- July 9, 2021
- Posted by: Austine
- Categories: Politics, The Editor Pick
Liberia is not poor – The problem with Liberia is that it is being led by poor criminals
Martin K. N. Kollie writes…
While millions of Liberians struggle everyday to make ends meet, the Commissioner of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) is flaunting luxurious cars. Lenn Eugene Nagbe rides this black 2021 Chevrolet TaHoe while his personal security guards ride this red Jeep Wrangler on account of public resources.
1) The cost of a 2021 Chevrolet TaHoe is $89,943 USD (https://www.chevrolet.ca/en/suvs/tahoe).
2) The cost of a Jeep Wrangler is $63,000 USD (https://dag.cars/…/2021-Jeep-Wrangler-Toronto…)
3) The total money that Liberia spent just to buy these two cars for Eugene Nagbe alone is $152,943 USD. This is happening when thousands of civil servants have not taken pay for several months as unemployment, inflation, low growth, and hardship continue to upsurge.
As Eugene Nagbe swims in opulence or luxury, thousands of Liberians including CDCians remain hopeless and very vulnerable to economic peril. Nagbe has been and remains a longtime parasite on government’s job. Without it, he cannot survive. But guess what? Eugene Nagbe is not even qualified and competent to occupy such strategic post at LiMA.
He knows absolutely nothing about Maritime Affairs. He is a complete novice but again, anything is possible in Liberia. Eugene Nagbe, born on August 11, 1969, only has a single BA degree in Mass Communication from UL.
How can someone who studied Mass Communication be preferred and confirmed as Commissioner of Maritime Authority? Liberia is a sick country. But here’s my real point.
Africa’s first Republic isn’t poor as you may have thought. Liberia is rich than you can imagine. The main problem with Liberia is that it has been and is being led mostly by poor criminals who often come to power and leech on State Coffers to insatiably restore those lost years and harsh experiences that they had with poverty.
They think that public service is a perfect opportunity to live a life that they’ve never imagined of living. Eugene Nagbe is a byproduct of such largesse.
The former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms. Christine Lagarde, visited Liberia from September 10–11, 2015. This was what she said during her visit, “If the finances and resources of Liberia are managed in the most disciplined way, every Liberia could prosper.”
Sadly, fiscal indiscipline is the new normal under Pres. George M. Weah. After begging for foreign aid, grant, and loan, they often lavish your money on themselves while you suffer.
Liberia is not poor. The real problem with Liberia is that it is being led by poor criminals who have zero innovation to create wealth. These are sad times for Liberia but these State Criminals will fully account for their stewardship in time to come. We are taking notes.
Have the lives of our people in West Point, Clara Town, Soniwein, Doe Community, New Kru Town, Chicken Soup Factory, Logan Town, etc. changed since January 2018? Are CDCians enjoying now? I am curious to know.
Activist Martin K. N. Kollie writes from exile…