Commercial politics in Liberia is not a new phenomenon in the country’s body polity but the scenarios being witnessed in the buildup to the 2017 presidential and legislative elections are mind-blowing, especially with the Coalition for Democratic (CDC) dubbed the largest opposition political party losing its strong men to the trade.
The City of Paynesville has been admitted to the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) network pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation aimed at helping the municipality to build resilience against challenges flooding, poor health, infrastructure deficit, sanitation, unemployment, globalization, among others.
For a long time now, the United States government has been babysitting Liberia as the highest donor of foreign assistance to spur economic growth and build strong health and education sectors. This gesture has bred a dependence mentality in leaders of the post conflict nation so much that expectation of getting aid from the US is never cut short. With the election of Republican candidate Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, African leaders, especially Liberia can now begin fending for themselves because the new American leader has vowed to make America great again” by preserving his citizens’ interests.