Ellen Blamed For Sinoe Problems
The head of the Movement for Reconciliation and Reunification of Sinoe Citizens (MORRSIC) Reverend Joe Cheyetee Jarwleh has accused President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of replacing qualified Sinoe citizens in her government.
Jarwleh, who claimed that Sinoe County gave 99 percent vote to President Sirleaf in her second term bid, said the county received the worse disappointment when many of her qualified sons and daughters (Sinoe Citizens) could not be appointed in government; while those who worked in Sirleaf’s previous administration are being replaced.
He also blamed all of the conditions allegedly being faced by the county on tribal division, which he claimed has made foreigners and other citizens from different counties to enrich themselves from the county’s resources, including the rubber plantation, Sarpo National Park and gold mines.
Jarwleh recalled that prior to the 1990 civil war in Liberia, Sinoe County enjoyed an uninterrupted peace and its citizens lived in harmony, and they were unified in their thoughts and actions.
He further recalled that Sinoe citizens lived together in all the villages, towns, clans, chiefdoms and districts. Prior to the war, he said there was no tribal sentiment being preached and no history of tribal war ever fought in the county.
“No one has ever said to his friend that you are a Sarpo man; Kru man; Lalapoe man or Congo man. Since the Liberian civil war, the citizens of Sinoe County have been divided on tribal lines,” Jarwleh noted.
In a release issued in Monrovia, he said tribal sentiment is highly being preached in the county, something he noted, was impeding the development of the county. As a result of the division among citizens, he argued that Sinoe County has now joined the least underdeveloped counties in Liberia.
Against the background, Jarwleh has established the Movement for Reconciliation and Reunification of Sinoe Citizens (MORRSIC) on May 14, 2012 intended to reconcile and reunify the people of Sinoe while serving as mouth-piece against societal ills in the county.