Associate Justice Kabina Ja’neh was impeached by the House of Representatives in August 2018. He was convicted and removed from office by the Senate on March 29, 2019. He faced four counts in the bill of impeachment; however, he was found guilty on one count: the Road Fund.
On July 25, 2018, I lamented our claim to independence for not taking ownership of our failings or actions within our control to change the trajectory of our nation. Having read the editorial by FrontPage Africa’s Rodney Sieh published on 25 July 2019, I felt obliged to give a different analysis. There are some points in the piece that I agree with, but a lot I believe are misplaced. I would like to deconstruct the narrative proffered by my countryman, whom I respect and applaud for his excellent investigative reporting.
Autocrat, dictator, repressive, corrupt, and the list go on. These are a few of the words being used by opponents and others to describe President Weah’s tenure. And, I must say that the president is not doing much to change those descriptions of his short stint as president so far.
My advice to the government is to focus on their achievements and stop trying to mislead the Liberian people. It would only lead to more shots in the leg which does not help their case with cynics like me.
As we celebrate our independence, we, led by our leaders, must reflect on what independence truly means to Liberia.
Please Mr. President, protect our people first and then you can have your day in the spotlight for removing the racist component of our laws.
President Weah must fast-track the passage of the Land Rights Act in its current form and use it as a springboard to develop rural Liberia.
It was no surprise that in early 2017, rumors began to surface that current President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her Vice President Joseph Boakai had fallen out.