Konneh’s Aide Rubbishes Report…Says Resignation Claim “Is A Mischief”

An aide to Finance and Development Planning Minister, Amara Konneh, has termed as complete “wickedness” recent report that the minister tendered in his letter of resignation to President Sirleaf.   Recently a local newspaper reported that Minister Konneh, Agriculture Minister Florence Chenoweth resigned their respective posts, and that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augustine Ngafuan was expected to follow suit.

But the aide to Minister Konneh emphatically pointed out that had he resigned, he would be the first person to know, stating, ‘If Amara had resigned, I would have been the first person to know.”

Furious over the report, the aide said, “This is wickedness; it is malicious and a complete mischief. As I speak to you he is working; this is not true; I tell you again, anything of that nature, I will know.”

Foreign Minister Ngafuan could not be reached for comment yesterday, as the Minister is said to be out of the country attending to official matters.

The newspaper that published the information quoted sources at the Executive Mansion that the two officials have sent in their resignations to President Sirleaf.

When contacted on the reported resignations of the two cabinet ministers, Presidential Press Secretary, JeronlinmickPiah, said, not to my knowledge, adding, “Absolutely not to my knowledge.”