Author: Opinion Section

Pro poor’s Recast Budget: A Symbol of Depriving the Poor

Written by: Moses Uneh Yahmia About a week or two ago, the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning of the Republic of Liberia submitted to the 54th National Legislature a recast version of the 2017/2018 Fiscal Budget. According to the agency of government that manages the fiscal affairs of the state, the recast of the budget was necessitated by realistically aligning expenditure with revenue. According to the Ministry’s Proposal for the Recast of 2017/2018 National Budget, “The National Legislature approved a budget of US$563.5m for FY2017/18 to facilitate Government’s operations and undertake needed public sector investments. However, following the...

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IMF Staff Completes 2018 Article IV Mission to Liberia

End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF’s Executive Board. Based on the findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that subjects to management approval, will be presented to the IMF’s Executive Board for discussion and decision. The IMF staff team supports the Administration’s adoption of a strongly pro-poor agenda. With the economic shocks and the Ebola crisis now in the past and provided...

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The Success of Cuba Medical Internationalism

 Doctors operate on a group of patients at the Cuban Ophthalmology Institute in Havana. By James B. Jaddah, Sr. New York Liberia our beloved country located on the West Coast of Africa is considered to have the worst health care delivery system in the Mano River Nations and the entire West African Region. Liberia, after 170 years of our sovereignty we are considered to have the worst health care delivery system with the doctor to patient ratio of 1 medical doctor to the population of 86,000 by the time of the Ebola pandemic in Liberia. Liberia and the Mano...

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Mittal Steel’s Dreadful Tax Schemes and Under-performance Games

Mittal Steel mines and exports iron ores from several mountains ranges in Liberia Comments and Analysis by Cllr. Sayma Syrenius Cephus A critical review of the structure, character and nature of Mittal Steel’s Mineral Development Agreement (2005) titled: “MDA 1 and MDA 2” with respect to its purported adherence to the tenets of the agreements has exposed what seems a pattern of sustained criminality of underperformance and non-tax compliance policy mainly developed incognito with the aid of some government officials at the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy  to defraud the government of Liberia of needed revenues and sabotage...

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Tenure Positions Unconstitutional –– Part II

Tenured positions in Liberia:  Liberia’s third branch of government By: Cllr. Sayma Syrenius Cephus The executive  power or authority that is conferred upon the president to exclusively administered the affairs of the Liberian  State as its Chief Administrator(Head of Government) pursuant to  Article 50 of the 1986 Constitution is further strengthened by or is  manifestly enhanced under  Article 2 of that sacred and organic document  which declares that the 1986  Constitution is the supreme and fundamental law of Liberia and that its provisions have binding force and effect on all authorities, including all of the branches of the government...

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George Weah First 100 Days

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