Category: Governance

COCUBOMB Vehemently condemns the unconstitutional arrest of Hipco Musician A4doe

Press Statement for Immediate Release September 23, 2018 The Concerned Citizens United to Bring Our Money Back (COCUBOMB) vehemently condemns the Government of Liberia under President George M. Weah for arbitrarily arresting popular Hipco Rapper and a lead campaigner (A4doe) who sang the song “Bring Our Container Back.” The musician who is currently imprisoned at the Zone 8 Police Station in ELWA was picked up last night by State Security. A4doe and his colleague Kpanto were assaulted before the said arrest was made. Kpanto who narrowly escaped broke the news on his Facebook page (Skinnyboi Kpanto SkinnyKing). COCOBOMB frowns...

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Eugene L. Fahngon Continues to Embarrass President Weah and the CDC

President George Weah, you need to show strong leadership and ask Deputy Minister Eugene L. Fahngon to either resign or have him fired! Fahngon is an embarrassment to your administration! Fahngon’s Conduct Around Other People is Objectionable Grounds for Dismissal Fahngon continues to violate the National Code of Conduct Laws of the Republic of Liberia while espousing that “No one is above the Law.” He continues to violate the following laws: PART IV, subsection 1, 2, 3, 9, and PART XI, paragraph 1, 10, 15, 21 of the Code of Conduct. Therefore, according to PART XV, the sanctions for...

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Liberia’s Economic Crisis: Ministry of Finance Asks USAID for Help

MONROVIA: Liberia’s Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) has requested support from USAID/Liberia to conduct an “Assessment of the Liberian Economy” to determine the issues and challenges impacting the exchange rate. Liberia’s MFDP is seeking immediate help from the U.S. government to provide recommendations which include short-term, medium-term and long-term solutions. The Government of Liberia Needs Help – Perhaps Liberians Should Stop the Criticisms and Help! Description of the Issues According to USAID, Liberia is going through an accelerated depreciation of its currency and has seen significant uptake in inflation. These events are causing concerns amongst many Liberians including...

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Speaker Chambers, Former President Sirleaf and the Liberian Economy

The Speaker of Liberia’s House of Representatives, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, took an extraordinarily bold step in addressing issues surrounding the crippling Liberian economy.  In so doing, he suggests a cause of the problem, but offers, what some believe, are ineffectual doses that disregard the underlying weaknesses in the country. The Speaker recommends Liberia scraps the use of its dual currencies regime and return to using the United States (U.S.) dollar as the sole currency – an audacious move towards complete dollarization.  While we agree that Speaker Chambers is correct on the inflation-stopping powers of dollarization – notably, it will...

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Only in Liberia: A Legislator Wants to Run for Office to Become a Legislator

“You do not support politicians during elections if the only aim of the politician is to seek a higher salary or to stay in office. You vote for people who are going to do the best damn job for Liberians.” What is it that Representative Saah Joseph wants to do as a Senator that he could not do as a Representative of Montserrado County? Representative Saah H. Joseph, a member of the struggling ruling party, who holds or held a position on the planning and economic affairs committee that deals with banking and currency, wants to become Senator of...

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Eton Finance – A Bad Deal for the Liberian People

An Opinion: At Globe Afrique, we cherish the opinion and perspectives of all irrespective of race, gender, social status and religious affiliation. As Gandhi perfectly puts it, we believe through this process, we can help in making societies pure and healthy.  With recent revelations of a pending $536 million loan deal by defunct Eton Finance Private Ltd. of Singapore and the Government of Liberia, the inaugural remarks by President George M. Weah of Liberia that his country is “Open for Business” is quickly turning into ‘Liberia is up for sale.’ Perhaps, it would have been easier to place the...

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