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President Weah Remains Tight-Lipped On Allegations That He Supported Rebel Groups During Civil War Ponder Many


Flash Back: ‘Child’ Rebel Soldier on the front line during Liberia’s senseless civil war

Following allegations by the political leader of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) that the Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah actively supported two rebel groups during the country’s nearly fifteen years brutal civil war that killed over 250,000 innocent people, the Liberian leader is yet to address himself to the issue.

In his usual reactions to the Liberian leader’s letter to him  dated  August 30, 2022, President Weah asked Mr. Cummings in his letter, “Where was your voice Mister Cummings, when sixty-plus concessions awarded by the government in which you served were found to be bogus, illegal, and inimical to the interest of the Liberian people?

Where was your voice Mr. Cummings, when the National Oil Company of Liberia was rendered bankrupt?

Where was your voice when cries for the pavement of a short stretch of road from Ganta to Yekepa could not be carried out because your administration – for pecuniary gains – then asked the concessionaire to default on their commitment enshrined in their agreement?

Where was your voice, when the Central Bank was crippling under staggering, unfettered borrowing by the government in which you served, undermining the nation’s strategic reserves and leading to a weakened monetary environment?

This is but the tip of the iceberg of a humongous cocktail of mismanagement, graft, ill-governance, and inefficiency that happened right under your nose, while you maintained a loud and conspicuous silence”, President Weah’s letter noted.

But in reaction  to the President’s letter, the ANC political leader in his letter dated September 2, 2022 accused the Liberian leader of supporting two armed rebel armed groups amongst other allegations stressing, “It is also reported that you rented fishing boats and provided guns and ammunitions estimated at USD150,000 to MODEL, and much earlier in 1999, you provided food and supplies costing between USD20,000 to USD25,000 to the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Development (LURD), another rebel group in the Liberian war”, Mr. Cummings letter to the Liberian leader said.

With these allegations, some Liberians who spoke to the GNN-Liberia are wondering why the President has resolved to remain tight-lipped amid these damaging allegations by the ANC leader on the Liberian leader. But others who spoke to this outlet said there’s no need for the President to waist his time on such misleading information due to his busy schedules at the presidency..

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