Category Archives: Editorial

Why Corruption Persists in Liberia?

CORRUPTION IN LIBERIA remains hard to track down. It still persist as even ex-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf admitted. This is why some Liberians sometimes ask themselves the question, what really is responsible for endemic corruption in Liberia, and what can be done to minimize it.
IT CAN BE RECALLED THAT in her first inaugural address, Ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told Liberians that “corruption is public enemy number one, and that ‘we will confront it, we will fight it.” Unfortunately prior to leaving office she said corruption in Liberia is like a vampire. Read more

Stop Undermining Government’s Efforts

ONE OF THE HEINOUS crimes that some misguided Liberians residing overseas especially in the United States of America continue to commit against their own country, is although not limited to, launching propaganda against Government’s development initiatives.
THE LAST TIME that this phenomenon became more pronounced was in the early 1980s following the overthrow of President William R. Tolbert’s True Whig Party (TWP) administration
AFTER THAT CHANGE OF government the next thing that opponents of the Regime were set to do was to wage a propaganda campaign against the government of President Samuel Kanyon Doe designed to strangulate the new regime from getting any economic assistance from American government. Read more

Gov’t Reducing Tariffs is Essential

PRESIDENT GEORGE MANNEH Weah has mandated the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) to reduce the high tariffs imposed on certain basic commodities imported into the country. This, indeed, is a laudable gesture.
IT SHOWS THAT PRESIDENT Weah is truly a man of his words and a man that did not come to betray the confidence reposed in him by the Liberian people when they massively voted for him on the ticket of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) party in the country’s monumental General and presidential elections that took place on October 10, 2017 and in the December 7, 2017 presidential Rub-off election. Read more

X-Ray on Liberia’s Education System

THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION, Prof. D. Ansu Sonii did not mince his words when he said at the Ministry of Information Press briefing last Thursday that President George Manneh Weah has expressed significant interest in seeing that every Liberian child begin to learn skills to prepare them for the job market when they leave school.
ACCORDING TO PROF. SONII, he has been motivated to begin a nationwide assessment of the status of the country’s education system in every county, adding that his action was motivated by comments made sometimes ago by ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf while in office that the country’s educational system is the country’s is in a mess. Read more

Settling Land Disputes

RECENTLY THE WORLD BANK gave a grant of USD$5 Million to the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) to be used to ensure the transparent administration of land in Liberia, for which the LLA wasted no time in launching the Liberia Land Administration Project (LLAP).
OVER THE YEARS, THERE had been lots of complaints over the way land is acquired and disposed of in Liberia as many people thought there is no transparency when it comes to land issues in Liberia. There is always the issue of one individual land seller selling pieces of land either by lots or acres to more than one buyers thus creating conflicts. Read more

Pro-Poor Agenda Regime Remains Clean

SO FAR, THE ADMINISTRATION of Ambassador George Manneh Weah is keeping clean hands from some of the mess that were unavoidably inherited from the outgoing Unity Party (UP) led administration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf despite the robust stance the regime took against corruption in the country.
IT IS HIGHLY EXPECTED that President Weah lives up to his promise of zero tolerance against corruption. It is equally expected of President Weah not to listen to the noise in the market, concerning the Jonathan Paye-Layeleh isolated episode. Some critics are creating the impression that President Weah is playing double standards by giving press freedom with one hand and taking it away with the other hand. Read more

We Support Weah’s Pro-Poor Agenda

INDEED MANY OF our presidents come to power with slogans and phrases meant to support their development agendas or goals. In recent times many Liberians can remember President William V.S.V Tubman’s Open door and national Unification policy; President William R. Tolbert’s Total Involvement for Higher Heights, and President Samuel K. Doe Regime’s slogan, “In the cause of the People, the Struggle Continues”. Read more

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