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The spokesperson of the ‘disbanded Armed Forces of Liberia or AFL’, Captain Jerry Kollie, has lashed out at the Unity Party-led governmentunder the leadership of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, referring to the recent demolition of the new Defence Ministry building as witch hunting.

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The retired AFL Captain told a news conference over the weekend that the murder of former president Samuel K. Doe by rebel leader-turned Senator Prince Y. Johnson of Nimba County may not be satisfactory to most of the individuals who participated in the Liberian civil crisis, but the destruction of his legacy is a complete ‘witch hunt’.

He said the unfinished Defence Ministry Building, which construction began under the regime of PresidentSamuel Doe, was such a legacy that could have been preserved. But instead the structure was ordered demolish, describing it as a ‘witch hunt’.

The ex-serviceman said it was time that incumbent leaders to do away with such practices because, according him, such attitude is amisrepresentation of the culture of the Liberian society. He said despite the religious, tribal and political differences, Liberia is a country of great values, saying” “we cannot do things that will send a negative message to people that are outside”.

Her named demolition of the new Defence Ministry built by former president Doe As such ‘witch hunt’, stressing the need for incumbent leaders to do away with such because, according him, such attitude is a misrepresentation of the culture of the Liberian society.

He said despite the religious, tribal and political differences, Liberia is a country of great values, saying” “we cannot do things that will send a negative message to people that are outside”.

The demolition of the new Defence Ministry in Cong Town will pave the way for the construction of the US$60m-new ministerial complex to house more than ten government ministries and agencies.

BY Lewis S. Teh-Edited by George Barpeen

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