Ex-rebel leader dies at 69

MONROVIA-The head of   the former  rebel, Liberians untied For Reconstruction and Development-LURD died early Tuesday  at age 69 family members said.

Aljahi G. V. Kromah, was Chairman for the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy-ULIMO-K, representing  Kromah’s faction a group which fought the main rebel group of former president Charles Taylor -National Patriotic Front of Liberia during the 1990 war.

Family sources sad that he died at about 3 AM, at his Sophie Community residence, in oldest Congo Town, Monrovia. He has been sick for some time from a strange sickness,  which they did not disclose.

Mr. Kromah  was once chairman for the Mass Communication Department of the university of Libera and lecturer in international  law at the Ibraham Badamasi  Bambagida International   School.

Earlier, in the 1970s, Kromah served as special Assistant  Minister to then Vice President William R. Tolbert and later served as Assistant Minister of Information following the ascendency of  Mr. Tolbert as  president.  Later, he become Director General of Liberia Broadcasting Corporation-LBC, state radio,  in 1982, and two years later in 1984, was promoted to the post of Minister of Information, during the reign of former president.

After the end of the civil war, Kromah contested for the country’s presidency in the July 19, 2017 presidential election on the ticket of the All Liberia Coalition Party (ALCOP).  His party came third. He obtained 4.2% of votes.  After that, he ran again as standard bearer of  ALCOP in Liberia’s October 11, 2005 presidential election, and was again defeated; this time obtaining  just 2.8% of votes.

His party was mainly dominated by Mandingos, a tribe that  practices the Islamic region .

As a Muslim, he is expected to be buried  on Wednesday, January 19,2022.

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