Editorials

GOL, Including Finance Minister Kamara and CBL Governor Weeks, Are Meeting the Economic Challenge!

Who remembers our Editorial of April 19, 2016, when President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf appointed her two new most senior fiscal and monetary managers?

In that Editorial, we called on both Finance Minister Boima Kamara and Central Bank Governor Milton Weeks to hold regular consultations with each other to ensure the efficient implementation of the nation’s fiscal and monetary policies.

Amid Failure to Connect Counties with Paved Roads, GOL Already Passing the Torch

Public Works Minister Gyude Moore recently told the Senate Committee on Public Works that it needed US$2.6 billion to connect all county capitals with paved roads.

But he admitted, “We are not going to be able to do all, but even the ones that we cannot do, we want to secure the financing for them, so that whoever comes after us will execute them.”

“Everybody builds roads through debt financing,” the Minister told the Senate Committee.

Minister Tokpa, Chairman Korkoyah in Union Strong

“Oh how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell in unity . . .”

This biblical acclamation is an affirmation of the importance of people uniting for the fulfillment of the common good.

This important collaboration for the successful conduct of free, fair and peaceful elections in October is what we are seeing between the Minister of Internal Affairs, Dr. Henrique Tokpa, and the Chairman of the National Elections Commission, Counselor Jerome Korkoyah.

Madam Ruth Perry Served Liberia Well

Liberians at home and abroad were on Sunday, January 8, greeted with the sad news of the passing of one of the nation’s outstanding war time leaders, Madam Ruth Sando Fahnbulleh Perry.

Madam Perry’s death brought back memories of the country’s turbulent war years, when her stewardship helped to restore sanity, though briefly, to our country.

Madam Perry reminds us of the “virtuous woman” found in Proverbs 31 of the Holy Bible—a woman who shines as a beacon of light.

Why Didn’t Ellen Mention Yahya Jammeh in Her Annual Message? What Is She Up to?

It was so far the most important foreign policy move of her second term—some will argue in her entire administration.

The most important accomplishment of her first term was two-fold: first, she restored Liberia to her pre-war position as a responsible member of the comity of nations. Second, she succeeded in getting the international community to cancel Liberia’s US$4 billion debt.

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