Sustainable development and transformation are possible if Liberia implements key strategies with the help of global and local community members.
An organization or an ecosystem cannot grow without pausing, reflecting, and learning from past mistakes and failures. But this is often overlooked by even well-established organizations that simultaneously manage multiple priorities – fundraising, project delivery, reporting.
Celebrating success is obvious. But what if we also celebrate stories of failures by recognizing that brand-new ways of thinking are often the result.
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.