Early childhood education campaign, an admirable ingenuity

The launched Early Childhood Education Campaign in Monrovia and its environs by the Ministry of Education is highly commendable.

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Indeed, the outbreak of the Ebola virus must not be politicized

While sensitizing students of the St. Theresa’s Convent in Monrovia early this week about the deadly Ebola virus, a professional Liberian nurse working at the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town cautiously called on politicians not to politicize the outbreak of Ebola in the country.

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Address this problem of thievery

There is an urgent need for the Government of Liberia (GoL) through its relevant ministries and agencies to address the growing wave of thievery in the country, particularly in Monrovia and its environs.

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Supporting the Child Rights Group’s position

Over the weekend, a local child rights group, Media in Advocacy for Children (MAC) issued a strong press statement in Monrovia, demanding a thorough and speedy investigation into circumstances surrounding the death of a 9-year-old boy whose remains were discovered on Wednesday, March 26, in a cellphone booth in the SayonTown Community on Bushrod Island, outside Monrovia,  three days after he went missing.


MAC, in its press statement,  said it was hearing disturbing reports that the boy, identified as Ramsey Zombo, has already been buried, while there are still unanswered questions regarding his mysterious death.

MAC did not stop there. The local child rights group went further to state that it doubts that the innocent child hanged himself, adding that even his immediate burial raises more suspicions.

According to the group, the circumstances under which the boy died is no different from the death in 2007 of little school girl, Angel Togba, whose body was discovered in her guardians’ bathroom in similar manner.

Against this backdrop, the child rights advocacy group is asking the Liberian Government to exhume the 9-year- old boy’s body for an autopsy to determine the actual cause of death.

For us, we unreservedly back MAC’s position concerning the mysterious death of little Ramsey Zombo, as it is timely and very judicious.

We support the local child rights group’s call for the government to exhume the body of Ramsey Zombofor an autopsy.

When an autopsy is conducted, we believe, it would indeed establish the actual cause of his death.

It is very important for the public to know the real cause of the little child’s death so as to prove or disprove the deep suspicious that the child did not hang himself.

In this vein, we encourage MAC to vigorously engage the government in a constructive manner for  it to see reason to conduct the autopsy as it did in the past with similar case.

MAC’s call is in support of human rights, a campaign the government had  reiterated that it subscribes to the fullest.

With construction engagement, we are of the conviction that the  government will heed the local child rights group’s call.

A passionate appeal to government, others

An appeal by some residents of Maryland County for the provision of hand-pumps and latrines among a number of basic social services to improve their living condition needs to be taken into serious consideration.

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