Senator Chea Speaks On Sanctions -Wants Liberian Gov’t Takes National Decision

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Sinoe County Senator Augustine Chea has blasted the US Government for sanctioning officials of Government and freezing their properties without due process of the law. In an interview yesterday evening on the OK 99.5 FM, Senator Chea disclosed that Liberia as sovereign state must take national action on some decision imposed on it by foreign countries. Though Senator Chea did not trashed the decision of the United States of America’s Government to sanction the Liberian government officials but noted that those sanctioned officials should have a due process of the law, with evidences provided to the Government of Liberia for onward prosecution. The Government under the leadership of President George M. Weah of the Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC) is considered with the highest sanctioned government officials since the Republic of Liberia was founded. Little over two years ago, the United States of America’s government sanctioned the first batch government officials that included former warlord, Senator Prince Y. Johnson, Senator Varney Sherman, followed by CDC’s government officials former Minister of State, Nathaniel F. McGill, now Margibi County Senator; former Solicitor General, Republic of Liberia Cllr. Cyrenius Cephas and former National Port Authority Director, Bill Tweahway.

Days after the election in 2023, the US-government also sanctioned Finance and Development Planning Minister, Samuel D. Tweah, Senate Pro-temp., Albert Chie, Senator Emmanuel Nuquaye and Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Tamba Koijee. Senator Chea noted that he has nothing personal against the American Government, stating that he has problem with the form and manner in which the sanction was imposed on officials of Government without due process and instituting punishment. On other national issues, Senator Chea warned President-elect, Joseph Nyumah Boakai to take caution on how to make certain decision especially on it foreign policies or partners. He said because of missteps on the CDC-led government foreign decision, today the country has lost some significant projects like the construction of two modern overhead bridges, the road from Kesselly Boulevard to twelve street and many others. “To our president-elect let us manage our foreign relations; Liberia needs everyone that is the only way we can develop our country,” Senator Chea intimated. Meanwhile, the Sinoe Senator, Chea also disclosed that he is being considered one of the candidates for the pro-temporary election which will be held within a week time.

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