Lawmaker On Invite Of State Security, LRA Amidst Seizure Of Million Of Dollars Of Illicit Drugs, Money Laundering

By Randall George

CAPITOL HILL, MONROVIA: Nimba County District #5 Representative and Chairman of the House’ Committee on Trade and Commerce and Co-chair on National Security, Samuel G. Kogar over the weekend explained to reporters about the inflow of personnel from government’s security agencies and the Liberia Revenue Authority at the National Legislature.

Representative Kogar speaking to Legislative Reporters at his Capitol Hill office said with the unfolding negative happenings in the country especially with the arrest of one hundred million united states dollars’ worth of illicit drugs by the Liberian Government and tons of cases of alleged money laundering, they as direct employees of the people has to be proactive in the exercise of their respective responsibilities.

He further told reporters that the call for investigation or inquiry is in conjunction with both committees.

Representative Kogar also explained to newsmen that the reasons why the both committees decided to embark on the investigation are enormous.

Providing more explanation about the committee’s decision to invite the agencies of government for inquiries, the lawmaker said, it is meant to provide proper accountability, preventive methods, and to inform the public as to how drug cases are handled in the country. And to also erase or prevent Liberia from being portrayed as a country for drug cartels.

Liberia’s Defense Minister Daniel Ziakahn, the Immigration Service boss Robert Borley, newly appointed Solicitor General of Liberia Cllr Nyanati Tuan, and the manager of Medtech a security institution hired by the Liberia Revenue Authority to carry out DI inspection  were seen on the ground of the Legislature flipping between the offices of Representatives Alfred Koiwood; House’ Committee Chairman on National Security, and Representative Samuel G. Kogar; House’ Committee Chairman on Trade and Commerce.

Representative Kogar granted an interview with reporters after hours of meeting with state security agencies and other government’s institutions about their inquiries and noted the need for the meeting, and further noted the Nimba County Lawmaker said, amidst all of the security issues in Liberia.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 13511 Articles
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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