LMA woe intensifies, as members demand VP Taylor to dissolve interim Leadership

Some members of the Liberia Marketing Association are demanding Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor to dissolve the interim Leadership within 48-hours.

The Liberian Government through the Office of the Vice President recently suspended LMA President Alice Yeebahn, after more than 6 months of internal wrangling, claims, and counterclaims of corruption.

Other LMA’s officials suspended on allegations of corruption, including financial mismanagement, misappropriation of resources and other acts inimical to the existence of the Association are Mr. Abraham Barchue, Vice President; and Madam LawuoHiami, Assistant Secretary-General.

The suspended LMA officialS have been forwarded to the General Auditing Commission (GAC) to account for their operations.

A statement from the VP’s office requested GAC to immediately move in to commence both financial and systems audits in order to verify the claims leveled against the LMA’s official.

Members of the interim leadership are Mr. Jerry V. Geedeh and Madam Henrietta Zorpoe, representing the LMA Board; Madam Antoinette N. Mulbah, representing the Executive Committee of the LMA; Madam Cecelia G. Wuduwelh, representing the aggrieved/contending party; and Mr. David Weah, representing LMA County Superintendents.

However, members of LMA believed to be supporters of the suspended President, have alleged that some members of interim Leadership are highly corrupt and are calling for their removal.

The group of marketers said failure on the part of the Vice President to remove the current interim management team at the LMA, and restored their elected officials, they will stage series of peaceful protests aimed at calling the attention of the Legislature and the religious community.

In response, Mr. Geedeh  head of the interim leadership said the LMA officials will remain suspended until investigations are concluded and outcomes published.

Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the LMA Jones Gibson is calling on members of the association to put aside their differences and work for the betterment of the Association.

Gibson is appealing to both aggrieved and supporters of the suspended LMA’s President to Unite in fostering peace and development.

By Alfred Kollie

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