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LET'S LECTURE: PEPs Beware!

Back in 2005 when I was campaigning vigorously for Ellen John Sirleaf, I had not the faintest idea that she would end up presiding over a sordid kleptocracy, one in which officials of this administration steal large sums of public money with gay abandon. Back then I was a true Ellen Sirleaf acolyte. I believed the woman walked on water. She could do no wrong.

LAND COMMISSION: Surveyors, Land Sellers and Buyers Beware – the Criminal Conveyance of Land Law is in Motion

Due to the numerous land conflicts in the county, the Government of Liberia has passed into law “An Act Against the Criminal Conveyance of Land”. Criminal Conveyance means that anybody who knowingly, willfully or purposely transfers or delivers something such as a right or property to another person or persons or group of persons or an institution or institutions through dishonest means will face the full force of the Law.

LET'S LECTURE: War Criminal Court?

On September 22, 2015, President Ellen Sirleaf sent a letter to our National Legislature calling for, amongst other things, the establishment of an "Extraordinary War Criminal Court" to try and mete out punishment to those considered to have borne the greatest burden for atrocities committed during Liberia's horrific civil war.

LET'S LECTURE: The Politics of the New Electricity Law

On Thursday, September 24, 2015, the House of Representatives passed the 2015 Electricity Law of Liberia, following passage of the same bill by the Liberian Senate exactly the week before. The good news is that a law has been passed essentially opening the Liberian electricity market to private investors, breaking a 40 plus year monopoly enjoyed by the state-owned electricity company, the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), and providing an avenue to solve Liberia's two decades chronic electricity shortage.

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