As LD16 Billion ‘Missing Container’ Heats Up, Report Says Information Minister Resigns

Information Minister, Lenn Eugene Nagbe reportedly resigned

As Liberians angrily murmuring over the mysterious disappearance of what is believed to be a container containing sixteen billion Liberian dollars, senior officials of the CDC led government are said to be in disarrayed, with the latest being a confusion between the Minister of Information, Eugene Nagbe and the Minister of Finance, Development and Planning, Mr. Samuel Tweah, as a result of the confusion, Minister Nagbe has reportedly submitted his Letter of Resignation today to President George Weah.

According to sources who asked to remain on condition of anonymity, Nagbe’s resignation comes on the heels of Finance Minister Samuel Tweah bashing of the Information Minister earlier, on a local radio talk show.

The report further states, President George Weah is angry at the manner in which Finance Minister Samuel Tweah spoke on Thursday, and sees Tweah’s action as a disrespect to his colleague, who is also a senior official of government. Our sources say, the President is considering some tough actions on the current missing L$16 billion saga, but stopped short of identifying actions he is expected to take.

“Some CDCians, including Minister Tweah are alleging that Minister Nagbe still works for President Sirleaf, and will want to take her side in the whole money issue, so they see Nagbe as a threat. That is why Tweah intentionally went on air to condemn Nagbe”, one source told The Liberian Billboard.

In the meantime, the regular GOL Press Briefing that takes place every Thursday was today called off after officials at the Ministry of Information reportedly refused Finance Minister Tweah entrance into the building for such purpose. Sources say, his direct condemnation of Minister Eugene Nagbe earlier on, led to the action, as junior ministers and staffers at the Ministry saw it as a serious affront to the entity.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.