I was 12-years-old when Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected as president. I hoped to see more replicas of her but to my dismay, women accounted for only 10.2 percent of successful candidates in the 2011 elections, and between 2005 to 2015, only 11.9 percent won. My prayers were answered when Cornelia Kruah-Togba announced her candidacy for representative in Montserrado’s 13th district.
The big story
The management of Firestone Liberia has notified 76 workers of its Rubberwood Department that their contracts with the company will be terminated immediately at the end of September.
The lawmaker of Margibi’s first district, Tibelrosa Tarponweh, has launched a L$2 million (US$12,963) scholarship initiative to aid students residing in the district.
Following months of elections dispute, the Liberian Football Association’s newly elected president, Mustapha Raji, has taken over the football house and made his first major decision to suspend the director of competition, Matthew Diggs.
The search for truth and justice must be carried out without jeopardizing the fragile peace we enjoy at this moment.
President Weah has congratulated the popular musician, DenG for making history by being the first Liberian to perform at the One Africa Music Fest in New York.