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.
Officials in Margibi are currently arguing their case before the Supreme Court over the controversial allocation of US$1 million in county and social development fund due to be remitted to the county by the Ministry of Finance and Development.
The Liberia Airports Authority has issued a new travel advisory for travelers and motorists using the main corridor leading to the Roberts International Airport, amid severe flooding.
Margibi’s County Health Team has reported an alarming number of rate of rape cases, with 156 cases in less than two years, with most of the victims being between under 39 years of age.
Ahead of Liberia’s 172nd Independence Day celebrations, Alexander Cummings is reminding Liberians that although Liberia holds the title of Africa’s oldest republic, the country’s status does not reflect this.
When Lawrence Mulbah’s wife went into labor a few months ago, he took her to the Bong Mines Hospital. However, his experience at the hospital left him frustrated with the state of the health facility, as he was forced to buy everything that was needed for the delivery, including the gloves used by the staff.
Lawmakers and local officials in Margibi have been revealed to have violated the budget law by holding a secret meeting to decide allotments for US$1 million in the county social development fund.
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.