Opinions

Borrowing for Development:the billion-dollar questions
The current debate in Liberia is centered on two loans that the infant administration of President George M. Weah has entered with certain private entities to undertake the construction of roads in the Southeast and in Eastern Liberia. Anyone who spent 16 hours to cover a rocky 500 kilometers -as I did a few times this year - will wholeheartedly welcome any alternative. A drive on the bush road from Buchanan in Bassa County to Pleebo in Maryland is akin to a trip into the abyss of time past. For people in that region, the prospect of a modern road that would link them to the rest of the country, trumps any other consideration.
Language as a Tool for Intercultural understanding
No one wants to be misinterpreted or misunderstood and yet not all of us speak the same language. Our world is shaped by a variety of languages unique to a particular group of people within specific geographical context though spread further apart. People make the most of language as a medium of information exchange and an integral way of life.
Securing Africa’s Land for Shared Prosperity
Few development challenges in Africa are as pressing and controversial as land ownership and its persistent gap between rich and poor communities. With a profound demographic shift in Africa from rural areas to the cities where half of all Africans will live by 2050, these gaps will become steadily more pronounced as governments and communities rise to the challenge of growing enough affordable nutritious food for all families to thrive on the continent. In some countries in the region, these gaps—allied as they are with high poverty rates and large-scale unemployment—have become sufficiently wide to undermine shared growth and social cohesion.
LTA’s US$9. 6m loss should warrant sterner measures
It is amazing how promos in the media blow round in the public with a rhetorical rhythm that cause people to dance to what businesses and government want them to hear. The sensation of registering the System Identification Module (SIM) cards to provide “security” is an example of such promos that may be considered an embattled initiative. Why has the registration of SIM Cards become an embattled initiative by both the Government of Liberia and local GSM companies? You may recall that the feathering call made by the Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA) to GSM companies to have SIM cards registered in the country was aimed at curbing criminal activities that could have been carried out by unscrupulous individuals for selfish reasons, but has bee defeated.

The sacrifices were made by all Liberians to bring about the true democratic values among which are freedom of the press, speech, movement, contempt for tribalism and etc.
The repercussion of a protracted bloody war is a long-term psychological warfare in which survivors and those born shortly before the war and those born during and shortly after the war have to go through psychological trauma.
When news of Ebola broke out in Liberia, it was greeted by mixed reactions; fear gripped many and many disbelieve-even to date.
Despite Liberian Government's warning and awareness programs to protect Liberians against the spread of Ebola, most Liberians think the government is using Ebola as a springboard to collect money from government’s coffer and from international donors for personal use.
Sexual violence plagues every country.
Child Labor is the exploitative use of children by adults for economic gains or other selfish motives, while child trafficking is the act of moving children from their familiar localities to a distant setting either within the country or outside, all for ulterior motives.
After 10 years of peace and a successful democratic rule, Liberians still see themselves as vulnerable.
Liberians, meaning ordinary Liberians, are one of the most courageous people in the world.
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