Law and order (79)
Former Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai has said there could be hidden hands behind his recent indictment and the subsequent writ of arrest issued against him by the Government of Liberia (GoL). He said the two actions instituted by the Asset Recovery Team are based on allegations that he spent huge sums of money outside the budget during former President Ellen Sirleaf’s regime when he served as Defense Minister for 12 years.
Towards promoting equity in public sector management and curbing unwholesome practices that undermine the economic viability of critical national entities, President George Manneh Weah has signed into laws two important acts passed recently by the National Legislature.
The Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (JPC)has condemned the growing wave of violence across the country, especially violence and abuse of women’s rights.
The Liberian National Bar Association (LNBA) ended its secondPolicy Dialogue to enhance access to justice and accountability in Liberia under its ‘Justice First Project’ at the weekend in Kakata, Margibi County, with participants getting updates from the just ended National Economic Dialogue and recommendations from the National Council of Chiefs and Elders of Liberia recently submitted to the Government of Liberia.
The establishment of a war and economic crimes court seems certain here for the prosecution of people who committed heinous crimes and theft of properties during the 14-year political civil brouhaha with assurances by Liberia’s Defense Minister Retired Major General Daniel Dee Ziankhan, to fear not.
Former Tampa Mayoral candidate David Straz is, through his charitable foundation, suing a hotel-casino in Liberia, according to court documents filed in Hillsborough County.
The Liberia National Police(LNP)and its partners have begun a four-day community policing training in Monrovia for police officers, community leaders and Community Watch Forum members.
The Legislature of Liberia, which is regarded as the First Branch of Government, is said to have acknowledged receipt of President George Manneh Weah’s official communication recently sent to that august body seeking legislative consideration for the establishment of a war and economic crimes court In Liberia.