George Weah is best known to the world as the only African to have won the Ballon d’or. With more than two decades gone, the international wire has not grappled with the reality that the legendary soccer star is now president of the world’s poorest country. One could argue that President Weah himself has not come to terms with the reality that unlike the soccer pitch, leading Liberia requires vision and unmatched leadership to get the right wheels turning.
Protesters on early Tuesday gathered before the offices of the Guaranteed Trust Bank on 13th street in Sinkor to demand justice for Edward Freeman, a staff member of the bank who was allegedly assaulted by the bank’s Managing Director, Ayodeji Bejde in last August.
Several past and present lawmakers have filed a US$2 million lawsuit against Philipbert Browne, the owner, and publisher of the Hot Pepper newspaper.
The executive chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, James Verdier is calling on the government to review the bill seeking to remove the security of tenure from the commission and other integrity institutions.
Philipbert Browne, the man who broke news about the mysterious disappearance of newly printed Liberian banknotes, says he did not receive the second communication from members of the legislature requesting him to reappear.
The Minister for Commerce and Industry, Wilson Tarpeh has blamed the recent artificial shortage of gasoline in the country to ‘misunderstanding’ by petroleum importers regarding the collection of road funds announced by the government.
The House of Representatives has agreed to invite stakeholders involved in the printing of the alleged missing billions of Liberian dollars banknotes this Thursday, November 8, 2018.
President George Weah has presented a bill to the House of Representatives to repeal all tenure positions in the executive branch of government.