Muslim Group Complains Of Exclusion In Ellen New Appointment

The Consortium of Civil Society Group has congratulated President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for appointing twenty-seven (27) prominent citizens of Liberia in National Government.

According to the group through its Secretary General, Amara S. Kamara and Mohammed D.K. Kanneh; Chairman of the consortium, prior to the appointment of these people, the President said during her cabinet shake-up that, she will appoint people base on gender balance and religious balance.

The group said surprisingly, the President’s recent appointment do not have a Muslim on the list. “We feel that this is unacceptable, undemocratic and unconstitutional. Muslims of Liberia have always and continue to be discriminated and marginalized by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf from 2005 up to now,” the group said.

“According to Dr. Edward Liberty of LIGIS, he said that, LIGIS report put Muslims at the amount of 600,000 people in Liberia. However, as for us, we believe that the Muslim population is more than 1, 500,000 people in Liberia.”

The group said, looking at the voting population of 2011 election, there were many Muslims who voted for the re-election of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf within the 2011 general and Presidential elections.

“Finally, we are calling on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to please appoint Muslims within her cabinet shake-up.”

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