Liberia: Former envoy of Liberia speaks out about the WECC establishment – welcomes the president. Boakai for the Movement

MONROVIA – Former Liberian Ambassador to the United States, Canada and Mexico, Jeremiah Sulunteh, has praised President Joseph Boakai for his commitment to the establishment of the War and Economic Crimes Court in Liberia.

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Recently, President Boakai signed an executive order establishing the seat of the court in Liberia following the adoption of a resolution by both houses of the Liberian Parliament.

In line with the president’s order, former Ambassador Sulunteh thanked the president on his official Facebook page. Boakai for the movement.

Amb. Sulunteh also used the medium to recount his bitter experiences of the war, which he believes led to the deaths of his uncle and mother, including hundreds of thousands of Liberians.

“As a young university graduate, I lost my first salary on the Cuttington University campus by fleeing the campus during the takeover of the campus as a training base by the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) of rebel leader Charles Taylor,” he said. he said.

Upon arrival in Danane, Côte d’Ivoire, I was told that my uncle, John Kleeme, and two other family members in my village had been beheaded simply for refusing to give up their cassava to the rebels. My dear mother died of malaria due to lack of medicines as Phebe Hospital became beyond judgment,” Amb. Sulunteh continued.

The former transport minister said the steps taken would ensure Liberians have confidence in the rule of law and the urgent need to ensure accountability and transparency in the country.

He believes that justice may not restore lives lost in war, but it will act as a deterrent to individuals who see war as a way forward.

Sulunteh further noted that the establishment of the Liberia War Crimes Tribunal is also a significant step towards ending the culture of impunity.

“I therefore join other well-meaning Liberians in applauding and congratulating President Joseph Nyumah Boakai on the key steps taken to establish the Liberia War and Economic Crimes Tribunal,” he stated.