Monrovia - The Global Witness report released this week is generating chatters on the streets of Monrovia. Global Witness, in a report alleged that it uncovered over US$950,000 in bribes and other suspicious payments by a UK mining firm, Sable Mining, through its Liberian lawyer, Cllr. Varney Sherman to past and current officials of government to have the company get hold of the concession for Mount Wologizi in Lofa County. FrontPageAfrica reporters took a sampling of views of some residents of the city.
“We are very much disappointed that our country’s reputation is ruined. It becomes very frustrating if you have a President who came on the record of transparency and in fact vowed to make corruption a public enemy #1, and you come to realize that this President has become a monument of corruption. And I think that is very much appalling. Take for example, we have come to reveal to the Liberian people like we normally do, when you read the Global Witness Report about the huge excess of money, over nine hundred thousand (US$900,000) plus, it was being detailed and people names were mentioned, and one may ask why are we not talking about those that were mentioned, we think the President should demonstrate leadership.