The New Dawn (Monrovia)

24 January 2013

Liberia: Amb. Thomas Still On Liaf Hook

The Liberian Ambassador to Paris, France D. McKinley Thomas, has remained in the news for the last two weeks, not for anything positive, but for abandoning his cook, who has reportedly gone blind after serving the ambassador for years.

According to the Liberian Association in France, David Williams, who served Ambassador Thomas as his official cook, has gone fully blind with no one to care for him.

A statement issued in Monrovia by LIAF President Yatay Tuoway noted amongst other things that because of Ambassador Thomas' poor human relations, he allegedly refused to pay 1,500 Euros for Williams to undergo eyes surgery based on doctor's recommendation.

The statement said because of the gravity of Williams' health condition, a Liberian known as Richard Claude Parjloh and his Cameroonian wife, Martha Parjloh used their personal money and took the victim to hospital for surgery before he regained his sight.

The association has meanwhile paid tribute to thre couple for underwriting the medical bills of Ambassador Thomas' domestic staff, including housekeeper Joseph Richard, who two front teeth were allegedly broken by the ambassador and chief cook, David Williams.

The group said the flogging and breaking of Richards' two teeth is no secret as authorities both at the ministries of Foreign Affairs and State for Presidential Affairs in Monrovia and those at the Liberian Embassy in France are aware; writes T.K.S.

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