Author Archives: The Bush Chicken

EDITORIAL: Secrecy and Opaqueness is Killing the Liberian Legislature

Secret resolutions, subterranean activities, and other forms of limited transparency by the legislature do not foster public trust. Instead, they breed cynicism and discontent among the population who, whether rightly or wrongly, assume that legislators’ decisions are always motivated by “brown envelopes.”

EDITORIAL: Pres. Weah Says Liberia is not Sudan, But He’s Moving Us in That Direction

“This is not Sudan, where one man ruled for 30 years and now the military is in control. This is not Venezuela, where citizens are denied their rights, where the legislature is unable to play its role, and humanitarian aid is blocked from reaching people in desperate need,” he told the Liberian people.

EDITORIAL: If Pres. Weah Acts to Save the State, There’ll Be No Need for Protests

On Unification Day, President George Weah summoned the organizers of the June 7 protest for a dialogue where he had hoped they would provide their demands to him, ostensibly, to ensure that the government could meet some of the demands in time to avoid the protest.