“Boakai Has Started on a Bad Footing”, Says Unity Party US-Based Supporter

By: Matalay Kollie, matalaykollie0@gmail.com

USA: A diehard supporter of the ruling Unity Party based in the United States of America Madam Zenabia Tia Taylor has expressed disappointment in President Joseph Boakia for failing to declare his assets prior to taking office.

Madam Taylor, in a telephone conversation from the US on a local Radio station in Monrovia, Wednesday, January 25, 2024, revealed that the Liberian leader, during one of his interviews with the Voice of America promised to declare his asserts before taking office, but failed to lived up to his promise.

She believed the failure of the Liberian leader to live up to such promise, is a bad footing to his leadership journey.

The Unity Party US-based supporter further termed as “a waste of resources”, the disbursement of five thousand United States dollars to each district for the celebration of the inaugural program. Madam Taylor said the money spent for the inaugural celebration should have been used to undertake some development initiatives in the country,

According to madam Taylor, it is surprising and disheartening to see the Unity Party big man spending over US$350,000 (Three hundred-sixty thousand United States dollars) on what she termed as “mere inaugural celebration” when he (Boakai) could not even provide funding to print a single T-shirt for his supporters during the campaign period.

She at the same time, expressed serious dismay in the Liberian leader for appointing past government officials who, she alleged were involved in massive corruption during past administrations, especially the Unity Party twelve years regime.

Zenabia Taylor believes with the current deteriorating health condition of the Liberian leader, he should consider appointing young and energetic people who will help in fast-tracking the developmental agenda of his government, instead of doing what she considered as “putting old wines in new bottles”.

However, madam Taylor then expressed frustration in President Joseph Boakia for allegedly struggling to make appointments in government, adding that the issue of appointment should have been worked on prior to his ascendancy to the presidency.

Meanwhile, Zenabia Taylor further cautioned President Boakai to do the needful and contemplate on appointing more women in his administration. According to her, women are less-corrupt and if appointed in government, they usually make the difference.

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