Lawmaker Sounds ‘SOS’: Liberia on the Brink, Fragile Peace Threatened By Oil Corruption, Nepotism and Proxy Presidency
TRANSCRIPT OF PRESS CONFERENCE
REPRESENTATIVE EDWIN SNOWE
OF THE LIBERIAN NATIONAL LEGISLATURE
THE OIL CRONYISM AND PROXY PRESIDENCY
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press, Good Afternoon!
Today, in fulfillment of my obligation to my District and the Liberian people as well as in defense of my reputation, I’ve come to address this press conference regarding a range of National as well as personal issues.
Over the last few months, there have been claims and counter claims
between the Legislative and Executive Branches of our Government with specific reference to the administration of the Oil and Gas Sector by the National Oil Company of Liberia, (NOCAL). Of late, the Liberian people have read articles and listened to accusations and character assassination; in particular, a talk show aired on a radio station owned by the Vice President for Communications of NOCAL, against members of the National Legislature.
Against this background, I’ve come today to defend and protect my character and to elevate the public debate surrounding activities at NOCAL.