Few weeks from now, the National Elections Commission will blow the whistle to mark the official beginning of political campaigning. Already, the political euphoria has engulfed every aspect of the Liberian society as party representatives and presidential aspirants are busy trying to position themselves in the eyes of the electorates.
The Constitution of Liberia is the supreme law of the Republic of Liberia. The current constitution, which came into force on January 6, 1986, replaced the Liberian Constitution of 1847, under a Military Regime, which had been in force since the independence of Liberia.
The outcome of any election in a state depends on the credibility and dedication of the electoral commissioners. The current Chairman of the National Elections Commission Cllr. Jerome G. Kokoya and his team of dedicated commissioners have manifested their diligence beyond an iota of doubt that they are fully prepared not only to conduct the elections, but to see that the process is free, fair and credible.
The Kids’ Education Engagement Project (KEEP), a local Non-Governmental Organization recent dedication of its 3rd Reading Room at the Gboloken Public School, Cavalla District, Grand Gedeh County is a step forward towards promoting education in the country.
Principal, Liberia Holding Consortium Preparation for the elections of October 2017 in Liberia is increasingly hearing of “time for the country people to assume power.” This has brought forth the resurgence of the country-congau narratives. True, one group of people led Liberia for well over 133 years. But this was not a story of democratic governance. This was not a story of elections, and regrettable, this was a course of disorganization that many still blame today for Liberia’s gross underdevelopment. For most of this period, the majority of people in our country were not even considered citizens, mainly because they were not “civilized.” That is a sad period that cannot be relived in the spirit of democracy, justice, freedom, and I dare say civilization.
In the 1970s, the progressives, in exercising their political franchise organized and operated movements that were named and styled progressive movements: Movement for Justice in Africa (MOJA) and Progressive Alliance of Liberia (PAL), prior to the coup’d’tat in early 1980. This was amid speculations that due to the manner True Wing Party (TWP) governments before these events conducted state of affairs. As a consequence, some senior members of these movements as well as cabinet were irked or annoyed and had showed readiness to resign. In a quick move to avoid public disgrace and embarrassment, government licensed the movements.
Anyone who once doubted Liberia’s strength, steadfastness and resilience to overcome difficulties and reclaim its rightful role within the comity of nations is about now having a rethink, evidenced by the successful host of the 51st Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of States and Government.