Heritage (Monrovia)

31 October 2012

Liberia: CBL Governor Boasts of Being Wealthy Man

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Amidst growing hardship in the country, the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Dr. Mills Jones, has boasted that he is a wealthy man and that his children have never known poverty from the day they were born. A recent recording quotes the CBL Governor as saying: "My children from the days they were born, they have not known poverty, I mean, they have not known poverty, thank God for them."

"My children went to primary schools in the United States," he continued. He also boasted that since leaving this country in the 70s as a young man, he has been living wealthy life in the United States of America. "I was living in a big house in the United States. In fact, I have houses in the United States. I mean Houses," said Dr. Jones.

The comments from CBL boss came amidst media reports that he has an ambition for presidency in 2017. According to him, if he wants to be President of Liberia, he is qualified to be. "If I want to be president, I am a citizen, and I am qualified. More qualified than most of those people who have been running, and equally qualified as anyone who has held that position," he pointed out.

The CBL boss stated that he can even do better than most people who had held the post of the Presidency, and that he can take the country further than where many people have gotten it today. However, when he appeared on Bumper Show on the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) recently, Dr. Jones bragged that the intent of his statement means no harm.

"What does it mean when I said I want to be President or what does it mean when I say my children have never known poverty? The content of my statement is of no bad intent, but what is wrong is to secretly record someone as was done," he amongst other things added.

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