Archive for June, 2012
“In the invitation letter to the debt holders, it was stipulated that they were required to submit their claims against the Liberian government with the relevant documentation s circumstantiating the debts owed. The watchdog agency Acting Auditing General conveyed that seventeen out of the 26 debt claims submitted did not document their claims in an appropriate fashion and the Finance Ministry too did not have the original documents on the debts”.
Liberia: New Army Mobilized to Protect Eastern Border with Ivory Coast, But Are They Prepared or A Suicide Mission?
“In Liberia, our team determined that protecting civilians was more important than protecting the state — because that’s where the threats aligned. Accordingly, we focused less on defending the borders and more on protecting civilian population areas. The army would be a simple, relatively small, and low-cost motorized infantry regiment. There would be no artillery, tanks, fighter or bomber aircraft, or navy ships, and limited special operations units. Few wanted a military so strong that it would provoke the neighbors, as West Africa is a tough geopolitical neighborhood”.
Liberia Opposition Partisans (CDC-USA) in the United States Disagree with Standard Bearer and Chairman Expulsions
“If the decision to expel the standard bearer and Chairman Doe-Sherif did not derive from or through the ‘Grievances Committee’ which is the sole constitutional framework of the party which handles grievances, conflicts, and allegations and upon whose recommendation action can be take against the accused after they have failed to exonerate themselves of the allegations levied against themselves, then as far as he is concerned, Cllr Tubman and Senator Doe-Sherif are still Standard Bearer and Chairman respectively because the decisions expelling them from the party were inconsistent with the party’s constitution”.