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The Health Crisis- only the president’s intervention

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The Health Crisis- only the president’s intervention

Public medical facilities throughout Liberia may continue to remain paralyzed due to the inability of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and Health workers to find the most minimum common ground in the ongoing crises between them. While authorities of the ministry continue to remain adamant to the minimum demands of the health workers before suspending their strike action, the health workers appeared very uncompromising- a crisis that may now be resulting in deteriorating conditions or near-death at the various hospitals and public centers across the country.

 

Dismissal Not Solution, Mr. Minister

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Dismissal Not Solution, Mr. Minister

The authority of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare announced the dismissal of twenty-two health workers-just forty-eight hours following a threat issued by Minister Walter T. Gwenigale. Minister Gwenigale, in a statement released Tuesday evening, attributed the dismissal of the twenty-two health workers to acts of incitement among their colleagues. The statement quoted the Minister of Health and Social Welfare as further communicating with the Liberia Nurses Association and Medical and Dental Association to revoke their licenses.

 

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.

 
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