Liberia: Civil Society Activist Eddie Jarwolo Arrested

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He said, the President’s security guards initially attempted taking him to Jamaica Lodge – the President’s private lodge – but he resisted on the ground that is not a police depot.

MONROVIA – Civil Society Advocate, Eddie Jarwolo, has been arrested by the Liberia National Police for allegedly invading Pres. George Weah’s convoy.

Mr. Jarwolo who informed FrontPageAfrica about the incident while being escorted by the police and the Executive Protection Service (EPS) to the Zone 8 Police Depot said he did not see the convoy and had no reason to jeopardize the safety of the President.

He said, the President’s security guards initially attempted taking him to Jamaica Lodge – the President’s private lodge – but he resisted on ground that is not a police depot.

He, however, alleged that he had observed that strange vehicles had been tailing his vehicle since he released the latest version of the release of his organization’s 30-month monitoring report on President George Weah performance against promises made during and after the 2017 elections covering the period January 2018 to June 2020. 

According to the findings, based on available data and records, eight (8) promises were completed constituting (7%), 47 promises, which is 43% are ongoing, and 54 promises constituting (50%) have not started or not rated due to limited or lack of available data to assess progress made towards implementation.

Mr. Jarwolo had intimated that nearly three years in power, the findings from the President Meter Project indicate that the Weah-led administration needs to do more, increase the speed of implementation and promote smart budgeting to meet targets if they are to live up to the promises made during the campaign, inauguration, and other public events.

FrontPageAfrica will follow this development and keep this story updated.

Eddie Jarwolo is the Executive Director at Naymote Partners for Democratic Development.

Naymote Partners for Democratic Development promotes citizens’ understanding of democratic processes and the long-term benefits of their participation in these processes. Established in 2001 by students’ leaders and activists, the institution has been one of the leading grassroots organizations promoting democracy, peace building, human rights and civic engagement in Liberia.

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