The firing of Ms. Precious Bollie begs an ethical and Equal Employment Opportunity question. Are ordinary un-appointed career civil servants now employed at the will and pleasure of the President and his ministers? Is their employment not merit-based and subject to the rule of law? Can they be fired for any whimsical reason or for publicly criticizing the President or having an opinion on national issues?
When does firing in the Liberian government become retaliatory? What happens when 300 ordinary civil servants go on Facebook and call George Weah or any president “incompetent and unfit and a disaster”? Is the president going to do, fire an entire sector?
The Liberian presidency continues to be beyond reproach and the Presidency continues to be treated as an office of an absolute despotic monarchy. This abuse of power strikes at the very core of our public policy discourse. Do we join the likes of Massa Dopoh to morally and finally support this woman in filing an Equal Employment Opportunity charge against the government and Minister, Piso Tarr, or do we remain complacent while Weah and his people abuse power on a daily basis?
I am asking all of my friends and other patriotic Liberians to join this cause. Weah and his Ministers have gotten emboldened and diabolical in their abuse of power. The firing of Ms. Bollie was retaliatory and grossly retributive; time to say NO to this bullshit political disaster!
Main Photo: Piso Saydee Tarr, Gender Minister