Liberia: Ruling Party Chairman Blames Government for Country’s Economic Hardship
MONROVIA – The Chairman of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Mulbah K. Morlu, says the George Weah-led administration should take up the blame for the economic hardship being endured by Liberians for its failure, so far, to find solutions to the problem, though the economic recession started during the previous regime.
He noted that the government should refrain from putting up excuses because, the CDC was elected to effect positive changes that would impact the lives of the common people and improve their standard of living.
According to Morlu, the government is experiencing challenges because the President failed to include the CDC in the decision-making process of government formation.
He said, for this reason, several unqualified, ill-fated and corrupt officials from the previous government who did not share vision of the tripartite CDC have made their way into government and are failing to promote the pro-poor agenda.
He has therefore recommended a full reshuffle at the most senior level of government.
The CDC chairman also called for the removal of under-achievers from government and the conduct of an investigation into the acquisition of real estate properties by current officials of government who have served barely two years in government.
Morlu also called for an audit of the Silreaf-led administration and the current administration to establish the facts surrounding the country’s resources.
The ruling party chairman wants a re-visitation of the government’s salary harmonization process to ensure equity.
Morlu who believes that the original Cdcians should dominantly form the government called for the recall of all ambassadors posted by former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
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