…Tailor Union’s Official
By Alloycious David
Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has dropped all criminal charges against Rajan M. Kromah, Secretary General of Liberia National Tailors, Textiles, Garments and Allied Workers Union (LNTTGAWU).
On September 27, 2012, LNTTGAWU’s board alleged that Kromah and the Union’s President, Saah Taylor misapplied US$ 93, 000 collected from its members as dues and government taxes.
The organization’s board in a letter to LACC former President Francis Johnson Allison requested the LACC to probe Kromah’s alleged misused of the money.
Following months of investigation, LACC on August 15, 2017 cleared Kromah of all criminal charges.
LACC Vice Chairperson Cllr. J. Augustine Toe in a letter addressed to Kromah said “our investigation into a complaint filed against you on September 27, 2012 by the Board of Directors of the Liberia National Tailors, Textiles, Garments and Allied Workers Union found no wrong doing on your part.”
An investigative clearance served Kromah under the signatures of Cllr. Toe and Aaron Henry Aboah, LACC Program Manager for Enforcement said that the investigation findings showed that as Secretary General of the Union, acting alongside the President, Mr. Saah Taylor, signed four sewing contracts on behalf of the union.
The contract, according to the clearance, included a 2012 Government of Liberia Inaugural Program sewing contract valued at US$ 56, 460 and a Malawian President’s visit sewing contract on 25th April 2012 at the value of US$6, 460.
Other contracts Kromah and the President signed were Sierra Leonean President’s visit sewing contract on 8th May 2012, at the value of US$ 2,715 and the Liberia Scout Association Uniform Memorandum of Understanding was entered into in early May 2012 at 22, 500.
LACC said its investigation also established that article 38 of LNTTGAWU’s Constitution Says any union member or tailoring establishment, who seeks letter of recommendation from the union to secure sewing contract, shall pay five percent into the organization account.
“In view of the aforementioned, the investigation herewith clears Mr. Rajan M. Kromah of all criminal charges and refers to the Liberia National Tailors, Textiles, Garments and Allied Workers Union for the enforcement of its Constitution,” the clearance said.