Category Archives: Editorial

Why Rekindle Hopes for New Investments in Liberia

CERTAINLY THERE ARE many reasons that are eclipsed to the ordinary Liberian, why this country should be considered a paradise for new investors in the years ahead.
THE FIRST ELEMENT of hope is the democratic transition of government that saw the ushering in of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) administration, from a Unity Party (UP) led administration.
IT IS AN INDICATION that democracy and the freedom to choose is at work and that Liberians can objectively decide on changing their government in contrast to those African countries where dictatorship remains the order of the day. Read more

Cancelling Tenure Positions- A Rationale To Fast-Track National Development

THE PRESIDENT, HIS EXCELLENCY Dr. George Manneh Weah has recently submitted a bill to the National; Legislature that seeks to cancel all tenure positions, that is appointments in government that are normally out of the civil service regulations but for a specified period of years.
CRITICS HAVE BEEN QUICK TO label the President’s action as a ploy to exercise control over appointments that are international in terms of signing contracts and which requires specific qualifications that go through tender process, with a view to stamp out political s and interferences in the rendering of professional services. Read more

THE NEED FOR PEACE IS UNCOMPROMISING

THERE IS NO DOUBT that after sixteen years of fratricidal civil crisis in which over 250,000 people lost their lives, infrastructures were destroyed, thousands were displaced internally or took refuge in other countries, it is obvious that every Liberian should strive to sustain the prevailing fragile peace.
LIBERIANS WHO ARE craving for confusion and violence should therefore have a second thought, and reflect on the damage that war has inflicted on this country that past leaders are still repairing since the intervention of the Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement 15 years ago. Read more

Thanks Mr. President, For Powerful Decision

WHAT OFTEN RE-ECHOES in the minds of Liberians is President George Manneh Weah’s inauguration remark that he may not be good in making speeches but he will be making some of the best of decisions as President of Liberia.
THE DECISION MADE by President Weah to address the nation on the ongoing depreciation of the value of the Liberian dollar against the U.S dollar in the banking system and on the parallel market is long overdue. It came when many Liberians were almost tired of asking about when will President Weah speak on the exchange rate crisis that is in the Country? Read more

Mayor Koijee Serious On The Clean Monrovia City Focus

INITIALLY IT APPEARED AS A JOKE, when President George Manneh Weah and wife Madam Clar Marie Weah as well as the Monrovia city mayor Jefferson Tamba Koijee launched the Weah for Clean City initiative on the first Saturday of February, 2018 barely few days after his inauguration as President of Liberia.
TODAY THE RESPONSE OF RESIDENTS is very overwhelming, to the extent that Mayor Koijee is even providing a vacation job opportunity by encouraging residents to register in a voluntary Weah for Clean city Presidential Task force’. The Task Force is recruiting volunteers to clean the city ahead of the July 26 Independence Day celebrations for a stipend of US$50. Read more

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

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