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GW EXPOSE,LIBERIA’S POLITICAL CLASS &PRESIDENT’S TASK FORCE

Once again, Monrovia’s politically-conscious rumor mill is actively engaged sincethe publication of the investigative report, the Deceivers, and allegations by Global Witness (GW) against some highly-placed, top officials of our government for wholesale dishonesty/corruption and, also, the Thompson Reuters’ investigative report starring LISCR, Liberia’s contractedShip Registry Manager. This investigation/report says that “Liberia is the epicenter for drug financing and illicit flow of funds from other poor countries via a secretive and shady scheme”.

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Four more ways the CIA has meddled in Africa

(Courtesy BBC)
Image copyright AFP Image caption Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in 1962 and later convicted of trying to violently overthrow the government The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has a long history of involvement in African affairs, so Sunday's reports that the 1962 arrest of Nelson Mandela came following a CIA tip-off don't come as a huge surprise.

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TEN-POINT (BITTER PILLS) PEACE PLAN FOR LIBERIA: A REJOINDER

Chief Gonpu Emmanuel Rogers published this Ten-Point Peace Plan on the worldwide web on December 26, 2013; we responded on January 5, 2014.Today, we note that the Chief re-published the same Peace Plan in the daily, local newspaper (FrontPageAfrica, May 11, 2016); hence, this Rejoinder, for the information of the readers on the other side of the argument.

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THE PROBLEM OF PUBLIC/PRIVATE DISHONESTY

(CORRUPTION)

Public/Private Dishonestyor corruptionis a subject about which we have written extensively. It isa problem which may be likened to the weather - the most enduring, negative impact upon human activities andthe most complained-and-talked-aboutproblem,but the mostno-one-does-anything-aboutProblem in our country. From the government/public officials, private economic organizations/officials, civil society organizations, socio-political activists to watchdog organizations, NO one seems able to muster the determination/political will for action against this socio-economic epidemic. Recently, the current President of the Nation declared that “corruption is Liberia’s public enemy no.1”, But “the beat still goes on”.

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“T. NELSON, OTHERS SMELL JAIL”:TEST OF THE PUDDING, THE TASTE

The New Democrat newspaper reports (New Democrat, March 30, 2016) that the former Minister of Commerce and current Board Chairperson of the National Social Security & Welfare Corporation, Madam Miata Beyslow; former Managing Director of LPRC, Mr. T. Nelson Williams; Chief Executive Officer of Aminata & Sons, Inc., Mr. Siaka Toure; and a number of Deputies, indicted for stealing public funds, now face detention pending and during court trial in this, one of several, high-profiled cases, involving public dishonesty or corrupt practices.

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