-In Dilemma Or On Track?
President George Manneh Weah of Liberia ought to do his utmost not to repeat the same mistake that Ex-Ivorian leader President Laurent Gbagbo made during his days in office, in turning his back on western countries mainly France and the United States throughout his first presidential mandate.
By doing so, President Gbagbo, a socialist whose political party, the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) whose ideas are modeled on socialist line, thereby created a platform of mistrust between his government and the west, notably France and the United States as he never dared visit neither France nor the United States while in power. Read more
Category Archives: Politics
-In Dilemma Or On Track?
-Who Becomes Next Vice President?
Whatever the outcome of Sierra Leone’s Presidential Run-off elections between the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) of ex-Central Bank Governor and Ex-Foreign minister Dr. Samura Kamara, and the main opposition party candidate ex-junta leader Julius Maada Bio’s Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) will be when Sierra Leoneans go to the polls on March 27, 2018, what is crystal clear is that a Sierra Leonean Fulah, most probably of Guinean descent will be elected the country’s next Vice President. Read more
-War Crimes Suspects In Worry
-Liberians Want TRC Recommendations Implemented
Perhaps, those who think that recommendations of the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) have gone into the wastebasket and could never be retrieved are generating miscalculated results.
Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf failed to fully implement recommendations of the TRC; although she is amongst those who have been indicted for various responsibilities during Liberia’s 14 year civil war.
However, As the Public Agenda Reports, calls are on the increase for Pres. Weah to fully implement the TRC recommendations which also call for the prosecution of those who bear greatest responsibilities during the war.
The latest call has come from Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) to ensure that the current regime implements the recommendation to end the culture of impunity in Liberia. Read more
-Issues Presidential Ultimatum To Former Officials
Perhaps, those who think that President George Manneh Weah is too soft and lacks the political will to make things happen rapidity, and are trying to use his patience to ignore presidential instructions must have a second thought.
Recently, prior to his three-Nation trip, Pres. Weah urged all former officials to release government vehicles in their possession; some have reportedly responded to the mandate yet others are refusing or defying the orders.
But it appears that time is not in their favor and further delay could cost them much as the President has issued what could be considered a final ultimatum to turn over all government vehicles still in their possession. Read more
-Judges Reduced To Mere Commodities
-Cllr. Gongloe Makes Observation
It is becoming alarming that integrity amongst members of the Liberian Judiciary is speedily dissipating; many citizens, particularly ordinary people, have lost while others are losing confidence in the justice system of the country.
Perhaps annoyed by the situation, a veteran Human Rights advocate, Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe, has observed that bribery reduces a public servant, such as a judge or magistrate, to “a mere commodity that can be purchased by the highest bidder.” Read more
-CDCians, Collaborators Smell “Monkey Works Baboon Draws”
Despite three-time release of lists of nominees, some including known members of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), there is a huge dissension amongst partisans and collaborating parties who think the new president must be battling voodoo spell which they claim is robbing the president his sense and gratitude and using him against people who deserve job preference in Government. The Public Agenda got several calls from CDC inner circle and from collaborating political parties who were unanimous in their view that Weah’s government formation process is ignoring individuals who put their necks on the chopping board to get the CDC victory. Read more
-Pres. Weah Sounds Caveat
It is perhaps, still too early to measure the candor or dishonesty of Liberia’s new President, George Manneh Weah to combat the endemic culture of fraud and waste in the public sector which characterized the operations of the former regime.
On January 22, 2018, Ambassador Weah was sworn in as the 25th President of Liberia; although some say, he is the 24th President; however, this disagreement is yet to be settled by Liberian historians who are trying to provide clarity on the matter. Read more