Analysis By Sherman C. Seequeh
The stings of poverty, underdevelopment and backwardness facing Liberia require the leadership of the day to think—and to act—outside of the box. Business as usual—doing the same thing over and over while the remedy is farfetched and expecting a different result—is folly.
Bequeathing our resources to multilateral and transactional companies for peanuts and committing the peanuts to servicing our huge national development agenda has not paid off for 171 years. Read more
Analysis By Sherman C. Seequeh
The Acting Director General of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority has reemphasized Liberia’s position for the sustainable use of marine resources, particularly whales, as opposed to the conservation of whales.
Augustine M. Manoballah indicated that the Country’s position to support the sustainable consumption of whales at the just ended 67th session of the International Whaling Commission was informed by Goal 14 of the Sustainable Development Goals which requires all to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. Read more
-Name Senator of the year
There would have been no joyous moment for Cllr. Senator Varney Sherman of Grand Cape Mount County in the month of September 2018, rather than Friday September 14, 2018 when the Pro-tempore of the Liberian Senate, Albert Chie of Grand Kru County, named him Senator of the year climaxing the closure of the first Session of the 54th Legislature. Read more
-Big Names Roll for Investigation
Liberians across the country are puzzled over news that a colossal amount of sixteen billion Liberian dollars contained in containers at the Freeport of Monrovia, for the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) is the talk of the town around Monrovia.
According to reliable sources, the money was printed abroad to be infused into the Liberian economy to help bring down the continued devaluation of the Liberian dollar, ordered by the previous government of ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Read more
The Director General of the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (LEITI), Hon. Gabriel Nyenkan has clarifies erroneous reports circulating over Liberia’s suspension from the Germany based parent body, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives, (EITI).
He added that that the action to suspend Liberia until the report for 2016 is published was taken on September 4, 2016 and he took over as head of LEITI in March 2018, which clearly shows that failure to publish the report for which Liberia was suspended should be shifted to the past government of ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as we took over in 2018. Read more
-To Implement the Land Rights Law
The Executive Director of the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) Mr. Stanley Toe has appealed to the government of Liberia and the donor community to render support to the authority to facilitate the implementation of Liberia’s land rights law. Read more
-After a Successful Workers Elections
The Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia (FAWUL), Ad-hoc Elections Commission has officially submitted its report to the Ministry of Labour.
The commission was constituted recently by a Special Presidential Committee comprised of the Ministries of Labour, Justice and Liberia National Police (LNP) working alongside with stakeholders to conduct a Union Workplace Representation Elections in Firestone, in an effort to resolve constant conflicts between the Management and workers of the company. Read more