Month: December 2017

The Government of Liberia: How to increase civil servant’s productivity 100 times without requiring 100 times more resources

The Government of Liberia’s Center for Innovation As part of the Government of Liberia’s approach to addressing recent macroeconomic shocks including a drop in real GDP growth to -1.6 percent and a decline in net foreign currency inflows, President-elect George Weah’s administration is now responsible for continuing the austerity measures imposed by the International Monetary Fund. These steps include a hiring freeze outside health and education and a reduction in travel allowances. Now, considering the number of challenges facing the incoming administration in health, education, and infrastructure, President-elect Weah’s government needs to immediately adopt a management approach that increases...

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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Presidential Election in Liberia

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 29, 2017 Statement by the Press Secretary on the Presidential Election in Liberia The United States congratulates the people of Liberia on the successful conclusion of the presidential runoff election, and President-elect George Weah on his victory.  This is Liberia’s first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically elected head of state to another in decades, and represents a major milestone for Liberia’s democracy. The United States commends the National Elections Commission for administering an orderly election process.  We also recognize the important...

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Liberia: VP Boakai concedes presidential race to soccer star Weah

H.E. Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Vice President of Liberia 2006 – 2018 NEW YORK – After what is considered as the West African region’s most talked about presidential contest, Liberia’s Vice President Joseph Boakai on Friday conceded the presidential run-off election to former soccer star George Weah.  Vice President Boakai, regarded as the country’s most experienced civil servant and politician, once again proved that he is a man of peace and dignity.   His remarks ease the way in Liberia’s first democratic transition of power in over more than six decades.                    ...

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Trump’s “Executive Order” Takes Shape: Several Africans booked

WASHINGTON, DC —In the wake of the vote against the United States at the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Donald Trump, Sr. issued an Executive Order regarding rights abuses and corruption, affecting many countries, in particular, African nations and leaders. Several African politicians and leaders have engaged in acts of corruption that continue to destroy the social and economic fabrics of their countries. According to the Executive Order, the United States will confiscate assets belonging to anyone engaged in what the “Order” addressed. Below are names of some of the people identified so far in Nigeria whose names...

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Liberia’s soccer star, George Weah, wins presidential election

Surrounded by security, Liberia’s president-elect George Weah and vice president-elect Jewel Howard Taylor wave to cheering supporters. LONDON, UK -With more than 720,013 votes (61.5%), Liberia’s and Africa’s most celebrated soccer legend, George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah has become Liberia’s president-elect, defeating incumbent vice president and one of Liberia’s most revered public servants, Joseph Nyumah Boakai, who won 451,088 votes (38.5 %) of the total vote count. Weah, born October 1, 1966, is currently a senator from Montserrado County, the most populated region of the country.  More Liberians see Weah as very patriotic and committed to Liberia.  Born and...

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George Weah First 100 Days

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Globe Afrique’s Conference Call – All About Liberia

Date: May 5, 2018

Dial-in: (712) 451-0658

Access Code: 352010#

Topic: George Weah’s First 100 Days

 

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