The two authoritative sources that I have just given do not make competence or integrity of relatives an exception to the definition. Therefore, those who are saying that the appointment of relatives who are competent and have integrity falls outside the definition of nepotism are wrong. Unless they write their own dictionaries, they have to accept the current definition of nepotism. Except for monarchies, like Kingdoms and empires, where countries are ruled by families, nepotism is wrong everywhere, especially in democratic countries such as ours. Nepotism is wrong because it is an abuse of power. It provides a situation where the best jobs in a country are occupied by relatives of public officials. It deprives better qualified citizens who are not relatives of public officials of opportunities for employment. A nepotistic leader promotes patronage, opportunism and sycophancy as avenues for employment. In an atmosphere where nepotism prevails, honest patriots and nationalists are deprived of opportunities for employment because they are not prepared to stoop so low. Nepotism therefore is a dangerous and very serious corrupt practice because it has the tendency to promote corruption and mass unemployment. Public Policy 

Nwabudike Nbudusi at LACC: Liberia Bar President Calls on Senate to reject George Weah’s bills

  By Taisiah K. Merfee The President of the Liberia National Bars Association Cllr. Taiwan Gongloe wants members of the National Legislature to reject bills emanating from President George Weah desk, which seeks to give the Anti-Corruption Commission prosecutorial powers. Cllr. Gongoloe further added, saying that the Senate should not approve any budget allocation to the LACC, because its chairperson lied to the Supreme Court by declaring himself as a citizen of the Republic of Liberia. The LNBA President stressed, the powers of the Liberian people is invested in the…

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