While Charles Brumskine’s quixotic campaign against fraud is ultimately nothing more than a self-seeking quest, that pursuit is revealing Liberia to be a much stronger democracy than we imagined.
As Liberians head to the polls, let’s hope that they have not forgotten the bloody lessons of the past.
He describes himself as a race car that has been kept in a garage for 12 years, waiting to be set on the track to unleash a wave of change in Liberia. But there are many reasons why Liberians should be wary of voting for Vice President Joseph Boakai to take over as the country’s next president.
It is no surprise that Liberian voters are fascinated by the political newcomer, Alexander Cummings. Almost everything Cummings says makes sense. But should Liberians trust him for the job?
More Liberians should aspire to become job creators and entrepreneurs instead of lawmakers. It would make the private sector more profitable for business while putting more people to work in well-paying jobs.
With Vice President Joseph Boakai’s selection of Nuquay as his running mate, there is a palpable sense of disappointment in Nimba. Citizens of Liberia’s second most populous county had counted on Boakai naming a running mate from the county, especially as he visited Nimba just a few days before he announced his choice.
On Friday, June16, the Press Union of Liberia presented five awards during its annual award dinner for reports published in The Bush Chicken.
During the week of April 10, 2017, a coalition of business organizations, under the umbrella of the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia, staged a protest aimed at ceasing commercial activities in order to draw attention to issues facing business owners.