CTIL To Protest If….


By Reuben Sei Waylaun

The Civil and Trade Union Institutions of Liberia (CTIL) has vowed to stage a peaceful demonstration against the government of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) if the report from the investigation into the mysterious disappearance of the LRD16billion is compromised. CTIL is the conglomeration of more than twelve Institutions in the country.

Addressing a press conference recently in Monrovia, the president of CTIL, Jefferson B. Knight said the information about the mysterious disappearance of the money is scaring and has the propensity of increasing the suffering of the Liberian people under the George Weah led administration.

“The disappearance of the money is a high degree of criminality and one of the worst economic Crimes that the nation has experienced in recent time, especially when the nation and its people are grabbling with the current harsh economic situation,” he said.

According to Knight, CTIL demands an update report from President Weah on the ongoing investigation since it has been almost six months ago when the committee was constituted to probe the alleged criminal case.

Knight said the CTIL welcomes the decision to add the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and wants the FBI to the lead the investigation with the help of the American Government, but warned that any attempt from the Liberian Government to compromise the report from the investigation will be strongly resisted by his organization.

“We will use the legal means through a peaceful demonstration. Workers will have peaceful demonstration by boycotting work. It’s so scaring that since the investigation started, we still don’t have the report to the public. We are talking about serious issues here.  This shouldn’t be rubbished,” he added.

Meanwhile, the CTIL is calling on President George Weah to stay away from the United Nations General Assembly and remain in the country due to the gravity of the current issue in the country.

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