One of Liberia’s presidential hopefuls in the upcoming 2023 general and presidential elections, Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe has predicted that the Liberian Liberia, President George M. Weah may be sanctioned if he refuses to take serious steps in the dismissal of those three officials who have been sanctioned by the United States Treasury Department for their alleged involvement in massive corruption.
The former President of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), Gongloe said the Liberian leader’s continues insensitive to the plight of the Liberian people is worth of him to be sanctioned, due to the violation of human rights in Liberia.
Speaking to reporters in Monrovia, Cllr. Gongloe used the occasion called on the Liberian leader to immediately dismiss those who were recently sanctioned by the United States Government, noting that failure on his part he risk to be sanctioned.
Recently three senior officials of the Liberian government including Nathaniel McGill; Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and chief of staff to the president, Seyma Serenius Cyphus, the solicitor general, and Bill Twehway, the managing director of the National Port Authority (NPA).
The US Treasury department imposed sanctions on the Liberian officials on Monday for their alleged involvement in ongoing public corruption in Liberia.
“Through their corruption these officials have undermined democracy in Liberia for their own personal benefit,” said Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian E. Nelson.
The Treasury said, during his tenure in government, McGill received bribes from potential investors, and accepted kickbacks for steering contracts to companies in which he had an interest.
He also allegedly manipulated public procurement processes in order to award multi-million-dollar contracts to companies in which he has ownership, including by abusing emergency procurement processes to rig contract bids among other offences.