I believe that dual nationality could be good for Liberia and Liberians if it is done right and for the right reasons. It will restore the sense of belonging to our brothers and sisters in the diaspora who have taken up other citizenships, freeing up their investment potential which could create a lot of small businesses and contribute to the livelihoods of many ordinary Liberians.
I call on all Liberian voters to reject and vote ‘No’ on all questions within the 2020 referendum because not a single one of the ballot questions aims to address the urgent concerns of citizens, such as the root causes of abject poverty, war crimes, endemic corruption, excessive salaries, and benefits of politicians.
Zopon Harris suggests in an op-ed, introducing recall elections in Liberia as a way to increase accountability.
A petition that seeks to obstruct any referendum that will include the quest to make Liberia a Christian state has been presented to the national legislature.
Liberian Muslims have vowed to boycott any referendum seeking to amend the Country 1986 constitution if it includes a measure to make Liberia a Christian state.
Barely three weeks after the National Constitutional Review Conference in Gbarnga, where delegates approved the suggested changed to declare Liberia a Christian nation, Muslims in Liberia are condemning the act and are expected to hold a national conference.
Delegates at the recently concluded National Constitution Review Conference approved a proposal to make Liberia a Christian state. Jackie Sayegh explains why the notion that Liberia was founded on Christian principles is based on a lie. She argues that if Liberia is to remain inclusive, the constitution must preserve secularism.
The Constitution Review Committee has ended a four-day National Constitution Review Conference in Gbarnga. The four days exercise brought together delegates from the fifteen subdivisions and the Diaspora to vote on 25 issues to be forwarded for amendments to the 1986 constitution including reducing term durations for political offices and making Liberia a Christian state.