President George Weah has been quoted as saying: ""This is plain for all to see, for we are all affected by it; our economy is broken, our government is broke, our currency is in freefall, inflation is rising, unemployment is at an unprecedented high and our foreign reserves at an all-time low." The message is contrary to former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's assurance that millions of dollars were left in the coffers - now members of the House of Representatives to vote to summon three public financial institutions to appear before it to clarify the confusion.
Is Liberia Broke?
Observer, 28 February 2018
The announcement by President George M. Weah that 'the economy is broken, and the government is broke,' contrary to declarations by his predecessor, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who… Read more »
House Summons CBL and Others
New Dawn, 28 February 2018
The House of Representatives has summoned the Central Bank of Liberia, Liberia Revenue Authority and the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to appear before full plenary… Read more »
Amid Biting Hardships, Senate Wants Full Disclosure On Actual Status of Liberian Economy
The Senate at its 13th day sitting yesterday voted unanimously to mandate it's Committees on Ways, Means, Finance and Budget, Banking and Currency to cite the Liberia Revenue… Read more »
President George Weah Seeks Paris Aid to Jumpstart Government
FrontPageAfrica, 22 February 2018
It was in the French capital that George Manneh Weah shone and went on to conquer the world of football, but his return to Paris on Tuesday, February 20, as President of Liberia is… Read more »
Weah Lobbies Outside for Support
New Dawn, 15 February 2018
President George Manneh Weah is expected to make his second presidential trip outside of Liberia Thursday, 15 February to knock on friendly governments' doors for bilateral trade… Read more »
'Our Govt Is Broke'
New Republic, 30 January 2018
President George Weah touched on lots of issues of national importance including the state of the Liberian economy and even shed light on the amount of money collected in 2017 by… Read more »
Weah Admits Inability to Present Overall Economic Condition of Nation
Observer, 30 January 2018
Quoting extensively from Chapter II of the Liberian Constitution entitled "General Principles of National Policy," President George Manneh Weah yesterday in his first State of the… Read more »
'Our Economy Is Broken, Our Government Is Broke'
Pres. Weah: "Our currency is in free fall, inflation is rising and... our foreign reserve is at an all-time low." (Above: Forex Bureaus around Monrovia show the exchange rate well… Read more »
First Annual Message - Pres. Weah Opens Pandora Box On Economy, Citizenship
FrontPageAfrica, 30 January 2018
In the first most important speech to his compatriots since his inauguration, President George Manneh Weah on Monday outlined his government's policies and reforms that would form… Read more »
Oh Corruption, Where Is Thy Victory?
FrontPageAfrica, 17 January 2018
Corruption remains a destroyer, yet a celebrated expression in Liberia. It is on the lips of every politician and ordinary citizen, but it continues to elude Liberians and cripple… Read more »
Mr. President-Elect, Take Note of What You Are Inheriting
Observer, 12 January 2018
Liberia's President-elect, George Manneh Weah, is expected to be sworn into office 10 days from today. He will be succeeding the UP-led Government that has spent 12 years managing… Read more »
President-Elect Weah's Pledge to Fight Corruption and Transform the Masses' Lives
Observer, 4 January 2018
President-elect George Weah has declared that his top priorities will be to fight corruption and to transform the lives of the masses of the Liberian people. Read more »
Traders in Monrovia's largest market district of Waterside
Fishermen at Banjor beach outside Monrovia
The signs of a turbulent economy became more glaring when the current president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, made a policy decision last month to freeze all payments of bonuses, ... Read more »
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