President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says some of the business people involved in the ongoing protest by a group of entrepreneurs are part of the problem because they are bent on hoarding the United States Dollars and blaming government for not helping to remedy the situation they are faced with.
The Liberian leader made the statement last Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Roberts International Airport following her return home from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where she had gone to participate in the just ended 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, which she described as ‘good’. According to an Executive Mansion press release, President Johnson-Sirleaf will hold an Economic Management team meeting to address concerns raised by some business people in the country. She however expressed concerns over the protest by some members in the business community, but was quick to note that some of the people involved in the protest were also part of the problem because according to her some of the very business people who even closed their shops and stores in protest were engaged in hoarding the U.S dollars. The Liberian leader has assured the public that the recent technical problem at the Robert International Airport (RIA) has been adequately addressed to avoid problems that could cause delay to flights, among others. The President was met upon arrival by senior government officials including Justice Minister, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, acting Foreign Minister and a host of others.