In an effort to formally call Government's attention to the unfortunate situation of students in the Kingdom of Morocco, 43 Students gathered at the Liberian Embassy this week in a quest to have their plights addressed by the Ambassador. We have made every effort to speak with the Ambassador ,but the Ambassador maintained that he will not speak to the general student body as he is not the one accountable for Students allowances.Op-ed 

Mary Broh: Liberians Deserve Better Our People Are Suffocating




Dear Mary Broh, I wanted to speak with you privately before going public, but as always, it will be a taboo for you to call me. I understand you  are asking for, concerned and is troubled about my criticism  against President George Weah. You even characterized my constructive engagements against President Weah as “INSULT”. This is a wrong misconception and wrong misrepresentation.

I have always maintained that I personally do not hate George Weah. What I have said is that I detest, hate and is annoyed with and/or by his style of leadership and if you or anyone thinks that because George Weah is from Grand Kru county, a county from whence I also hailed and so all Grand Kru citizens should “DANCE” for George Weah even in the midst of glaring misconduct, violation of our laws, his plundering of our resources, his lack of able leadership to steer the affairs of state and govern in ways that will provide a path towards pursuit of happiness for every Liberian, his flagrant disregards for the millions of Liberians who voted for him, hunting down perceived political enemies, his engagements in acts inimical to reverting Liberia into war, chaos and anarchy, then you are wrong. I will join other critical voices to hold Mr. George Weah’s feet to the fire until he muscle the courage to change his style of leadership for all Liberians, not just for the few of you.

For you and people of your circle, you believe stealing public resources, depriving millions of your compatriots the opportunity to provide for and take care of their families is a demonstration of a “bigshot”/good life. That a few group of people should live lavishly while millions suffer should be an acceptable norm.  Unfortunately, you and many of your class who did not witness nor have any inclination of the rudiments of and the reasons for our civil crisis will never understand the scars and wounds Liberians suffered otherwise, you would have advised ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to set the tone for good governance. But instead you also enjoyed the plundering and looting so you feel comfortable with President George Weah doing the same.

For your information, I was borne and brought up in a Christian family and from what I learned from my parents, the Bible frowns on and is against sinful tenets. I am troubled by your inquiries about what you called “insulting the President” because these days, it is easier for one’s family/friends to lead him/her in the hands of his/her enemies but howbeit, l believe that every human being formed from the dust, to said dust he/she must returned. IT IS WRITTEN!!

In closing,  I challenged you to muscle the fortitude towards patriotism, a spirit of humanity and love for your fellow man and country.  Liberia is far bigger than President George Weah. Please advise President Weah to change. Liberians deserve better. Our people are suffocating.


God bless you

Jappah-Maxwell Hooks


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