Monrovia — A pilot of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) has accused the Government of Liberia (GOL), via the Ministry of National Defense of allegedly leaving behind him in the United States, the place he had long past for flight research.
In an open letter dated December 13 and addressed to President George Manneh Weah, a replica which is in the ownership of FrontPage Africa, Captain Varney Adolphus Sirleaf claimed that the executive has failed to settle his charges for his research in the US.
President Weah is the Commander-In-Chief of the AFL.
Captain Sirleaf bears the ID #: OF/2013-116.
“I believe it is important to inform you Mr. President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), His Excellency George M. Weah that I Captain Varney Adolphus Sirleaf, pilot of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) have been abandoned in the United States by the leadership of the AFL and the Ministry of National Defense after sponsoring myself to a flight school.”
Captain Sirleaf claimed that the AFL management allegedly promised to refund him and thereafter takeover sponsorship of his coaching via a letter addressed to the Embassy of the United States approved close to Monrovia.
He disclosed that once onerous all method and channel of communique via his chain of command, together with a right away communique with AFL Chief of Staff Major General Prince Johnson, the college has in spite of everything terminated his standing.
According to him, the establishment, which he didn’t identify, has additionally asked his quick go out from the United States.
“Mr. President, how is this in the good interest of Liberia? How is the AFL leadership having the interest of the military?”
AFL Pilots no longer operational
Captain Sirleaf disclosed that the AFL Chief of Staff just lately invited a delegation of Nigerian Air Force workforce on a dialogue centering round the re-establishment of Liberia Air Wing, whilst certainly one of the pilots who sourced for his personal coaching is “deserted and the different pilot is these days on the flooring in Liberia doing workplace paintings when there were such a lot of method of preserving them operational.
“It has been four years since we became pilots and the idea to invite the Nigerian Air Force was turned down by the leadership. Mr. President, for the love of country I have to do this. I want you to know that it takes courage and strength to speak against the military. The leaderships have caused a whole lot of damage than good to the AFL.”
Captain Sirleaf disclosed that his circle of relatives is at this time in the barrack again house in Liberia, at the time he’s nonetheless being paid salaries.
“I weighed all these options and yet decided to speak knowing that good will always win over evil. I don’t want to be one of those professionals who leave and never look back. I humbly and respectfully ask for your timely intervention as I wish to come back after acquiring all the experience and skills to serve my country.”
When contacted by the use of phone, AFL Chief of Staff Major Johnson referred FrontPage Africa to the Assistant Defense Minister for Public Affairs Sam Collins.
Minister Collins described the allegations as “false and misleading” in a textual content message despatched to FrontPage.
He threatened that the ministry will request the revocation of Captain Sirleaf’s visa if he fails to act in accordance with what used to be asked by way of the ministry.
“The allegations are false and misleading, all we request of the soldier is to forward to us his progress report, something he has failed to do.We have given the soldier nearly 10k for his allowance among other things but he yet to submit to the army his progress report. We call on him to do the needful or we will be left with no alternative but to request the US Embassy to revoke his visa and have him repatriated to Liberia.”