Last Thursday several members of the House of Senate during a debate on the economy at the 4th Day sitting 5th Session of the 53rd Legislature called on their colleagues to consider pay cut as a way of addressing the huge salary disparities between civil servants and members of the Legislature. If implemented, the move could also serve as a cushion for the national economy which is seriously experiencing shocks from the global meltdown.
Today marks exactly ten years since President Johnson- Sirleaf took the helm of power as the first female President of Africa’s oldest independent nation and one of the most pariah states in the world. This could be considered the most daunting if not the most stressful job that anyone could ever want to sign up for at that time.
The fracas that erupted between President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s security detail and that of Liberia National Police Inspector General Col. Chris Massaquoi last Friday seems to further expose the fragility of the security sector reform, bringing into question the wisdom of UNMIL’s drawdown as the clock ticks closer to the 2017 presidential and general elections.