Editorials

Farhat’s Concerns Should Be Taken Seriously

He ran for President in 2005 alright. Why? Nobody knows, for even though he hails from Grand Bassa, he hardly ever lived there, having been raised from childhood by Monrovia’s prominent Luke family.

He got his beginnings in business by selling Mrs. Luke’s cornbread, rice bread, shortbread and other pastries from the Luke’s Broad Street home, where GN Bank is now located. That is how Mrs. Williette Luke helped keep the family going. Her husband, Mr. Henry Luke, was an electrical engineer and one of the pioneers of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC).

Who Are These Politicians with Guinean Connection That Want to Threaten Our Peace?

One of the fundamental virtues taught both in the Holy Bible and in the Koran is HONESTY.

But it seems that some of our politicians insist on throwing out of the window this principle of honesty. Their blinding and avaricious political ambition has led them to import into Liberia Guinean nationals in order to engage in the ongoing voter registration, in violation of Liberian law.

Fronting: Unpatriotic, Unserious Conduct by Liberians Blocking Our Progress

Let us first define the terminologies. Fronting is taking a bribe from a foreign businessperson to pretend that a business belongs to a Liberian when it does not.

Lack of patriotism means a total lack of love for one’s country and one’s own people, and lack of interest in the country’s progress. The unpatriotic person is purely there for himself or herself—or so that person thinks—and to hell with the country.

Why Is Finance Minister Kamara So Lenient with Togba and Sorbor?

Finance Minister Boima Kamara must have had very accurate and conclusive evidence that two of the Ministry’s senior officials, Emmanuel Togba and Herbert Sobor, “stole US$82,000 from the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) and converted it to their personal use.”

The Minister immediately called a press conference to report the matter and demand that the two men immediately restitute the amount or be turned over to the Ministry of Justice for prosecution.

When Will Liberians Finally Take Their Presidency Seriously?

Perhaps the more cogent (logical) question this Editorial should be asking is: How many more presidential candidates should we expect before the registration door closes?

There are already 23 political parties, with almost as many presidential candidates. And on Saturday, February 4, 2017, Margibi Senator Oscar Cooper added his name to the list of presidential hopefuls as an independent candidate.

How many more such hopefuls can we expect?

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