Thursday, March 1, 2007

Its time we open the doors of citizenship to everybody.

I have always said the question of giving citizenship to other people who are not of negro descent is not only the right thing to do, but in terms of material and human development it also the sound thing to do. I consider myself a true Liberian, but this clause in the constitution always bothers me.


b) In order to preserve, foster and maintain the positive Liberian culture, values and character, only persons who are Negroes or of Negro descent shall qualify by birth or by naturalization to be citizens of Liberia.

As Liberians would say, what fish do you have to fry in this oil, the fact that the constitution bans other races, and only allow blacks or people of black descent to be citizens, can in some way be consider racism. i experience first hand the negative impact of that law in my family. my father who is Chinese pay all his taxes but could never own property in the country except through me or my mother. we have to look at this issue because today almost 90 percent of businesses in the country are own and operated by foreigners, one group in particular, the Lebanese, have been in the country for generations, they have children who were born there and consider Liberia home, if they can't buy property to build and invest would they keep their money in the country? these people are law abiding tax paying citizens, it is time we give them a fair shot at citizenship , it is not only the right thing to do, it is the moral thing to do.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

My Take on Knuckles sex scandal

At a time like this when the President is doing everything to show the international community that we mean business, and that we are no longer the joke of west Africa, something stupid like this is done to embarrass her, at a time like this when the president is suppose to be dealing with important matters of state, she had to come and clean up this mess of a scandal, all because some horny minister who thinks he is a porn star was having the time of his life, having an orgy with young girls. Minister Knuckles should have known better, by being one of the president closest advisor he was a marked man with a bulls eye on his back , the enemies of the president, such as that good for nothing former speaker of the house Edwin snowe will used this as ammunition to go after her and do whatever he can to destroy her. i saw excerpt of his speech in which he talks about his family high moral values, but have i got news for that killer, please keep that B.S to yourself at least knuckles only had an orgy, but you mr snowe and your boss who now sits behind bars in Europe are directly responsible for thousands of death of innocent Liberians, you sir should be the last person to lecture anybody about morality, you guys ruin the country and took everything from us, you turn our beautiful capital into a big slum, you made us beggars when our country is rich in natural resources, so please sir don't lecture anyone about morality we know you are behind the distribution of those photos , just keep on waiting for your judgement, for i assure you, you and all your killer friends will pay dearly for all that blood you spilled if not in this world than the next.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Its time we make Liberia a tourist friendly distination.

Today a friend of mine who just got back from a two weeks vacation to Liberia, was talking about how the country needs to improve the service sector of the economy so as to attract more tourist, and visitors. we have always taken the tourism industries for granted in our economy, and i think it is time that the government take a serious look at this sector of the economy, our neighbors in the region such as Ghana have done a splendid job of making their country tourist friendly, as a result hundreds of jobs have been created. Liberia has beautiful beaches, lakes and waterfall, the sapo national park in the south east is one the most diverse and largest protected forest in the region, we can use these to our advantage, if only the government will pay a little more attention. I know the president has a lot on her plate right now, but think about this, it may be years before UN sections on our natural resources such as diamonds are lifted, so does it not make sense to explore other options? some countries in the world only depend on tourism for revenues, we are bless to not only have all these natural resources, but also a beautiful land, and a beautiful culture all we need to do is develop it and show it off.