In less than 24 hours, the tickling clock shall rest at the day you made a leap and bold step forward by informing the comity of nations that you could now steer your own affairs - government, breed your children and determine how your economy should run. As I write you these somehow meaningless words, I am mindful that you may not get to read them, but somehow by imagination I assume you will.
Along with my colleagues, I have been placed at the center of the rape case involving Representative Morais Waylee of District #2, Grand Gedeh County. Since our protest on May 23 calling for a probe into this matter and that he should recuse himself from his position of influence, I have received threats - via phone calls as well as physical. In fact, I no longer move around alone, and even moving with people, I have seen and heard individuals threw talks at me. People loyal to this lawmaker who, in my mind, embrace rape, have sought every medium possible to get at me. Some have even abused my family, branded me a paid-agent advocate and stereotyped my tribe and religion. They fail to realize that conviction and conscience are what drive my thoughts and shape my actions: the believe that Liberia can only go forward if its citizens - whether rich or poor, in government or out - are treated equally under the law and made to account for their actions when said law is bridged.
The Minister of Water and Environment and Chairperson for International Relations of the African National Congress of the Republic of South Africa, Dr. Edna Molewa says the political economy that Africa wants must be decided by Africans and that all Africans must come together to ensure that we build Africa.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said Liberians and Americans can now reflect on the historical fact that we were born of the same dream and the same ideals of freedom, liberty, justice and prosperity for all. President Sirleaf said Liberians are not only friends of America, but share a common history, replete with the struggles that bind us, which timelessly remind us that we are family.
Cabinet has received and reviewed status updates on key priority projects along the ‘Last Mile’ in keeping with its 150-Day target set during the Cabinet retreat in March of this year. Cabinet also received an overview of the status of the execution of Fiscal Year 2016 /17 budget and FY2017/18 draft budget.
The Youth Exploring Solutions (YES), an accredited non-for-profit, passionate and voluntary grassroots youth-led development organization has launched a landmark project titled “Promoting Sustainable Environmental Actions”. This project is being supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unprecedented small grant initiative for youth-led development organization working on environmental issues.
It is regrettable to note that remarks attributed to me regarding the nude video publication involving Mohammed Sambola, an employee of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) did not reflect what I said about the issue in my personal capacity during what was basically an informal conversation.