President Weah Issues Executive Order 103 to Stimulate Economic Growth

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President George Manneh Weah

President George Manneh Weah has issued Executive Order No. 103 aimed at stimulating economic growth in the Liberian economy.

Executive Order #103 is expected to solidify the gains realized under Executive Order No. 96 and to continue to stimulate economic growth in the Liberian economy, which has experienced a protracted downturn in activities and slow growth driven by the continuous and persistent declines in the prices of and demand for Liberia’s primary exports of rubber, iron ore and timber.

The Presidential Order also takes cue from the adoption of the ECOWAS CET effectively, which limits Liberia’s ability to use import duty as a tax policy instrument to protect local industries from unfair competition and dumping—something that has contributed to the low level of business activities currently experienced in the economic outputs of the industrial, commercial and retail sectors.

In realization of the situation, the President’s Order declares that the Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority, in consultation with the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, may set forth a schedule of Waivers, in Regulation, to be reviewed annually by them for the granting of relief from assessment of penalties and interest related to Real Estate Taxes, Customs Duties and Related Levies including those under Administrative Review, Judicial Review, Audits or Examinations as a result of either or both failure to file or failure to pay such Taxes, Duties and Levies when due.

“Failure on the part of a Taxpayer to take advantage of a Waiver offered during an annual period shall preclude the Taxpayer from taking advantage of future annual Waivers for a period of 5 (five) years, during which period the Taxpayer is to be subject to sanctions, including the seizure and forfeiture of assets,” noted the President’s Executive Order. 

Regarding Import Permit Declarations, the Executive Order No. 103 directs that all Commercial Importers of goods into Liberia are exempted from seeking Import Permits and filing Import Permit Declarations, which heretofore, have been administered by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

The Commercial Importers of goods must however continue to notify the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in writing by the completion and submission of the Import Notification Form (INF), of their intent to import, which written notification shall not be used by any Agency of Government, including the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, to circumvent this prohibition against seeking Import Permits and filing Import Permit Declarations.  
On the Protection of Domestic Manufacturers and Producers, President Weah, via the Executive Order, directs that as a further mitigating measure, the Minister of Finance and Development Planning shall, by Administrative  Regulation,  impose  a  Surtax  on  goods  imported  into  the Country that are in competition with Local Manufacturers and Producers.

Asserts further the Executive Order: “Taxable Services for Sale of Air Tickets by International Transport Services: Travel Services:  A supply of Travel Services occurs at the location where the travel originates, or the Passengers embark.  The Services of a Travel Agency or Travel Arranger, including the issuing of Tickets for travel that either originates within Liberia or to Passengers embarking within Liberia are Taxable; and the Rate is reduced from 10% to 7%.”

For Tax purposes, Executive Order 103 states that Travel Services mean the base fare in money or kind, paid or payable for the supply by any person directly or indirectly excluding duties, levies, fees and charges paid or payable on or by reason of the supply reduced by any price discounts or rebates allowed and accounted for at the time of the supply.

According to Executive Order No. 103, Work Permits shall be issued for a period up to five (5) years at the option of the holder or beneficiary and the fees for Work Permits shall be assessed by the Minister of Labor in consultation with the Minister of Finance and Development Planning; and shall be published by Regulations. 

“Residence Permits shall be issued for a period up to five (5) years at the option of the holder or beneficiary. The fees for Residence Permits shall be assessed by the Commissioner of the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) in consultation with the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Finance and Development Planning; and shall be published by Regulations,” states the Executive Order. “Collection of Work and Residence Permits Fees: All fees for Work and Residence Permits shall be paid directly to the Liberia Revenue Authority for deposit into the Consolidated Account of the Government of Liberia.

On Surface Rental Fees, the Order directs that henceforth, a Concessionaire shall be liable to pay Annual Surface Rental for unencumbered land only. 

“The payment of Surface Rental Fees for unencumbered land shall be in accordance with the requisite provisions of the Liberia Revenue Code, as amended. The encumbrance referred to herein are those resulting from legal claims recognized by the Government of Liberia which prevents a contractor from using a portion of the land granted by Government in the Concession Agreement,” the Executive Order declares.

45 COMMENTS

  1. Relative to Weah’s Executive Order 103, the second paragraph states, “Executive Order No. 103 is expected to solidify the gains realized under Executive Order No. 96 and to continue to stimulate economic growth in the Liberian economy, which has experienced a protracted downturn in activities and slow growth driven by the continuous and persistent declines in the prices of and demand for Liberia’s primary exports of rubber, iron ore and timber.”

    Something does not sound right in this statement because a contradiction exists. To begin with, Liberia had not realized any economic gains under Weah’s Executive Order No. 96 since his ascendancy to power. So then how can he state that he would continue to solidify such gains and stimulate the economy when majority of the Liberian people had experienced none under his administration in the first place?

    The coming in of this administration was punctuated by massive corruption and a depletion of the public coffers, and the negative effects from this grand theft are taking their tolls on the poor nation. Instead of the president grabbing the bull by the horn, he usually dodges the issues most especially when they relate to his inability to tackle the economy and jobs creation.

    His usual places of retreat to find solace when the public confronts him with unpopular national issues are the past leaders most particularly his usual punchbag, former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. According to him, his gripes with her stem from the fact she did not leave him with a perfectly presidential world if any world as such does exist anywhere in both theory and practice in this day and time.

    I am not saying this in order to back Ellen neither any of the past presidents to cover their faults. However, to be objective, even in the best economic times no leader will be accredited flawlessly for every aspects of the growth or recovery.

    So, Weah must avoid the blame shifting and lead.

  2. NEW YEAR MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT WEAH: WELL DONE!

    So many things, Mr. President, you don’t understand. You are being bridled by your minions into pulling the final straw that will collapse the economy. What the economy needs is sound financial management backed by proper stewardship to stonewall the growing menace of malfeasance where individuals are systemically lining their pockets with public funds.

    Putting in place stringent austerity measures aimed at spawning probity in all sectors of government is the way forward. Interestingly, your minions are murdering auditors for fear of releasing audit reports that would expose their state of malfeasance and degeneracy when millions of dollars in public funds go missing.

    Moreover, you can not stimulate the economy when you are stealing yourself and you are so wasteful, riding private jet here and there. And worst of all you don’t understand what you are talking about, let alone what you are doing as a leader. Samuel Tweah who is your leading economist holds only a bachelor degree from the University of Liberia—and he obtained his degree when the country was in war and the University was brain drained of cultivated professors. He is your advisor on fiscal and monetary policies. His first advice to you was to pour 25 million dollars in the streets in hands of money changers as a mop of exercise. His garrulous rhetorics can not compensate for a knowledge based education derived from erudition and experience.

    If you truly love Liberia, Mr. Weah, as your supporters say, you should not run for the second term. If you do, the Liberian people are running out of patience, you will be inviting a war on yourself. From all indications, you have proven that you are incapable of leading Liberia as evidenced by your debut of a newfangled music career which is now the press conference you hold with the Liberian press.

    Don’t be misled: Most of your supporters were teenagers when the civil war broke out and barely understand the country’s history. They elected you en masse because you played football and were crowned world best. Because of their love for the sport, they elected you without understanding what they were plunging the country into.

    Now, you are there: keep stealing, building homes for your girl friends, buying homes everywhere and let your once estranged wife stash the bulk of your fortune abroad for your eventual retirement.

    But one thing you should be certain to do: Please retire at the end of your first term to save Liberia.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, MR. PRESIDENT!

    • Shut up, Jackson Neal! you do not make any sense. Those who voted you rascals into power and you stayed for two terms constituting 12 years WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY, BUT ONLY MASSIVE CORRUPTION, KILLING WHISTLEBLOWERS, AND STEALING ELECTIONS, did not know about your so called history?

      There is no need even wasting any time with one who does not make sense. George Weah is in power for twelve years! Whether you rascals like it or not.

      • Kou, you are so dimwitted in your response. You are just like your president. May God save the country from you, morons! You are leading this president to the gallows! I wish he had brains!

        • Jackson Neal, If Dr. Weah did not have brains, the international community in general and the diplomatic community together with Transparency International and the Millennium Challenge Corporation would not extol him for the improvement of the rule of law , and the very minimal corruption under his dynamic and skillful leadership as compared to the worsening state of affairs under his immediate predecessors.

          You are so silly to believe any political leader or any intelligent individual will ever take you serious in your silly request.

          In fact, had Dr. Weah not been a very decent politician who believes in true democracy, I would suggest to him to push on for a third term just as Conde and Ouattara has done in Guinea and Ivory Coast, since that is what is good for rascals like you who are so silly.

          • The more you keep writing, the likely you keep spewing your putrefying stupidity. You, like the Krahn people who led Samuel Doe to the gallows, are going to do the same to Weah because he has no brains of his own.

            You do well by calling a functional illiterate DR because you barely know what it takes to get a doctorate degree. You can confer it on anyone since doctorate degree is now a days a debased title in our society.

            So, any TOM, DICK, and HARRY can crown him or herself the title.

            But shame on you who can award a man who struggles with subjects and verbs agreement, a title of doctorate.

      • Kou Gontee, it the individuals like you who are making fool out of a decent citizen, GMW. What gained did Executive order number 96 make that it should be retained, bring the empirical evidence so we can see, instead of using mere words to think all of us can be fooled. Instead of you helping to defend the President Executive order, you have resulted to invectives, it shows that you are limited and are only pledging blind loyalty, which is not helping the system at all.
        So, instead of insulting people bring evidence of the success of this economic policies, does the president has advisor for economic matters, it is sure not Kou Gontee.
        Thanks.

  3. Solomon Latro Blamkpai, it is people like you who unknowingly give good cause to government liars, unintentionally encourage anti government establishmentarians, while unconsciously firing up media zombies, and ignorantly legitimizing the media anxiously looking out for the highest bidder!

    If Liberia had not realized any economic gains under His Excellency President Dr. George Forky Klon Jlaleh Gbah Ku GbehTarpeh Manneh Weah’s Executive Order No. 96 since his ascendancy to power, the hugest or biggest deficit or debt of US$41.81 million – the biggest in the 11-year leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf which Dr. Weahs Government is still paying back would have not been possible!

    Solomon Latro Blamkpai, If Liberia had not realized any economic gains under His Excellency President Dr. George Forky Klon Jlaleh Gbah Ku GbehTarpeh Manneh Weah’s Executive Order No. 96 since his ascendancy all of the post modern roads constructions throughout the country, the building of hospitals, and malls for market women throughout the country would have been built! Nor would the major sources of our economic capitals or the revenues and the ongoing payment of government employees the highest amount of employees been regular and stable.

    Whether you intend to back Ellen or not is as irrelevant as is whether you may be objective or not, since of course, you are ignorant of what it takes for a government to inherit a broken economy and been constrained with the payments of the hugest or biggest deficit or debt of US$41.81 million – the biggest in the 11-year leadership of its predecessor..

    • And Jackson Neal, the more I read your comments, I see through your malodorous idiotic nihilism toward democracy and you apolitical duplicity and idiocy!

      You are worse than those Socrates labeled as rag tag culprits of political knowledge, and smelly pretense.

      You sound no different from your fellow ACDL AND NPFL BANDITS who lied to General Quiwonkpa and pushed him to his death for your selfish undemocratic appetites and for those or you power greed remnants of the TWP settlers to regain power, and who have destroyed our beloved country which His Excellency President Dr. George Forky Klon Jlaleh Gbah Ku GbehTarpeh Manneh Weah is rebuilding while restoring Liberian leadership on the continent in general, and within the sub region in particular.

      • Kou, if you were my student and wrote this sheepish and meandering sentence, I would give you and “F”. You need to go back to school and learn sentence construction. You sound no different from Oppong. No wonder you are defending him with all your nerves.

        READ THIS MESS YOU WROTE:

        “You sound no different from your fellow ACDL AND NPFL BANDITS who lied to General Quiwonkpa and pushed him to his death for your selfish undemocratic appetites and for those or you power greed remnants of the TWP settlers to regain power, and who have destroyed our beloved country which His Excellency President Dr. George Forky Klon Jlaleh Gbah Ku GbehTarpeh Manneh Weah is rebuilding while restoring Liberian leadership on the continent in general, and within the sub region in particular.”

  4. The Liberian economy needs a more holistic approach in order to be resuscitated for genuine sustainable growth, Mr. President. The question posited by Solomon in his earlier response is quite in place. Haven’t we heard the same refrain from former president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in her last two annual addresses to the nation on the state of the national economy? Didn’t she tell the Liberian people that the mean cause of the national economic down turn was due to the fall of the prices of Liberia’s major export commodities on the world market, namely rubber, iron ore, and timber? Where then are the gains that you are attempting to solidify after almost three (3) years of your incumbency? Mr. President, it seems that you have been experiencing the same economic results that Ellen faced say, four (4), five (5) years ago, but you rather keep repeating the same mistakes. Exhibit number A (Exhibit # A) to your mistakes is by trying to revamp the national economy by your Executive Order 103, predicated upon an earlier Executive Order 96! With all indications, the latter executive order did not do the trick. It did not reap the expected harvest.

    I thought the appropriate approach of your economic team would have been the diversification of our gross domestic product (GDP). This approach could have been put into place upon assuming the office of the presidency on January 23, 2018 the day after your inauguration. The economy being the bed rock upon which any nation is built and grow, should have been your primary point of focus in your administration.

    Liberia’s GDP is the total value of the production of goods and services rendered in the country when you subtract the total cost of all imported goods in a fiscal year. At least, the equation of national production of goods and services should be balanced against the cost of imported goods. The economic down turn begins to raise its ugly head when the equation is not balanced, at the detriment of the national economy. In other words, the Liberia economic down turn results from the cost of imported goods outweighing the value of total goods produced and domestic services.

    The diversification aspect to the economy comes in especially when other valuable goods, besides the usual rubber, timber, and iron ore, are added to our national export. In the past, such cash crops as cocoa, coffee, piassava, were an addition to the national export, but no longer nowadays. We could now also add rice production and the fishing/fishery industry to all of the above. In other words, a revisit to Tubman’s Operation Production Policy, in its aggressive form, would come in handy for the revitalization of the national economy. In this venture, our fertile soil and the three hundred and fifty (350) miles of the Atlantic Coast will not let us down. The only impetus needed in this venture is innovation, leadership, and the national resolve.

  5. You Charles Anders, you another one who needs his head reexamined. If your ritualistic killer William V.S. Tubman had innovation, leadership, and the national resolve his dictatorship and tyranny in which the 1 percent settler marginalized the rest of the population would have not been stigmatized with growth without development.

  6. Jackson Neal, deal with the issue and not deviate to irrelevance, simply because you are incapable to counter adequately and effectively. The fact is I can NEVER EVER be your student. In fact, it SHALL only be the reverse, with you as my student…both in academia and politics. And this is manifestly evident from your incapability to provide a proper counter to my debunk inflicted on you and your usual imbecilic somnolence..

    The aforementioned supra is proven via the reality that you are ignorant viz the fact that people will choose their preference for compositional construction in any intellectual market place of ideas. And not you or anyone else’s preference can ever be the preferred.. Deal with the issue and not deviate to irrelevance, simply because you are incapable to counter adequately and effectively, as the unfortunate result of your ignorance and idiocy.

  7. Happy New Year, Kou. May the new year bring more blessings to you and family. Please stay to your guns. Let’s yield to the custom of celebrating the new year.

    Keep my ownda torborgee. I schooled in Lofa back in the days. I love the torborgee with dry meat. I guess you are from Nimba, judging from your fine traditional name—KOU. I will stop by for my Glalekpa!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY DEAR! I know, we all want a better Liberia. But when we take the least prepared among us and make him president and hope he will learn on the job, we risk not only our future but those of posterity. We face the same vicious circle.. and perhaps it would be better we ask God to reincarnate Sergeant Samuel Doe. I wish your love for him would be similar to his love for Liberia. If you love something, you don’t betray it. He is a betrayer-in-chief.

    Again, Happy New Year! I am coming for my Torborgee and Glalekpa. Let’s cease fire; today is new day. Also, if you would seek an advice from me: Look for this word—-Pleonasm, while having fun and dinning at home with the family. Be blessed and stay blessed! HNY!

  8. Happy New Year To All.

    Brother Neal Jackson, I like the way you’re beginning this year. Keep it up.

    Just a few days before Christmas, I wished every one I could remember a Merry Christmas. But, no one responded to me.

    Ah, I take it back. The Defender was very, very kind indeed. Although I am opposed to “some” of his political ideas, he is a good patriot.

    My fellow compatriots, I wish y’all a Happy New Year. I mean it from the bottom of my heart!

    Brother Aaron Nelson Jr., where are you?

    My brother Freedom To Be Blunt, you are a great guy.

    Expect Showers Of Blessings Everybody!

  9. Happy New Year in return, Jackson Neal. On the contrary, that ignoramus notion that one who becomes President with the support of the majority …the common people who are the masses, is according to you Jackson Neal “we taking the least prepared among us and make him president and hope he will learn on the job, we risk not only our future but those of posterity“ IS DECADENTLY APOLITICAL AND MEDIEVALLY UNDEMOCRATIC!.

    Your President His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah is one of the greatest and most revolutionary leaders of both Liberia and Africa!!

    And this is seen through his policies, agenda, and programs, which are a renewal of Liberian leadership on the continent, and his Dr. Weah’s demonstration of a new rising generation of dynamic political leaders in Liberia and within the continent!

    The world and Liberians appreciate and cherish the grand strategy for a great Liberia on the part of Dr. Weah!.

    This is why the incumbent Secretary General of the UN and the diplomatic community and the rest of the international community are saluting him for the improved rule of law in Liberia under his administration.

    I have served as a public international civil servant for many many many years. So I am not surprised that most of you NPFL and ACDL accomplices would prefer one of your types to further destroy, kill and steal! But DEMOCRACY, the will of the people must prevail! And you better believe it!

  10. Thank you, happy new year to you brother Hney. Don’t be surprised, Liberians are eerily peculiar people on this planet with good for nothing pride. You can wish someone happy birthday, happy new year, merry Christmas, and the person will never return that same sentiment. They don’t even care in part because we don’t have that cultural character as other Africans or nationals.

    We are culturally anemic because we suffer from cultural identity as a result of years of settlers’ rule in Liberia. We tend to mimic the characters of America-Liberians, characters that were bereft of self-identity. Liberians want to be anything but culturally unique Liberians. We tried to copy other cultures while neglecting ours.

    We carry this bloviated pride for nothing. Those good for nothing self-inflated egos were inherited from the America-Liberians. SO, don’t be surprised; you’ll wish someone merry Christmas or happy new year through text message and the person will never respond. Pride anchored in irredeemable ignorance and degradation of our souls as Africans.

    Again, happy new year, my brother! Let’s cease fire today and celebrate the arrival of 2021.

    • Happy New Decade Jackson Neal! Do not be jealous! As it is written in the global democratic creed… “The minority may have their say! But the majority shall always have their way!“ And we are the majority! And Dr. Weah is your beloved leader and President for every single Liberian at home and abroad, born and unborn!

  11. Can you explain these orders in various dialects to the 85% illiterate, most of who own land, properties, natural resources, etc.. in Liberia; some need to travel trade; ? There are even some literate or so called educated who have no idea about what rights are entailed in such economic growth.
    Explain to the Liberian people, not this box.

  12. Just in one and a half (1-1/2) year of Weah’s presidency, he made the pronouncement that his party had already achieved more than Ellen’s 12-year administration. And to that statement, I then gave him a rousing applause like I am doing now.

    Why? President weah has achieved a lot in terms of the degree to which he has pillaged and plummeted the economy, and reversed all the little gains of the past administrations just in three years of him being in office.
    So I say again bravo Mr. President! Keep on stealing, hoodwinking the Liberian masses, and praising yourself for a job well done!

    Not in all dialogues the speakers must make arguments and counter-arguments to sound believable because all the listeners need to believe or not to believe the speakers is just to look around, and they will see the physical evidence or hear from the mouths of the ordinary people themselves, who are facing the drudgery of daily life.

    So this is one of those instances I choose not to go at any extra length to dispute the president as this will only be a waste of time. The Liberian people have already been entertained to a very rude awakening and consequently, they have found out fast what he is all about.

  13. A good attempt at trying to revamp the economy, but the measures have some faults that need critical thoughts: the EXECUTIVE ORDER-96, that should be built upon, what did the executive order achieved or what are the tangibles as you people always say? So, the EXECUTIVE ORDER-103, should retained what?
    The Executive order has a contradiction: Paragraph-3 talked about ECOWAS CETon the limitation of Liberia limiting taxes on import to protect local industries, while paragraph-8, also talked import taxes on to avoid unfair competition with manufacturers, etc. How can this be done or how will it be done.
    Another faults about this Executive order-103, is the President gave his authority to the Commission-General of the LRA, the Ministers of MFDP and MOCI. This is a bad practice for any captain of the ship to delegate his/her authority to his/her lieutenants, do you know what they could do with it? It is my notion that you will let them worked out the details for your approval; this styled of leadership has been the reasons for the corruptions and the deficit in leadership. Thanks.

  14. Gbada J. Flomo, just go find somewhere and keep very quiet after your corrupt Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Joseph Boakai stole, killed, and destroyed, for twelve years without doing nothing for the people or the country and have left the country into millions and billions dollars of debts which President Weah is struggling to pay back.

  15. Compatriot Hney, I wish you the best that 2021 can offer! Most of all, I wish you good health. I pray that you enter the Republic of Liberia through the positive and progressive door of the ANC. You are indeed a light in the darkness, do not allow yourself to be dimed by tenebrous honorary Dr. Dr. Dr. GMW and his CDC.

    Comrade Jackson Neal, I did not know you were that positive and energetic. I gladly spent my near year perusing your patriotic and objective awareness messages to the diehards of mediocre CDC. Let’s together pray that we will be heard my most of those disorientated Liberians.

    Happy new year Kou Gontee! I pray that 2021 will make you to glance at another angle of the pendulum. It may help you to redirect your course of actions. I believe you are blinded by hatred for individuals and forgetting the common good of us all; Liberia!
    We must sing a new song to join the comity and community of nations. We are not yet part of them. We are on the fringes of the world and our own community.
    Peace and love I extend to you, sister Kou!

    To all CDCians, God loves you dearly! For 2021, I pray and hope you have taken the resolutions to build and not destroy, give life to Liberia and not prematurely take the lives of poor civil servants, create wealth for Liberia and not squander the little resources and few achievements from Ellen, pay the meagre salaries to our people and not leave them hungry all year long to find faults on them and replace them with your thugs.
    Peace unto all CDCians!

    The article above, and most propagandas from the CDC machine, has no professional essence, no logical coherence and completely void of magnitude. Nothing has been added to the Liberian economy under the CDC to build on. The article above is just another rhetoric!

    Happy New Year to all!

  16. This is one of the key reasons why in absolute shame and total disgrace, His Excellency, President, Dr, George Tarpeh Manneh Weah and his CDC-led Government lost the December 8, 2020 Senatorial Election. As Liberians enter 2021, no wonder, the blind praise singers, cold-hearted apologists and Public deceivers of Mr. Weah and is Government, will continue to do all they can to fool and shamelessly mislead Mr. Weah until 2023 when our people, the Liberian people shall Mr. Weah and CDC out of power with disgrace and total disappointment.

    Action outside of Chapter V, Article 34(a)-(m) of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia (the Power of the Legislature), Samuel Tweah, Liberia’s Minister of Finance and Development strongly thinks and believes that the power to print money (Liberian Dollars) in Liberia, should and need to be vested in the Executive Branch of the Government of Liberia (particularly the President of Liberia) and not Liberia’s Legislators of Liberia.

    Absolutely, Liberia is in deep trouble, but again, we take comfort that 2023 is not far.

    Liberians should not for a second think and believe that Mr. George Manneh and his CDC-led Government will ever change or consistent with the Laws of Liberia. Liberia’s blind praise singers and cold-hearted apologists are comfortably standby to defend everything unlawful and unrealistic that caused Mr. Weah and CDC to suffer in total disgrace and disappointment.

    To be frank, the follow group Liberians in and off themselves, represents a grave and real danger to Liberia’s most needy growth and development:
    1. Mai Moore
    2. Matilda Witherspoon
    3. Kou Gontee
    4. Garsuah Gborvlehn
    5. Mr. False Nationalist
    6. And other cold-hearted apologists and unknowns

    Undoubtedly, Liberia and residents are in great trouble.

    We are consistently told by Mr. Weah’s diehard supporters that under Mr. Weah, Liberia and residents have and are appreciative of the Rule of and good governance, when the contrary is the case.

    May the Souls of Albert Peters, Gifty Lamah, George Fahnboto, Emmanuel Nyesuwa, and Mathew Innis, abducted, tortured and murdered in cold-blood in Liberia in a mysterious and an unexplained manner, rest in perfect peace in the presence of God, the Almighty.

    And, May God the Almighty shine His light and blessings on their surviving families and minor children.

    We are glad and grateful to God that Dr. Daniel Cassel has already met with the surviving families of the Late Albert Peters and Gifty Lamah and committed himself and his family to educate their innocent children.

    May God continue bless Dt. Cassel and the people of Liberia and residents.

    Liberians and residents are fed-up with bag-of-rice politics and empty and failed promises.

  17. This is one of the key reasons why in absolute shame and total disgrace, His Excellency, President, Dr, George Tarpeh Manneh Weah and his CDC-led Government lost the December 8, 2020 Senatorial Election. As Liberians enter 2021, no wonder, the blind praise singers, cold-hearted apologists and Public deceivers of Mr. Weah and his Government, will continue to do all they can to fool and shamelessly mislead Mr. Weah until 2023 when our people, the Liberian people, come 2023, shall vote Mr. Weah and CDC-led Government out of power and office with total disgrace and total disappointment.

    Acting outside of Chapter V, Article 34(a)-(m) of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia (the Power of the Legislature), Samuel Tweah, Liberia’s Minister of Finance and Development strongly thinks and believes that the power to print money (Liberian Dollars) in Liberia, should and needs to be vested in the Executive Branch of the Government of Liberia (particularly the President of Liberia) and not Liberia’s Legislators of Liberia in order to keep Liberia and residents afloat and running smoothly and uninterrupted.

    Absolutely, Liberia is in deep trouble, but again, we take comfort that 2023 is not far off when our people will speak once and for all in their key and true interest.

    Liberians should not for a second think and believe that Mr. George Manneh and his CDC-led Government will ever change or act consistent with the Laws of Liberia. Liberia’s blind praise singers and cold-hearted apologists are comfortably standby to defend everything unlawful and unrealistic action that caused Mr. Weah and CDC to suffer in total disgrace and disappointment.

    To be frank, the follow group of Liberians in and off themselves, represents a grave and real danger to Liberia’s most needy growth and development:
    1. Mai Moore
    2. Matilda Witherspoon
    3. Kou Gontee
    4. Garsuah Gbovlehn
    5. Mr. False Nationalist
    6. And other cold-hearted apologists and unknowns

    Undoubtedly, Liberia and residents are in great trouble.

    We are consistently told by Mr. Weah’s diehard supporters that under Mr. Weah, Liberia and residents have and are appreciative of the Rule of Law and good governance, when the contrary is the case.

    May the Souls of Albert Peters, Gifty Lamah, George Fahnboto, Emmanuel Nyesuwa, and Mathew Innis, abducted, tortured and murdered in cold-blood in Liberia in a mysterious and an unexplained manner, rest in perfect peace in the presence of God, the Almighty.

    And, May God the Almighty shine His light and blessings on their surviving families and minor children.

    We are glad and grateful to God that Dr. Daniel Cassel has already met with the surviving families of the Late Albert Peters and Gifty Lamah and committed himself and his family to educate their innocent children.

    May God continue to bless Dt. Cassel and the people of Liberia and residents.

    Come what may, Liberians and residents are fed-up with bag-of-rice politics and empty and failed promises.

  18. Happy New Year Cllr Jayweh,
    Please be reminded that the CPP/Rainbow Coalition (of which you are a staunch supporter) is plagued with tons of humongous problems.

    First of all, Alexander Benedict Cummings is the Grand Master of the CPP/Rainbow Coalition. You (Cllr Jayweh) are known to be at odds with the Grand Master, Alexander Benedict Cummings. From your dialectics, there’s complete darkness between you and Cummings. For instance, you strongly believe that Cummings is gay. Your Puritan view of Alexander Benedict Cummings will not allow you to vote or vouch for him come election day. It shows! On the other hand, you seem to harbor presidential ambitions. It’s okay for you to run, I have no problems with that. But I predict that there’ll be a tug of war, if not a brawl between you, Cummings and the rest of your coalition partners.

    Second, Urey and Boakai are their own masters who do not politically support anything that Alexander Benedict Cummings talks about or undertakes. To make matters worse, there’s bad blood between Urey and Boakai because both of them want to become president.

    The Obvious Conundrum:
    With as many problems within the “dis-organized CPP/Rainbow Coalition politicians”, the window of vulnerability exists for Weah to exploit your disunity. I strongly believe that the formation of the CPP, the CoP and now the Rainbow Coalition was the greatest mistake you and your partners made. For sure it will work to Weah’s advantage.

  19. Cllr. Frederick A.B. Jayweh, Esq.

    Happy New Year Cllr. Frederick and if I may remember your performance for 2019, you came across as a man of firmed conviction, uncompromising virtues, and one who has the capacity to walk in other people’s shoes.

    What I feel was most notable about you was the manner in which you stood unwavering for justice and fair play disregarding individuals’ diverse political beliefs, tribal affiliation, and gender boundaries, which are plaguing the unity of Liberia today.

    Cllr. Frederick, like you, my own personal philosophy is that political parties will come and go but Liberia, our common patrimony, should always be the force that binds us.

    Moreover, the struggle for the common welfare or common good of the state should always trounce the warped social norms and perceptions of vicious politicians for if we see their evils and fail to protest them, then we are indirectly cooperating with such evils.

    Sometimes the situation may appear like it will never arrive, but truth will always rise above falsehood and good over evil no matter where on the political spectrum one may find himself or herself.

  20. A very happy new year to each and every one of you and i wish God’s guidance and blessings on us all, but most especially our beloved Mama Liberia.

    The year 2020 brought its share of problems on us all, not to mention the worst of them all – the infamous and dreaded COVID – 19, the passing of JBM, jr dad, the passing of Mr. SG Moses’ beloved partner of over 40 years, the untimely demise of the 4 auditors and a hosts of another problems that beset ordinary citizens..

    We can also take comfort in the fact that despite all the hardship that exist, we went to the polls and exercised our rights to vote and we voted in such a fashion that left the disbelievers scratching their heads in amazement and utter shock. Little did they think that we Liberian was such a feat and showed them we did.

    Never I have I felt so proud of my people.

    Driving from Maryland County – Where Mr. Hney hails from- with my beautiful wife sitting in the front seat, I realized how beautiful this country of mine is, and how wonderful its citizens are. Everywhere we stopped to either purchase some things or just say hi, the folks that we encountered were all very friendly and we were greeted as though we were long lost relatives.

    The only time we encountered a bit of hostility was when my wife wanted to buy some items that was not needed at all, and when i refused to give her the money for the items, the sellers turned on me with anger, ” give the woman the money mehn, you want come act like da your money, ” da wat make you will never get fat, ‘ he wan act like the car for him”. It got to a point where I could not take it any longer, I had to give her the money to get the unneeded items. “oh, you come to yourself” “dat some of your can make it your can never be rich” “just like money can grow on tree”. .

    The sad part of it was that through all my ordeal, my wife never lift a finger to come to my aid and it was her that praises were being heaped. ” sista, thank you yah, God will bless you plenty,” “this child in the back seat, you will hold his children and they all left, not without sending a nasty glance my way.

    But i take comfort in the fact that, somewhere in the Good Book, it says, Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord”. Mr. Hney will know which chapter and verse i am talking about since I have not idea where to find it.

    it was a very worthwhile experience. My wife still has that smirk on her face, as though she has won some kind of victory. Fearful creatures, women.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL.

    Mr. Hney, Mr. Dolo, Mr. SG Moses, JBM, jr.
    Kou Gontee. Cllr Jayweh, True Nationalist, who I always like to pick on because i know he will give me a free pass, and every one else.

    We will butt heads here but each of us love Mama Liberia in our own way, just that we express it in various ways.

    Thank you

  21. BIL Kimba,
    The Lord says in the book of Deuteronomy chapter 32:35, “Vengeance is mine and I will repay”. Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Jewish Torah, or what we call the Bible. The same verse is echoed in Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans chapter 12: 17-19.

    Overall, you’ve had a good trip to the “Fountain of Youth” county, MARYLAND!. We the people of Maryland are proud of you and our daughter. Palm butter with oil (not a whole lot) floating on top of it, is the Grebo way. Bam! Cassava with soup or gravy. Maybe fufu was part of the diet.
    My problem….I don’t swallow! It’s a health issue, not because I am Qwe!!!! Thank you.

    Our daughter wanted to buy something!
    Why Did You Get Yelled At?
    First of all, you got yelled at because your wife, (our daughter) is beautiful! Men do not defend a lady who doesn’t have the looks. I think you should take comfort in what the people did. Be proud of yourself. By choosing our daughter, you’ve made a very good natural selection among thousands of our God-given women in Liberia.

    Second, your wife asked you to buy something for her and maybe for you and your child. By asking you, she showed respect and love…. nothing else. Take it! A respectful woman is all a gentleman needs. Always! Some women are not too respectful or hospitable. Once again, keep it up. A situation such as the one you encountered is not a big deal. You were being told that you are a good guy.

    Talk to you later.
    Listen to a 1950s song.
    Sung by the Platters.
    Name of song…..Pretenders!

    Happy New Year 😁

  22. Brother Jackson Neal,
    How are you today buddy? Please forgive my ignorance for asking this question. What is meant by Glalekpa? Is it a specialty food item of Nimba county?

  23. Mr. Hney,

    The song is a very nice one.. Songs of yester-years are such a far cry from the songs of today. Well written too, and yet, the singers of today are much much more richer. Why is that?

    Another point to ponder: Our LIberian singers are among some of the most talented singers on this continent and yet, compared to their counterparts from, say, places like Nigeria, Tanzania and other places, they are extremely poor. There are many African singers who are millionaires and yet, there is not a singer Liberian singer that can boast of having a hundred thousand United States in his/her account. I stand corrected.

    There are some extremely gifted Liberian Artists that have penned some wonderful songs. RIP Normal Day and They Lied to Us, just to name a few. I ponder at times on that.

    My Father In Law grew in up in Firestone and his guardian at the time was a Black American and he grew to love the music she listened to: Sam Cooke, Supremes, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash. He always goes back in time to those songs.

    For his Christmas Present, my wife and myself downloaded all those songs and more from YouTube and transferred on my USB – mine- and presented same to him when we went to spend the holidays. I have never seen him so happy.

    Mr. Hney, i am explaining this long story to tell you that I want my USB back from you that I give to your fellow Marylander. I started collecting songs from YouTube from September so you can imagine the capacity of my USB. That all I want say.

    Thank you

  24. Mr. Kimba,

    Just come out straight and ask Uncle Hney to buy you one USB instead of explaining your long spider story.

    The Chinese people selling them all over the town. I can even buy you 2 of them the day Uncle Hney send

    me my USD 20.

    On a serious note, i want to express my heartfelt thanks to you and your family for everything you did during

    our time of bereavement. True friends are rare these days.

    Why couldnt you just give the money to the wife to do whatever she wanted to do with it? Your can spoil the

    Bong County People name. Was all the insults necessary? I know your young child was in the back seat

    enjoying your humiliation.

    Hope you learned your lesson.

    Peace

  25. Okay JBM, Jr & BIL Kimba,
    The ball is in your court! Tell me how I can get to you.
    Let’s make it simple. Both of you should get together soon. Tell me how I can get to you. You know what I mean. I will not release my first name to everybody. But the two of you will know.

    I am not a crook, but I don’t think (that guy) or those guys and beautiful ladies ought to know who I am. By the way, there’s a guy who knows my full name in our neighborhood. He’s so good, he will never betray my trust by exposing my name.

    BIL, there are sizes of the USB…25 gb or 32gb. Since you know the size you need, let me know how I can get to you and JBM, Jr.

    I look forward to hearing from the two of you!

    • Mr. Hney,

      Thank you so much for the offer, but you did not have to. Wifey is mad that I took you up on the offer.

      Any size of USB from you will be just fine.

      Let me know how I can get the information to you and i will gladly do so.

      Wifey say to tell you that since you sending me the USB, also sent her a chocolate bar. No comment from me, she your fellow Marylander

      Thank you.

  26. Reading the analysis of compatriot Hney of how disorganize the CPP is, no one can believe such disorganized grouping recently inflicted heavy blows to the CDC in the senatorial election, even within its strongholds.
    Well, you should rejoice we are this disorganized, it must profit you in 2023 if your analysis is exact.

    Happy New Year my good people of Liberia! Cummings and the ANC loves you dearly!
    Hold on to your tears, we have yet 3 years to unshroud the dark cloud hanging over Mama Liberia.
    The time will come impatiently but earnestly, keep your peace and hold your heads up high in your pain and grief for there is time for everything under this sun!

  27. Happy New Year To Every Liberian and All Friends of Liberia.

    Another year has begun. The Defender and I are at it again. By His grace, only will we survive the rough and tumble of 2021. According to my friend (the Apostle Paul) “His Grace Is Sufficient”. For sure, we need His grace…. not just for the two of us, but for all who believe in His name. Amen!

    The Defender ends his comment by paraphrasing the Book of Ecclesiastes chapter 3:
    “…. for there is time for everything under this sun”.

    The Defender is tireless! He heaps praise on his demigod and the opposition political parties day in and day out, probably through desperation. It’s understandable. However, my fellow compatriots, please take heed. Do not be bamboozled or intimidated. Mr. Alexander Benedict Cummings and his colleagues are not neoteric, but rather old time folk. The opposition leaders are dis-organizers in the real sense of the word. Sadly, they have nothing new to offer. Just forget about their recent gains in the National Assembly.

    The sympathizers, supporters and praise-singers of George Gbekugbhe Weah understand that hard times exist in Liberia. We would like you to understand that the hard times will not last perennially. Quoting directly from the Defender:
    “for there is time for everything under the sun”.

    Right now, things are rough. But the hard times will go away at the right time. Also please take note. The hard times that exist in Liberia were there before George Gbekugbe Weah became president.

    Every effort Weah makes in terms of improving the lives of the Liberian people is unappreciated and condemed by the opposition. Irrespective of that, Weah is trying his best to turn things around in Liberia. Weah is not a reckless sitting duck! His critics want everyone to believe that the citizens of Liberia are doomed under a continued Weah presidency. That’s far from the truth. Liberia will rebound.

    Let’s reason together my fellow countrymen and women. There’s too much work ahead. Let’s not be divisive, but rather cooperative. Together, we shall overcome.

    Peace

  28. Arthur Kimba

    Happy New Year, younger brother, to you and the madam; your experience was hilarious, and thanks for sharing it. However, as a nod to my late wife Edwina Andrews Moses, I am happy your beautiful wife found favor with the sellers. After all, this is a century of women on our continent.

    Reference GMW’s executive order, we need a comprehensive approach to inclusive prosperity which entails reimagining an economic strategy. It would require multi-disciplinary inputs of professionals at home and abroad. The term “stimulating the economy”, which is a go-to-phase of past and present principals of the economic sector, has only served as a postwar for-nothing rhetorical device.

    Truth be told, the economy has never done right for the Liberian people after Tubman’s nationwide personal give-outs, when our population was about half its current size, ended. Unsurprisingly, this gave rise to grassroots’ support of political activism, and its varied unintended consequences that have morphed into an albatross around the neck of our nation. If we knew this, why enthrall ourselves to the same old, same old political practices that recycle poverty and enable dangerous political discontent?

    For instance, what’s the purpose of allowing few individuals to benefit from wealth of precious minerals at the expense of Liberia, or waste money keeping non-functioning embassies government cannot fund? The state of the economy ought to be a lens through which we evaluate stability. With the presence of UNMIL, a false sense of security undermined the sector’s readiness. GMW should boldly ask Liberian professionals for help in spite of what his inner circle tells him. He was elected President!

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