-Chief Karwor Asserts, Meets Speaker Chambers
By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.
The chairman of the National Council of Chiefs and Elders of Liberia, Chief Zanzan Karwor says he thinks something is wrong from the way things are ongoing in the country.
Chief Karwor who spoke to journalists Friday, May 3, 2019 on the grounds of the Capitol Building shortly after meeting House Speaker Bhofal Chambers said the ongoing noise in the country does represent Liberia.
Chief Karwor asserted that since the start of what he calls the ‘whole noise’ in the country, he and his council have been making efforts to bring the situation under control by meeting with all those involved.
“We came to meet the speaker for peace. You know it is the role of the Council of Chief and Elders of Liberia to make peace throughout the country. Since this whole noise business came about, we have met with Representatives Acarous Gray and Yekeh Kolubah, the Ministers of Justice and States, Cllr. Musa Dean and Nathaniel McGill and now we have met speaker Chambers so we can bring this whole thing to an end,” Chief Karwor told journalists.
The traditional head indicated that their meetings with those government officials are initial efforts in ensuring that the country remains peaceful.
Disclosing these separate meetings, chief Karwor said the council intends to bring all the parties together in a single meeting so as to finalize the peace process.
“The noise we are hearing in this country, government officials insulting each other does not offer well for our country and this is why we have decided to meet everybody involve because I think something is wrong somewhere,” he added.
At the same time, Chief Karwor has indicated that the council is not informed about any planned protest by any group of disenchanted Liberians, thus, those who are calling for this protest are yet to officially inform them about their action.
“It is you people we are hearing this issue of protest from, those who are calling for this protest have not met or inform us about it and we are waiting for them to do so because if they do then we can also call them and meet with them as well,” chief Karwor said.
Some group of Liberians under the banner ‘the Council of Patriots’ have set June 7 of this year to stage a peaceful protest under the theme “Save the State.”
The group’s decision to stage this protest according them is triggered by the manner and form the state of affairs within the country is being conducted under the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) government headed by former football icon George Manneh Weah.