21 December 2012

Liberia: Medina Wesseh Clarifies

Mrs. Medina Wesseh has clarified a media report linking her with a company Consolidated Marine Inc,, as a 33.3 percent shareholder, while an insert show 24 percent shares.

She said in a statement Thursday that a 2011 amendment of the said article of incorporation shows that she had relinquished her share of the company since.

Below is the full text of her statement:

I wish to comment on front page Africa report carried on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Front page is supposedly quoting a report of the UN panel of expert report on Liberia said to have been recently released.

Headlines of Tuesday states: More woes for FDA and agric...Inside story flows with no reference to my name or person except that a company forest venture Inc. show me as an original incorporator with 33.3 percent shares and was registered in December 2009. I had relinquished my shares and said article of incorporation was amended to reflect this in 2011.

Insert shows a scanned copy of share listing of an article of incorporation of Consolidated Marine Inc. with me having 24. Percent shares.

The writer of the story and the publisher aside from this documentation took liberties to insinuate by my actions I am "mortgaging" the future of this country. They further stated in the Wednesday edition that I was also involved in the maritime bribery scandal.

I deny and detest these statements. It may be inadvertent and an error of judgment on the part of the publishers thus I would ask them to correct and retract their story. To not do so, I will then have to seek legal advice on my next course of action.

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