Many Americans have and continue to express serious concerns about their president-elect, business executive Donald J. Trump, Sr. While some of these concerns may be legitimate, not all are real or based on facts. A good number of them are based on the President-elect’s campaign-fever/mood utterances, which contextually and in my understanding, reflect a man who was once a reality TV star that later on happened to become a candidate for president of the United States, and who clearly understood the anger and frustration of his fellow Americans, and indeed related to those angers and frustrations in ways that elevated his acceptance to the average American voter. That is why he won a landslide victory against Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton who most people viewed as the most qualified and competent candidate for president in U.S.’s history.
No doubt, the Liberia Maritime sector has enormous potential to propel Liberia into sustained economic prosperity, evidenced by the 1,557 vessels registered under its flag, which translates into 52 million gross tonnages, making it the world’s second largest maritime fleet in shipping tonnage after Panama.
The 2016 US presidential election is now history. Businessman and movie mogul Donald Trump has won, becoming the 45th president of the United States of America, and defying global electioneering logic. The odd man out, Trump convincingly walloped career diplomat and seasoned politician Hillary Clinton by a margin that not only defied conventional thinking but proved that the age of the overcoming underdog is well established.
It was Abraham Lincoln who once said that elections belong to the people. “It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters,” the US 16th president had asserted at the time.
Based on our objective understanding of the political history of this space we occupy, we choose to regard as heroes and heroines men and women who out of unselfish drives have played pivotal roles in the socioeconomic and political development of our country.
With a penetrating heart inventorying on the iniquity that is destroying students’ leadership at the University of Liberia, I have decided to rise above the trappings of inborn indifference to expose this illusion of deceit wrapped up in pernicious greed.
Over the past few years, Forbes has taken an interest in Liberia, one of the world’s poorest countries, but also one with promise (under the leadership of of the first democratically-elected woman president, Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf) and one which the U.S. holds historical obligations. We’ve traveled there with a delegation of philanthropists, and supported world-class social entrepreneurs like Katie Meyler and Dr. Raj Panjabi, who have since been globally recognized for their efforts to stem the Ebola crisis, and reform the country’s education and health systems, respectively.