-As Weah Swings Axe; Bong’s Supt. Gets Suspension Blow
The President George M. Weah has suspended Bong County Superintendent, Esther Walker with immediate effect.
According to an Executive Mansion release, Madam Walker remains suspended pending investigation into allegations she made in a leaked audio which went viral on February 15, 2019.
The release further said she is henceforth advised to turn over all government properties in her possession
In a related development, the Mayor of the City of Monrovia, Jefferson Tamba Koijee, says he is taken aback by the mentioning of his name in a leaked audio believed to be the voice of Bong County Superintendent, Esther Walker.
A release from the office of the Mayor said he is specifically shocked that Madam Walker would mention in the recording that he was at the President’s Jamaica Lodge on the day President George Manneh Weah delivered his second Annual Message.
“The Mayor categorically distanced himself from such assertion as his ill health couldn’t permit him to attend either the Annual Message ceremony at the Capitol or the after party at the Jamaica Lodge. The Monrovia City Mayor has challenged the Bong County Superintendent to show any proof, audio, video or still image to prove that he was present at any of the ceremonies.
“If she could give out such misinformation about my presence, then the integrity of the entire statement throughout the recording must be questioned,” the Mayor is quoted in the press release.
The Mayor said it is his hope that the Bong County Superintendent has not become a tool that is being used by ‘agent provocateurs’.
He further stated that assertions by the Superintendent that the Weah-led government is being controlled by three principal lieutenants is an insult to the Liberian voting populace that they do not know who they voted for.
“The Superintendent of Bong County, being the direct representative of the President in that county has proven that she does not know her own function and on a greater scale, she has no knowledge of how government runs. Had she been up to the task with her superintending job, she would not have made such a derogatory comment,” Mayor Koijee said.
He added that President Weah is an independent leader who has a unique style of leadership and firm on his decisions.
“The President does not need a Koijee, McGill, or Tweah to tell him what to do. In fact, it is the President who instructs us what to do in achieving his Pro-Poor Agenda for Development and Prosperity. Everything President does and all that we do is geared towards achieving this agenda,” Mayor Koijee said.
He also called on members of the opposition who seek every opportunity to tear the country apart to desist from such and focus on constructive criticism with sound alternative suggestions that would move the country forward. TNR