John Morlu, former Auditor General of Liberia, has been a fearless advocate for accountability since he came to the public eye about ten years ago. He has not relented in his desire to push for austerity, evident in his keen displeasure for corruption among public officials and his track record when he served as Liberia’s Auditor General.
To call Tiawon Saye Gongloe the people’s lawyer would be an understatement, for he has worked tirelessly for many years to represent the poor and downtrodden in Liberian society. He has spoken when needed, even when the lots were silent.
This week, news emerged that Senator George Manneh Oppong Weah, the former world footballer who used his feet to accomplish wonders in the European league, thus becoming world best player in 1995 – a fame he would also use to launch his political career – ranked as one of the worst performing senators in terms of plenary participation.
A big news story emerged last week in Monrovia, at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, the nation’s biggest hospital. What has surfaced is news of a criminal syndicate at JFK, which has managed to defraud the health facility of about US$500,000.
This month, Speaker of the House Alex J. Tyler resigned from the ruling Unity Party with rumors that he is planning on contesting the presidency. Wesseh writes an op-ed on why Alex Tyler will not and should not become president of Liberia.