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Amara Konneh Lobbies Boakai for Finance Ministry

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By Festus Poquie

Gbarpolu County Senator Amara Konneh prefers working in the Executive branch of government than the legislature where his people voted him to serve for nine years.

Amara pleaded with President-elect Joseph Boakai to serve in his cabinet as minister of Finance and Development Planning, after the 79-year-old leader was announced winner of the 2023 presidential elections.

Boakai immediately rebuked  the former Finance Minister telling him it would be a complete let down of his People should he relegate their trust and loyalty to lead their county for a cabinet job, people privy to the conversation told the Oracle News Daily.

“The Old man advised him not to tell people about his Finance ministry preference as it could diminish his standings.”

Amara credits himself for Boakai’s electoral triumphant on the basis of arrow heading a so-called situation room that coordinated vote counting and tally for the opposition Unity Party Alliance.

The Johnson Sirleaf era Finance Minister is talking the incoming administration into cutting public sector jobs and merging government agencies to generate savings for spending on infrastructure projects and other social services programs.

Konneh phone could not connect for comments. He is currently in the United States interceding for Boakai with multilateral financial institutions and US government agencies.

“Heading home to Pennsylvania on the Amtrak Train after a productive week in cold Washington, DC working for country,” he said in a post on his official Facebook account.

“Busy week ahead – next week- for Liberia’s President-Elect Joseph Boakai in Washington, DC: State & Treasury Departments, the US Mission to the UN, MCC, IMF, World Bank, Corporate Council on Africa, and the US Institute of Peace including congressional & senior policy leaders – all successfully lined up for informal discussions about a new strategic direction in Liberia-US partnership.”

 

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