Op-ed 

Morlu for president with focus on corruption

By Jefferson Kruah WASHINGTON, USA – In an exclusive video interview with The Bush Chicken, former Auditor General John S. Morlu, II discusses his intentions to run for president of Liberia in 2017 and his plans for the country. Morlu, who currently owns an accounting and auditing firm in Washington, DC, was head of Liberia’s General Auditing Commission from 2007 to 2011. During his time at the agency, he released more than 65 audits and gained a reputation as a strong crusader against corruption, often butting heads with President Ellen…

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Politics 

Legal luminary or legal buffoon?

Recently, in the wake of the hullabaloo that followed the death of Harry Greaves, Liberia’s Justice Minister went on the rampage threatening people with arrest, simply because they were pointing fingers at the government for the demise of Greaves. Clllr. Benedict Sannoh’s threat was the result of the media giving voice to citizens who are aggrieved and damned right frustrated with the inability of the Justice Ministry under his watch to logically convince Liberians about the earlier deaths of two prominent citizens – Cllr. Michael Allison and Victoria Zayzay. What…

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Op-ed 

Nepotism in Africa: Ellen accused to habored about17 family members in govt.

The Liberian Central Bank, in a controversial decision yesterday, appointed Charles Sirleaf as its interim governor. Charles, son of the country’s president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was formerly the deputy governor of the apex bank and he replaces John Mills Jones who stepped down as governor earlier. However, this latest appointment seems to support the idea harboured by some Liberians, that Ellen Johnson only appoints her family members to key posts in order to consolidate her presidency. In 2012, rivals in her ruling party accused her of nepotism. She allegedly had…

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Politics 

Congress for Democratic Change Respond To State Of Union

On Monday, January 25, 2016, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, consistent with Article 58 of our Constitution, provided the 53rd Legislature a report of the activities of Government. As a political institution, it behooves us to critically analyze the President’s report with the hope of supporting those initiatives which present opportunity for the amelioration of the lives of our people as well as to decipher the facts from the fiction, uncover the misrepresentation and to make suggestions on the way forward. We take this responsibility seriously and fear nothing in the…

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