The Informer (Monrovia)

21 February 2013

Liberians Fall in Favoritism War

The protest conflict raging between Finance Minister Amara Konneh and the Montserrado County Lawmaker for District #8, Representative Acarous Moses Gray might likely involve more young Liberians, and open up a favoritism on the part of government if President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf refuses to quickly intervene.

Many Liberians view that this is the time for the newly appointed Liberia peace Ambassador Hon. George M. Weah to take up his responsibility by making interventions in to the matter.

It can be recalled that on February 18, 2013 protesters from the Residence of District #8 Montserrado County lawmaker Acarous Gray stormed the residence of Finance minister Amara Konneh to demand his resignation.

A similar counter protest action was taken when dozens of angry protesters mobilized by the Finance Minister mobilized and proceeded to the residence of representative Gray to demand his resignation.

According to the angry protesters against their lawmaker, the lawmaker has failed them, they listed several of the excesses of the lawmaker, adding that they want him out.

The protesters called for the minister's resignation on the grounds that he was not qualified for the position. Similar calls were made against Rep. Gray in which the Liberia National Police (LNP) had to rescue him.

Meanwhile the president of the National Yana boys Association Prince Kollie who is defending the interests of minister Konneh has promised to gather 5,0000 Yana boys to protest against Rep. Gray. He added that Gray should have been discussing his district's development matter, rather than wage propaganda against minister Konneh.

The tone in which Prince Kollie the President of the Yanna boys association was speaking to journalists indicates that he was strongly supporting the Minister in the conflict.

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