Stop Scapegoating, It Won’t Help Liberia


In the wake of tons of blame shifting heaped on former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the torments confronting the state of affairs with emphasis on the status of the financially troubled economy by officials, staunch partisans and supporters of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), many observers have registered their opposing views to such notion and informed those crusaders to desist from using the Sirleaf’s administration as a scapegoat to save face.

According to the observers and pundits, the current government should shy away from such fragile platform as legitimate and impartial defense to the economic woes the Pro-poor regime is saddled with, adding that the hard fact of reality is that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”- meaning no one is alien to the genesis of the current debacle weighing the country deeply into despair and misery and challenge those at the helm of leadership to cast the first stone of innocence.

At the heart of those uneasy with the scapegoat, strategy is former Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT), Rev. Dr. Laurence K. Bropleh who cautions the accusers to stop blaming Madam Sirleaf for the current economic crisis.

Dr. Bropleh also reminded critics that Finance Minister Samuel Tweah was a member of the economic team in the Sirleaf’s administration while furthering that even President George M. Weah was Senator when the new banknotes were printed

According to the former MICAT Boss, blaming shifting doesn’t help in any way to solve the economic hardship, suggesting the need to keep the conversation around the growth of Liberia.

Reverend, Dr. Bropleh’s comment was apparently in response to statements attributed to supporters of the current administration, blaming former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for the paralysis of the Liberian economy.
Bropleh recalled that President Weah’s current Finance Minister, Samuel Tweah was a member of the economic team in the Sirleaf administration and then questioned if President Weah didn’t work as Senator in the past government and vote for the printing of new banknotes.

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