George Weah Criticizes President Sirleaf on Corruption
Liberian opposition leader George Manneh Oppong Weah said the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is not committed enough to fighting corruption.
Weah, who is chairman of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), said if the president were dedicated enough to fighting corruption, she would stop recycling those officials found to be corrupt.
was in Washington over the weekend to attend a meeting of the U.S. chapter of the CDC
which was held on the campus of the University of Maryland
"The president wants to deal with corruption but she
is not accepting to deal with those people that are corrupt.
So where somebody is corrupt and the president takes the person from one position to another, the problem is going to exist," Weah
Weah also criticized the government's claim that it has appointed an Anti-Corruption Commission, headed by former elections commission chairperson Frances Johnson-Morris, as part of the government's efforts to fighting graft.
, who lost the 2005 elections to President Sirleaf
, also told VOA he
is now a sophomore in college in the United States.
"Since our elections, I came back to the States and enrolled in Duval University, presently a sophomore student and interacting with my party and making sure that CDC becomes a beautiful party for the Liberian people and try to maintain peace and stability in our country," he said.
, who said he
still has interest in politics, said he's
not majoring in politics but in business administration
"You know, it's my first major so I'm doing business administration.
You know business administration has all the disciplines.
It deals with politics, leadership.
So that's what I chose to do," Weah
called on President Sirleaf
and the Liberian Legislature to implement the Truth Commission's recommendations.