The tough talking Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism(MICAT), Lewis Brown , has asserted that the opposition political community (politicians) is “struggling to find itself” after the just ended Presidential and Legislative Elections.
Mr. Brown did not elaborate.
Speaking when he appeared on the 5050 Talk Show on Sky FM, Minister Brown said the opposition political community was in transition.
Quizzed as to whether he sees prospect for the opposition political community, the MICAT boss pointed out that Liberia’s politics is personality driven and must be changed.
According to him, Liberia’s politics must be driven by ideas and rather than individuals.
He added that followers of political institutions must be encouraged to embrace a politics that is driven by ideas and rather than individuals.
But he made no specific reference to any political institution in his assertion.
At same time, the tough talking Information Minister admitted that his appointment and subsequent confirmation by the Liberian Senate was a “favor” by President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf.
Minister Brown, a former fierce critic of the President and her government, said the “favor” by the President allows him the opportunity to practice what he preached.
The comments by Mr. Brown fueled public perception that appointments by the President, especially cabinet post are done on the basis of cronyism.
It also stemmed from criticisms that officials of government are misplaced and given portfolio they are not equal to.
Mr. Brown said he now has the opportunity, not just to condemn, but to be constructive.
However, he averred that he will not be a praise singer like past information ministers.
“I am a team player now; I am the deputy captain of this team,” Minister Brown amongst things added.