On Monday Liberian president George Weah suspended his Junior press minister for fueling ethnic tension in the country.
Weah suspended Eugene Fahngon over comments that a call for a big anti-government demonstration on June 7 was engineered by the so-called ” Congo Liberians”. or descendants of freed slaves who returned from the united states to create African first Independent republic.
Weah, who overcame childhood poverty to become an international footballer legend, is not from this class, which has dominated polities in liberian for 170 years.
Weah and his government were “committed to a one country, one people policy with zero tolerance on divisive politicking or tribalism” a statement said.
“i will not go the june 7 demonstration”, Fahngon had said on Facebook. it is the Congo people who are behide the June 7 demonstration”
The US embassy on Monday said it was “Concerned by recent made in various forums which could impede liberian’s progress
“Those who promote through their words or deeds a Congo- Country divided do not have liberian best interests or that of their constituents at heart, but rather appear motivated by personal ambitions or fears”‘ a statement said