By R. Joyclyn Wea
Post and Telecommunications Minister Cooper Kruah has denied supporting his daughter or any other candidate as alleged by the Youth League of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC).
In a statement issued on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the Minister’s office noted that while it is true and undeniable that candidate Cornelia Kruah-Togba, a candidate in the Montserrado district#13 by-elections is the biological daughter of Minister Kruah; he asserted that Madam Togba is an independent and married individual with a separate family of her own.
Cornelia Kruah-Togba is a 28-year old woman, who holds a Master Degree in International Politics and Economics from the Kingston University in London, UK and a longtime registered member of the Unity Party (UP), serving in several governmental positions during the regime of her party.
On the other hand, Minister Kruah is a member of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) and a veteran lawyer by profession.
The office of the Minister further expresses disappointment to the effect that the CDC Youth League have failed to acknowledge the selfless contribution of Minister Kruah and the rapid gains the Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications has achieved within a short period of time under his leadership.
They named some of the gains as: the restoration of the country’s Voting Right at the International Telecommunications Union in Dubai after being banned for 39 years, the new renovation and roofing of the Ministry head office and other posts. Additionally, Minister Kruah indicated that there is no law within our country which prohibits parents and children from being a member of two separate political parties.
Moreover, the constitution further grants every individual the freedom to associate with political parties or whatever group of their choice saying “We also want to state that, Minister Kruah has been and remains out of the country on official duties for close to three weeks now.”
Offices around the country, the rapid increment in revenue through the postal services, the launch of the Inaugural Postage Stamp of President George M. Weah, the launch of the E-Liberia Portal which is a one-stop shop for all government ministries in term of gathering information online, the recent launch of the National Postal Address System (NAPAS) which has created jobs for close to one hundred young people are some of the achievements in a relative short period of time.
Accordingly, the Minister office emphatically states that Kruah remains an ardent supporter of the ruling Coalition and the Pro-Poor Agenda of President George M. Weah and will not be distracted by any speculative attack.