The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) is now becoming like a water fall in terms of the noise resulting from financial misappropriation and the gross misuse of needed state resources by Chairman Angeline Weeks and her board of Commissioners.
Accordingly, public attention has been drawn to what is obtaining at the LTA involving rampant corruption especially at a time when poverty has reinforced its frequency against expectation thereby undermining not only national economic growth and development, but stability of the nation.
It is reported that authority of the LTA including its board chairman Angeline Weeks are bent on luxurializing themselves at the expense of the tax payers’ money while the masses wallow in poverty.
The House of Representatives has therefore been prompted to cite the head of the entity to appear before the Plenary and explain why LTA has engaged in spending lavishly.
The LTA Chairman is reported to have used US$100,000 to facilitate a chartered flight to take her sick mother to London for medication. Hence, the noise has claimed the attention as it is whirling from several quarters of the country.
We wonder whether the ears of the president have picked up their share of the noise that is almost greeting everybody. If not, we think
it is about time the president zooms her attention to the LTA and quickly intervene because what obtains there has direct bearing on her image especially so when her vow to fight corruption remains fresh in the ears of the public.
We think it is appropriate for the president give LTA a special attention because the reported lavish spending does not mean well for a nation rich, yet poor.
Let the president know that her fight against corruption is turning into a toy play because many of those in whom she has invested her trust have become sheep’s in wolves clothing.
Let her know that the nation is still wallowing in poverty and as such there was need for true sons and daughters of the soil to be entrusted with positions of trust.
Let her know that many of those she brought on board from the Diaspora are not in the best interest of the state and people; instead they are bent on enriching themselves while the people remain stranded in abject poverty.