Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Did Mulbah Morlu really meet obama?

Did Mulbah Morlu really meet obama?

Written by Alfred Jah Johnson

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Mulbah Morlu clears the Air on radiolib.com: Did he really meet obama?

I can tell you for sure, I met President Obama on Saturday in Accra Ghana, the purpose for which we flew to that country. People who are saying that we did not meet Obama are ashamed because you can remember sometime ago Madam Sirleaf left this country and stayed over a month in America lobbying to see Obama but to no avail.

They are ashamed that a little advocate like me was able to meet Obama", -Mulbah Morlu (All Africa)

"The United States Embassy in Monrovia categorically denies that Mulbah Morlu met with President Barack Obama in Ghana. There was no such meeting or conversation between the two men, as Mr. Morlu has claimed," -The U.S Embassy in Liberia (All Africa).

"What can I say, I am very disappointed. Morlu really disappointed a lot of people who believed in him. Why, Morlu, Why? You just executed your cause," – Acarious Gray (All Africa)

"We will take further action against Morlu when this information is confirmed because his act is criminal,"- Boakai Jaliebah, (All Africa).

The above, are few of the many claims, counter claims, outrage and disappointments expressed by affected parties when Mr. Mulbah Morlu, former chairman of the Forum for the Establishment of War Crimes Court, claimed to have met Pres. Barack Obama for six (6) minutes on his (Obama’s) visit to the West African Nation of Ghana. According to Morlu, He and the U.S President discussed their desire to “see the United States press the Liberian government to take a strong stance on corruption and ensure that people on travel ban are given due process" (All Africa).

Since this so-called meeting, Mr. Morlu has come under unwavering public criticism for apparently lying to the Liberian People and defeating his group’s struggle. This controversy also led to his suspension as Chairman of the Forum for the Establishment of War Crimes Court. According to allfrica.com, the Secretary General of the advocacy group Mr. Boakai Jaliebah said that due to Mr. Morlu’s “criminal behavior” the executive branch decided to suspend him (Morlu) pending further investigation and verification.

Despite all of these, Mr. Morlu continues to remain resolute with his claim that he met the U.S President; stating, “All I've ever provided you are the facts. If somebody in the embassy tries to counteract facts to cover up the truth, we'll take the debate from there and fight on the truth. I wouldn't and shall never stand down” (All Africa).

In an attempt to uncover the truth to this entire controversy and everything surrounding Mr. Morlu, including the state of his advocacy, his credibility, and consistent attack on the President of the Republic of Liberia Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf amongst others, the Liberian Enlightenment Forum (LEF), a sub branch of the Liberian Students Associations in America (LIBSAA), extended an invitation to Mr. Morlu (which he accepted) to come on the forum and clear the air relative to those controversies surrounding him.

Date: Sunday, January 17, 2009

Time: 9:30 P.M. E. T (2:30 A.M. Monday morning in Liberia).

Host: Alfred J. Johnson

Place: www.radiolib.com , Liberia’s #1 online radio station

Due to the sensitive nature of the pending discussion and our desire to have a disturbance free discussion, we are not publishing the call-in # and access code. However, interested individuals can listen to this discussion via internet @ www.radiolib.com on the scheduled day and time. You can also register free and post your comments and questions in the chat box. You can even email (highly recommend) them to Lib_forum@yahoo.com and we will be glad to post them to Mr. Morlu.

We are also selecting a few of our many callers and individuals who have followed the Morlu’s controversy to respectfully engage him or express their support for him. In view of said, you can email us your information on the listed email address or call at 570 216 4391; if no one answers, please leave your information in a brief message.

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Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. – A Einstein

Drawing the line in Liberia

Crimes sponsored, committed, or masterminded by handful of individuals cannot be blamed upon an entire nationality. In this case, Liberians! The need for post-war justice is a step toward lasting peace, stability and prosperity for Liberia. Liberia needs a war crimes tribunal or some credible legal forum that is capable of dealing with atrocities perpetrated against defenseless men, women and children during the country's brutal war. Without justice, peace shall remain elusive and investment in Liberia will not produce the intended results. - Bernard Gbayee Goah

Men with unhealthy characters should not champion any noble cause

They pretend to advocate the cause of the people when their deeds in the dark mirror nothing else but EVIL!!
When evil and corrupt men try to champion a cause that is so noble … such cause, how noble it may be, becomes meaningless in the eyes of the people - Bernard Gbayee Goah.

If Liberia must move forward ...

If Liberia must move forward in order to claim its place as a civilized nation amongst world community of nations, come 2017 elections, Liberians must critically review the events of the past with honesty and objectivity. They must make a new commitment to seek lasting solutions. The track records of those who are presenting themselves as candidates for the position of "President of the Republic of Liberia" must be well examined. Liberians must be fair to themselves because results from the 2011 elections will determine the future of Liberia’s unborn generations to come - Bernard Gbayee Goah

Liberia's greatest problem!

While it is true that an individual may be held responsible for corruption and mismanagement of funds in government, the lack of proper system to work with may as well impede the process of ethical, managerial, and financial accountability - Bernard Gbayee Goah

What do I think should be done?

The situation in Liberia is Compound Complex and cannot be fixed unless the entire system of government is reinvented.
Liberia needs a workable but uncompromising system that will make the country an asylum free from abuse, and other forms of corruption.
Any attempt to institute the system mentioned above in the absence of rule of law is meaningless, and more detrimental to Liberia as a whole - Bernard Gbayee Goah

Liberia's Natural Resources
Besides land water and few other resources, most of Liberia’s dependable natural resources are not infinite, they are finite and therefore can be depleted.
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Liberia needs a proper system
If Liberians refuse to erect a proper system in place that promotes the minimization of corruption and mismanagement of public funds by government institutions, and individuals, there will come a time when the value of the entire country will be seen as a large valueless land suited on the west coast of Africa with some polluted bodies of waters and nothing else. To have no system in place in any country is to have no respect for rule of law. To have no respect for rule of law is to believe in lawlessness. And where there is lawlessness, there is always corruption - Bernard Gbayee Goah

Solving problems in the absence of war talks

As political instability continues to increase in Africa, it has become abundantly clear that military intervention as a primary remedy to peace is not a durable solution. Such intervention only increases insecurity and massive economic hardship. An existing example which could be a valuable lesson for Liberia is Great Britain, and the US war on terror for the purpose of global security. The use of arms whether in peace keeping, occupation, or invasion as a primary means of solving problem has yield only little results. Military intervention by any country as the only solution to problem solving will result into massive military spending, economic hardship, more fear, and animosity as well as increase insecurity. The alternative is learning how to solve problems in the absence of war talks. The objective of such alternative must be to provide real sustainable human security which cannot be achieved through military arm intervention, or aggression. In order to achieve results that will make the peaceful coexistence of all mankind possible, there must be a common ground for the stories of all sides to be heard. I believe there are always three sides to every story: Their side of the story, Our side of the story, and The truthBernard Gbayee Goah


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