Commentaries

Liberia: The Rise of Hope over Gloom in the New Year

As the nation approaches transition to a new political era, Liberians across all divides must plant a new ethos that cultivates hope. At a time when most of us have pessimistically concluded that our society is broken and our domestic problems are insurmountable, my aim is to show that in spite of the frightening obstacles, the next president can learn many lessons from the successes and challenges of the present one. I will be the first to admit my naïve optimistic faith in the power of the Liberian people working together collectively and achieving unmatched ends.

If I Were a Gift at Christmas: I Would be a Little Light Bulb

“Thinking Thoughts”
If I were a gift at Christmas, I would be a little light bulb to shine a light around people in this doggone troubled world, who do not have anybody to give them gifts this Christmas, while others are receiving lavishly. I would shine a light so bright that they would put aside their woes and lay their sorrows at the Compassionate Savior’s feet and hum the tune of the great 17th Century hymn, “Come ye disconsolate, where’er ye languish, come to the mercy seat fervently kneel…earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure.” But I would not stop there.

Empowering the Locals – A Panacea of Liberia’s Socioeconomic Stagnation

It is disheartening to note that the bulk of the Liberian people still live in abject poverty more than 10 years after the Sirleaf administration assumed the mantle of leadership.

Though this government has achieved some successes in the areas of health, education, road construction, and also guaranteed free speech for the Liberian people, it has failed to back its pledge for “zero tolerance on corruption as declared in President Sirleaf’s inaugural address of January 16, 2006.

Remembrance

"Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits." -Thomas Jefferson


Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant

Dealing With the Razzmatazz and Euphoria of Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant

National debates must be characterized by patriotism, sincerity and substance. We must hold our leaders accountable by what they say they will do for the people. We must never run away from speaking the truth even if it hurts. The debate surrounding Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant is becoming increasingly interesting and I thought to weigh in from where I sit. This is just an initial analysis, but I shall endeavor to publish a full column of my thoughts in due course.

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