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Liberia: Standoff at Parliament, Lower House Defies Executive, Demands Oil Contracts Reflect Country’s Share and Interest
“The lower house vows that the 12 oil blocks already contracted to foreign corporations cannot move forward until the country’s interest is settled in conformity with the country’s petroleum law”.
Liberia: NOCAL’S Consultative Forum in Rhode Island Controversy Reaches State Department, Country’s Embassy Distances Itself
“NOCAL’S consultative forum held in the state of Rhode Island is now becoming the epiphany of the United States tour as controversy, outrage and outcry the company’s United States tour has come to ruin the purpose of NOCAL’s mission as Mrs. Nellie Savice injection out of the forum by Providence police on orders of Nathan Biah, President of the Liberian Community Association of Rhode Island, LCARI informing the police Mrs. Savice was not welcomed at the NOCAL’s forum because it was his private program a though she told the police Mr Biah was misinforming them, it was rather a public event organized by the Liberian government”.
“The gathering noted that the President appointment of her son to head the oil company is re-incarnation of the late President William R. Tolbert’s trend who appointed lot of his relatives in government, emphasizing that it seem we as a country did not learn from the Tolbert mistake. A speaker said though Mr. Sirleaf serves on a pro bono basis, in the Liberian context, “we know what pro bono means”; the Sirleaf family is deciding the fate of the country in their living room”.
“Mr. Sirleaf will be entering the lions den when he meets Liberians in the Diaspora, especially the Liberian community that is believed to be the toughest of all Liberian communities in the United States which is fearless, passionate and bold as his appointment by his mother, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the state owned oil company. The appointment of Mr. Sirleaf infuriates Liberians, accusing the Liberian leader of nepotism and he would pretty well be confronted with this label which the international community has also adopted and called on President Sirleaf to rescind his appointment but she remains adamant”.
“We will not acheive the meaning of our purpose of this article if we fail to pay tribute to all our fallen beloved countrymen as the result of November 12, 1985 coup. We pay special tribute to an outstanding and very bright young Liberian journalist, Charles Gbeyon who was killed on this by the Doe government for doing nothing wrong but his noble responsibility, covering the events of the coup as they were unfolding but instead met his untimely death”.