Over 40 UP Partisans Disenchanted For Lack Of Jobs By: Yassah J Wright


Over forty-eight aggrieved partisans of the ruling Unity Party, particularly entertainers under the banner “Rescue Artist” have expressed serious disappointment and abandonment against the government regarding jobs inclusion. The Rescue Artist affectionate called All Stars Movement for President Joseph Nyumah Boakai is a group of entertainers ranging from musician, filmmakers and stage comedians that was previously headed by President Boakai son, TanTan Boakai during the campaign period.  The group which was formulated since 2017 on their own cost recorded songs, promotional skits, and transported themselves to different campaign grounds and rallies for the success of UP and President Boakai. The songs and skits produced by the group transcended beyond borders and clearly defined the ARREST Agenda which draw the people attention to the appalling reality that there’s a need for change.  Addressing a major press conference in Monrovia over the weekend, the spokesperson of the group, Adbul-Karim Sheriff, said  four to five hours before the arrival of presidential team, they would be on ground entertaining the thousands of supporters with their sweet melodious songs which melted the hearts of millions that they could dance under rain without feeling tired.  He added that based upon what they did, President Boakai son promised them that they could have gotten jobs when his father begins President; also, when his father was President-elect, he promised them that they were going to get jobs once their CVs are received.  However, Sheriff disclosed that after the election in November, they were invited by Madam Morie Y. Nemah at her house where she asked them as to which song they sang and the role played in the electoral process. ” We were also asked to our expectations which we did. Some of us who have BSC, AA, and professional certificates and experienced in the private sector asked for job employment as other asked for scholarships to further their education. Madam Nemah arranged a meeting with us and President Boakai upon his return from the United States,” he narrated.  Mr. Sheriff also noted that during the meeting with President Boakai, the over forty-eight members of the group restated their interests and he instructed them to work on their CVs and send to Madam Nemah. He added that they did their CVs and turned them over to Madam Laura M. Golakeh as instructed by Madam Nemah but they could not get any feedback. ” We approached her and the shocking response she gave us shows that it was the beginning of things turning apart. Till date, Sis Morie and Lauren are yet to get to us concerning the mandate given by the President. On numerous occasions, we called and texted her and even went at her house but she has refused to see us or talk to us,” he lamented. Mr. Sheriff disclosed that they reached out to Madam Mamaka Bility concerning their plights, then Chairman Luther Tarpeh, Corina Kruah-Tokpah, Mcdella Cooper and UP Secretary General now LPRC head  Amos Tweh, but they are yet to get any favorable response. He asserted that they want their plights reach directly to the President because they are equally competent to serve Liberia and it’s their fervent hope that they are listened to.  ” Brother Terin who we also depend on as our last bus stop also denied us meeting the President. Some remarks made to us would have caused us to take the radical approach but as intelligent as we are , we are resolved that violence is not the way. We fought for the success of this part, we will still fight to uphold the peace of this nation, ” he concluded.

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