As Liberia joins the rest of the world in celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day, it is worth asking ourselves what have women actually achieved, especially in the area of political leadership.
We shame Abigail Faikai for her not so skillful use of the English language instead of asking why the University of Liberia would even accept and grant degrees to students who cannot properly compose a sentence. We may laugh at Faikai, but it’s all too apparent that the system has failed us too.
Today the Supreme Court of Liberia is saying that in cases of theft of property, criminal conspiracy, and misapplication of entrusted property, all the convicted felon has to do is to pay back the money and all will be fine.
Today is Armed Forces Day and that comes with the obligatory calls from many parties for increased funding to the army’s budget. However, rather than join those calls, I would like to propose an alternate approach. I think Liberia is better off disbanding the army.
The Liberian people deserve to know the truth about the army on this Armed Forces Day, February 11. Liberians remain very vulnerable to heightened insecurity including external aggression.
It is about time that President George Weah starts to demonstrate love for Liberia by doing the right things for the country. But, if not for the country, let him do it for his failing legacy.
The most appropriate response on December 8 would be for the electorate to reject all candidates from Weah’s CDC and vote a resounding “No” on all eight referendum propositions. This will send a strong message that Liberians should never, ever, be taken for granted.
To use a football analogy, we need to substitute all of the ruling party senators on December 8, 2020 and bring in new senators at halftime in the game to give us a chance of winning.