Matrix for Decentralizing Political Power In Liberia

By Bai M. Gbala, Sr. Throughout the 167-year history of our nation, administrative, economic and political power had been and is rigidly centralized, controlled and dispensed from the Republic of Monrovia, Montserrado County, preserved under the doctrine of the Unitary System. This System was duly passed into law and enshrined in our Constitution, the Nation’s organic law. Also, the 167-year history was, and is, characterized by dissent, protests, up-risings and sporadic armed hostilities, due to iron-fisted, dictatorial rule by the very few – political tyranny, systematic denial of human dignity,…

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