Skip to main content

Liberia launches investigation into alleged rapes at More Than Me



The charity More Than Me runs 19 schools in Liberia. Photograph: Michel du Cille/Washington Post/Getty


Liberia’s government has announced an immediate investigation into More Than Me charity founded by Katie Meyler after allegations that a staff member raped girls in its care.
The information ministry said the government is “greatly concerned”. Liberians have expressed outrage after a report last week described the alleged sexual assaults at a branch of the More Than Me charity in the capital, Monrovia, by former staffer Macintosh Johnson, who died from an Aids-related illness in jail in 2016.
The charity was set up by Katie Meyler to help vulnerable girls, mainly from West Point, and runs 19 schools, teaching around 4,000 students.
Liberia’s education minister, Ansu Sonii, told the Associated Press the ministry has obtained all necessary documents for a “meticulous” investigation and asked the public to remain calm.
“The interests of the children count first,” he said. In a statement, a three-member committee of the charity’s board of directors said 36-year-old Meyler had taken a leave of absence until an independent audit requested by the organization was completed.
 The US government poured money into her charity.
“We fell short, and we are determined to learn all that we can from this painful chapter,” the statement said on Monday. The board’s chairman has resigned. The charity’s operations in Liberia will continue.
The advocacy group Liberia Feminist Forum said it was “deeply troubled by the horrid report”. It urged the government to immediately revoke the accreditation of More Than Me and place its 19 schools under other management.
For years the charity had been aware of sexual assault allegations.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Liberian Superstar Bucky Raw Is Currently Being Deported From The USA To Liberia

Liberian superstar, Bucky Raw who has been in jail since October 2017, for domestic violence charges, is currently being deported to his homeland, Liberia, for violating his parole, according to inside source.  The artist released a heartwarming letter to his fans few days ago, assuring them that he will be back very soon. Unfortunately, his return won't be in the manner expected.  To be continued.......

Former Liberian Artist Yung Muse Renounces Liberian Citizenship - Waving Nigerian Flag High On Social Media

It is unconfirmed if the SNG artist, Yung Muse has legally dropped his Liberian nationality, but one thing for sure, it is dropped off his social media page.  Yung Muse who is known for trying to sing and act like a Nigerian, is no longer waving his Liberian flag. On the artist Instagram page, he is waving the Nigerian flag high and there is no trace of his Liberian roots on his page.  It is very clear that he doesn't want to be identify as a Liberian. So be it. check out his Instagram page below. 




Domestic Violence Accusation: SB Records Worldwide Pulls The Plug on Signing Buck Raw

Bucky Raw's negotiation with SB RECORDS WORLDWIDE did not go through when Domestic Violence advocates reached out to the record label, speaking against the message this deal would send to victims of domestic violence.  According to company members, the CEO and managers are against domestic violence and in support of women rights. The CEO and management of SB Record Worldwide has decided to pull the plug on the negotiation and signing of Bucky Raw.  According to the CEO, Mr. Bassirou, "women should be treated as princesses and queens, and for this reason, he will not support anything against women's rights."