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Education Ministry’s Decision Commendable, But…

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Education Ministry’s Decision Commendable, But…

The Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Education, has announced September 10, 2012 as the new date for the commencement of classes for the academic year 2012/2013 across the country. Classes had been scheduled to start on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, but postponed as a result of a recent meeting between authorities of the Education Ministry and private schools.

 

Editorial: Hats-off to Our Border Troops

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Relative peace in Western Cote d’Ivoire seemed to have once again been interrupted when gun battle resumed between the Ivorian military and dissident forces. News of such hostilities was released recently by the Government of Liberia. The Ministry of National Defense, on Tuesday, confirmed to the people of Liberia an exchange of gunfire on Monday, August 13, 2012 between dissidents and Ivorian Government forces about a hundred miles away from Liberia’s southeastern border.

 

Editorial: Considering Foreign Ministry and Our Foreign Missions This Time

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Editorial: Considering Foreign Ministry and Our Foreign Missions This Time

The 2012/2013 National Budget-hearing exercise under the auspices of the Joint Committee on Ways, Means, Finance and Budget of the Liberian Legislature ended last weekend, even though the exercise is continuing in Committee Room at the Capitol. Two weeks of the exercise have been characterized by dismal performances and unpreparedness of cabinet ministers and heads of autonomous agencies and bureau to justify their respective budgets and allotments.

 

Editorial: What’s Wrong with the Draft National Budget?

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Editorial: What’s Wrong with the Draft National Budget?

Unfolding developments with the ongoing hearing of the draft 2012/13 national budget at the Liberian Legislature which is being characterized by misplacement of allotments and lack of capacity by some ministries to defend their appropriations, among other lapses leave much to be desired. The obtaining lapses that characterized the national spending document create the need to critically analyze the ongoing process and raise some fundamental questions for our policymakers.

 

Editorial: Drawing Madam President’s Attention to the Education Ministry

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Editorial: Drawing Madam President’s Attention to the Education Ministry

The Joint-Committee on Ways, Means, Finance and Budget of the 53rd Liberian Legislature is currently cross-examining Cabinet Ministers and heads of autonomous agencies and Public Corporations on the 2012/2013 National Budget on Capitol Hill, The budget hearing is being conducted by the Liberian Legislature as one of its functions for heads of ministries and agencies of government, as well as Public Corporations to provide justifications for their respective allotments as prepared by the Budget Committee headed by the Minister of Finance.

 
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