The Civil Society Working Group in Liberia alarms over widespread media report of the Deputy Minister for Fiscal Affairs at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning acquisition of personal properties from public funds.
In a statement released over the weekend, the Civil Society Working Group in Liberia Chairman Mr. Mark Moulah termed the allegations “unsubstantiated and baseless lies” after an extensive investigation.
There are widespread allegations against Hon. Samora P. Z. Wolokollie, Deputy Minister for Fiscal Affairs at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning accusing him of using state funds to acquire personal properties.
The CSO group grew interest in the case and contacted Hon. Samora P. Z. Wolokollie during its investigation at which point he stated the allegations were lies and furthered that his workload couldn’t permit him to give any attention to such allegations. But deep into the investigation, the group later discovered that the Minister got two separate loans from GT Bank Liberia that he is currently paying.
This comes at the time when Liberia is still recovering from fourteen years of senseless civil war instigated by hatred, lies, deceit, etc. that damaged the entire country and claimed the lives of over 250,000 Liberians.
“We are encouraging Liberians to learn the lessons from the war and desist from the act spreading hatred and lies against their fellow compatriots”, Mr. Moulah said.