You see, for the past few months, concerned Liberians have been working on a grassroots movement to support the anti-corruption initiative of John S. Morlu, II. This group has been urging the former Auditor General of Liberia to run for president in the upcoming 2017 elections based on his history as a leader in the fight against corruption in Liberia.
With billions of dollars at stake each year in Africa, governments â€” both on the giving and receiving ends â€” need to scrutinize non-governmental organizations and charities.
An op-ed on the prevalence of corruption at airports and cabinet ministers buying political patronage with gifts to the president.
An op-ed that makes the case for why former Auditor General John Morlu should contest the presidency in 2017.
In August, the National Oil Company of Liberia fired its entire staff of 200 people in a move aimed at reducing costs and saving the company from financial ruin due to declining oil prices. While it’s unusual to sack an entire staff, am I shocked? Perhaps, as it’s always shocking when a massive across-the-board firing takes place, but it’s long overdue.
To say that Liberiaâ€™s electricity situation is lacking is an understatement. About 10 percent of urban residents and less than 2 percent of rural residents currently have access to electricity â€” and the bulk of that is self-generated using generators and expensive imported fuel. The most common form of energy in Liberia is “biomass” such…
Last year, Time magazine’s Person of the Year honor told the stories of dozens of courageous men and women on the front lines in the battle against Ebola. I’d like to tell you the story of one more: Janet Teasley, a registered nurse from Chicago who risked it all to help her people “back home” in Liberia.
US-based Liberian software engineer, Francis Cordor, thinks Liberia needs to invest more in its telecommunications infrastructure.