Author: Lennart Dodoo

MONROVIA – In 2017, in his capacity as Vice President of Liberia and head of the Senate, Joseph Boakai, now President of Liberia, signed the Act that amended Title 23 of the Natural Resources Law. This action brought into being, under the amendment, the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA). The Act prescribed that this entity would be headed by a Director General who would be recommended to the President by the Board for appointment, with the consent of the Senate.

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In Executive Law Section 20.8, the President is granted the authority to appoint a Special Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. MONROVIA – President Joseph Boakai’s appointment of Ms. Saran Kaba Jones as Special Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Thursday evening garnered some reactions on social media, with many questioning the extent to which the President can exercise this appointing powers.

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MONROVIA – In 2018, when the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) took over the Unity Party with a popular mandate having stayed in opposition for 12 years, they attempted to do something unusual and unpopular – scrap off tenured positions, except for the ones named by the Constitution. This ridiculous attempt was met with stiff reaction from the public and especially, the opposition bloc at the time who described the CDC’s audacious move as extending their dictatorial tendencies.

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MONROVIA – The Central Bank of Liberia is once again under the spotlight. A member of the House of Representatives, has requested the appearance of the Executive Governor to provide explanations for what he described as a violation of the Public Procurement Management Law (PFM Law) by extending US$83.05 million loan to the George Weah administration last December for the purpose of paying civil servants’ salary without legislative approval.

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MONROVIA – Mr. Dorbor Jallah, the Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) who is poised to assume office on March 1 has told FrontPageAfrica that he would review the conditions under which the contract for production of excise duty stamps was awarded to an Indian company which a FrontPageAfrica investigation previously found to have an internationally corrupt reputation.

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MONROVIA – During his confirmation hearing early last week, the then Transport Minister-designate, Sirleaf Tyler, faced questioning from Montserrado County Senator Saah Joseph regarding allegations in the media against Daniel Johnson, who had recently been appointed as the Secretary General of the Roberts Flight Information Region (RFIR).

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