Clarice Jah: Weah is running a friendship gov’t
By: Emmanuel wise Jipoh
Former Margibi County Senator Clarice Alpha Jah has criticized President George Weah for running a one-sided Government, only made of members of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and friends.
Madam Jah who served as Senator of Margibi County during the 52nd and 53rd National Legislation on the ticket of the opposition Liberty Party (LP), asserted that the way President is running the country has resorted to increasing waves of underdevelopment in some key areas due to the lack of technical expertise.
Madam Jah noted that the absence of an inclusive government crowded with individuals with expertise are the root causes of the growing economic hardship among the local population.
She said the current governance structure is ladened with individuals and friends selected based on party lines.
To get results and keep the economic on track, Madam Jah suggested that President Weah rethink his approach and form a government of inclusion regardless of party lines with all hands-on deck.
She acknowledged the former regime of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf as a government of inclusion.
She remembered that despite the huge challenges faced by the Ellen regime, the former President did all she could to have an opposition in frontline positions of her government. She added saying, that led to increase competition, and improvement of the country.
Meanwhile, the former senator has declared her intention to contest her county’s senatorial seat in the upcoming general and presidential elections later this year.