Fraudsters are preying on people desperate for a better paid job and cabinet role in the incoming Unity Party government.
Some of these scammers are within the UP while others are outsiders making gainful use of the prevail state of uncertain as government transitions to new authorities.
They are collecting money and promising job seekers lucrative placement under the guise of being top party officials with closed proximity to the President-elect.
“Criminal minded individuals are using my name to solicit money from people in the name of promising them jobs,” UP National Chairman Luther Tarpeh said in a Facebook post on his official account.
“Please refrain from giving anybody money for jobs.”
Liberia operates an imperial presidency wherein the Head of State makes nearly all the appointments including town chiefs.
There are more than 500 senior level government jobs the new President will be nominating and appointing people with various qualifications to occupy at his well and pleasure.
In post conflict Liberia, the public sector has been the main source of employment.
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