Liberia: Sen. Wesseh – Weah Surrounded By Dishonest Cabinet

River Gee County Senator and opposition Unity Party lawmaker Conmany B. Wesseh has claimed that President George Manneh Weah is surrounded by a bunch of dishonest advisors and cabinet ministers.

Speaking at a recent symposium held in honor of the late former Liberian Interim President Dr. Amos C. Sawyer in Monrovia, Senator Wesseh alleged that President Weah’s advisors are not in the interest of the country.

He also claimed that these officials are not prepared to give honest advice to the president only because they want to keep their jobs.

According to the veteran politician, government ministers must be prepared to take the bullet in order to help their government succeed in everything they do.

He said this includes giving the president honest and sincere advice concerning the plights and conditions of the ordinary people and how to improve it.

“It’s very saddening that people today in government serving as advisors and ministers in this government and they are not willing to take the bullet for the president,” the Progressive member said.

“My people, those around the President, have to be honest as to how they advise the president because they refuse to make it clear to the President that [the] bread and butter issues of the country still remain a major challenge,” he noted.

Giving his own experience, Senator Wesseh recalled how he had to put in his resignation from the late Dr. Sawyer’s government after he (Wesseh) referred to former President Charles Taylor as Mr. President.