Unearthing the Flaw in the Mandate of President Weah’s Nine-Member Committee to Review Concession Agreements

By Moses Uneh Yahmia | Globe Afrique Media |

The President of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency George Manneh Weah, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, formed a nine-member committee and “Mandated it to review and ensure that all contracts entered into by the Government of Liberia and Concessionaires are executed according to agreed principles in accordance with the Laws of Liberia.” (Liberia’s Executive Mansion Website). Atty. Archie Bernard (Legal Advisor to the President) is the Chairman of the committee, while Cllr. T. Negbalee Warner Co-chairs the committee. Other members of the committee include Mr. Charles Bright (Liberia’s economic advisor), Cllr. Necular Y. Edwards, Cllr. Bendu E. Clark, Ms. Juah Nancy Cassell, Cllr. Jallah Barbu, Cllr. Teplah Reeves, and Cllr. David A. B. Jallah.

The Executive Mansion’s release also stated that the President not only “Further  mandated the committee to ascertain and ensure that all contracts meet the legal requirements of the laws of Liberia and are fully implemented, the Liberian leader also instructed the committee to ensure that during its investigation, the Concessionaires and the Republic of Liberia are in good standing with all current performance under the Terms and Conditions of the concession, management, and other agreements/contracts signed.” The release also added that “President Weah then mandated the committee to recommend where there are issues.”

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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.