Shut up

Liberia’s Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe in a post on facebook, roars at critics of the government of President George Weah, telling them, “Shut up…divide and rule will never work. We are focused on delivery and not foolish gossip…”


Minister Nagbe, apparently not being satisfied with the comment, posted two photos bearing him, Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweah and the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Nathaniel Fello McGill with both Tweah and Nagbe’s fingers to their respective lips, suggesting for critics to shut up.

The political leader of the opposition Alternative National Congress Alexander Cummings, publicly doubts the administrative ability of President Weah to properly govern Liberia.

Cummings specifically references the quality of appointments made so far by President George Manneh Weah, some of which lack integrity, qualification with no semblance of moral rectitude.

He notes the recent questionable financing loan agreements the government brokered last month with foreign private institutions that have been greeted with public criticisms.

Recently, the Vice Chairman of the opposition Liberty Party, Darious Dillon and others also criticized the government for allegedly underperforming in its first 100 days in office.

Dillon criticized the President for failure to declare his asset since his ascendency to the Liberian presidency, which has led his officials to renege in declaring theirs, something, he describes as a signal of bad governance.

Dillon notes that it is shameful to see Liberians living in abject poverty, noting that many Liberians could not afford daily meal, but President Weah and his officials are on the football field dancing to campaign songs.

Yesterday morning, a former talk show host, Matthew Nyenplu posted on his facebook page, expressing disappointment in the Weah’s administration. “I have so many fears with President Weah’s truncation of the tenure of CBL Governor Milton Weeks and immediate replacement. As though the action was planned, within 24hours we have a new Governor. As far as I know, such appointments are not “off the cuff”. President Weah literally cut short the tenure of Governor Weeks to have an easy ride at the CBL, to facilitate the execution of the almost failed Eton Finance Deal. Our sources have hinted us, very highly placed sources that Governor Milton Weeks was forced to resign due to his intransigence in complying with the Government to sellout the country to Eton Finance,” he writes.

Though, it is not clear whether Minister Nagbe was responding to these critics, but one could surmise the pointing fingers are directed at people whose comments the officials seem not happy about.

By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor

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