Harbel — The Senatorial bid of US-sanctioned former minister of state Nathanial F. Mcgill for Margibi County in 2023 has and continues to be greeted by way of barrage of public outcry and condemnations from high-profiled figures and establishments within the county with the most recent name for his rejection coming from the Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia (FAWUL).
FAWUL, one of the rustic’s greatest industry union organizations with a club (workers and dependents) of greater than 25 thousand, is looking on all Firestone staff and Margibians to reject the ex-minister’s political quest due to his alleged involvement in human rights abuse and public corruption.
McGill used to be one of 3 most sensible officers of the Weah govt sanctioned by way of the United States Treasury Department for public corruption and human rights abuse. In September, he, along side his colleagues, bowed to public force and tendered of their resignations.
The Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia via its chairman in a press unencumber issued on Tuesday, December 20, said that corruption has over time derided the ethical measurement of Liberia and negatively affected the commercial enlargement of the rustic.
Rodennick M. Bongorlee asserted that rewarding those sanctioned ex-officials govt jobs, whether or not via appointments or elections, may just sign to the remaining of the arena that Liberians are unready to battle corruption.
“We therefore call on all working communities of this country and across the world, especially the workers of Firestone represented by FAWUL not to only condemn this scornful, deliberate and unprovoked act of public corruption against the state and its people, perpetrated by these sanctioned former senior government officials, but to categorically reject them from taking state power” Mr. Bongorlee admonished.
Continuing, Bongorlee added: “leadership of FAWUL calls on all workers of Firestone including their dependents and spouses to distance themselves from any action or in-action that intends to promote the former and sanctioned Minister political quest comes 2023 in Margibi County.”
The FAWUL’s Chairman stressed out that the ex-minister will have to be all for looking for judicial redress to transparent his title from the United States Treasury Department Global Magnitsky Sanction than vying for public place of job.
“We as citizens and workers of Liberia will sincerely offer to collectively support the former and sanctioned minister in his quest for justice, but not his senatorial bid for Margibi comes 2023”, he asserted.
Bongorlee, on the other hand, vowed that FAWUL has resolved to unanimously and jealously give protection to their political assets towards vices that experience the proclivity to undercut the improvement power of Liberia, including that such determination will probably be accomplished via a national-making processes, particularly throughout the 2023 Legislative and Presidential Elections in Liberia and shifting ahead.
He stated their newest determination is being prompted by way of what he refers to because the untold sufferings introduced upon the operating group of Liberia, particularly the Firestone staff throughout the entering impact of the Decent Work Act of 2015.
The Decent Work Act of 2015 stopped all concession corporations’ retirement pension part within the nation and provides attention simplest to the National Social Security and Welfare Cooperation (NASSCORP).
“This demeaning and non-human face law was also crafted by some corrupt public actors whom our people unknowingly voted to preside over national policy through their individual political decision-making process. It is this individual political decision-making process that the workers of Firestone represented by FAWUL have resolved to close door on it and then open a new door to a collective political decision-making process through their leadership as of today’s date onwards” He intimated.
Bongorlee phrases: “Our people will be guided with every step along the way to make a national decision as of today’s date and moving forward. Even though we will all go to the polls individually to make political decisions, we assure the people of Liberia that the decision that will be made by workers will be a collective decision comes 2023 to support a candidate or political party.”