Appearing on the Capitol FM breakfast show Wednesday, the CDC youth leader emphasized that it is unfair to the Liberian people, when those indicted for corruption would be awarded visa to travel abroad to amuse themselves.
Koijee indicated that the CDC is craving the indulgence of the US Government to consider the request of the party as individuals that contributed to the backwardness of the Liberian people usually travel to America to attend to personal matters.
“We are engaging the US embassy because it is the gate way to the international community; we want to ensure that all those involved in this saga must not be allowed to travel to America,” Koikee stated.
According to him, the “three days, 300” partisans hunger strike at the US embassy is a testimony to the international community that corruption in Liberia has transformed itself as a way of life, where the rich become richer and the poor get poorer.
At the same time, Koijee stated that the CDC wants amongst other things that officials implicated in the ongoing alleged corruption scandal to recuse themselves from their current positions while the prosecutorial process takes place.
“Enough is enough; we are tired of the widespread prevalence of endemic corruption in all sectors of the governance process, and have decided to take desperate measures in the interest of the state to promote the interest of democratic government,” he said.
The corruption report by the Britain-based Global Witness alleges that over $950,000 in bribes and other suspicious payments were made to top Liberian officials by the Britain-based Sable Mining Company and its Liberian lawyer, Varney Sherman.
According to the report, Sable Mining wanted to get the concession rights to Liberia’s Wologizi iron ore deposit.