“Projects by Partners Must be Transformative”

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Finance and Development Planning Minister, Samuel D. Tweah, Jr.

Minister Tweah pleads as GOL and the EU secure US$59 Million Agreement

COVID-19 is present in the world including Liberia and has stalled every economic activity.  What remains to introspect are recovery and the strategies that will lead to them.

In this connection, Finance and Development Planning Minister, Samuel Tweah is calling on partners bringing projects to Liberia to ensure that there is a strong monitoring policy that will allow those projects to reflect the impacts contained in their goals.

As Liberia now has a ray of hope beyond the COVID-19 period, having secured about two agreements including the US$59 million with the European Union seeking to address rural electrification under the Rural Electrification Project (REP) in the south-eastern counties, and Technical Vocational Education (TVET) for Liberian youthful population, Minister Tweah urged that there should be a strong monitoring and evaluation system by the Ministry of Education of this project, stressing that the definitive of projects in the country and quality of delivery is not “Fresh rate” and therefore need some level of improvement.

The Minister then indicated that the government has treaded with caution about borrowing money for various projects because of the mountain of debt that the country has accumulated over the last ten years. He said if partners including the World Bank, the EU and others can undertake projects here, they must ensure that they are “Transformative,” whether they are in Agriculture or other areas.

He said because there is no monitoring and timely implementation, there is flexibility in the implementations of most of the projects, and the government and partners should redesign other projects in place of those weak ones that will yield benefits.

In his plea, Minister Tweah said with the signing of the agreement he expects mutual collaboration between the government and the EU as the Liberian people and their government wait with eagle eyes to see the outcome in the next six years.  He also pleaded for the gender component of the project which he said he would want to see a micro-credit program for vulnerable women in the south-east.

According to the Head of the EU Delegation to Liberia, Ambassador Hélèn Cavé, during a teleconference with Minister Tweah on May 22, 2020 during the signing, the projects are meant to help improve the living conditions of Liberian rural communities.

“The projects are intended to improve the living conditions of rural communities and to ensure that Liberians are trained with the right skills to meet the real needs of the economy.  It’s important that Liberia gets human skills for the future,” Amb. Cavé said via WebEx, adding, “Water and electricity are of paramount importance to the socio-economic development of Liberia.”

By that, the MFDP Minister emphasized that making the projects impactful by having a strong monitoring system and redesign of weak projects will be essential in the post-COVID-19 period.

The EU is one of Liberia’s main international partners investing in many areas, but primarily in the forest sector.  Acknowledging the role of the EU, Minister Tweah, seeing the current breakthrough that sets the pace for development after the COVID-19, noted: “Madam Ambassador, since I became Minister and the President took office, you have provided enormous leadership.  You have always reached across Liberia especially under difficult circumstances and even in this COVID environment you are not failing to do that.”

Minister Tweah further noted: “This financing agreement for rural electrification for south-eastern counties and the TVET are just some of the supports you continue to provide for Liberia.”

Stressing the significance of each of the projects the $59 million will address, the Minister recalled that in time past there was a comment that without electricity and road infrastructures the country should forget about economic transformation.  He, therefore, emphasized that the rural electrification project is very cardinal to the development and economic boost for Liberia that the government is looking up to seeing it addressed especially in the south-eastern counties that have infrastructure deficit.

“We know that the level of electricity in Liberia is still too low, the level of road infrastructures still too low, and the combination of those two is having a serious impact on our grants and our industrialization ambitions,” Minister Tweah said.

According to Minister Tweah, the coming of the upgrading and infrastructures under the Rural Electrification Project will help to address some of the constraints.

He also noted with emphasis that prioritizing the private sector under the forthcoming project is very essential because relaxing constraints in the private sector growth is a pathway to enhancing development.  He said the government should not be the largest employer or even an employer, but the Government of Liberia is the largest employer today because the private sector continues to struggle.

He added that the plan for electrification will also augment the government’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD), especially as it prioritizes increasing electricity grid, agriculture, road infrastructures, and technology.

On the TVET Project, Minister Tweah recalled that Africa faces problems with the Labor market because it cannot absorb all the young people entering therein daily.

“That is what happening in Liberia now.  The number of young people entering the Labor market now, I don’t have the number, is at the rate that the economy cannot withstand,” said Minister Tweah.

He noted that a lot of those entering the Labor market in Liberia are deficiencies in terms of skills; something he said makes TVET essential in the plan of the PAPD to allow the youth have technical-vocational skills in useful occupations that will provide jobs for them, acknowledging, “And the fact that this project is delivering that is very welcoming.”

With some plans in place for the improvement of TVET in the country, Minister Tweah said there is strategic puzzling in the circle of the government on how to make TVET viable to train young people with a focus on Agriculture, Road Infrastructure, Energy and Information Technology.

According to him, TVET institutions themselves need to be capacitated because if they are not, the students from those institutions will be weakly prepared.

“We have the LOIC, the MVTC, and there are even community colleges that are brewing, and so we have to build the capacity of those institutions to teach our young people to have the kind of skills that employers are looking for, and we really like the fact that the demand-driven module in exercising this project is consistent with the vision of the PAPD,” Minister Tweah added.

He lauded the GIZ that is investing in the TVET project and said it will address the issue of rejecting job seekers in the name of “Lacking skills” that they want.

32 COMMENTS

  1. James Davis posted perhaps three days ago concerning the 59 million dollars from the EU as too much money without an impact. You hear that Mr. Siboe Doe from the horse’s mouth, perhaps as a response from the overzealous Finance Minister Samuel Tweah himself regarding the post ? Debate the issues, and not the mama and papa stuff. That is how ones gets to help the officials relate to some of the actual problems as it relates to development. Even the overzealous one is taking note. Although James Davis on a personal level is not a fan of the overzealous one, but will give him his credit when ever it is due him. And calling for transformations to have an impact for the millions and millions of US dollars received by that country is in the right direction. But calling is not the only thing, but active involvement from the overzealous one is also needed. That’s how issues are discussed and debated. Not by those derogatory statements that means nothing or beings nothing to the discussions and the debate , Mr. Siboe Doe. But it was nice for you to have read the post. Whatever names that works for you, works for James Davis.

  2. Dear Minister Tweah,

    I must first commend you for your continued “persuasive” and “informative” briefings to the Liberian populace. I must confess that I am your admirer.
    However, your perception of the Pro-poor agenda is beyond my ken, leaving me to always dive elusively in my thoughts unendingly.

    The Rural Electrification Project (REP) championed by your government is indeed commendable. For your 6-year tenure, I would celebrate the CDC were you to succeed in electrifying the entire Southeastern Region. It would be a great achievement, irrespective of the cost to be borne.
    For no serious transformative projects will ever see the daylight in a country without stable and high-voltage transmission lines.

    As for the Technical Vocational Education (TVET), I think, given the population of Liberia, we have enough vocational schools in Liberia. What you need to do is to upgrade them infrastructurally and academically. You have the Tubman University (TC) in Maryland, why would you need something else there again?
    For Liberia to succeed in any transformative economy, we need a polytechnic in Liberia, Mr. Minister. You cannot transform with foreign human capital and expect an expedient and professional takeover through apprenticeship, it is a daydream. We witnessed this policy failed lamentably with Bong Mines and LAMCO.
    We need competitiveness in the transformative industry, or else the few trained will continue to indispensably maintain the status quo.

    Finally, the highest-ranking members of the CDC led government are all from the Southeastern region (including you Mr. Tweah). Do yourselves some justice by constructing decent homes for yourselves in your administrative capital and running small farms in your villages. In so doing, you would automatically open the Southeastern region to the rest of the country and even beyond, as the port of San Pedro in Cote d’Ivoire is just next door. Don’t invest all ‘your money’ or the ‘people’s money’ in Monrovia only and expect others to help develop your region. Do something genuine and concrete in your region, Sir.

    My regards, Sir!

  3. Petarus Dolo

    Good thoughts Petarus! having you in this forum is always a pleasure in terms of the thought-provoking analysis, which you often make.

    I have been wondering lately about our buddy, Mr. Hney. I missed him because I often learned a lot from both of you particularly your intellectual exchanges. I am hoping he is doing the best he can.

  4. Thanks always for your appreciations, but I would have been much more accomplished were my leadership and country selflessly enduring to uplifting the livelihoods of its impoverished citizenry instead of unconscientiously condemning it repeatedly.
    We are poor because we Pass Over Opportunities Repeatedly (POOR)

    My thoughts are also out there for that great Liberian intellectual, Uncle Hney. He promised to abstain from commentaries lately, for some personal reasons. God’s angels are watching over him in this terrible time.

    Salutations, Oncle Hney!

  5. To: Messrs
    1 Mr. right. to. be Anonymous
    2. Petarus Dolo

    I am very appreciative of your concern. It’s good to know that people like you are thinking about my whereabouts. Although I am no longer active in our “neighborhood”, (you know what I mean) I read your comments with zest!

    Gentlemen, I withdrew from being active because one of my comments was negatively challenged. I didn’t expect such rudeness. One of the things I do in order to avoid the dirty mud is to walk away without slinging the mud. In other words, I am not a gutter fighter. I am not without transgressions though.

    Secondly, I have been extremely sick! I am so grateful to God because of His mercy. I truly align and rely on the words of the New Testament verse that says, “And my God shall supply all your needs in glory through Jesus Christ our Lord”. God’s unfailing love enables me to write back. Thanks very much for your concern. Be blessed in the real sense of the word.

    Lastly, to Mr. The Right To Be Blunt…..
    I owe you and your wife a Red Lobster gift card in your state. So this your challenge…..
    A mailbox address is needed. You know what you did for me. God used you to fight the enemy. I don’t usually forget or ignore something like that.

    Peace

    • It usually takes place in every organization, political parties, and in the case of Military, mutiny as open rebellion. And in the case of mutiny a form of dissension, even George Washington had his men or soldiers killed un the revolutionary war. It even happened in the Liberian revolutionary war of liberation that turned into a full scaled civil war with many warring factions. And most importantly the now and officially known political party of ANC is a break away of CDC. Whose former leader and founder member was openly flogged some where in Bomi Hill County, or in that area. Yes, break away members of CDC founded the ANC as an alternative to CDC. So why is this whole episode of history about ? Well, Mr. Hney, it all started when you decided to correct James Davis about who actually the overzealous Finance Minister Samuel Tweah is, and where his parents and the tribe they came from. Some thing a background reality check for James Davis who was of the opinion that the overzealous One from the Kru tribe. It was then that a strong supporter of the regime came straight out at you as a moderate sympathizer of the regime. Something that you were never even expecting from this unknown strong supporter of both the regime and the CDC political party. His reaction to your statements of the family background of Samuel Tweah was, it does not matter where he is from. And based on that , you , Mr. Hney rejected to his post, and decided to leave this forum of public opinions. You felt very disappointed and hurt. But it happened in every organization or any group., whether one is part or just a political sympathizer, but it happened. In this as stated above, people with dissenting opinions are usually killed, embarrassed or flogged. But that should not be the reason to allow someone to push you out from expressing your opinions and views on issues. Yes, one has to be careful, but not back down. It was not a bad idea to educate James Davis about the overzealous Finance Minister that he is not a member 3the Kru tribe. Not a bad idea at all. James Davis is always willing to learn from anyone. Can’t hide that painful truth. Get over your feelings and come back strong, so we can get it on with our independent thoughts. It happens, but you can not go into hiding. If you don’t mind calling you young man. It is a kind of approach by James Davis, when a Motorist is pulled over. Asking, young man or young lady what’s the rushed ? You just blew through the Stop Sign . If possible, can I see your driver’s license, registration and insurance card ? Since leaving New York City police Department, that common approached has become a frequent friendly thing. No offense intended.

  6. Uncle Hney,

    I was really saddened to learn that you are unwell. I hope and pray that you recover soon.

    Sorry that you chose to leave at this time when your thought provoking comments have come to mean a lot to some of us. You will be sorely missed.

    Uncle Dolo, you are a light in the darkness and am glad that we crossed paths.

    On a personal note, my father is very ill and my activities have to be severely cut back to help take care of him. Keep us in your prayers.

    Peace

    limr

  7. Thanks very much for your comment on this matter Mr. Joe Moses, Jr.

    Also, I wish your daddy a speedy recovery.
    Have a great great day.

    Peace

  8. Joe,

    I am so sad to learn that your dad is ill. I would like to extend my warmest greetings and wishes of speedy recovery to him.
    Joe, God has promised us His strength. He will NEVER give you a trial you are unable to handle. As children of God, we can call upon His power at any time, and so I leave you with this Bible verse this day:
    Isaiah 41:10: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    My Dear and Sweet Uncle Hney,

    I am also saddened to hear you have been down as well. Remember that the angels of heaven are watching over your faltering steps in the face of any challenge; be it physical or material. You need to stay strong and stand up tall to any adversity. Know that God has a plan and a purpose for your life.
    Please contemplate Jeremiah 33:6
    Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

    Why would you shy away from your patriotic mission because of an individual not properly groomed or without self-esteem?
    You live in a democratic country where the freedom of speech is championed. It’s good to engage with people and get to know them. In so doing, you can better recommend or deny such individual in due course.

    I would like you to contemplate an excerpt from Desiderata, an early 1920s prose poem by the American called Max Ehrmann:
    Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. AVOID LOUD AND AGGRESSIVE PERSONS; they are vexatious to the spirit…….

    I would love to read some of your witty and intellectually provocative comments again.
    Please come back, ignore the rude guy. Just remember the barrage of insults my wife and children stupidly suffered recently?
    Don’t forget Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8, there is time for everything under this sun.

    Salutations, Mon Vieux!

    • what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

      When you are rude to others, slander, attack and stupidly try to destroy or damage their reputation to get a freaking job from your ANC boss Alexander Cummings, You should remember that those people have wives, children and relatives. Those relatives are waiting to put you in your place.

      Get over yourself and stop playing the victim role about your wife and children insulted ? what about those you stupidly insulted ?

      We can’t wait for your last bible verse to come to pass. 2023 in Monrovia or earlier will do too.

      Even the Devil can quote the Bible.

  9. Joe Jr.,

    Very, very important!!!!
    Buy some lime for your dad, a good bit of it. Chop the lime up into quarters. Tell your mom to boil the lime. After the lime has boiled, serve him with a hot cup of it. No sugar or honey.

    Attention:
    If you’ve got ginger and garlic, boil the garlic, ginger and the lime together.

    Petarus and all readers, I do not wish illness on anyone. However, should you or someone you know gets I’ll during this time, please do as I have instructed above. God is good.

    Peace

  10. Yes, The Finance Minister is not Kru but, all the same, he is from the greater Southeastern Region of Liberia. He understands and speaks Kru. In fact, he is an in-law of a Kru man. Please give him a break. He understands the basic principles upon which the Congress for Democratic Change was founded. He remains the only pillar standing of the Diasporian CDC in the upper echelon of this present (Post-2017-Election) CDC ruling class lately crafted by George Weah.

    He is carefully threading his way through; trying to make sense of this new CDC with the founding and original CDC! If one removes the brain(s) from the original body, you get what George Weah crafted, an ify-ify leadership that confuses even some of its staunchest supporters and followers. A case in point is the recent fall out with Party Chairman Morlu and Acarous Gray, on one hand, with Weah and Mcgill on the other hand.

    People do forget, out of greed, that in unity there is strength. Another Liberian saying is: “Whatever you do, wherever you go, never forget your roots.”

  11. James Davis,

    It’s a trademark of yours to say things falsely! So in order to improve yourself, your best bet would be to do an instrospection.

    Never have I discussed Samuel Tweah’s place of birth! Never.

    Now, if you’re 100% convinced that I wrote something about Tweah’s birthplace, prove me wrong. Make my day by showing your readers where I have done something like that.

    I wrote something about Nagbe’s place of birth. I know his mom because she’s related to me. I knew Eugene Nagbe’s dad because of course he was married to my aunt!

    Some critics become hysterical when Weah’s name comes up. These critics do not bother to investigate anything they hear about Weah. And so in defense of Weah, I wrote to inform people that Weah did not select Nagbe because of the so-called Kru connection. My point was and still is this: Nagbe was born in Maryland county to the union of a Grebo lady and a Kru man. Where’s the damage?

    There’re some respondents/commenters who are very nasty! Those I refer to as being nasty, have an outlandish utopian worldview. They feel that they’re always right and everyone is wrong. Well, that’s not the real deal. People have got to be open-minded.

    So James, try to get your facts straight. Show your readers where I had talked/discussed about Tweah’s birthplace.

    Lastly, every time you write an interrogative sentence, you always double-space a couple of times. Example: Said you, “Asking young man or young lady, what’s the rushed” ? You see how far your question mark is from the word rush. By the way, you used the past form of rush. That’s incorrect in this particular situation.

    You didn’t use your independent thoughts. I demand an apology, but I will wait until you can’t escape.

    • Certainly not, Mr. Hney. You never wrote about Minister Tweah. The personality mentioned in the post by James Davis was the wrong person. But the objective of the post centered on the reason as stated by for not posting perhaps anymore was to encourage you that dissension does exist in any group. Although you were not expecting such responses, it shocked you . The post was just to encourage to reconsider. Liberia is not only your father’s land, but also your mother’s land. And that makes you a full scale born Liberian. With the right to discuss on any view concerning Liberia. Whether that view is clear to others or not. That was the objective of the post. To encourage you to bring back your point of view in the public forum. Again, you did not post concerning the overzealous Finance Minister Samuel Tweah. But a different political personality. Of course, you can shared your independent thoughts with James Davis by coming back, and lets get it on without fear or favor or intimidations from anyone. Until then, welcome back , young man.

  12. Mr Dolo,
    In all honesty, I thank you very much for your words of consolation. I am still not up and running to full capacity. But I am getting there.

    Be blessed.

  13. Big Brother Hney

    Joe Moses and Petarus:

    I became drawn to your intellectual discourses as soon as I discovered your writings on the internet. And this was not because you were or are agreeable on every topic. This was because you have the solid hallmarks of a true intellectual. You always cautioned us in a sobered and a calm way to bridle our lips and strive towards balance and objectivity no matter how much disdain we may have towards a particular topic.

    My.experiences with you taught me that as an intellectual, an individual could be tough and iconoclastic (argumentative) at times, but yet he/she should always leave a room for “flexibility”. And by being flexible did not mean he/she was forced to compromise his/her stance either for something which was incorrectly stated or lacks validity; nevertheless, by being flexible, you meant we should always respect each other’s viewpoints no matter the depths of the disagreement without resolving to a raucous. My interactions with you taught me that a conversation should not be a one-way street where you have one individual whose voice must always prevail and the other person’s is senseless and not worth listening to.

    I missed you in our forum with the Brothers: Joe Moses and Petarus Dolo. I felt some omen for the past few weeks. We were not having your input as usual and so when I saw Petarus’ usual posting, I said to myself I had to inquire from him what was going on with you.

    Sorry about your illness and I’m deeply saddened to hear it; likewise you Mr. Joe Moses concerning your daddy’s illness.

    Brother Hney: you’re a Pentecost and so am I. I had my conviction and spiritual experience from the United Pentecostal Church in Bomi Hills under the preaching and tutelage of the late Rev. Jack T. Langham from Vidor, Texas. Joe Moses: please ask your daddy tonight if he can still recall the United Pentecostal School days in Bomi Hills.

    I am currently in the process of moving down to the Carolinas where I am going to join my cousin finally; I’ll send you my address from that end since I’ve already abandoned my present address. Stay strong and remain prayerful brother! I’m in the spirit of prayers with you brother.

  14. Uncle Hney:

    Many thanks for your prescription. We did just as you suggested and my dad, his brother and my mom are all drinking what you suggested, It is not my cup of tea, so i beg to be excused from drinking it

    Right to be Anonymous, My dad did attend the pentecostal school in bomi during the tenure of Rev, Jack. I am very sure you would know my dad. He and my mom both are from Bomi and still have strong family ties there. I go to see my grandmom almost every week.

    But alas, the mission now lies in ruins, almost as if time has forgotten about it. It seems as though time has forgotten the whole of Bomi county. Everything seems to be at a stand still in Bomi, and the sad part is that it is just a stone throw from Monrovia.

    I did learn a lot from Hney and Dolo on this forum: Disagree without being disagreeable. Respect each others viewpoint let allow common decency to prevail.

    Nothing else to give but THANK YOU.

    peace to all

  15. Joe Moses

    Thank you also.

    O how Brother Hney wishes Liberian youth to have the best of education like other kids in the advanced parts of the globe. This man surprised me when he went back to Liberia a few years ago and after his return, he began to recapitulate his exploits on how disappointed he felt about the dysfunctional educational system of the country. What struck me the most in his brief synopsis was how he observed that students did not have access to basic school books and if they did, the books were outdated.

    This episode spoke loud about the man, Hney, his undying love for Liberia and I thought perhaps if he ever gets the opportunity to hold an office in that country, he would most certainly wish for every child to do well regardless of that child’s tribe, ethnicity, or the region from which he/she hailed.

    • Snr. Brother Hney,

      Greetings and wish you a speedy recovery.

      Joe, greetings also to your family and speedy recovery to your Dad.

  16. My dear brother, Aaron Doe Nelson,
    Look man, had Covid-19 not been a worldwide villian at this particular time, I would storm the state of Minnesota in search of you. Don’t consider my thoughts to be comical! By God’s grace, it will happen. All I want to eat is dried rice, (Jasmine rice) fried fresh pepper with onions and fried fish. That’s it.

    By the way, how have you been? I wish you well, brother Nelson. Well, you’ve heard about my illness. But I am on the road to recovery. Example, I went out today in order to do some things I have been unable to do during the past gruesome two weeks. Guess what? While out there, I developed an appetite for a donut. The urge to eat something was non-existent for a while. I am extremely grateful I am beginning to develop an appetite.

    Brother Aaron, even if I do not write, please do not do what I do. It’s always a pleasure to hear from you. I mean it. Let me know know how things are with you and your loving family.

    Peace

    • Snr Brother Hney,

      It is always good to hear from you. Thank God you are on your way to full recovery.

      You are right, this pandemic have change a lot of plans and schedules but we pray that things will get better soon.

      Everyone on my end is well, am grateful for that.

      Good day.

  17. Mr. Right.to.be. Anonymous,
    The Pentecostal issue between us is not accidental, but rather something God has ordained. Immediately after I read your comment, I was led to remind you about Romans 8:28. When these kinds of things happen unexpectedly, God is saying something.
    Let Him reveal Himself!

    Have a great trip to North Carolina. May God bless and protect you every inch of the way. Please do not forget to stay in touch. May the beauty of God be seen in you wherever you go in NC.

    Take care buddy.

  18. It is so sad that some Liberians don’t understand what is at stake in our country. What is at stake is not my personal gain or wellbeing, but an entire generation.

    My engagement, like most partisans and sympathizers of the ANC, is altruistic and patriotic. I hold a technical master’s degree (short of some credits in the US or British System) in Financial Engineering. I obtained my WAEC with an average of 71%. I am intellectually vibrant. I am not saying these things to boast.

    If I wanted a government job, I could have held high level position within the Taylor’s administration.
    If I wanted a government job, I could have ventured in and obtained a fat job with the Ellen’s government. I had a big brother almost from the same village who was a minister for 6 years. The extended family wanted me in, but I remained in exile.
    If I want a government job, I can go into Liberia right now and the CDC will be more than happy to use me in any position of qualification, despite my vocal criticisms.

    Liberia was raped, disfigured and gruesomely mutilated by her own children. Liberia is in coma and unable to even talk or think.
    The country needs revival; spiritually, technologically, administratively and diplomatically. This is no time to promote mundanity, ineptitude and inefficiency. It is time the country became to make strides by keeping its jackasses under control and providing a brighter future for all.

    We are just 4.8 million; with 43.5% under the age of 15 and 2.8% above 65. It means only 53.7% of us (about 2.6 million) can enter the job market.
    Of the 2.6 million, only 42.94 are literate (know how to somehow read and write). Liberians with skills and university education only account for 23.74% of the 42.94%.
    What does it mean? It means Liberia is very vulnerable, that’s why a Nwabudike would be named as our NEC chairman, certain key commodities and services are hijacked and handicapped by dodgy foreign economic players, canalizing and dictating state policies by the IMF and other financial institutions have become the norms of governance in our country, etc.

    Wake up to realities brother. Stop procrastinating precious time on vituperations. We expect them, knowing that we are dealing with the CDC, a gathering of hotblooded partisans and sympathizers. Begin to think creatively and positively.

    I want to provide jobs for my compatriots in Liberia. I am not looking for one. If I were to seek one, it would be a managerial or ministerial or senatorial or presidential position.
    Using vituperations would not qualify the preacher man to effectively transform our highest institution of learning, that’s not a Bible college.
    Using vituperations would not qualify the preacher man to technologically improve our airport to regain the status of the gateway to West Africa, that’s not the pulpit.

    I am from Nimba County, and I am very proud of my origin and that of my forebears. We are passive but not stupid. We are not hypocrites. We fight when provoked, but as much as possible, we endeavor to avoid being provocative.
    For attacking my innocent wife and children is tantamount to a smoldering war, beware! I don’t know when and where this war will be waged, and in what form it may be waged, but beware there is a smoldering fire awaiting us somewhere someday.

    No more war in Liberia!

  19. Petarus Dolo,

    My post to you was clear and direct. When you launch a personal attack on another person expect to be attack.

    We care less about your victim role about wife and children. You must really think you are the only one that have a wife and children, mehn please.

    What does it matter if you are from Nimba and proud of your kinsmen ? Ok, let the tribal game begin, I’m from Sinoe County and I’m proud of my kinsmen. Now what ? Exactly…

    You must really think you are the first negro from Liberia with certificate. Keep dreaming that you can go to Liberia right now and get any position you want. Maybe you should start with your COP/CPP first.

    We care less about your criticism, you are entitled.
    Liberia is more than 170 years old. Liberia problems didn’t start with George Weah and will not end with him.

    What a hypocrite you are. When your relative was in Ellen’s government, You never open your bias and gravy seeking mouth to say a darn thing.
    Where did that government do after 12 years of the people’s trust ? Liberia debt of 2 billion was waived, they left almost a billion dollar debt after 12 years.
    Most managing Directors were paid nearly $20,000 a month while the very people that served as their security officers were paid $150.00 a month.

    You can call folks that come in defense of the Weah ked government any kind of name you want to but any time you come out here with your bias, and personal attacks, it will be returned.

    I have work to do, You are dealing with a prepared MAN. Words can sometimes be cheap, We await the execution of your threat, that will be the day.

  20. It is with a heavy and saddened heart that I announced to all of my elders, uncles here on this forum that my dad passed away this morning.

    Many thanks to all who wished him well while he was sick. My family and I appreciates the kind gestures.

    Peace

    • Gooooooooooosh!
      My deepest sympathy, Joe.
      Be strong, brother!
      May God strengthen you at this difficult time!

  21. Joe,
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. We pray the Almighty God will comfort you and your family.

  22. Joe Moses

    I am saddened by this news brother. Once again, it reminds us no matter where we find ourselves on the globe, be it in on the home turf or in the far ridges of the diaspora, we are all Liberians with a common destiny.

    Thanks be to God that even though I did not meet him before his final departure, but we were able to connect and reminisce about the past and our patrimony through you and your ability to connect with people.

    Stay in touch brother. You are in our deepest prayers.

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