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17/12/2022

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Why Merchant of Death’s freedom is a massive win for Putin – HardTalk Liberia
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Why Merchant of Death’s freedom is a massive win for Putin – HardTalk Liberia

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Business International Politics Security Why Merchant of Death’s freedom is a massive win for Putin 23 seconds ago Abe Dukuly Up until last Friday he was someone most people had probably never heard of. But for journalists like myself whose beat is covering foreign affairs, the Russian arms dealer...

Biden announces U.S. support for African Union joining G20 – HardTalk Liberia
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Biden announces U.S. support for African Union joining G20 – HardTalk Liberia

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US: Back War Crimes Court in Liberia – HardTalk Liberia
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US: Back War Crimes Court in Liberia – HardTalk Liberia

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New Suit Against Liberia at ECOWAS Court of Justice Seeks Accountability for Civil War-Era Massacre – HardTalk Liberia
06/12/2022
New Suit Against Liberia at ECOWAS Court of Justice Seeks Accountability for Civil War-Era Massacre – HardTalk Liberia

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International Politics Security New Suit Against Liberia at ECOWAS Court of Justice Seeks Accountability for Civil War-Era Massacre 3 hours ago Abe Dukuly On Oct. 5, victims of one of the deadliest massacres of the Liberian civil wars filed a complaint before the Court of Justice of the Economic C...

Liberia: George Weah, more interested in football than the presidency? – HardTalk Liberia
06/12/2022
Liberia: George Weah, more interested in football than the presidency? – HardTalk Liberia

Liberia: George Weah, more interested in football than the presidency? – HardTalk Liberia

International Politics Sports Travel Liberia: George Weah, more interested in football than the presidency? 2 hours ago Abe Dukuly Liberian teeth are gnashing. President Weah is travelling abroad for a month and a half, in particular to encourage his son, who does not even play for the Liberian team...

Liberia: Put people before profit, experts on human rights and business urge – HardTalk Liberia
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Liberia: Put people before profit, experts on human rights and business urge – HardTalk Liberia

Liberia: Put people before profit, experts on human rights and business urge – HardTalk Liberia

Business International Lifestyle Security Liberia: Put people before profit, experts on human rights and business urge 2 hours ago Abe Dukuly Authorities in Liberia, as well as businesses operating there, must prioritize people over profits and ensure a responsible corporate environment, UN-appointe...

Liberia: Put people before profit, experts on human rights and business urge – HardTalk Liberia
14/11/2022
Liberia: Put people before profit, experts on human rights and business urge – HardTalk Liberia

Liberia: Put people before profit, experts on human rights and business urge – HardTalk Liberia

Business International Lifestyle Security Liberia: Put people before profit, experts on human rights and business urge 2 hours ago Abe Dukuly Authorities in Liberia, as well as businesses operating there, must prioritize people over profits and ensure a responsible corporate environment, UN-appointe...

Liberia: Put people before profit and ensure responsible business environment, UN experts urge – HardTalk Liberia
11/11/2022
Liberia: Put people before profit and ensure responsible business environment, UN experts urge – HardTalk Liberia

Liberia: Put people before profit and ensure responsible business environment, UN experts urge – HardTalk Liberia

Business International Security Liberia: Put people before profit and ensure responsible business environment, UN experts urge 2 mins ago Abe Dukuly The Government of Liberia and businesses operating in the country must urgently implement measures to ensure the quest for economic development does no...

Charting a New Course for Community Radio Sustainability in Liberia – HardTalk Liberia
11/11/2022
Charting a New Course for Community Radio Sustainability in Liberia – HardTalk Liberia

Charting a New Course for Community Radio Sustainability in Liberia – HardTalk Liberia

Education International Lifestyle Charting a New Course for Community Radio Sustainability in Liberia 2 days ago Abe Dukuly Revenue in Liberia’s community radio sector has been hard hit by the sharp decline in advertising that came along with the COVID-19 surge in the country. A significant number...

This 24-Year Old Liberian is Stirring Young People to Climate Activism with his “Africa Climate Ambassador Toolkit” – Ha...
31/10/2022
This 24-Year Old Liberian is Stirring Young People to Climate Activism with his “Africa Climate Ambassador Toolkit” – HardTalk Liberia

This 24-Year Old Liberian is Stirring Young People to Climate Activism with his “Africa Climate Ambassador Toolkit” – HardTalk Liberia

Education Health Health & fitness International Lifestyle Nature Security This 24-Year Old Liberian is Stirring Young People to Climate Activism with his “Africa Climate Ambassador Toolkit” 53 mins ago Abe Dukuly Through his “Africa Climate Ambassador Toolkit”, young people across Africa and...

George Weah refines his new mining strategy – HardTalk Liberia
31/10/2022
George Weah refines his new mining strategy – HardTalk Liberia

George Weah refines his new mining strategy – HardTalk Liberia

Business Finance International Politics George Weah refines his new mining strategy 58 mins ago Abe Dukuly The Liberian president has asked his ministers and advisers to renegotiate terms and conditions with mining operators who are suspected of not paying their fair dues to the state. At the same t...

Infant among eight killed in Liberia canoe tragedy – HardTalk Liberia
31/10/2022
Infant among eight killed in Liberia canoe tragedy – HardTalk Liberia

Infant among eight killed in Liberia canoe tragedy – HardTalk Liberia

Daily Briefing Lifestyle Nature Security Travel Infant among eight killed in Liberia canoe tragedy 1 hour ago Abe Dukuly At least eight people, including a mother and her two-month-old baby, died after a canoe capsized in a river in Liberia's north-eastern Nimba county over the weekend. Seven of the...

RSF investigation: steel giant’s shadow and obliging British host behind Liberian news site’s closure – HardTalk Liberia
29/10/2022
RSF investigation: steel giant’s shadow and obliging British host behind Liberian news site’s closure – HardTalk Liberia

RSF investigation: steel giant’s shadow and obliging British host behind Liberian news site’s closure – HardTalk Liberia

Business International Security RSF investigation: steel giant’s shadow and obliging British host behind Liberian news site’s closure 12 mins ago Abe Dukuly Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has discovered how steel giant ArcelorMittal tracked down a UK-based website host to obtain the deletion of...

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights to make first visit to Liberia – HardTalk Liberia
29/10/2022
UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights to make first visit to Liberia – HardTalk Liberia

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights to make first visit to Liberia – HardTalk Liberia

Daily Briefing UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights to make first visit to Liberia 43 mins ago Abe Dukuly The United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights will make its first official visit to the Republic of Liberia from 31 October to 11 November 2022 to assess efforts to addr...

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Spotlight The Brave, Visionary Women Of Ukraine And Launch ‘Women Lead’ Campaign – HardTalk ...
29/10/2022
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Spotlight The Brave, Visionary Women Of Ukraine And Launch ‘Women Lead’ Campaign – HardTalk Liberia

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Spotlight The Brave, Visionary Women Of Ukraine And Launch ‘Women Lead’ Campaign – HardTalk Liberia

Education International Politics Security Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Spotlight The Brave, Visionary Women Of Ukraine And Launch ‘Women Lead’ Campaign 49 mins ago Abe Dukuly From left: Nobel Peace Prize laureates Leymah Gbowee, Jody Williams and Tawakkol KarmanBELLA ELISICHENKO / LA BELLA STUDIO...

Report: West Africa Is the Global Epicenter of Illegal Fishing – HardTalk Liberia
29/10/2022
Report: West Africa Is the Global Epicenter of Illegal Fishing – HardTalk Liberia

Report: West Africa Is the Global Epicenter of Illegal Fishing – HardTalk Liberia

Business Finance Food International Politics Security Report: West Africa Is the Global Epicenter of Illegal Fishing 1 hour ago Abe Dukuly Industrial fishing, a significant portion of which is happening illegally, has undermined the sustainability of West Africa’s fishing stocks. (Photo: Zatoka33,...

Africans misled into believing God is magician – Liberian Vice President, Howard-Taylor – HardTalk Liberia
24/10/2022
Africans misled into believing God is magician – Liberian Vice President, Howard-Taylor – HardTalk Liberia

Africans misled into believing God is magician – Liberian Vice President, Howard-Taylor – HardTalk Liberia

Daily Briefing Education Lifestyle Nature Politics Science Africans misled into believing God is magician – Liberian Vice President, Howard-Taylor 7 mins ago Abe Dukuly Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor, Vice President of Liberia, on Saturday asserted that Africans have been led astray by teachings that por...

Liberia vice president asks Africans to promote culture, gender equity – HardTalk Liberia
24/10/2022
Liberia vice president asks Africans to promote culture, gender equity – HardTalk Liberia

Liberia vice president asks Africans to promote culture, gender equity – HardTalk Liberia

Business Education Finance Food International Lifestyle Politics Science Security Liberia vice president asks Africans to promote culture, gender equity 11 mins ago Abe Dukuly Vice President of Liberia, Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor, has implored Africans, all over the world, to develop positive mindset t...

Liberian Kids amongst unaccompanied minors left living on the streets in Paris – HardTalk Liberia
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Liberian Kids amongst unaccompanied minors left living on the streets in Paris – HardTalk Liberia

Liberian Kids amongst unaccompanied minors left living on the streets in Paris – HardTalk Liberia

Daily Briefing Health International Lifestyle Security Liberian Kids amongst unaccompanied minors left living on the streets in Paris 20 mins ago Abe Dukuly Some of them have been there for four months. They are people left on the street, forgotten and invisibilized, who have nowhere to sleep but th...

Liberia: US War Crimes Ambassador’s Visit – HardTalk Liberia
08/10/2022
Liberia: US War Crimes Ambassador’s Visit – HardTalk Liberia

Liberia: US War Crimes Ambassador’s Visit – HardTalk Liberia

International Politics Security Liberia: US War Crimes Ambassador’s Visit 1 day ago Abe Dukuly Rights Groups Call for Justice for Civil Wars-era Crimes (Monrovia) – The United States government should stand with victims of civil wars-era crimes in Liberia by signaling its support for a war c...

One Way Liberia’s President Weah Can Come Clean On Corruption – HardTalk Liberia
08/10/2022
One Way Liberia’s President Weah Can Come Clean On Corruption – HardTalk Liberia

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Liberia arrests 2 after $100 million of co***ne is seized – HardTalk Liberia
08/10/2022
Liberia arrests 2 after $100 million of co***ne is seized – HardTalk Liberia

Liberia arrests 2 after $100 million of co***ne is seized – HardTalk Liberia

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France’s Trial for Atrocities Committed in Liberia – HardTalk Liberia
08/10/2022
France’s Trial for Atrocities Committed in Liberia – HardTalk Liberia

France’s Trial for Atrocities Committed in Liberia – HardTalk Liberia

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Liberia arrests 2 after $100 million of co***ne is seized – HardTalk Liberia
04/10/2022
Liberia arrests 2 after $100 million of co***ne is seized – HardTalk Liberia

Liberia arrests 2 after $100 million of co***ne is seized – HardTalk Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberian authorities acting on U.S. security intelligence have arrested two foreigners and are searching for two more suspected of trying to smuggle $100 million of co***ne seized in the West African country, officials said Tuesday. The estimated value of the drugs is one-fifth...

One Way Liberia’s President Weah Can Come Clean On Corruption – HardTalk Liberia
04/10/2022
One Way Liberia’s President Weah Can Come Clean On Corruption – HardTalk Liberia

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Liberian President George Weah’s trip to New York last month for the United Nations General Assembly was an unmitigated disaster for the West African country’s prestige and interests. The State Department gave Weah and his delegation (with the exception of Finance Samuel D. Tweah, Jr.) highl...

Orange Inaugurates Its Eleventh Digital Centre in Liberia To Promote Digital Literacy – HardTalk Liberia
04/10/2022
Orange Inaugurates Its Eleventh Digital Centre in Liberia To Promote Digital Literacy – HardTalk Liberia

Orange Inaugurates Its Eleventh Digital Centre in Liberia To Promote Digital Literacy – HardTalk Liberia

Orange and the German Development Cooperation have continued to train young people in the application of digital technology with the inauguration of its Orange Digital Centre in Liberia’s capital Monrovia. Following in the footsteps of Tunisia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Mali, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Eg...

2 Liberian officials apprehended on suspicion of sexually assaulting 2 teenage girls – HardTalk Liberia
26/09/2022
2 Liberian officials apprehended on suspicion of sexually assaulting 2 teenage girls – HardTalk Liberia

2 Liberian officials apprehended on suspicion of sexually assaulting 2 teenage girls – HardTalk Liberia

2 Liberian officials apprehended on suspicion of sexually assaulting 2 teenage girls Abe Dukuly September 26, 2022 Health, International, Lifestyle, Security 0 BUSAN, Sept. 23 (Yonhap) — Two Liberian men visiting the southern port city of Busan to attend an international event were put under emerg...

Jamaica and Liberia establish diplomatic relations – HardTalk Liberia
26/09/2022
Jamaica and Liberia establish diplomatic relations – HardTalk Liberia

Jamaica and Liberia establish diplomatic relations – HardTalk Liberia

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26/09/2022
Nigeria Dissociates Itself from Plan to Destabilise 2023 Liberian Election – HardTalk Liberia

Nigeria Dissociates Itself from Plan to Destabilise 2023 Liberian Election – HardTalk Liberia

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23/09/2022
The State Department Gives Liberia The Rogue State Treatment – HardTalk Liberia

The State Department Gives Liberia The Rogue State Treatment – HardTalk Liberia

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Biden Administration Extends Liberian DED – HardTalk Liberia
13/09/2022
Biden Administration Extends Liberian DED – HardTalk Liberia

Biden Administration Extends Liberian DED – HardTalk Liberia

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Man arrested in Newcastle on suspicion of Liberia war crimes – HardTalk Liberia
13/09/2022
Man arrested in Newcastle on suspicion of Liberia war crimes – HardTalk Liberia

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The Plenary of the Liberian Senate has unanimously confirmed Her Honor, Sie-A-Nyene G. Yuoh as ChiefJustice of the Repub...
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Senate Confirms Chief Justice Designate – HardTalk Liberia

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President Weah respond to Cummings August 30, 2022Mr. Alexander CummingsAlternative National CongressMonrovia, LiberiaMr...
30/08/2022

President Weah respond to Cummings

August 30, 2022

Mr. Alexander Cummings
Alternative National Congress
Monrovia, Liberia

Mr. Cummings:

Let me begin by stressing that, as President of the Republic of Liberia, I have a constitutional responsibility to all citizens, regardless of their political, ethnic, or social persuasions.

I have therefore endeavored throughout my tenure in office, to ensure that stakeholders such as yourself have the requisite access that will afford the opportunity to raise views, positions, and concerns that you may have on various issues of national interest with me and officials of my administration.

So when a communication supposedly meant for my attention appears first on the front pages of newspapers and on social media, it is obvious that the intent is to achieve a political objective; an objective that has eluded you at the ballot box. But I am glad that you have finally found your voice.

There is no doubt that the expressed action by the Government of the United States to impose sanctions on three officials of the government is a matter of grave concern that carries a lot of weight; not just because of the strong historical bonds that subsist between the two countries and the fact that they are our traditional ally and foremost international partner, but because the fight against corruption is a key priority of my administration, for which we have taken manifold steps to eradicate.

The bilateral relationship that Liberia and the United States share continues to grow from strength to strength. As a leader, I took immediate action when the United States recently accused officials of the Liberian Government of impropriety and graft, and I informed the Nation of further pending actions.

I am glad that the United States and other international partners also recognize the strides that Liberia is making toward consolidating democracy and good governance. In recent years, for instance, we have instituted more measures to fight corruption than was ever done when you served in government.

Two years ago, we convened local and international stakeholders to discuss ways in which the historical menace of corruption can be tackled. We also sponsored a major gathering of Liberia's Judiciary to ponder over statutes that have tended to inhibit the fight against corruption.

Suggestions from these gatherings were included in the new LACC Act recently passed by the Liberian Legislature. This has given us much international acclaim, including from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which positively appraised my administration's efforts at fiscal prudence, macroeconomic stability, projected growth in spite of global inflation, and other good governance measures in its recent statement on Liberia.

It is therefore the height of hypocrisy, when a person such as yourself, who dined and wined in the very system I am working so hard to fix - and never mustered the courage to speak - now wants us to believe that you have morphed into an advocate of the people - the same ones you neglected during the years of civil upheaval.

Where was your voice Mister Cummings, when sixty-plus concessions awarded by the government in which you served were found to be bogus, illegal, and inimical to the interest of the Liberian people?

Where was your voice Mr. Cummings, when the National Oil Company of Liberia was rendered bankrupt?

Where was your voice when cries for the pavement of a short stretch of road from Ganta to Yekepa could not be carried out because your administration - for pecuniary gains - then asked the concessionaire to default on their commitment enshrined in their agreement?

Where was your voice, when the Central Bank was crippling under staggering, unfettered borrowing by the government in which you served, undermining the nation's strategic reserves and leading to a weakened monetary environment?

This is but the tip of the iceberg of a humongous cocktail of mismanagement, graft, ill-governance, and inefficiency that happened right under your nose, while you maintained a loud and conspicuous silence.

A few months ago, you were accused of forgery by some leaders of your CPP group and was afforded the opportunity to go to court and be heard. Now, you are saying that others should be deprived of that same opportunity to due process. Let me remind you that the very U.S. Government that you referenced called for due process and the application of Liberian law as was stated by Ambassador McCarthy when he unveiled the designations “we stand ready to support the Government of Liberia in pursuit of its own investigation of corruption in its jurisdiction, understanding that you will apply Liberian law in an appropriate, transparent and timely manner”.
You cannot resort to selective amnesia in these grave matters Mr. Cummings.

It is also disappointing to note your reference to a vote by the Liberian Senate to change elections magistrates, and your call on me to "veto this decision by the Liberian Senate". As a former Senator, let me take this opportunity to school you in the workings of the Senate, the Legislature in general, and its relationship with the Executive in the passage of laws. A vote by the Senate on any bill does not come to the desk of the President. A vote by the Senate requires concurrence by the House of Representatives before it is submitted to the Office of the President for his signature or veto.

In this instant case, this bill did not emanate from the Executive Branch, nor does it have its support. The continuous fear-mongering by you and others in the opposition, seeking to prematurely cast aspersions on the sanctity of our electoral process, in the face of the excellent track record of the number of free, transparent and fair elections which have been held since my incumbency; many won by candidates of the very opposition, is duplicitous and dishonest.

Let me remind you and other members of Liberia's traditional elitist political class that, in spite of the political, economic, and humanitarian carnage you have caused for over a century and still feel an uncanny entitlement to the Office I now occupy: I assumed leadership through a peaceful, democratic, free, and fair process in which the PEOPLE OF LIBERIA gave me an overwhelming mandate - an election that you participated in and received a dismal seven (7%) percent vote of rejection.

I am a man of peace, a man of integrity. I paid my dues to my country for decades, long before I was given the mandate of leadership by the Liberian people. This was done at great personal risk, particularly during the war years. I doubt you were anywhere around to fully understand what this truly means.

I left the comforts of Monte Carlo, the comforts of Paris, the comforts of Milan, and the comforts of New York to help my people who were in distress due to war. Many days, I flew from Paris to Budumburam in Ghana, from Monaco to Conakry in Guinea and from Paris to Abidjan and Danane in La Cote d’Ivoire, to lend a helping hand to assist my people who were in dire straits in refugee camps.

I suspended my career to join UNICEF as a Goodwill Ambassador - free of charge and at great personal cost - to support the international efforts to end the war and help disarm child soldiers. The records are there, but none are as blind as those who do not wish to see. Where were you then, Mr. Cummings, did you leave your perched tower in Atlanta to lift a finger to help our people who were dying?

I know that by this response I have inadvertently accorded you the attention you have long sought in order to revive a dead political stature for which you issue weekly press releases and statements which make unsubstantiated claims.

However, I owe it to the People of Liberia, the general public, and to people the world over, to correct these completely erroneous characterizations that you and your clique continue to spew out.

The Congress for Democratic Change, now the Coalition for Democratic Change, has a history of utilizing its internal mechanisms to chastise leaders who violate the laws of the Party - including expulsion from the Party of even its chairpersons. Can we say that about your Party? Perhaps you should speak to the founding Chairman from who you bought your little party. He will tell you about the strong ethos of zero tolerance for improper behavior within the CDC.

Let me say, for the record, that Representative Solomon George, and all opinion leaders in the Coalition for Democratic Change, are fully cognizant of my publicly held position on the maintenance of the country's hard-earn peace and the rule of law. His recent statement was out of order. It was no surprise therefore that he wasted no time in setting the record straight about what he truly intended to convey.

But the insincerity on your part becomes so palpable when you are up in arms, pandering to the public gallery because of his comments, when you would not garner the same courage to reign in an agitator of a lawmaker within the ranks of your own party who constantly threatens violence and denigrates women. He in fact took guns to a protest rally in which you participated. But not a word was heard from you. How hypocritical!

This double standard removes any moral authority to offer advice on what "RIGHTFUL" path the country ought to take.

I have no history of violence. My rise from Monrovia’s slums is publicly documented. It was through hard work, respect, dedication, and commitment that I clawed my way out of poverty, but I have never forgotten my roots. So there is a reason why your attempts to conflate who Liberians and the world actually know me to be have not gained much traction.

I do not condone violence in any form whatsoever. It runs contrary to my beliefs. I have made that clear in all my public statements. It is therefore malicious that in your seeming desperation to be President, you would trumpet anything and everything that comes to mind, including your disingenuous posit that I condone violence.

Let me use this opportunity to remind you that our democracy, though nascent, is being consolidated over time with the holding of many free and fair elections, some of which were lost by the ruling Party. I can assure you and others of your ilk, that my commitment to a free, fair, and transparent process in 2023 remains unbending.

I, George Manneh Weah, will be putting myself forward for a new mandate from the Liberian people and I am confident of a resounding second mandate based on my solid record of tangible deliverables in spite of huge challenges.

Let us take the debate to our people because they are the ultimate decision-makers on the issue of leadership in Liberia. Instead of seeking to use unconstitutional means to circumvent the democratic process, come and face me at the ballot.

Never again will Liberia return to the dark days of violence. All those wanting to take state power must therefore submit to the will of the Liberian people, because it is only through peace, unity, development, and democracy that our beloved nation can prosper.

Best regards,
George Manneh Weah

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President Weah is God sent leader please let us walk with him
Seriously, There's a need for:
1. community policing in collaboration with LNP at Community Depots between the hours of 9:45 pm - 6:45 am making sure every entry and exit point are manned inspections are carried out on everyone moving in or out during those hours.

2. Return of Joint security checkpoint manned by the Army in Hotspot areas like Soul Clinic, Kebba, Duport Road, Bernard farm, etc et all major junctions.

3. Let All bikes be off the street by 9:45 pm.

4. NTA and other Public Transport buses actively run up to 11 pm.

5. Curfew from 3 is to 5:30 am.

This is not a Weah led government-alone problem to solve but every well-meaning Liberian. Politics aside and Liberia first.
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