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OP-ED – Liberia’s ‘Missing Billions’ Case is More Than What It Seems for Liberia’s Development

By November 21, 2018 No Comments

Wainright Acquoi, a Watson Scholar at Lynn University, wrote an op-ed regarding Liberia’s “missing billions” case. The piece was published on The Bush Chicken.

A few days ago, I woke up to an email from the director of Social Impact at my school: “Wainright: Stop by the Lab when you get a chance. I have an article for you on Liberia from today’s New York Times.”

My friend Jerry, who has worked for over 40 years in social entrepreneurship and economic development in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Africa, has developed a deep interest in Liberia since our first interaction about four weeks ago.

We have had conversations on topics ranging from politics and governance, peace and security, education and youth development, and business. Since then, he has been researching about the country, and we have even been discussing possible partnerships to begin some work in Liberia.

Prior to receiving his email, I had been following the “missing billions” situation on social media and through online media outlets like FrontPage Africa and The Bush Chicken. Honestly, I am still confused about what exactly happened and where the case currently is. But I am even more worried.

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