It’s always been a continuous topic of gossip surrounding each presidency as to who has a financial tie-up with the ruling party.
News of the recent death of former Zimbabwean President Robert G. Mugabe at age 95 led me to my Zimbabwe file. You see, I, along with my delegation, served as the first special envoy of Liberia to incoming Prime Minister Mugabe in early April 1980. As history turned, mine was among the last diplomatic missions…
A salary cut is a reduction or decrease in one’s pay or income. It is also called salary deduction or wage cut. Meanwhile, a salary harmonization simply means equal work for equal pay across government or the same position for the same salary. Salary harmonization mainly focuses on equity on the pay scale or bridging salary disparities or imbalances.
Associate Justice Kabina Ja’neh was impeached by the House of Representatives in August 2018. He was convicted and removed from office by the Senate on March 29, 2019. He faced four counts in the bill of impeachment; however, he was found guilty on one count: the Road Fund.
Our democracy was on trial under Doe and Taylor. It is now on retrial under ex-soccer star George M. Weah. Things are falling apart so quickly. Lawlessness is hitting the roof. Violence and vandalism have become the new normal. The debris and scars of our dark past are fast evolving. Terror is back in the land.
On July 25th, another boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea, claiming the lives of about 150 migrants en route to Europe from Libya. The United Nations called it the largest single loss of life in the Mediterranean so far this year. If this sounds familiar, that’s because it is. If you recall, headlines in 2015 and 2016 told similar stories of overcrowded, capsized and sinking boats, stranded boats, and shipwrecks that were all too common as migrants attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea in unworthy vessels and rubber fishing boats.
The Council of Patriots has scheduled another protest on July 31, in a quest to get the government to act on its 45-count petition presented on June 9, 2019. However, the petition presents three challenges that probably inhibit the government’s response. First, the unofficial delivery, second the legitimacy question that arises with the fast disintegration of CoP; and third, most of the demands are flawed, unspecific, and moot.
On July 25, 2018, I lamented our claim to independence for not taking ownership of our failings or actions within our control to change the trajectory of our nation. Having read the editorial by FrontPage Africa’s Rodney Sieh published on 25 July 2019, I felt obliged to give a different analysis. There are some points in the piece that I agree with, but a lot I believe are misplaced. I would like to deconstruct the narrative proffered by my countryman, whom I respect and applaud for his excellent investigative reporting.