Senator Gble-Gbo Brown Wants Elections for Superintendents

The passage of the act is being challenged by the some Senators, who called on Thursday, May 3, for the version sent in by members of the Lower House to be amended. The House of Representatives is calling for superintendents, commissioners and town chiefs to be elected.

    Monrovia –The Local Government Act, along with several other bills, has lingered in the corridors of the Legislature for a long while now with hope that one day they will be passed into law by members of the legislature. The Local Government Act is aimed at decentralizing the Liberian government’s operations. The passage of the act is being challenged by the some Senators, who called on Thursday, May 3, for the version sent in by members of the Lower House to be amended. The House of Representatives is…

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Media under assault in Liberia, Koigee attacks FPA editor

And this latest outburst from Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee against journalist Rodney Sieh, appears to signal what some have described as growing intolerance on the part of this government in regard to freedom of expression

    Barely a month after President George M. Weah branded British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) stringer Jonathan Paye-Layleh as “one of those who were against” his peace advocacy, Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Koijee, has upped the ante, with a blistering attack on the  Managing Editor of the FrontPage Africa newspaper in Monrovia.Mr. Koijee is one of the staunch (loyal) members of the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and also Youth League chair of CDC. Mayor Koijee lambasted Rodney D. Sieh for what he termed as unprofessional attacks on the…

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Charles Bright’s appointment Ruffling International Feathers

The President then mandated all heads of autonomous agencies of government, public corporations and state-owned enterprises are mandated to fully cooperate with my above-named advisor and provide him with any and all information, documents and support requested.

  Report by Rodney D. Sieh Monrovia, FPA – Dr. Fred van der Kraaij, a retired career Dutch diplomat and author says the world must pay keen attention to Liberia following the elevation last week of Mr. Charles Bright to a full Cabinet-level position in the George Weah-led government. The world must watch closely what’s happening in Liberia, former European Union diplomat issues caution after elevation of former Charles Taylor’s ally to cabinet-level post  A letter from President Weah dated March 8, 2018 bestowed unlimited power and access to the…

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Will President Weah ever declare his assets, now?

While President Weah has appointed most of his side friends to lucrative positions in the public sector, similarly, VP Jewel Howard Taylor has influenced the appointment of her family relations and her close associate, Mobutu V. Nyenpan to another lucrative position in the government. The government is fast turning into a club of friendship. Both VP Jewel Howard Taylor and President Weah are turning the new administration into a Club based on FRIENDSHIP.

  President Weah, your compliance with the LACC means a lot The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has challenged President-elect George Weah to take the lead in declaring his assets as he takes over the country next Monday. Our Reporter Alvin Worzi, in the Jan. 17th edition of this newspaper, quoted Acting Chairman Augustus Toe of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) emphasizing that it is important that the President-elect tells the Liberian people his financial worth upon taking office. Chairman Toe added that President Weah’s declaration will encourage other officials to…

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Zambia: Citing corruption foreign minister resigns

I HAVE RESIGNED There comes a time in a person’s life when it becomes necessary to die to self for the good of others and if not for that reason, at least to stand for one’s cherished ideals and values. I have just dropped my resignation letter as Foreign Affairs Minister with President Edgar Lungu – a position I have cherished and held for over 4 years. I have taken my decision to resign as Foreign Affairs Minister with a heavy heart but quite succinctly with a clear and resolved…

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Legacy: How Corruption Ruined the Legacy of the Johnson Sirleaf

No one could have predicted on January 16, 2006, the day the Ellen Johnson Administration came to power that ten years later, it would arguably be the most corrupt in my country’s history. Surveys based upon citizens’ perception regularly name the country as the most corrupt in Africa. Going beyond anecdotal evidence of corruption from the perception of citizens, the worsening economic conditions brought about by Ebola and exogenous factors such as volatility in commodities markets that have seen drastic slashes in the prices of the nation’s two (rubber and…

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Pres. Addo: Africans are not beggars, wants trade not aid

Africa should move beyond aid handouts that have failed to bring growth and prosperity and move to an era of mutual respect with Western countries, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana said. Akufo-Addo made this known in a speech to the Royal African Society. He said aid to his nation from donor countries was unsustainable and harmful to both sides.”We do not want to remain the beggars of the world, we do not want to be dependent on charity,” he said in a speech in London, setting out a vision for…

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Cllr. Brumskine respond to Amb Greenfield: 10% have rights

  Press Release As Liberians experience an unprecedented legal case which seeks redress for election grievances through the law rather than the barrel of the gun, many are fast becoming fatigued by the legal process. This is understandable because we have not experienced such a process, neither have our civic stamina been so tested. What is not understandable are remarks attributed to former US Ambassador to Liberia, Dr. Linda Thomas Greenfield, which gives the impression that the legal case is a letdown to Liberians and it has been led by…

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In Defense of Education: Yes, Da Book We Will Eat

This election seem to have unearthed questions and some unsettling doubts. Liberia has now become fertile ground for debate and conflicting views on the value of education. Are we so far behind as a country that the most important foundation upon which to build our country has now fallen under attack? Are we so confused as a people that we now shun what we once held priceless? We now live in a knowledge-based century where increasingly the development of a country is linked to knowledge and information and the skills…

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Tikpi: Meet the Pan African opposition leader shaking up Togo’s politics

Tikpi Atchadam, the head of the Panafrican National Party (PNP), comes from Togo’s north, where leaders have traditionally supported the regimeThe residents of Togo’s coastal capital, Lome, are used to seeing supporters of veteran political opposition leader Jean-Pierre Fabre pounding the streets in protest. But the opposition had never succeeded in coming together as it did this week, when a tide of humanity turned out against President Faure Gnassingbe and his government. Not until Tikpi Atchadam, the head of the Panafrican National Party (PNP), emerged on the scene, joining his…

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