The Economic Freedom Fighters of Liberia (EFFL) is planning a massive protest here over the disappearance of LD$16 billions that had exited the Freeport of Monrovia and the Roberts International Airport (RIA).The group in a press statement issued Thursday, 20 September says its planned protest is to draw the attention of the government to rampant corruption scandal that is unfolding in the country.
EFFL Commander in Charge Emmanuel Gonquoi calls on all businesses, schools, private and public enterprises to close their various businesses on Monday, 24 September during the protest.Mr. Gonquoi urges parents and guardian to keep their children [at home], taken into consideration the national security implication.
The group says the protest is to declare a national state of emergency as they build up toward the official commencement of their protest day in search of the missing 16 billion dollars.
Meanwhile the EFFL also used the medium to remind it’s members to assemble on Benson Street around the US Embassy in the morning hours, to join other civil society organizations to carry on the parade downtown Monrovia.
The EFFL recently frowned on the government of Liberia, after Finance Minister Samuel Tweah announced that the government had given the Wologizi mountain to a Chinese firm to do feasibility studies.
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Finance and Development Planning Minister, Samuel Tweah disclosed that Liberia has signed to an agreement giving the natural resources including Mount Wologizi to a Chinese firm.
He said the firm will be allowed to do a feasibility study on the mineral values.
By Lewis S. Teh-Edited by Winston W. Parley