African citizens deserve governments that are responsive to their needs. Unfortunately, national governments – both in unitary and federal systems – are often too far removed from citizens to thoroughly understand what these needs are and how to address them.
In the wake of the ‘missing billions’, it is time President George Weah reflects deeply on where he is as a president and what his role should be in managing the country.
As the jubilation of Liberia’s historic presidential transfer of power has worn off, Liberians have settled back down into their daily routines. It appears politicians have too. It’s back to business as usual in Liberia, complete with lies, incompetence, and one of the biggest financial scandals in Liberia’s history.
The search for truth and justice must be carried out without jeopardizing the fragile peace we enjoy at this moment.
I was 12-years-old when Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected as president. I hoped to see more replicas of her but to my dismay, women accounted for only 10.2 percent of successful candidates in the 2011 elections, and between 2005 to 2015, only 11.9 percent won. My prayers were answered when Cornelia Kruah-Togba announced her candidacy for representative in Montserrado’s 13th district.
Human resource professionals need a strong voice at the decision table in the public sector to lead these transformations suitably and professionally.
Liberia needs a focal point in order to arrive at a sustainable and collectively defined future.
If teachers in private schools are paid decent wages and provided job security by granting them full employment status, it will go a long way toward addressing the “messy” education sector.