Human Rights Watch
Liberian Civil Conflict
Liberia's Ugly Past
The Liberian Economy
In The U.S.
The Case Against Dual Citizenship Law In Liberia
The Immorality, Unethicality and Unconstitutionality of Nepotism: An Open Letter to Mr. Abraham Darius Dillon
Brief History of Tarpeh and Tappita City
By: Abraham M. Attoh
Being an Auditor General is far beyond mere education and professional credentials, which the new Auditor General Kilby has demonstrated he lacks. It is about Integrity, which also the new Auditor General does not have. Robert L. Kilby continues to feed the public misinformation.
The Case for Dual Citizenship and Overseas Voting Rights for the Liberian Diaspora
By J. Patrick Flomo
The question of dual citizenship is a "win-win" game for Liberia; as such, the receptivity of the Diaspora's pleas to the people of Liberia should be seen as a positive for both Liberia and the Diaspora, and as vitally important to our prosperity. Dual citizenship gives the Diaspora an unfettered fresh start and a fair chance to continue nourishing their affinity for the motherland in business, economics, education, healthcare etc.
The persistence of Silence & impunity
We the Aggrieved and Concerned Employees of the General Auditing Commission (ACE) are pleased to bring to the attention of the President of the Republic of Liberia and Honorables of the National Legislature, reportable violations of extant laws and regulations and financial wrongdoings committed by the Auditor General, Robert L. Kilby, just within the period of three (3) months after assuming the position of Auditor General.
Is The Auditor General of Liberia Dishonest?
Nepotism Was Wrong Yesterday And Is Wrong Today
Illegally dismissed staff of the General Auditing Commission are demanding the immediate removal of disgraced Auditor General Robert Kilby on grounds that he lacks integrity and the requisite professional competence to manage the Commission.
Advocacy and Anti-corruption
Keynote Speech by: John S. Morlu, II
I want to thank you for the introduction. I also want to thank the Chairmen and the CDC leadership for selecting me to be the keynote speaker on this important occasion, an occasion that represents a new beginning to put CDC on the path of assuming national leadership in 2017. I believe CDC electing Mr. Solo as National Chairman and Mr. Tukpah as CDC USA Chairman will put CDC in good stead come 2014 and 2017, as both men are smart, committed, level headed, and willing to reach out to as many Liberians as possible.
Liberia, Shed No Tears for Taylor
By Benedict Nyankun Wisseh
Not too long ago in May, in The Hague, Holland, former president Charles Taylor was convicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) for war crimes committed in Sierra Leone. This marks the first time an African president, former or sitting, has been tried and convicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes committed in a civil war in another African country.
How Costly is the Controversial Act to Fund Political Parties?
Plenyono Gbe Wolo
The Practice of Diplomacy & the Balance of Power
Should the Draft Budget Be Approved As Is (The A-Z Challenges)?
(AN OPEN LETTER TO THE NATIONAL LEGISLATURE)
From: R. Tombekai Senwah
The National Draft Budget, presently before your honorable body for Review and Approval, has generated enormous public interest. Our International Partners and the Liberian public are watching to see if due diligence will be accorded this historic (Liberia's first Medium Term Expenditure Framework budget) task.
By Ezekiel Pajibo
In January 2012 or thereabout, I bought two generators from RMA Liberia: one for my office and one for my home. A compelling reason for the purchase was the fact that RMA Liberia offered a service contract; each time I had a generator hiccup, their technicians would come and attend to it.
Liberians' Hypocritical Response to Corruption
International Justice: Taylor Trial Sets Positive Example
Sierra Leone Special Court Offers Lessons for Prosecuting Highest-Level Suspect
The trial of the former Liberian President Charles Taylor for war crimes and crimes against humanity during Sierra Leone's armed conflict was a largely well-run proceeding, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The trial benefitted from a high-quality defense, sound handling of witnesses, and dynamic outreach to communities affected by the crimes.
The Love of Liberty Brought Us Here
Which Way Liberia? Are the so-called "Traditional Leaders of Liberia trying to take the country back to the 19th century?
By Tolo Bonah Corfah
The focus of this paper is to briefly try to take a critical look at the role of the traditional leaders in the modern Liberian society. Should the main role of our traditional leaders be to warn citizens for exercisizing their constitutional rights of free speech? Is it the duty of the traditional leaders of Liberia to interfere in the workings of the legislative branch of our government? Why is it that the traditional Leaders are now playing a prominent role that they never played in past administrations?
The Mandingo People of Liberia: A Historical Fact Most Liberians Overlook
Good Governance: A foundation for Collective Security
A speech delivered by Tiawan Saye Gongloe at the closing program of the St. Anthony of Padua School
Permit me, first, to thank the student body and the administration of the St. Anthony of Padua School for inviting me to serve as the keynote speaker for this year's closing program. Let me also congratulate those students who are today getting their just reward for hard and honest labor by being promoted to a higher grade. Further, I admonish those who did not work hard this year and will, therefore, repeat their classes during the next academic year, to learn from their peers who are leaving them behind and change their situations for the next academic year.
By Musa Dukuly, PhD Fellow/Lecturer of Economics, University of Liberia &
C. Gyude Bedell (MBA/Finance), Financial Analyst
Liberia's transition from "recovery" to "transformation" requires heavy investments, appropriate resource allocation and sound financing strategy. The budget is prepared when Liberia is still grappling with myriad conflict induced problems-youth unemployment, private sector impasse, macroeconomic constraint driven by minimum emphasis on "growth induced" programs and projects. The new challenges are emanated from external shocks (rising commodity prices, including fuel) and environmental related concerns (diamond, gold, iron ore mining and logging). To confront the resilience, the 2012/13 budget seems as cushioning instrument against these challenges.
An Unconstitutional And Destabilizing Report: Why The TRC's Final Report Should Not Be Implemented In Its Entirety As Recommended By Mr. Goah
By Johannes Zogbay Zlahn
In an article titled "The TRC Final Report: An Open Letter To The Political Party Leaders in Liberia," which was published on the Perspective Website on June 19, 2012, Mr. Bernard Gbayee Goah ("Mr. Goah") argues, among other things, as follows:
A Tribute to Thomas "Tom" Saah Kamara: My Comrade in the Liberian People's Struggle for Rice & Rights
Andrew Jackson said once, "One man with courage can make a majority." Mike Murdock went on to say, "You will be remembered for two things: the problem you solve or the ones you create." Both statements remind me of my comrade and Liberia's patriotic son, the late Thomas Tom Saah Kamara to whom this tribute is devoted.
This, Too, Is Tom Kamara!
The TRC Final Report: An Open Letter To The Political Party Leaders in Liberia
Good Governance Is A Prerequisite For National Recovery And Development In Liberia
By Eric S. Kaba
No nation can begin to solve its problems in any serious and meaningful way until and unless it has (or builds) the basic foundations for good governance. One of the foundations of good governance is accountability. An accountable government is one that feels, knows and acknowledges the requirement to answer to the citizenry as a cardinal responsibility. Such a government is composed of people (I call public servants) who do not feel they are better than or above the people who elected them to office and the laws of the country that form the legal and constitutional basis for and of the offices they hold.
Liberia: The Pain is Profound
By Charles Kwalonue Sunwabe, Jr.
For me, the building of transformational democracy in Liberia has wretchedly failed. There are multiple arguments to support this viewpoint. First, from the very onset of the election that brought President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to state power in 2006, and subsequently in 2012, it was apparent that Liberia was headed down the same old unceasingly failed paths that contributed to the wars that devastated the country for sixteen years.
New Liberian Tree Crop Rehabilitation Project to Benefit 26,000 Farming Household Members
A Sneezing West Should Not Give Us Cold:Emerging Markets Vs The Euro-America Economic Crisis- Where Are The Vantage Points?
The Progressives Are Here: Debunking The Cowards Behind Koijee's Calumnies
By Rufus D. Neufville
I have known Jefferson Koijee for more than a decade. We fought many intellectual battles together against the forces of backwardness. While serving as president of the National Students Intellectual Council, the young politician demonstrated uncompromising independence in thoughts and actions.
I had the privilege of meeting the late Tarty Teh on only one occasion. We were introduced by a mutual friend; we chatted briefly and we went our separate ways. When I learned of the passing of Mr. Teh, I felt our common world was greatly diminished by his demise, and that is why I decided to attend a program (a memorial service) held in his honor on March 24th, 2012, and to write this eulogy dedicated to his memory.
Liberia: The Necessity For Restoration Of The Doctrine Of Separation Of Powers
By Geepu Nah Tiepoh
President Sirleaf recently launched a series of regional consultationsto solicit inputs from Liberians toward the formulation of a new long-term national development plan, known as Liberia Rising 2030 Vision, to succeed the country's Poverty Reduction Strategy that ended last year.A major objective of this new vision, asoutlined in a 2010 concept document by the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs, is to achieve agricultural modernization and national food security. Inclusion of food security in a plan of this magnitude was indeed a goal by default, given our current and expected future challenges in feeding the nation's burgeoning population.
Liberia Vision 2030: Towards a Middle-Income Economy
An Unconstitutional Declaration: Why Declaring Liberia A Christian State Or Christian Nation Is Bad For Liberia?
Liberia: The Challenge of Leadership
By: Theodore T. Hodge
The end of the year 2011 draws nigh. As we reflect on events shaping our country, we must admit that there were great and proud moments. It could be said that the country is slowly rising from the depths of self-destruction to international recognition; enjoying a certain goodwill extended by the comity of nations. It could also be argued that we owe this to the astute leadership of our President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. We must, however, hastily add that things weren't so good sometimes.
Respect for Human Rights: The most necessary condition for collective security and sustainable peace in Liberia
The Way Forward
PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE LAUNCH OF THE WEST AFRICA REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTION PROGRAM-WARCIP LIBERIA
On behalf of the World Bank Group, and in the name of Dr. Nyanin, our Country Manager who is currently out of the country, I am very pleased to be here with you today, accompanying the Chairperson of the LTA and the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, in order to inform the people of Liberia about this exciting project that is being financed, in part, by a $US 25.6 million dollar concessional credit from the World Bank. Liberia is now a member of the West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Program - WARCIP - which is now making possible the construction of the West Africa portion of an approximately 17,000 km submarine cable system, which will carry high speed internet from Europe to South Africa, connecting 23 countries including the landing station in Liberia.
By Alphonso W. Nyenuh
The Supreme Court of Liberia is considering a petition filed by the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) that seeks to disqualify presidential candidates in the upcoming general election in Liberia who do not meet requirements under Article 52 (c) of the Constitution of Liberia, the famous or infamous 10 Years Residency Clause. The Supreme Court of Liberia must deny this petition because if upheld it would disrupt the pending election and create undue tension, upheaval, and violence in an already volatile and charged environment. Upholding the petition would also circumvent the election process, deprive the Liberian people of the right to decide their leaders, and stands to plunge our country back into violence and chaos.
Mary Sheriff v. Jesse K. Mulbah and the Gbagbahs
It is difficult to overemphasize the extent to which the vicious civil war in Liberia devastated the country. The mindless destruction of property and infrastructure was exacerbated by the death, disability, and displacement of thousands of lives. In an unprecedented debacle, the country was forced into chaos and a speedy backward slide. Liberians, friends of Liberia, and the international community therefore breathed a sigh of relief when Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was inaugurated President after two rounds of internationally monitored elections.Ethiopia, without roots in the scramble for Africa's colonization. It was founded and pseudo colonized by freed American slaves with the help of a private organization called the American Colonization Society (ACS) between 1821-1822, on the premise that the former American slaves would have greater freedom and equality in the new found land. Since the country was founded in 1847, it has had a very interesting history, marked by many years of patronage and partisan politics imbued with massive corruption and economic mismanagement at the expense of public service politics, the latter of which seeks the welfare of a country's citizenry and provide them quality public services.
Statement on the Referendum of August 23, 2011 and Qualification of Presidential Candidates
PRESS STATEMENT BY
COUNSELLOR AT LAW AND CHAIRMAN OF THE FORMER TRC OF LIBERIA
STATEMENT ON ACCEPTANCE AS VICE STANDARD BEARER ON THE NDC PRESIDENTIAL TICKET
CORRUPTION AT A GLANCE
By Siahyonkron Nyanseor
In the Good book, the Bible, the Lord warned that money is the root of all evil. But in politics, money may be a necessary evil! Money has always played a pivotal role in politics and has always been an issue of daily debate in democracies everywhere, both in the developed and developing world. How political parties get access to money, can influence the outcome of elections, determine the relationship between party leaders and members, and define the level of public trust the electorate has both in the process and in politicians. For several months now, prior to and since the official launch of the 2011 campaign season
Nationalist And Concession Agreements; Uplift Liberia From Poverty
By J. Yanqui Zaza
Some Liberians are disappointed because the United Nations has indicated that Liberia is the third poorest country in the world. (HUFFPOST BUSINESS Web Site). Instead of sulking, Liberians as well as sympathizers could use their choice during the upcoming elections and help to alleviate our poverty situation.
Let the Miracle Light of Our Liberian Women Shine Again
By UmValli Löwenthal
Once again, the season is upon us in the Republic of Liberia. I am not speaking of the raining or dry season either. The season of which speak is the "presidential election season" in our homeland. As I write this article, we are hearing a whole lot of political rhetoric from individuals who are aspiring for the presidency of our nation. To invoke the spirit of prosperity and hope for my beloved country and people, I demand an answer, which is of substance, from the presidential aspirants to the following questions.
NPP & NDPL U-Turn: A Blessing in Disguise
Clash between Students of the Monrovia Consolidated School System(MCSS) and officers of the Liberia National Police(LNP). On April_2011, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, through the Acting Minister of Justice, M. Wilkins Wright appointed a committee to findout what happened between the Liberian National Police and Students of the MCSS on March 22, 2010 during a student protest march on that day.
Speech Delivered by John S. Morlu, II
Liberia's Natural Rubber Industry: A Second Look
By Too Edwin Freeman
Liberia has been in the natural rubber (NR) business (or more appropriately, the rubber business has been in Liberia) since the government of President Hilary R. W. Johnson signed a concession agreement with a British firm in 1890, for the extraction of latex from wild rubber trees that grew on tribal communal land. Two decades after that initial agreement, the government of President Arthur Barclay entered into a second concession agreement with yet another British-owned company, named the Liberia Rubber Corporation, for the systematic and commercial cultivation of rubber on a plantation at Mount Barclay in 1910.
On Libya, Listen To Obama But Do Not Believe Him
By Benedict Nyankun Wisseh
In March, the United States, Great Britain, and France attacked Libya to protect its civilians from being slaughter by their own leader, Col. Muammar. A day after the attack commenced, President Obama asserted that the attack was in "support of an international effort to protect civilians and stop Khaddafi from "slaughtering his own people." But there was something rotten, hypocritical, and misleading in Obama's assertion as reflected in the reactions of the United States and its allies to similar brutal crackdowns on protesters in other Arab countries.
Get this on the Record
Morlu Off for UK -Addresses ODI & BBC World Service Trust Forum
By John S.Morlu II
A young man named "John S. Morlu, II" was Auditor General of Liberia. For four years, the Government headed by Africa's First Female President in the name of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf fought him because he refused to compromise on the war on corruption. John Morlu successfully completed his 4 year tenure, financed by the European Union. In December 2010, President Sirleaf informed John Morlu that she would not re-nominate him but offered him the options to work in Cabinet as a Minister.
We Must Work To Unify Our Nation
By Johannes Zogbay Zlahn
In an article published on the Liberian Forum on January 13, 2011, I lamented the position taken by some of our aspirants for public office, especially for the presidency, and stressed the necessity for us to cast our votes not on the basis of ethnicity, but on the basis of who is most qualified to lead the nation as evidenced by his or her policies and programs for the country. This article is an expansion of the ideas espoused in the January 13 article.
The Burden Of History
COL Says "NO" To National Referendum
IS THERE "A MANDELA" IN LIBERIA?
By Dr. Sakui Malakpa
In addition to the devastation of foreign exploitation, Liberia has had a hundred and thirty-three years of autocratic rule by a small segment of its population, a bloody military coup d'état, ten years of military rule (five of which were camouflaged in civilian clothing), and fourteen years of bestiality euphemized as a civil war.To add insult to injury, corruption and other social vices have been endemicin almost every Liberian sector
CRC Management clarifies on Crisis at Cavalla Rubber Corporation in Pleebo-Sodoken District
Why Harvard Invited President Sirleaf As Keynote Speaker?
By J. Yanqui Zaza
Few weeks ago a Commencement Speaking invitation to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf sparked controversies across Liberian Web Sites. Comments came from both critics and supporters of the President. Some critics wondered why an Ivy League University would invite the head of a country that was reported to be the most corrupt country in the world in 2011. Transparency International, a reputable institution, had reported in 2011 that Liberia was the most corrupt country.
Executive Mansion: A Missing Link In The Sirleaf Presidency
By P. Nimley-Sie Tuon
In every civilized society, there are paths or processes by which political power is achieved or acquired, and within these paths or processes are symbolic acts combine with actual events that must occur in order for the process to be completed. In the Liberian society, the occupation of the Executive Mansion by whosoever is elected or designated as leader don't only brings to full conclusion to the path leading to the acquisition of political power but also a powerful symbol that removes any hint of guessing
Who is Inviting VP Joseph Boakai to Minnesota? Russell's ACER or Erasmus' Renegade Unity Party?
Visionary Leadership Does Matter!
By David F. Williams
The positive changed that has happened under the able leadership of the President was a conscious, deliberate and discipline approach to the development of the economic and infrastructure systems of Liberia. In the book Good to Great written by Jim Collins, he stated "Greatness is not a function of circumstance, Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice
Chances For President Sirleaf's 2nd Term Diminishing
Ellen Johnson Johnson-Sirleaf Continues to Exhibit Traits of Poor Judgment
Guest Commentary By Tamba D. Aghailas
The recent gaffe by President Ellen Johnson-Johnson-Sirleaf in appointing Emmanuel Shaw as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Liberia Airports Authority (LAA) may not be the last straw; rather, it highlights consistency in the President's poor judgment in steering the affairs of a nation struggling to rebuild after a nasty civil war. For those who are unaware of President Sirleaf's poor decisions that continue to reward an inner-circle of family and friends who allegedly funded her 2005 election campaign, here are highlights:
WAS ARTICLE 52(c) OF THE 1986 CONSTITUTION INTENDED TO DISQUALIFY OTHERWISE QUALIFIED LIBERIAN CITIZENS
By Johannes Zogbay Zlahn
Under the heading "Referendum Play," published in the October 6, 2010 edition of the Front Page Africa Newspaper, it was stated that the Chairman of the National Elections Commission, in an "about face turn," claimed the National Elections Commission (NEC) could and would conduct a referendum aimed at amending Article 52(c) of the Liberian Constitution (1986), in order to permit Liberian citizens who are otherwise disqualified by that Article of the Constitution from seeking the Presidency
What is the purpose of life's journey? Asks Senator Taylor
Our assembly here today marks the beginning of ushering a new President
In order to guide us in an attempt to understand the meaning of the [residency] clause, which is extremely ambiguous, I propose to analyze it under Liberia's construction rules. Liberian case law of the "rules of construction" speaks primarily to statutory construction, but nonetheless they are applicable to constitutional construction under the Supreme Court's jurisprudence. (See Brownell v. Brownell, 5 Liberian Law Reports ("LLR"), 76, 81 (1936).
Misinterpreting the Intent of the Framers of the Liberian Constitution - Former Secretary General of the Constitutional Advisory Assembly Sets the Record Straight
THE CASE OF NGAFUAN AND SAVING PRESIDENT SIRLEAF'S HEAD FROM IMMINENT DECAPITATION
BY JOHN H.T. STEWART
I swear I can lay my head on the chopping block that Finance Minister Augustine Ngafuan is not corrupt. Such a statement coming from the President of the Republic of Liberia was not and never intended to be an April fool's joke. It was an affirmation of belief, of faith, utmost and implicit confidence (leaving no room for error) in the integrity and honesty of her minister of finance Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan. That statement left many observers including this writer puzzled wondering whether indeed the President did actually believe in her own words.
USAID Grants GAC Approval To Audit Its Funds/Projects
John Morlu's departure from the GAC (General Audit Commission) is not the end of Liberia's fight against corruption
By Isaac Browne Jr.
The decision by the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to not re-nominate Mr. John Morlu as Auditor General of Liberia, has not only raised a significant outcry amongst many Liberians who are committed to ensuring and seeing corruption stamped out of our country, but this decision has also left many Liberians locally and internationally even more concern about our government's commitment to promoting a corruption free Liberia.
Let Not The GAC Be Scrapped
No, Dean Jallah Judges Should Not Take Bribes
Emotional Farewell: GAC Speaks Tough At Morlu Honoring Ceremony
The war against corruption, which President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declared during her inauguration six years ago when she besmirched the pandemic as the nation's number one enemy, has been defining itself in the controversy sparked by the President's decision not to re-nominate ongoing Auditor General John Morlu. Questions are being raised whether or not the President's decision on Morlu, which some analysts consider a sack, will affect the acknowledged uncompromising mode of operandi and rigorous audit style which Morlu imbued into the GAC and which the President has expressly disagreed with...
Statement of Appreciation and Farewell to Mr. John Morlu, Outgoing Auditor General of Liberia from the Management and Staff of the General Auditing Commission
We are assembled here today to pay homage to Mr. John Sembe Morlu, II, outgoing Auditor General of Liberia. Mr. Morlu, a well-respected Liberian public servant, presided over the General Auditing Commission for four years: from April 27, 2007 to April 27, 2011.
Open Letter to US and EU Ambassadors Accredited to Liberia
"Our democracy will remain in trouble unless there is maximum commitment at the highest levels of Government...", Says Morlu
I have reminded the leadership of this country that the best way to reduce corruption is to limit the opportunity for employees and officials to engage in fraud, waste and abuse of public resources. This is achievable when we commit ourselves to putting into place effective systems and control over financial management and program execution. In the absence of effective systems and controls, in the next 20 years, and it has been the case in past 163 years, each audit will reveal massive mismanagement of public resources to the disadvantage of the ordinary Liberians
Toward Liberia 2011 Presidential and General Elections: Demystifying the Elections and Tenure of Senators in Liberia
- AG Morlu Tells Nairobi University Officials
"Liberia is a new country that we are trying to construct, it will need another 100 years of massive capacity building to get on par with other countries", the Auditor General told a gathering of senior officials of the University of Nairobi on the city campus of the university with over 52,000 students.
Commitment, not mere interest and rhetoric, is what it takes to fight against corruption effectively
By J. Kerkula Foeday
"I can say quite candidly that I was very shocked when I was told that the case [the more than US$300,000.00 corruption charge against Former Information Minister Lawrence Bropleh] was dismissed. I sent for the prosecutors [the Liberian Government lawyers] to explain to me what was going on and whether it was true that they had not shown up in court.…"
I bring you greetings from the people of Klebo Chiefdom, Pleebo/Sodoken District in Maryland County with heavy heart and disappointment in the government inaction to curb the volatile situation in our community.
Statement from the People of Pleebo Sodoken District Presented to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf During Her Recent Visit to Maryland County
This cross-border land conflict started in 2007 and intensified by the Nemiah people in 2008 in gross violation of the findings and recommendations reached on February 23, 2007 by a Technical Committee of the two counties. It is important to note that Government has not shown any tangible concern, action or redress to the continuous lawlessness of the Nemiah People. Due to the inability of the Government to provide protection for our people as well as our action to be law-abiding citizens and not take the law into our own hands, the Nemiah People have become more outlawed and are still administering havoc and aggression against our people.
Perforating The Sloppy Article: "Morlu Has Paved His Way Out Of GAC
The Missteps In Morlu's Exit
Open Letter to President Ellen Sirleaf on Her Stance on the Corruption Fight In Liberia
Press Union of Liberia (PUL) View on President Sirleaf Not re-nomination AG Morlu
Removing the Roadblocks: A Response to the Defeat of the Gender Equity bill
"A Donor's Accountability to Aid Recipients"
GAC Breaks Silence Over Auditor General Morlu Re-Nomination Saga
The President's Annual Message: A View From The Grassroots
Parting Company: Public Enemy No. 1 Splits Morlu, Ellen
Courtesy of Concord Times
Five years ago, the two prominent Liberians--Auditor General John Morlu and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf--were brought together by a single cause: to fight corruption. By the onset of the second quarter this year, they may be waving goodbye to each other over the ripples of the same cause that brought them together. How it all happened? Our Senior Staff Writer probes ups and downs that led to the marriage and may lead to a premature divorce.
Pains of Airborne Conversation
Press Release Issued by Liberty Party, USA (MoLP)
Members of Liberty Party (MoLP) in the United States issue this press release in response to an article written by Executive Mansion Press Secretary Cyrus Badio and posted on the Liberian Journal website (The Rapid Re-emergence of A Once Failed State -Guest Commentary, February 7, 2011).
The "Truth" Liberian Politicians Are Not Ready To Mention
By Carlton Gaye-Sleh Diahn
We have heard and continue to hear our presidential aspirants tell us, if elected, he or she will rebuilt Liberia. In fact, some speak so prophetically that one will easily liken their promise to those of the words spoken by Christ that he will rebuilt the temple in three days if he destroys it.
Jobless Rate Is 85%; Firestone, Ect Pay $5 Per Day, Yet Prez Sirleaf Promises To Create Liberia Middlle Class
Governance and institutional reform - Increasing transparency and efficiency in Liberian public finances
Liberian history is replete with instances in which past administrations have heaved made-up, baseless and sometimes completely senseless charges on people...
The Monrovia City Corporation Benefits from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to tackle Solid Waste in Poor Urban Areas
The Monrovia City Corporation and the Philanthropy Secretariat conducted a joint press conference at the Monrovia City Hall to announce the launch of a project called Improved Primary Solid Waste Collection in Poor Communities of Monrovia known as the MCC IMPAC Project. This initiative is funded through a commitment of 5 million USD from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) under its Global Program for Inclusive Governance (GPIMG).
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's New Year's Message
As we enter the final year of this administration, let me, on behalf of our Government, and in my own capacity, extend to Liberians everywhere the warmest holiday greetings. I sincerely hope that everyone had a joyous and peaceful Christmas, and I wish for our people a Happy and Prosperous New Year in 2011.