CDC decries 'nepotism' in Govt.

The Chairman of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has accused officials of the CDC led government including Ministers and Directors of promoting nepotism by employing family members and other close associates over partisans of CDC.

“Few days now, some of our partisans have been denied employment by Ministers and Directors who have chosen to employ their relatives over partisans who struggled to ensure the election of H.E. George Manneh Weah as President of Liberia,” the Chairman said.

Speaking Monday at program making the official endorsement of Montserrado County Representative, Saah Joseph’s senatorial bid by Montserrado County Representative, Acarous Moses Gray, Chairman Mulbah K. Morlu, said for positions in government that do not require presidential appointments, the party has been authorized to recommend to government agencies and ministries qualified Liberians to be employed.

 He went on to disclose that the party has setup a vetting committee comprising intellectuals and professionals who will vet and determine the best to be recommended for employment in government.

“We support the President when he said that agencies and ministries should employ based on competence, we agreed, that is a fair statement, we are glad that this president is employing people even those who had bad mouthed him in the past”.

He said, that shows that President Weah is a great reconciler and he will bring the citizenry together.

 Morlu added that the ruling party is under obligation to ensure that CDC partisans are employed, indicating “that is why we are making the recommendation of qualified people”.

Mulbah Morlu: “We encourage Ministers and heads of Agencies of government to consider very seriously whenever recommendation is made by the party to your office. Those that have been recommended are qualified Cdcians, they are Liberians, once there is a vacancy in those offices, and they should be considered.”

He added that those that have been recommended are qualified and have the experience to serve in those capacities for which they have recommended.

“And I speak of a recent case in the last four or five day, where few ministers in government have been discovered to be considering their relatives and sidelining qualified people that we recommend to them., That is unacceptable, the party remains supreme. Those Cdcians that are qualified and recommended should be considered,” Morlu stressed.

He disclosed that the party officials will be checking on ministers and heads of agencies where officials will consider relatives above Cdcians.

According to Chairman Morlu, it is not wrong to send relatives to the party for recommendation for employment because the party needs to collect data and made recommendations to ministries and agencies, adding “if a cabinet Minister desires to employ relative that is qualified outside the president appoint power, and he or she is a Cdcian, you may recommend to us, and we will include that person on our list of recommendation and submit it, but the idea to shelve  a list from the party and decide to bring your relatives  is just unacceptable.”

He, at the same time urged Cdcians have not yet been considered for employment to be patient and wait for their moment to come, adding “The president is forming his government step-by-step, give him time”.

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