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Weah’s supporters unhappy in Bong

Some supporters of President George Manneh Weah in Bong County are expressing dissatisfaction over the current state of the country, mainly over news of alleged missing $16 billion Liberian Dollars.

Our correspondent in the county says these supporters who wore his campaign shirts in 2017 are frowning against the alleged $16 billion issue; and plans to impeach Associate Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh, among others.

They are saying the alleged disappearance of L$16 billion, the impeachment of Justice Ja’neh and the establishment of a War and Economic crimes Courts in Liberia are key issues that might likely challenge President Weah’s plans for a 12 – year mandate from Liberians.

“President Weah is not doing well for us, he promised to improve our lives by bringing positive change but the change he talked about is totally negative,” Paul Gankpah, a resident of upper Bong County angrily told our Bong County correspondent.

“We can’t be voting for people to suffer. As electorate, we want to see the betterment of our lives. But if President Weah doesn’t see reasons to start helping Liberians, we the Zota and Panta citizens in upper Bong County will not stand with him in next elections,” he continues.

Others do not want to be named in this interview, but Mr. Weah’s 2017 presidential ticket with Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor won a significant vote in Bong far above other rival candidates.

However some of the supporters in the county are claiming that President Weah has allegedly failed to comment on the establishment of the War and Economic Crimes court and the impeachment of Justice Ja’neh.

As head of State, the aggrieved citizens say the President needs to make comment on those issues to clearly show the Liberian people where he stands.

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They say even though President Weah has spoken about the alleged missing 16 billion dollars, they contend that his speech was not actually interesting.

The reported disappearance of the $16 billion dollars has generated disenchantment in Bong, with many of the residents there complaining that this is happening at a time they hardly get a day’s meal.Some say they are compelled to do laborer jobs to sustain their families.

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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