In recent times, the resignation of several government officials in President George Manneh Weah’s led government seems overwhelming, with many pondering as to what is actually happening in the man who was once considered as one the most popular figures in the Liberian society.
The roll call started with Mr. B. Elias Shoniyin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs who tenured in his resignation in May of this year (2019), according to report , Mr. Shoniyin submitted his letter of resignation to President Weah but did not provide a specific reason, only citing personal and professional consideration.
While wondering about the resignation of Mr. Shoniyin, a report of the alleged resignation of the Minister of Information; the chief spokesperson of the government sufficed, even though was denied apparently due to some pressure from high-ups to reconsider his decision.
Speaking to the media immediately after the issue was highlighted in the media, he told a local daily in a text message, “I did not resign,” Minister Nagbe told the Daily Observer in a text message, responding to request for confirmation.
Few months later the Executive Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Mr. Alexander Cuffy resigned his position, noting that his decision to quit the job is based on the need for him to attend to pressing family matters which require his “continuous physical presence outside Liberia.”
This also followed by the resignation of the Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) on Thursday, October 17, 2109 blaming it on “family problems and personal issues,” but instead his resignation turned soured, as the Liberian government through the Justice Ministry issued an arrest warrant on the former Director General of the NPHIL, stated that he is being wanted for crimes against the state including money laundering and other charges.
Few days later the big one hit the news, the resignation of the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). Mr. Nathaniel R. Patray, III without a full detail of the much talk about US$25 million Mop-Up Exercise on how this amount was disbursed without an alleged ‘Property accountability’ which widely drew huge criticisms in the public demanding on how this money in question was expended.
However, unconfirmed sources close to the GNN has also hinted that the Minister of Justice, Frank Musa Dean is allegedly contemplating on resigning, but this information is still been investigation as to its authenticity; detail will follow in our subsequent posting
Some Liberians who spoke to the GNN in an exclusive interview blamed the government for its pitfall which is gradually given rise for the influx of resignations in government.
Joel Cholo Brooks writes