President Weah Appoints Religious Advisor on Islamic Affairs

The Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah has appointed Mr. Usmane T. Jalloh as his Religious Advisor on Islamic Affairs bringing to two the number of religious advisors to the Liberian leader, earlier Rev. M. Emmanuel Nimely  was named as his religious advisor.

Last year, 2018 over 300 Imams through Chief Imam Ali Krayee  called on President George Weah to name a Muslim religious advisor to form part of the President’s council of religious advisors, who are mainly from the Christian community.

Imam Krayee recalled how President Weah recently named Reverend Emmanuel Nimely and Mother Kebeh Kangar, both Christians, as his religious advisors. He said “there is yet to be a Muslim advisor, whereas Muslims make up the second largest religious group in the country.”

“We are still waiting, hoping to hear the name of a Muslim Religious advisor,” Chief Imam Krayee said.

Krayee made the remarks on Saturday, March 10 at the auditorium of the William V. S. Tubman High School on 12th Street Sinkor, during the 23rd Anniversary and the 4th Annual Assembly of the National Imam Council of Liberia.

Former Information Minister, Reverend Emmanuel Bowier, also admonished the President to consider naming a Muslim Religious Advisor.

“If I meet the President, I will advise him to appoint a Muslim Religious Advisor to the already two Christian Advisors,” Bowier said.

Chief Imam said Muslims had been in Liberia long before Christians arrived, yet they (Muslims) are still begging for acceptance and inclusion in the country’s body politic.

According to the Executive Mansion press release this appointment made on Tuesday March 12, 2019 takes immediate effect.

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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.