Liberia: ‘Liberated’ But Looted! Only $500,000 Left in Treasury, Weah Unable and Unwilling to Arrest Sirleaf!

By Mainda Simataa | ELA General Secretary’s Comment on the Looting of Liberia’s Treasury | 8 January, 2018 | Lusaka Zambia |


Whereto with Weah? Nowhere!

With Liberia broke beyond belief, and needing financial relief because of Sirleaf the thief; it is certain that the very first act of office for humble President-elect of Liberia, George Weah, will be to quickly run to Uncle Sam (United States) with a begging bowl – begging for yet another financial bailout (on top of what is already owed), thus plunging millions of Liberians into a deeper debt-trap which they, or their children’s children will never escape until they find or found a Revolutionary Party of leaders armed with a Socialist program of Liberation! The future of Liberia cannot be sold to, or entrusted in the hands of already-rich-and-wanting-more opportunistic chancers like Weah, and intellectual American-made prostitutes like Weah’s predecessor – Sirleaf Johnson!

Sirleaf the thief
Sirleaf, the handmaiden of American capitalism in Liberia, is the first African woman (President) to  loot over $2 billion dollars in 10 years, and stole millions more in the name of funding the just ended campaigns, and thus left Weah with only $500,000 United States dollars in the national treasury to run Liberia for the next 10 years of his tenure (assuming he makes it past the first 5 years). But the curious thing is this: either by sheer ignorance, or criminal collusion, Weah has not firmly decided to prosecute and jail tricky miss Johnson despite the overwhelming evidence against Sirleaf! Weah’s rhetoric on fighting corruption is just that – rhetoric! Most likely, behind the scenes, Weah and Sirleaf have already kissed and made up since it is common knowledge that Sirleaf is something of a political godmother or guru to Weah!

But we should not be surprised at this political prostitution that has come to plague African politics, for it has always been the standard tendency of all outgoing and degenerate African pseudo-democratic Presidents and tin-pot dictators to loot as much as they can, however they can, and then rig the elections in favour of a gullible and pliable puppet-successor (which is what Weah is) who is both unwilling and unable to investigate their predecessors for crimes against humanity, or the economy. In the name of forgiveness, unity and forging ahead, or avoiding a resurgence of the bitter national sentiments that may culminate into internal strife, justice is sacrificed and former leaders are allowed to getaway with economic plunder in broad-day light!

Such is the relationship between outgoing Liberian President Sirleaf Johnson, and her man-friday, President-elect George Weah, the prolific football icon and now amateur politician who’s inexperience and unwitting gullibility will cost Liberia more billions, not to mention more buckets of tears, sweat and misery! Weah simply has no balls to stand up to Sirleaf and fix her as any moral leader would; and it has nothing to do with his lack of articulation prowess, for Weah has always depended on millions to do the talking and winning for him!  Its no secret that the purported degree Weah holds in God-knows-what field, was written for him online; all in an effort to prop-up his dismal academic profile, not to say that the best ‘educated’ are the best leaders. Question is, doesn’t forging academic credentials and thus instilling a false sense of confidence in the Liberian electorate qualify as corruption?

Weah is in way over his head! Listening to the mediocre sub-substance of his Vice President; the oddly named ‘Jewel’ Howard Taylor, will tell you that Liberia is in trouble and racing to the bottom under a khakistocracy (leadership of the mediocre). Serving as senator, Weah was fine, he could do less damaged there! But as President, Weah is a ticking time-bomb; he as dangerous to the well-being of the Liberian people as he ever was to his opponents on the football field! But in football, when one loses, they lose only money and some pride, and these can be won back again. But in politics, to let political renegades like Sirleaf and co run-riot, ransack the Liberian economy to the tune of over $2 billion dollars, and then let them walk free, is criminal. Weah will cost the Liberian people their lives and future prosperity while the looters retire safely to Washington or New York. Sirleaf and Weah are two sides of the same coin, cut from the same cloth. Though they cry crocodile tears for the poor, both are appointees of Washington, they represent the interests of the rich and comfortable middle-class!

The facts are that Sirleaf, who’s blood relations presided over Liberia’s key oil industry, looted a staggering $2 billion US dollars in a span of corrupt scandals in a record 10 years! In addition, Sirleaf, in a bid to cover herself from prosecution, deliberately jeopardized and systematically decampaigned her own Vice President who promised to carry out a comprehensive audit on the utilization and misappropriation of state resources, and further vowed to punish the culprits! There would be no sacred lambs, he proclaimed. These proclamations, meant or not, obviously unsettled Sirleaf, who then made up her mind that the unsuspecting political novice, George Weah, was perhaps a safer bet for successor than her own VP. Mind you, Liberia has a history of executing Presidents accused of corruption, and that thought isn’t lost to Sirleaf who also served in Samuel Oddo’s regime! But Weah is a nice guy, he won’t shoot anyone!

These are the latest disturbing revelations coming out of Liberia, and they show that the celebrated and overrated election of George Weah as Liberia’s President will, and can only end in tears! His election has come at a great cost to the Liberian public though they do not know it yet because the government is covering up the grossly corrupt practices of Sirleaf Johnson, who’s corrupt escapades and looting of the Liberian treasury would make the Gupta’s and Nkhandla scandal of South Africa’s Jacob Zuma seem like Child’s play! 

The way Forward – Keep Looking!
Liberia has not found the Revolutionary Party and young radical Leaders that it needs to take them forward, and past the American intrigues of political domination and economic exploitation. Liberia needs a Socialist revolution, not one driven by guns, but one driven by brains! Weah is definitely good with his feet, no doubt; but is he good with his head? No. If Weah can’t throw Sirleaf in jail, then how in Liberia can he throw off the Americans from profiting off the backs of Liberians? Liberians need to look elsewhere, not to Weah!

*Forward with the Liberian Revolution!
*Down with American Capitalism in Liberia!
*Down with the Sirleaf Regime!
*Down with the Weah Regime!


The author of this article is a Revolutionary Socialist, Pan-Africanist, and Leader of the ELA Zambia | maindasimataa@gmail.com | Twitter: @MSimataa | Facebook: Economic Liberation Association – ELA | Website: www.elazambia.org |

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30 Comments on “Liberia: ‘Liberated’ But Looted! Only $500,000 Left in Treasury, Weah Unable and Unwilling to Arrest Sirleaf!

  1. Ellen will come back for Weah when tensions grow in the country over poor living standard of the people under Weah’s regime.

  2. This article is to the point but lot of profanities. Why?
    You were making some important points but you over did it. These African Media are now waging war against this same continent. How can we build the image of Africa. The Western Media have destroyed the prestige of us by only sending the negative things about us to the world and using our African Leaders to steal for them. When will we realized that no other race can sacrifice for the liberation of the others? What can the presidency of Amb. Weah benefit from your article? Don’t spoil what you can’t repair. Don’t follow the Western media who want to denuclearize N/Korea but still possess the most destructive nuclear heads in the world. They killed Gaddafi and publicly regret that it was their worst mistake to get rid of him but they are still free men passing around here. They killed millions in Afghanistan and Iraq but still banking president Taylor who over 85% of Liberian still wish he could be free today. When they prosecute your corrupt African Leaders do you know how they manage those fat bank accounts? I am scare that Africa problems are us African.

  3. Great write-up. Analysis on point, we are watching and praying for that revolutionary leader. Just one correction, it’s Samuel Doe and not Samuel Oddo.

  4. i said this over and over and nobody even cared to pay me heed…this is a kakistocracy ….but lack of common sense have left so many of my brethrens so blinded that they just follow the fool without even caring to know where he is leading them. it is a pity for my country…a George Weah Presidency! it is a shame for my country…a George weah Presidency! It is the road to self destruction…the presidency of an illiterate and empty headed man.

  5. We Liberians know but we’re scared no country co or leader know the truth but we will put our best foot forward and with God above our rights to prove and we will overcome. George Weah will prove just as he did on the field of football and become the world best in leadership.

  6. You said it all my brother, unless weah act like man enough and arrest that criminals old lady sirleaf n her son’s and put them in for life,his government is doom to fail n create troubles in this country once again.

  7. President George Manneh Weah is under obligation to audit Ellen Johnson Sirleaf if he remains committed in the fight against corruption. Public accountability and transpercency must remain his watch-word. No friendship, partisanship. Let there be justice for Sirleaf for economic crimes against the people of Liberia.

  8. Your stupidity and jealousy know no bounds!!! Weah has not even been sworn in yet as we speak. BULLSHIT! YOU CAN TAKE YOUR SORRY ASS OVER TO JNB’ S HOUSE AND CRY YOUR EYES OUT!! LOSER!!

  9. Yes, we are aware of the stealing that President Sirleaf and her gang has done to the country. But for now, let him focus on his immediate plan of reducing or visiting the prices of commodities, schools fees and transportation so as to reduced some of the burden of the common people. For sure, Helen needs to answer questions. She was not making market but where did she acquired all those billions of dollars. We want to know but for not, let us loik at security for the people. Remember it’s too soon to judge the president elect. Let us keep our missiles for now so as no to missed target. Thanjs

  10. I think the honorable thing any peace loving Liberia natives need to do now is ask the President elect to arrest all those who looted our country and freeze their properties and bank accounts. To implement this process, we need the assistance of all Nations where these crooks may have taken the money, starting with the United States of America, Great Britain, Germany, China and African Nations as well. This process needs every Nation intervention. The sub region of West Africa must play a vital role to retrieve all the loots.

    Mr. President Elect, George Manneh Weah, the gavel will soon be yours. You need to be strong , vigorous, steadfast and committed to the promise to the Liberian people.

  11. Socialism may not be the most appropriate solution to Liberia’s problems . I support the Justice part, not the pure socialism part. A mixture of governance that best meets the majority of the poor people needs would be the right formula. We need to live off the land and empower the masses. The criminal justice system has to be at the center of any approach we use. Corruption in massive proportion has to simply stop!

  12. STUPID POST…THE MAN H
    IDNT PTESIDENT YET…YOU WANT HIM TO ORDER THE ARREST OF Ellen….even if he was…he does not have the power to do so..its the minister of justice who can arrest her but must have probable cause………typical nonsense feom an “educated” Liberian..smdh

  13. STUPID POST…THE MAN
    ISNT PTESIDENT YET…YOU WANT HIM TO ORDER THE ARREST OF Ellen….even if he was…he does not have the power to do so..its the minister of justice who can arrest her but must have probable cause………typical nonsense from an “educated” Liberian..smdh
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  14. STUPID POST…THE MAN ISNT PRESIDENT YET…YOU WANT HIM TO ORDER THE ARREST OF Ellen….even if he was…he does not have the power to do so..its the minister of justice who can arrest her but must have probable cause………typical nonsense from an “educated” Liberian..smdh

  15. We told you CDCians that the devil dont give away anything free. Madam Sirleaf giving support to George Weah had a motive under it. She is afraid to be punish by Weah.
    We are now waiting to see if Weah will take that bold step to prosecute her.

  16. How will Weah arrest Ellen when he’s a beneficiary of the looting carried on by her. We are waiting to see that “Change for Hope” he talked about.

  17. My point is that if this information about the Liberian government, Mr. Weah is about to inherit is this broke, with only $500K in its people’s Treasury, then this is rediculously insane.

    Thus, from the Doe government to the Johnson Sirleaf government, must and will be audited by a reputable international auditing firm no matter how long it takes us and our organization will pay the cost. These folks are surrogates must be held accountable for any alleged criminal injustices against the Liberian people and the Republic.

  18. It is okay.. Taxes must go up in the country. Tax retail/service businesses and mining companies. Use this criss as an opportunity to set up an advance tax system. If Liberia has a bond market, Liberia can sell bonds to generate revenue. Make sure that all cars operating in the country must have mandatory registration and then tax the insurance companies. The incoming government can also tax each dollar in a chequing bank account account. These ideas can help the incoming administration generate revenue.

  19. The writer is misinformed about Weah. The first misleading information is that Weah is not a president he.only”president elect” he has no power to issue arrest warrant for anyone. Remember”one president at a time”. About the $2 billions, this is here say, no audit report yet.
    Please writer, don’t create tension in Liberia. George is not Ellen puppet, he will deliver.

  20. Weah can not arrest killer Ellen Johnson sirleaf and her cronies. Why ? Because Killer Ellen funded weah entire campaign. Weah is as corrupt as killer Ellen. Liberians will learn that sooner or later.

  21. Is there any proof in the assertion by this Zambian writer that the Treasury Department/Ministry of Finance actually has net cash balance of $500,000.00 as the only cash budget left by The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Presidency of Liberia?

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