Four civil society organisations (CSOs) in Liberia say the country is gradually slipping into anarchy following the reporting of several mysterious deaths.
It is understood that political actors, including public servants at Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) such as the Assistant Commissioner for Internal Audit, Albert Peters, and Taxpayers Services Manager, Gifty Asmah-Lama, died mysteriously.
Mr Peters and Ms Lama were reportedly found dead in a car on Broad Street on 02 October, 2020.
The Centre for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL), Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD), Naymote Partners for Democratic Development (NAYMOTE-Liberia), and Accountability Lab Liberia called on the government to address the matter.
‘We fear that the country is gradually slipping into anarchy and therefore call on the government and international community particularly the Embassy of the United States of America, the European Union and other international partners to intervene’, CENTAL Executive Director, Anderson Miamen, said.
He said such mysterious deaths were instilling fear in citizens and have the propensity to undermine investors’ confidence in Liberia.
The CSOs called on President George Weah to take serious action.
‘We strongly encourage the government to do more to protect the fundamental human rights of all citizens and residents of Liberia, especially their rights to life and free movement’, Miamen noted.
Source: Front Page Africa
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