CDC Pro-Poor Government Hut Tax’s Historical Amnesia
Pro-Poor Policy of a government usually targets directly poor people s economic plight, which is due to the poverty they experienced in society. The goal of this policy is to improve their living standard. However, the Hut Tax re-introduced by the traditional Chiefs and Elders in Liberia resembles a reversed Robin Hood - intended to TAKE (Steal) from the POOR. Whereas, the Robin Hood and his Merry Men of Sherwood Forest took from the abusive and corrupt leaders what they stole from the poor and had it returned.
A good step against corruption
The INSIGHT is delighted over the President’s call for a full investigation into all standing contracts between the Ministry of Public Works and all construction companies in the country.

Stringent measures have been put in place to control the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country.
It is often said that when two elephants fight, the grass suffers.
It is often said that when two elephants fight, the grass suffers.
An official of the Ganta United Methodist Hospital (GUMH) has said the institution is contemplating constructing a modern medical facility valued at US$10 million.
Before the outbreak of the viral Ebola disease in Liberia, Liberians were grappling with economic crises resulting from high exchange rates against the Liberian dollar and two consecutive budget shortfalls amongst other factors.
Last week President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announcing several measures to combat the deadly Ebola Virus urged the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) and relevant agencies to consider the cremation of Ebola effected corpses.
We are not in pleasant times at all.
Ebola has become the latest cause of fear and panic in Liberia.
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