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.
“Mr. Nominee, let me take this time to congratulate you for your preferment. You know many times we are coerced to swallow the bitter pills to accept some average and some not average.” This was the exact comment of Grand Kru’s Sen. Peter Coleman to former senator Blamo Nelson during his confirmation hearing as Liberia Ambassador-designate to Japan, before the Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations, Monday, July 8.
The Liberian Senate has voted to reject three of President George Weah’s nominees for the Central Bank of Liberia Board of Governors. The nominees are Richard A, Dolley, Timothy Thomas, and James B. Dennis.
Autocrat, dictator, repressive, corrupt, and the list go on. These are a few of the words being used by opponents and others to describe President Weah’s tenure. And, I must say that the president is not doing much to change those descriptions of his short stint as president so far.
The Central Bank of Liberia has clarified a report published by FrontPage Africa and discussed on radio talk shows in Monrovia that it authorized and brought into the country newly printed U.S. banknotes.
Supreme Court Justice Joseph Nagbe has issued a stay order on the ongoing trial of former and current officials of the Central Bank on Liberia who were indicted for illegally printing excess banknotes.
A week after former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf accused the government of illegally indicting her son Charles Sirleaf, President George Weah has sharply reacted, dismissing the claim.
The Senate has voted to reject President George Weah’s bill that sought to eliminate all tenured positions within the executive branch.