. Joseph N. Boakai, President-elect, and H.E. Jeremiah K. Koung, Vice President-elect. May this festive season bring joy, peace, and prosperity to you both and to the people of Liberia. Happy holidays!”

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