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I see President Weah as being passive/negative. When he faces criticism he, too, becomes critical and negative. He does not respond as if he is in charge; he allows his subordinates around him to lead when he’s the leader; he doesn’t act on issues going on around him even if the sky may be falling; and he seems to have a tough time deciding on big issues so those around him with more active personalities take the lead. Op-ed 

George and Clar Weah are getting rich on the back of Liberia

    The Editor,   Why are some Liberians feeling so let down by President George Weah now? I have watched folks express so much anger at the President in the last week. Some have insulted him and others are even making threats. There’s a saying that one should not get mad at someone for being who they have always been. Instead, be upset with yourself for not coming to terms with it sooner. He has been showing his true colors and he is who he is, yet the majority…

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The president shall be elected by universal adult suffrage of registered voters in the Republic and shall hold office for a term of six years commencing at noon on the third working Monday in January of the year immediately following the elections. No person shall serve as President for more than two terms. Public Policy 

Pres. Weah Wants To Shorten Political Term limits

      Monrovia – When former President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson completed her second successive term of office last January, paving the way for her successor, George Manneh Weah to assume the mantle of authority as Liberia’s new head of state, it marked the first peaceful transfer of power in more than 70 years for Africa’s oldest republic. Now FrontPageAfrica is gathering that President Weah is planning to go a step further with a proposal on the table to reduce the presidential term limits from six years to five. The President,…

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However, none of these two documents and/or the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Report on Liberia, Country No. 18/172, provides information on how Liberia’s positive US $6M in 2006, declined to a $265M negative cash position at 2018. Liberia’s cash position is negative because of withdrawals. For example, even after printing new banknotes, beginning in 2016, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Administration withdrew US $75M from accounts held in banks located outside of Liberia, as per page # 11of the 2017 CBL Financial Statements. ($211M in 2016 minus $136M in 2017). Op-ed 

Central Bank in Red: Sirleaf and Weah Who’s telling the Truth

Central Bank in Red ($265m): Presidents Weah ($137m) and Sirleaf ($128m) By J. Yanqui Zaza  President George Weah, through the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Affairs, has submitted the 2019/2020 national budget to the Liberian Legislature and his government has also published the 2018/2019 Citizens Guide Budget, which includes $500M of Donors’ grants/loans. However, none of these two documents and/or the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Report on Liberia, Country No. 18/172, provides information on how Liberia’s positive US $6M in 2006, declined to a $265M negative cash position at…

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George Weah threatens critics: “you will not walk the streets freely”

    On the eve of the June 7 anti-government protest in Monrovia, President George Manneh Weah has warned citizens in the habit of publicly insulting and ridiculing him that he will no longer tolerate their actions Speaking when he dedicated a market in the Monrovia suburb of Duport Road in Paynesville on Thursday, June 6, 2019, President Weah [said] defied such individuals to continue their attacks on him. In a serious mood, President said: “Those that are constantly insulting the President. I want to [make this clear]. That after this,…

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The UN Envoy expressed commitment to working with the Liberian Government in achieving the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development. However, he noted that UN adheres strictly to its fiduciary standards to safeguard UN funds against misuse and integrity risks. Op-ed 

President Weah: Lead Or Get Out Of The Way

  By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh The late military-civilian dictator Samuel Kanyon Doe whom some hailed as their kind of guy for the toughness he showed in the face of mounting crisis during his 10-year stint as President of Liberia, is on my mind. Samuel Kanyon Doe is not on my mind because he is my favorite Liberian president; but because he led the nation during turbulent times that he either created or inherited with the office. As one who came to office with no stellar education credentials and the sophistication to…

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No later did it turn out to be set up for journalists who were now trapped and prevented from leaving the yard or the party headquarters. They were mercilessly flogged, on instructions from some party officials, who instructed that both local and international journalists be flogged and while in the process, their electronic equipments were destroyed. News Op-ed 

Who Is Advising President Weah?

  By Emmanuel Saingbe TO BE SUCCESSFUL, PRESIDENT WEAH MUST AVOID THE PITFALLS OF THE PAST   As President of Liberia, the first thing George Manneh Weah should always keep in mind is  he does not own Liberia. That is, President Weah should always keep separate what belongs to him as a person and what belongs to Liberia as a nation. And this is why all patriotic Liberians should continue to demand that President Weah publicly declare his assets. President Weah should also bear in mind to avoid the abuse…

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No later did it turn out to be set up for journalists who were now trapped and prevented from leaving the yard or the party headquarters. They were mercilessly flogged, on instructions from some party officials, who instructed that both local and international journalists be flogged and while in the process, their electronic equipments were destroyed. News Society Arts & Leisure 

President Weah keeps 2005 promise of threats against Journalists

  By: Staff writer Monrovia—Recently, a young journalist was mysteriously murdered, by unknown men, and I can’t help it, as thoughts of threats against journalists, made by then Ambassador George Oppong Weah, in 2005 keeps coming to mind as a flash back. During the campaign for the presidential runoff elections between the only two parties standing, CDC and UP, the then CDC standard bearer Mr. George Oppong Weah, went to Nimba County that year and gave his campaign address when he said; “To journalists, remember life is reciprocal, today is…

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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. Op-ed 

Liberia is Dying!

Subtle whining is being echoed by the people in certain quarters of Monrovia in regards to the lip service of the “pro-poor” leadership to deliver public goods and limit public bad. Just in less than two months contradictions are rearing their ugly heads in a somewhat unorthodox way, exposing the change mantra as a façade. It is so surprising to some that the new leadership has speedily degenerated in less than two months, in a way which has further exposed the political farce. Fresh from the electoral process, the people…

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President Weah were taking questions from reporters in the midst of dignitaries, I asked the visitor if the UN was willing to support efforts in Liberia to set up a war crimes court like it did in Sierra Leone News Politics 

Open Letter to PUL on the Media Climate in Liberia

    Mr. Charles Cuffey President Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) Clay Street, Monrovia Liberia Dear Mr. Cuffy, In these last few weeks the media in Liberia have been challenged in the line of their duties like we’ve seen before under the dictatorships of Samuel Doe in the 1980s and Charles Taylor in the 1990s. What was unique about attacks on the media and journalists over those periods was the threats came directly from the men occupying the highest office in the land. Newspapers and radio stations were accused of…

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To me, this action on the part of the minister is an insult to the Liberian masses. The average Liberian lives on less than US$1.00 a day. McGill's loan to acquire a mansion, sends a bad message to everyone and solidifies the notion that the only quick way to get rich is working for government. This action on the part of the Minister of state undermines the "Pro-poor Agenda" News 

Refussal to declare assets, two months in Pres. Weah building new mansion?

    Monrovia – Facing mounting questions about his reluctance to declare his assets or encourage newly-appointed members of his administration to do so, President George Manneh Weah is being heavily criticized in the wake of the demolition of his 9th Street home. Many Liberians have taken to social media to voice their anger that the President is undertaking a building project of his personal property without declaring his assets, especially in the backdrop of the government’s controversial pro-poor policy. Section 10.1 of the revised Code of Conduct referencing declaration…

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