abraham dillion Public Policy 

Light and Darkness cannot Cohabitate – Ten Contradictions and why Sen. Abe Darius Dillon should return his 15k 

  By Martin K. N. Kollie  Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon and pro-ADD apologists are asking, “Why should ADD return his 15k?” It is a form of mockery for ADD to even post on his Facebook page “Return it Vs. Don’t return it”. Since a few of you are asking “Why should ADD return it”, here are reasons:  Senator Dillon said he was only going to accept a salary in full sum of only US$5,000. This was what he said in August 2019, “Any amount over $5,000 will be…

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samuel doe getty images Op-ed 

Liberia Reflections: How Doe Became a Dictator

When Master Sergeant Samuel Doe burst onto the political scene in 1980, he put an end to the standoff between President William R Tolbert and the young progressives who were seeking an end to the century-old political oligarchy. Samuel K Doe was a shy soldier, from the bottom of the army. He did not know much about politics and could hardly read his speeches. He brought into his first cabinet the progressists and put them in charge of key ministerial positions. But the honeymoon did not last. Very soon all…

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Weah: “What was damaged during the 14 years of civil war,” he said, “cannot be fixed in a day’s time. This government is focused on rehabilitating Liberians whose lives were damaged. I want you not to join those who are undermining the country through protests. Join me to rebuild the country.” As part of his development plans, President Weah said the government was exerting efforts to change the lives of Liberians, by building concrete homes in place of the huts they have been living in over so many decades. Public Policy 

Journalist leaders write U.S Congress: Corruption & mysterious deaths in Weah’s CDC govt

    By Socrates Smythe Saywon, Sr.   Monrovia – The Congress for Democratic Change (DCD) government under the leadership of President, George Manneh Weah, is facing serious allegations of widespread corruption. The systematic corruption has claimed the attention of Liberians both at home and in the diaspora. Political pundits are also disenchanted with the CDC-led administration and are calling on Liberia’s international partners, most especially the United States government to investigate the Weah administration systematic corruption allegation. Owing to the wide-speared of corruption, three former leaders of the Press…

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‘Greed, Wickedness Undermining Liberia’s Image’ -Pearl Brown Bull

  By Mae Azango MONROVIA — A Liberian clergywoman and lawyer, Rev. Cllr. Dr. Pearl Browne Bull, says the image and prosperity of Liberia are under threat as a result of greed for money and wickedness. Delivering her sermon at Liberia’s oldest church, the Providence Baptist Church in celebration of its 200 years of existence, Rev. Cllr. Bull acknowledged that a country with a great Christian history such as Liberia stands on the verge of collapse if wickedness and greed for selfish wealth accumulation remain the order of the day. According…

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CENTAL wants independent investigations into Kiano Gbala’s corruption allegations

  By Socrates Saywon The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia [CENTAL] wants issues of corruption dealt with in the country, efficiently and according to the law. According to CENTAL upon learning of the corruption saga at the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission or LACC, it reached out to the Commission to inquire about claims and counterclaims raised by the parties including, but not limited to, unlawful salary payments, unaccountability of cash advances received, purchase of Government property, amongst others pertinent issues, but is yet to get clear cut answers…

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With Kiano Gbala’s appointment at LACC, Weah has no intention of fighting Corruption in Liberia

By Socrates Saywon The Liberian President George Weah’s appointment of Kiano Gbala to the LACC has met criticisms in several quarters amidst corruption allegations of the nominee. Weah is being criticized by civil society organizations including the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia [CENTAL], and political observers for the recent allegations of sleaze allegedly committed by the Commission’s Vice Chairman, Kiano Bai Gbala, who has been named as the acting Director of the integrity organization. Gbala, who replaced Ndubuisi Nwabudike last week as Chairman have been in news for…

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beownie samukai /smart news Politics 

With Supreme Court Ruling Samukai May Not be Seated as Lofa Senator

By Socrates S. Saywon, Sr. Monrovia – Former Defense Minister Brownie Samukai is having a string of challenges to have his certification ceremony as the winner of the December 8, 2020, midterm senatorial election conducted by the National Elections Commission in Lofa County that is mixed with politics and legality, the debates are everywhere in the country and on social media: what should have or what should not. Before his participation in the senatorial election, the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Justice charged Samukai with the crime of corruption…

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Even in their desperation for a bit of good news as they have drowned in a cesspool of bad narratives created by themselves, must they manufacture such a BLACK LIE about Weah's and his disreputable presidency? A president that is doing well by his people doesn't need public relations, his people will invariably be his PROs. They will echo his good news wide and loud. Can you guys stop this Hilarious Nonsense for a moment! News 

Frustrations mount against George Weah led government as hard-times grip citizens amidst high level corruption

  By Socrates S. Saywon   The CDC led Weah government has placed zero efforts in the fight against corruption, according to various reports this writer has seen. The administration of George Weah has been in power for over three years since taking over from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2017, yet Liberians and the nation have not felt the economic impact or any improvements in their lives, and with three years in his regime, the country has less to celebrate. According to reports, the economic situation has worsened beyond imagination,…

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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 

Progressive Forces Cornered Weah To Accept Nwabudike’s Letter of Resignation

  By Socrates Smythe Saywon   Monrovia – Former Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission [LACC] Chairman Cllr. Ndubusi Nwabudike according to a LACC source resigned finally due to massive pressure from Liberian progressive forces, including Bar President Cllr Tiawon Gongloe and the left leaning campus based Vanguard Student Unification Party, or (SUP). After several weeks of advocacies against Nwabudike by the progressive class calling on his immediate resignation and departure from the agency, due to president Weah’s refusal, to fire the Nigerian national who falsified Liberian documents for his citizenship, Cllr. Tiawon…

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musa bility Op-ed 

Open Letter: Musa Bility must resign as Chair of Liberty Party and solve his “corruption cases”

  An Open Letter to: Rev. Dr. Abba G. Karngar, (Father of Senator, Nyonblee Karngar Lawrence) Message: Kindly ask his daughter, Sen. Karngar, for Musa Bility to resign and solve his “corruption cases”   Dear Rev. Dr. Abba G. Karngar, I extend my sincere gratitude to you for serving the Liberian people over the years.  Sir, we organized the Friends of Brumskine so that we can help our country governance system to be viable and have the characteristics of sustainable development virtues respecting the rule of law, good governance and…

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