Several citizens from the Gbaota region in electoral District 3 are calling on Liberia’s President George Manneh Weah to with immediate effect sack Bong County Superintendent Esther Yamah Walker.
Superintendent Walker was suspended for time indefinite sometime last year after she was heard in an audio recording gossiping president Weah.
The aggrieved citizens in an interview with NewDawn Bong County Correspondent over the weekend said Superintendent Walker does not warrant the position she currently serves on grounds that she has always been allegedly involved in acts that has the propensity of undermining President Weah’s struggling government.
The citizens said since her appointment in early 2018, Madam Walker’s leadership as vice Juror to Weah in Bong County can point at no tangible achievement and has only been slapped with huge alleged corruption scandals.
They referenced the 2018 four thousand United States Dollars Superintendent Walker allegedly received from the Turkish gold mining Company MNG Gold as contribution to the county but was allegedly diverted by Superintendent Walker to fund her travel to Ghana for a week long Women conference.
Besides that money, there are documents which suggest that Superintendent Walker received enough money from diverse institutions as support tothe Bong County Sport Teams during the 2018/2019 National County Sports meet but did not account for a cent” Moses Gbarme a youth activist from electoral District 3 has said.
According to him, President George Manneh Weah needs to appoint as Superintendent selfless individual who will work and preach the message of the government not an individual whose only intention is to collect surreptitious money from people and NGO but can’t do anything for the County’s development.
Mr. Gbarme also remands the President that the USD 12,000 given to Bong County Sports Team during the 2018/2019 National County Sports meet was not used for its purpose intended but instead, it was allegedly used by Superintended Walker and few of the Sport officials from the County.
On the allegation of the USD12, 000, our Bong County Correspondent says, he wrote the office of the Superintendent in 2019 to provide clarity on the usage of the funds but to no avail as the Freedom of Information (FOI) law was continually being violated by Superintendent Walker.
Also speaking, Mary Juwoe a farmer from Gbaota said Superintendent Walker before the 2017 elections allegedly collected huge money from poor farmers in the area under the pretense of working with the then Central Bank Governor to provide loans for farmers in the area.
“For me I am not talking about their government money, whiter the superintendent took money from the County, that’s not what I am saying I am only talking about the money she collected from us before the election” she said.
“She collected one thousand Liberia Dollars each from market women and farmers in our area but since then she has not spoken to us about the money or neither the loan she promised”
“Every member of the group was paying one thousand each and some of the group we were thirty women and there was more than twelve different groups” Mrs. Juwoe clarifies.
She wants President Weah or any top government official to investigate to the Superintendent at the same time threatening court action if nothing happens with in the next two months.
“When asked by our Correspondent about why she does not want to support the leadership of her friend, Mrs. Juwoe said “It is not because I am a woman but the fact is I cannot support corrupt leadership so let the President rest Superintendent Walker at the moment”
When connected by our Bong County Correspondent says, Superintendent Walker angrily told him to leave her alone on grounds that the matter is less important.
“I am thinking on different thing right now, not that your cheap allegation every time in fact if someone feels that I wrong them, let the person goes to court” she shortly concluded and cancelled the call.
By: Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong County