One day while I attended high school, my teacher punished me by sentencing me to kneeling in class for hours. As time went by, I began to feel intense pain in my body, triggering what is known as a crisis. I knew that if I continued in this position any longer I could collapse or even worse.
President Sirleaf’s promise to campaign for women candidates in Liberia’s upcoming elections comes too little, too late.
Hundreds were killed and thousands were displaced from their homes last week outside of Freetown, Sierra Leone following a massive mudslide. Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf briefly visited Sierra Leone to attend the burial of victims of the disaster.
August 17th presidential debate miserably failed on all counts because the content of the debate expressed the platforms, views and agenda of Liberian politicians, not the citizens.
On October 10, 2017, Liberians will wake up with the hope of making a turning point decision, which will forever go down in our histroy as a country. Any candidate elected during the process will decide the fate of Liberia and Liberians for the next six to twelve years.
Liberians have ingenious ways to ask for gifts around major holidays. During this independence period, not a day passed without us hearing someone say, “My 26 on you.” In most cases, the person who the “26” was on gave money.
Another Independence Day has arrived, but what is there to celebrate? Independence Day is not just about celebrating age but celebrating fulfilled promises. Our sovereignty as a country goes far beyond the declaration of independence.
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.