US$536 Loan Would Expand Economy By 20%

President George Weah’s infrastructure development projects including the construction of a coastal highway would lead to the Liberian economy recording an estimated 15 – 20 percent GDP growth, administration officials and economists have forecast. The...

Scandal: How Ellen’s Son & Allies Nipped the Poor

Editor’s Note: In This article, governance watchdog Global Witness exposed top secrecy and corruption within Liberia’s oil sector and how a select few in former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s kitchen cabinet shared oil revenue...

Forgotten Oil – Why NO One Seeking ‘Pro-poor’ Job at NOCAL

The current state of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) presents clear evidence that government jobs is not about public service but an opportunity for people with access to power to accumulate wealth. Once...

‘Harmful’ Supermarket

Abi Jaoudi Supermarket has pleaded guilty to “willfully and deliberately selling and maintaining expired food commodities and other consumable goods on the Liberian market, Commerce and Industry Minister Wilson Tarpeh has told reporters in...

Quarantined! – ‘Expired Food’ Abi Jaoudi Supermarket Faces Shutdown

Abi Jaoudi Supermarket’s warehouses across Monrovia have been shut down after Commerce Ministry officials discovered the company had on sale large quantity of expired goods including food commodities. Commerce inspectors have taken control of the...

Petroleum Prices Hiked

The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company ("LPRC") has increased the prices of petroleum produces with immediate effect . According to a petroleum price circular...

US$41million Dangote’s Deal Faces Scrutiny

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s bill seeking investment incentive for billionaire Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote has been tabled in the House of Representatives for review. The Nigerian has reached an agreement with the Executive to operate...

Liberia Sinks in Debt

By Festus Poquie The economic and financial situation in Liberia is becoming worrisome as the country appears to have gone out of cash and its growing public debt stock  serving as hindrance to acquiring new...

Money Crisis: Ellen Following Adolph Hitler

By Festus Poquie supply is likened to 19th century German dictator Adolph Hitler’s economic idea that favors the printing of more currency to finance government. Johnson-Sirleaf has asked legislators to approve the printing of new banknotes...

Depression or Corruption?

Revenue outlook for the first quarter of the current fiscal year has cast doubt over official explanation that the unfolding economic crisis in Liberia is due to global commodity price fall and the Chinese...