Dr. Alan White, a lead investigator in former President Charles Taylor trial, predicts additional sanctions on past and current public officials; says the Coalition for Democratic Change led-government is showing little interest in War Crimes Court Establishment in Liberia
The Chief Investigator for the United Nations Special Court for Sierra Leone, whose efforts led to the indictment of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, says the George Weah led government does not appear to be serious about the establishment of the War and Economic Crimes Court.
Speaking during an exclusive interview with Talk Show Host Henry Costa late Thursday evening, Dr. Alan White lamented that a key reason for Liberia’s snail pace in implementing the recommendations of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission is the fact that many of those who participated in the civil war are currently serving in government positions.
Dr. White however suggests that President George Weah writes the Secretary-General of the United Nations for immediate financial assistance towards establishing the War crimes court to prosecute perpetrators of war crimes in Liberia.
When asked about the U.S. Government sanction imposed on some former and current officials of the Liberian government, Dr. White said he’s reasonably certain that more sanctions will be imposed on top Liberian government officials in the not too distant future.
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Montserrado County Senator Darius Dillon and other executives within the Liberty Party linked to fronting for Alexander Cummings to become head of the CPP’s ticket
Lofa County Senator Steve Zargo has unveiled plans reportedly being harbored by Senator Darius Dillon, including folks within the Liberty Party to support ANC Political leader, Alexander Cummings for the CPP’s presidential ticket over Unity Party Standard Bearer, Joseph Boakai.
Addressing a news conference on Thursday in Monrovia, Senator Zargo noted why he was removed as Chairman of the Liberty Party because he refused to support the Party’s decision to endorse ANC Political Leader Alexander Cummings head the CPP ticket for the 2023 General elections.
According to him, some Liberty Party officials have desperately decided not to support former Vice President Boakai ahead of the election.
Less than 48 hours after the publication of the U.S. Embassy statement against two members of the Liberian Senate, OKFm reliably gathers that members of that body have requested Nimba County Senator Prince Johnson and Grand Cape Mount County Senator Varney Sherman to relinquish their separate chairmanship positions.
OK FM has reliably gathered that the leadership of the Liberian Senate has asked Nimba County Senator Prince Johnson and Grand Cape Mount County, Senator Varney Sherman, to relinquish their various chairmanship positions, following a recent statement from the U.S. Embassy near Monrovia against them.
Senator Johnson heads the Senate Committee on Defense and Security while Senator Sherman chairs the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Claims, and Petition.
According to our sources, the Liberian Senate has given one week grace period for Senator Prince Johnson to step aside as Chairman of the body’s Committee on Defense and National Security.
Our sources said, members of the Senate decided at an executive session on Thursday.
meanwhile, Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon writes:
The election of Sen. Prince Y. Johnson by the Senate to Chair the Defence, Security and Intelligence Committee (a Leadership Committee of the Senate) is troubling and can best be described as a stab in the fight for accountability.
I am particularly saddened by the action of Sen. Steve Zargo of my own Political Party (Liberty Party) for shockingly withdrawing from the race at the eleventh-hour, especially after we had assured him of our unflinching support for the position. How sad!!
Notwithstanding, we will not relent in our fight for accountability and justice by and through the growing calls and demands for establishment of a War and Economic Crimes Court for Liberia to bring violators of the public trust to justice. God remains our guide and strength!!