On June 7, during a mass citizen protest against rising government inefficiency, economic hardship, public mismanagement, and incompetence, the Government of Liberia said it blocked social media for â€œnational securityâ€ reasons. Many, especially the press and civil society organizations, have labeled it as a way of curtailing free speech and muzzling the press.
As the George Weah administration continues to face challenges in stabilizing the economy, the International Monetary Fund has concluded its consultation with the government and provided suggestions on a way forward.
President George Weah is expected to announce a new Board of Governors for the Central Bank of Liberia next week, amid several reports noting that the bank lacks proper systems and controls.
Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says her son, Charles Sirleaf, who was indicted for illegally printing new banknotes of the local currency, was wrongfully charged by the government.
The price of petroleum products such as gasoline and diesel has increased sharply on the Liberian market.
Two diplomatic mission sources in Liberia have confirmed the authenticity of communication written to President George Weah on the abuse and usage of donor accounts at the Central Bank which were not agreed upon. It comes as the government also acknowledged on Thursday that the letter is real.
President George Weah delivered his second state of the nation address to the 54th national legislature on Monday, covering the first year of his administration.
The Association of Liberian Human Resource Professionals is calling for the withdrawal of a recent communication issued by the Central Bank demanding junior managers and their deputies to work overtime.