Liberia: Nepotism Creeping into Central? Governor Promises Members of His Ethnic Group Employment with the Bank
MONROVIA – Mr. J. Alloysius Tarlue, Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), believes his ascendancy to the position is not based on his educational background, rather because he is a member of the Khran ethnic group. Tarlue’s pronounced plan to employ members of his ethnic group at the CBL is tantamount to nepotism. Mr. Tarlue was inducted as Executive Governor of the Central Bank in December 2019 after the resignation of Mr. Nathaniel R. Patray, III, who controversially resigned in October last year. “As I go the Central Bank, there would be a lot of obstacles, there’s an entrenched system – people been there for a long time and we have to break that clique in the system. If there’s any of our people [Grand Gedeans] who are educated, we’ll try to bring some of our people on board and we’ll also try to bring all Liberians on board because it’s the Central Bank of Liberia.” – J. Alloysius Tarlue, Executive Governor, Central Bank of LiberiaEmployment Amid Austerity?