Author Archives: Francis Cordor

OP-ED: Finally – John S. Morlu II is Preparing to Run for President of Liberia

OP-ED: Finally – John S. Morlu II is Preparing to Run for President of Liberia

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.

OP-ED: Mass Firing at National Oil Company of Liberia is Overdue

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.

OP-ED: A Decade of Electricity Problems and Promises

To say that Liberia’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 — 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

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