Author Archives: Francis Cordor

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