Citing corruption and a lack of development, there are growing calls among Liberia’s diaspora for the resignation of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Some argue Liberia has become a failed state under her leadership. They say that after nine years in office, her government has failed to build a workable national healthcare system. Critics say this failure is responsible for the government’s poor handling of the Ebola outbreak.
A senior government official, who preferred to remain anonymous, said the government was presently focused on the Ebola crisis and that anyone who has a problem with the government should wait for the next election.
But Seyon Nyanwleh, Secretary-General of the Movement of Liberians Against Corruption, countered that Liberians cannot afford to wait one more day.