Corruption is a major scourge of Liberia’s politics; however, the National Elections Commission, the body charged with approving candidates running for elected office, does not disqualify political aspirants found to have committed corrupt or fraudulent activities.
As citizens across Liberia have been discussing reforming key electoral laws and policies, some voters in Margibi are debating whether basic educational requirements are necessary for representatives and senators.
Citizens residing across Margibi have expressed frustration over the limitation of laws on the election of public officials and are calling for reform.
Over the weekend, three lives were lost to a car crash caused by a truck that rolled back down Tower Hill along the Robertsfield Highway.
As the discussion heats up around amendments to electoral laws, a cross-section of Margibi citizens say they want the minimum age requirement for voting in national elections to be changed, with many older voters calling for an increase in the age.
Firestone’s plantation was a scene of complete confusion when news broke on Wednesday, March 18 that the company’s management had reached the decision to lay off 800 of its workers.
President George Manneh Weah has appointed the former chairman of the Liberia Airports Authority, J. Allen Klayee, as acting managing director of the Liberia Airports Authority.
Margibi’s second district lawmaker, Ivar Jones, has dedicated a new building in Cotton Tree to house the district’s office.