Mano River Union Youth Parliament (MRUYP) Liberia Chapter leadershio says it regrets the misuse of US$12,000.00 given it by US – based humanitarian organization Carter Center for elections violence prevention project in Bong and Lofa Counties.
“With deep sense of regret, the leadership of the MRUYP under Mohammed A. Massaley consciously apologizes to the Carter Center and Government of Sweden over the nasty financial behavior of its former speaker,” MRUYP said over the weekend.
The group pledges its commitment to do everything legally possible to bring to book Mr. James M. Kolleh, assuring the restitution of funds Mr. Kollie allegedly stole singlehandedly from the parliament’s UBA Accounts.
MRUYP also assures the public of its preparedness to ensuring fair practice under the new leadership oMr. Massaley to restore the lost image of the organization and regain public confidence.
They however plead with the Carter Center to hold on all legal actions against the MRUYP as it has already began collaborating with the Ministry of Justice, the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (LACC), the General Auditing Commission (GAC) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports to resolve the situation.
MRUYP Liberia Chapter acknowledges receiving a complaint from the Carter Center about the misappropriation of $US12, 000 given to the institution, but accuses former speaker James Kolleh of allegedly misusing the money.
MRUYP on 11 March 2018 impeached and subsequently expelled Mr. Kolleh for alleged gross administrative ineptitude and financial impropriety as well forgery and bribery during a meeting in Bomi.
MRUYP therefore says the communication from Carter Center came as no surprise to members of the parliament because it is a clear prove and provides alleged evidence to the many financial mal – practices carried out by Mr. Kolleh and his entire leadership.
MRUYP vows it will not not tolerate any act of corruption intended to pose a challenge to the institution’s effort to buttress the pro-poor agenda of President George Manneh Weah.
By Lewis S. Teh–Edited by Winston W. Parley