- Schools to reopen in March
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- Police get stern warning
- Burial ceremony turns sour in Nimba
- 25 students awarded scholarships
- MCSS trains teachers
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- Ebola survivors’ clinic opened at ELWA
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- Pres. Sirleaf expresses gratitude
- Ebola faces total eradication
- PUL brushes Ellen’s pronouncement
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- CBL takes stand on Schools Loan Obligations
- Next generation of African Entrepreneurs get boost
- Local banks get $7.5 loan
- Ecobank donates to Government
- Arcelormittal Liberia donates ambulances
- NOVAFONE donates to JFK
- Lonestar Cell MTN ends promotion
- Cellcom to pay subscribers for using network
- Lonestar Cell MTN dish out cash to subscribers
- Ghana International Bank opens bankers’ workshop
- World unprepared to deal with pandemics
- U.S. officials gain insight into Ebola Response
- CDC team visits Cape Mount
- Holland based Liberians donate medical supplies
- MSF’s ELWA 3 reduces capacity
- Health Workers Demand Risk benefits
- Health workers demand 2 months salaries
- US$6m for Health Sector
- Ellen Hails Outgoing UN Rep on Ebola
- No funds for Ebola survivors
- Ellen meets with health workers in Nimba
- Survivors protest discrimination, stigmatization
- U.S. Senator on Ebola follow-up to Liberia
Africa`s Basketball governing body, FIBA - AFRIQUE has appointed Liberian sports commentator Fombah Kanneh on its media committee. FIBA – AFRIQUE took the decision recently from its extraordinary Zone Three Congress…
The head coach of the Under-23 national soccer team, Thomas Kojo, has been appointed technical director for Barrack Young Controllers or BYC1.The appointment is in line with new regulation set…
In less than a decade, the country has gone through significant recovery stages that have brought social, economic and political transformations, affecting every fabric of life and enabling the oldest African independent state to retake its place among the comity of nations. Once again, Liberia is playing active roles in every world body whether at sub-regional, regional, continental or global level. These gains have been made possible primarily because of the current peace prevailing here.
But this country stands at the crossroads at the moment. About a month or so from now, Liberians will go to the poll for general and presidential elections to elect new leadership for the country. The manner in which we conduct ourselves during these elections will crucially determine whether or not, the gains achieved since 2003 will be solidified for greater political, social and economic successes.
The August 23, 2011 National Referendum was the first step toward the conduct of democratic elections. However, elections in themselves do not guarantee peace and stability as we have observed here and in neighboring countries. Whether you belong to the ruling party or the opposition bloc, we all should realize that peace and stability are two cardinal instruments needed to continue to exist as a nation and move on with development not only for ourselves, but our children, grand children and great grand children.
This is why we reiterate call for a peaceful campaign process, leading to the elections and even the post-election environment. If recent news of arms discovery here and there is anything to take cue from, then we should take the utmost care towards these elections in order to preserve the nation state.
Lest we should forget, there are thousands of investment partners here whose primary interest is the continuous stability of the country with a favorable economic environment where investments will continue to boom. And importantly, any government that will emerge from the polls whether ruling party or opposition bloc will rely on taxes from investors to deliver on campaign promises and provide social services to the people.
Since the 14-year civil conflict, Liberians have traveled abroad and returned with great investment ideas. Today, many citizens are competing with aliens on the local market – whether in used cars business, petroleum products, provision or grocery shops, more and more Liberians are venturing into entrepreneurship, which is good for our economy.
However, the basis for a strong and prosperous economic environment is security and political stability. The gateway to achieving these standards is through free, fair and credible elections that will leave no room for contention and subsequent violence.
We call on political party standard bearers and their followers to go through the electoral process with a high degree of maturity, placing Liberia above personal interest, greed and sentiment. We need the current peace prevailing in the country to build upon and advance with development and prosperity. He that has ears let him hear!!