“Corrupt Leader Produces A Corrupt Gov’t” Says Cllr. Gongloe

Cllr Tiawon Gongloe

One of Liberia’s erudite and professional legal scholars and presidential aspirant, Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe has asserted that, in a country such as Liberia where corruption becomes very rampant and endemic, a leader of such nation who ignores good governance stimulated by greed for money, that country will produce a government.

“The civil conflict that occurred in this country was due to bad governance selfishness and the lack of respect for the rule of law”, Cllr. Gongloe observed.

He added that no matter what plan a leader of a country may have to improve security, provision of basic social services such as effective health services for all citizens, good education and roads networks coupled with youth program, as long as there is no money in the government’s coffers the leader cannot succeed.

The presidential hopeful noted that, in Liberia, the number one reason for government not having enough money in its coffers address the basic social needs of its citizens is because from the office of the president  to the  least civil servant have been corrupt.

Cllr. Gongloe spoke recently in his own county, Nimba when he served as key note speaker at the graduation ceremony of the Heritage Impact High School in Ganta.

The counselor’s speech was interspersed with similar address he delivered at the Geolanda community High School in the same county when he spoke on the second them: “Quality Education Lays a Firm Foundation for Building a Better Nation”.

While addressing the huge audience, Cllr. Gongloe historicized by saying that Great nations such as the United States, China, Germany amongst others have succeeded in nation – building because they have invested so much in education.

Making specific reference to a study done by the Catherine Grant Institute of Development he quoted “only broad based secondary education and universal primary education is likely to give poor countries the human capitol boost necessary to bring large segments of the population out of poverty”.

Cllr. Gongloe made reference to neighboring Sierra Leone where the government of that country has ensured that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary education.

According to Cllr. Gongloe, the government of Liberia’s expenditure on education in 2020 total percent of GDP was reported at 2.3090 percent, while according to World Bank report concerning Sierra Leone, its GDP in the same 2020 went to 34.33 percent regarding free and quality primary education under President Julius Maada Bio. Meanwhile more developments will continue.

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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.

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