Courtesy of Daily Observer
According to credible sources at the Ministry of Health, Deputy Minister Tolbert Nyenswah has spent about $300,000.00 to "buy chlorine", a disinfectant that is no longer used for prevention.
Besides, the AU Ebola mission in Liberia was lodged in an apartment complex in Thinkers Village owned by Mr. Nyenswah. But neither the Ministry of Health nor the Liberian Government saw the obvious conflict of interest.
The Perspective has also learned from sources close to the Executive Mansion that a source from Ministry of Health has tried to reach President Sirleaf to inform her about the embezzlement, but the source has been kept at bay by gatekeepers in the mansion. So who is protecting him?
It can be recalled that few months ago, Mr. Nyenswah launched a scathing attack on the Auditor General of Liberia for issuing the Ebola audit report in which Mr. Nyenswah’s name was mentioned as one of those who embezzled the Ebola funds. But President Sirleaf quickly came out and defended those accused in the report, attributing the lack of accountability to emergency. The remarks from the President brought the embezzlement investigation to a halt.
More importantly, this is the third time Mr. Nyenswah has be accused of corruption. His name was mentioned in GAC audit report few years ago for embezzling malaria funds. But instead of investigating, the President promoted Mr. Nyenswah. His hand was also caught in the cookies jar during the Ebola crisis. But the President did not only promote him, she awarded him one of the highest honors of Liberia during the July 26 Independence Day celebration.
Political observers, therefore, see this latest round of alleged stealing as an opportunity for Mr. Nyenswah to be promoted by the President to perhaps to a minister proper position.