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A TRANSITION INTO THE NEW “LIBERIA LAND AUTHORITY”, A PRIORITY THAT REQUIRES COLLECTIVE EFFORTS

Liberia’s land administration and management system has negatively impacted the socio-economic and political well-being of all Liberians. Property rights in land are characterized by weak governance, including outdated policies, laws and regulations, weak institutions with little institutional coordination, and limited accountability, all of which creates an unstable environment, increasing conflicts over land, and high levels of corruption in the land sector.

LETS LECTURE: Solving the Water Shortage Problem

The Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation (LWSC) is a state-owned enterprise responsible for producing and delivering potable water to the inhabitants of the Republic. But the residents of Monrovia have been without water now for 5 days. This is not the first time Monrovians have had this experience. Moreover, before this tragedy, Allafrica.com reported that out of 6 million gallons of water that LWSC was producing each day, only 2.5 million gallons were reaching the corporation's customers. The other 4.5 million gallons, i.e.


Harry Greaves

The "Act to Stop Mills Jones from Running for President"

A few months ago, the Liberian Legislature enacted into law a Bill whose more accurate title should have been the "Act to Stop Mills Jones From Running For President," which is the authors' surreptitious intent. Some of our legislators, like Speaker Alex Tyler, who harbor presidential ambitions, are fearful of competing against the Central Bank Governor, and believe that the best way to knock him out of the race is by dint of a legal coup d'etat.

LET'S LECTURE: What Happened to the LPRC Tank Farm Rehabilitation?

At the end of March 2009, a contract was signed between the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) and Zakhem International, a UK construction company, for the rehabilitation of LPRC’s tank farm on Bushrod Island. Zakhem had beaten out another UK company, Motherwell Bridge, based in Glasgow, Scotland, which had pulled out of the contest at the very last minute because its banker, the Royal Bank of Scotland, had posted a US$20 billion loss and had to be rescued by the British government.

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