I read with dismay (though not any surprise-package for our government) that Rob Sirleaf, the favorite son of the President has now assumed the role of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and will now be touting the country's international rallying campaign against the spread of Ebola on his shoulders.
While the President immaturely and prematurely decided to ground her Minister of Foreign Affairs (or maybe rightly put, the 'ceremonious Foreign Minister') and even Health Minister (who couldn't even attend the recent West African health ministers conference on Ebola in Ghana) at home in the face of a glaring need for him and all other officials whose functions require international lobbying, she has again diverted such task to her son.
widely circulated media release to various radio stations and newspapers that he
is travelling to Europe and the United States to solicit international assistance to fight Ebola has just plugged another nepotism plug into the already heavily criticized nepotistic Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Administration.
In my mind, the level at which the President has heightened her
determination to completely family-tie her
government signals the nearing collapse of her
administration (and sadly too, one that would definitely overturn all previous gains made in her
While this latest action says it all relative to the President's inability and unwillingness to combat this virus, it also shows her
determination in using Rob
as the utility man that will amass the wealth for the Sirleaf dynasty.
Not even when the resignations of previous doubling controversial roles as Senior Advisor to her
and Chairman of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) board had gone down, his
mother made him an envoy on the country's emerging oil sector to the Middle East.
While no one knows the status of that role which from all account makes him a presidential appointee, he
should be one of those banned from travelling.
denied, recently saying he
is not a government official.
is no longer going to contest the senatorial by elections any more.
BRAVO Madame President.Liberians should expect Rob
to replace the vice president any time soon.
Good article, but are you sure and do you want to believe that Bob Sirleaf
is on an Ebola campaign internationally?
Think again, because in the first place the world does not need an emissary from Africa or Liberia to inform them about Ebola.
What resource or Ebola knowledge does Liberia has?
once again has been sent by his
mother to negotiate on OIL CONTRACTS and other business contracts and to also bank some stolen funds.
This brilliant article is well matched by the insightful comments it has spawned, especially that by Phillip Saa Tali Jr., who believes that Robert Sirleaf's
mission has nothing to do with Ebola.