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Plan to protest for “16bn” report

Economic Freedom Fighter member Martin K.N Kollie has vowed to organize group of citizens to protest in early March if President George Manneh Weah doesn’t give clear report about the alleged missing 16 billion Liberian Dollars.

Speaking in an interview with our Bong County correspondent over the weekend, student Kollie said he will organize patriotic citizens across Liberia to get into the street to draw international concern about the issue.

“Our people can’t be suffering then you have people enjoying. If President Weah cannot tell what happened to our money, we will get into the street to protest. Even if it causes us to keep protesting for the entire year, we will do because this government wants to take us for granted,” he says.Reports are yet to be released on the alleged missing 16 billion, a matter that rocked much part of President Weah’s first year in office.

Both local and external investigators have probed the matter separately, including US experts, but there are reports that findings would be released at the end of February.
The alleged disappearance of the money created serious controversy in Liberia, nd many citizens viewed the current and immediate past administration with suspicions.

But President Weah setup an investigative team in relation to the alleged missing money, while also inviting international investigators to help Liberia in the probe.In his second state of Nation Address on January 28, President Weah said report will be released at the end of February.

Mr. Kollie laments that the money is too much for few handful of people to eat it.
He argues that the money could be used to improve the Phebe Hospital that is at the verge of shouting down.

He also says it could be used to get essential drugs for the Charles Dunbar Burgess Hospital that cannot provide drugs for patients.

Kollie calls on the United States Embassy not to see protesters’ action in the coming month as a surprise, saying it’s tax payers’ money and must be accounted for.
“When the time reaches, there will be protest in all of the 15 counties, not only Monrovia, and the protest will not end until the government accounts for the money,” says Mr. Kollie.–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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