Executive Mansion Buys Bullet Proof Jeeps
-Presidential Comfort Supercedes the Masses’ Fate
-US$1M Expended for Security Protection
The authoritative sources at the Executive Mansion hinted that each of the vehicles costs the Government of Liberia not less than US$500,000.
Transport Minister Dr. Vamba Kanneh and General Services Agency officials have denied being involved into government’s latest arrangement to purchase bullet proof jeeps for Chairman Bryant in a country already engulfed by poverty, hunger and disease.
Dr. Kanneh told journalists during a recent talk show on local radio station in Monrovia that he read about the transitional government’s decision to purchase the presidential vehicles on the Internet while on his recent medical trip to the United States of America.
He said though his Ministry has not independently verified the report, Chairman Bryant was reported to have met with some senior officials of his government and media representatives in Monrovia to justify the purchase of the vehicles.
A member of the Good Governance Reform Commission, former Lofa County
Representative David Kortie also hinted that individual members of the commission
were investigating the report.
He said it was unrealistic at this point in time for a care-taker government which has less than one year in office to expend one million United States dollars only for the comfort of the Executive Mansion, while thousands of the citizens languish in displaced camps without adequate daily meal and civil servants still struggling to get their salary arrears.