A lawmaker from Nimba County Samuel Kogar told a local radio on Monday that it was important for a team of lawmakers to travel to the US to meet with other lawmakers that will intervene in the current financial crisis in the country.
That President George Manneh Weah’s visits to the Arab World and Asia seeking for foreign aid would not yield any result unless the US, which is seen as the ‘political father’ of Liberia steps in.
“Leaving from here to go to Arab world, leaving from here to go to Asia, my brother, I can tell anybody, America is the number one super power in the whole world,” Rep. Kogar said.
Reminding the Weah regime of former President Charles Taylor’s downfall, Rep. Kogar argues that for any government to survive it needs to be friendly with America and its leadership has to be acknowledged by America.
The representative said his call for such meeting is based on the current economic hardship being faced in the country. At various financial institutions, depositors hardly get cash out. For instance at ECOBANK on Monday, announcement was made to customers that only Liberian dollar L$4,000(Four thousand Liberian dollars) which is about US$20.00) would be paid to individual as there was no sufficient cash. For the US dollars, the bank officer said, “we can pay those who are here for Western Union or Money gram transaction not more than US$100.00(One hundred dollars ) today.”
The lawmaker said he has informed the speaker of the house of representative, Dr. Bhofal Chambers for such visit. He said should the Executive fail to carry on such move, the house was ready to travel to the US to meet with other congressional members. TNR
The New Republic Newspaper is an independent newspaper established in 2009 by a Liberian journalist, Alphonso Toweh with many years of experience for the key purpose of reporting a balanced coverage of events as well as promoting Liberia’s image locally and internationally.
Toweh has been working for Reuters News Agency as its correspondent since 1998 to present. In addition to that, he has served as correspondents for the following magazines: West Africa New African, Africa Week and African Observer.
More to that, he worked for Radio Deutche Welle radio in Germany, Radio Netherlands and contributed to CNN, BBC News hour, BBC TV as well as Africa Confidential and Sunday Times in London.
The paper has no political affiliation nor ethic lineage. The focus and primary commitment is to ensure the sovereignty of Liberia and unity for Africa. It seeks to foster human rights and freedom of the press.
The New Republic is a liberal paper dedicated to upholding the tenets of democracy. It believes that state can not only create the political, social, economic and cultural spirit, but also to ensure that all human beings, irrespective of any affiliation is able to achieve its highest human potentials.
The paper strives for free speech and equal opportunity for all. Importantly, it believes that the nation must intervene judiciously in the economic life, in order to minimise the adverse effects of free enterprise and ensure that less privileged people have reasonable and fair access to the basic necessities of life. By this, it would help reduce some level of threat.
New Republic brings huge commitment to its readers and offers the nation the type of media that will advocate for the people and nudge our nation on the path of development and social re-engineering