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Cash Centers- an excellent initiative

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Cash Centers- an excellent initiative

From time in memorial, the issue of disbursing the salaries of civil servants in Rural Liberia has been a daunting task for the Government of Liberia. The only means by which rural civil servants received pay checks was to travel to Monrovia, even spending weeks before travelling back to their respective areas of assignments, especially to the disadvantage of public school students. While the expansion of ECOBANK, as well as the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment or LBDI in Rural Liberia, as well as the mobile pay team of the Ministry of Finance may have, to some extent, tried to help the situation, the problem was still insolvable.

 

National Patriotism, Not Tribal Politics

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National Patriotism, Not Tribal Politics

Tribalism is generally regarded as a concept wherein people think or behave in loyalty to or interest of a particular ethnic group, other than their country, any other social group or friends. While it may have its positive side, its potential to create disunity and conflicts among a national population, owing to the special emphasis it places on a particular tribe, is something that always exists.

 

Challenging the New Military High Command

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Challenging the New Military High Command

Liberia, on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, celebrated the 57th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in consonance with an Act of the National Legislature. Primarily characterizing the entire Armed Forces Day celebrations, including the official program at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, was the long-awaited emergence of a Liberian military high command of the AFL- occasioned in an extraordinary ceremony by the Change of Command from Major General Suraj A. Abdurahman, former Command Officer-in-Charge to Brigadier General Daniel D. Ziankham as the new Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia.

 

Engaging the Executive Branch constructively

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Engaging the Executive Branch constructively

Liberia’s infrastructural under-growth and under-development continues to be attributed to ‘marginalization’ by elected officials. This blame-shifting, as one of its sources, may not just have some Liberians aggrieved, but most of those who find themselves in the employ of the government - especially Members of the 53rd Legislature. Just recently, Rep. J. Byron Brown of District #4 in Grand Bassa County said the abject poverty to which citizens are subjected is due to dishonesty and insincerity exhibited by elected officials.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 February 2014 01:24 )
 

The Senate Must Speak

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The Senate Must Speak

A few months ago, the Government of Liberia indicted the former Managing Director of the Roberts International Airport or RIA for acts incompatible with good governance, including embezzlement while at the airport. Even though Ms. Ellen Corkrum continues to deny ever receiving any indictment from the Liberian Government, she recently expressed her preparedness to appear before the Liberian Senate for hearing on all allegations against her.  Ms. Corkrum told a New Dawn-Liberia interview last week that she had requested a senate hearing, and was willing to fly back to Liberia for such undertaking. But one condition to satisfy such important undertaking is her personal security while she’s in Liberia-a demand already before the Liberian Senate.

 
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