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Spectator 007
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The current laws bars people who are not “negro” from being citizens.

What do you think of his proposals?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-42871741?ocid=socialflow_facebook
Knice
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I was vehemently opposed to the 'White Australian Policy' that allowed only 'White immigrants into Australia. That policy has since been changed, thanks be to God. I was aghast at the recently expressed Trump preference for immigrants from Norway over immigrants from Africa and Haiti into the United States. Citizenship of African countries as well should be open to all, regardless of race or creed. It is time for us to recognize Africa as part of the global community.

Land ownership on the other hand is another matter altogether. Land potentially is the cash cow with potential to catapult Africa into prosperity that can procure better living standards. Therefore land tenure should, and must be carefully deliberated. Of the top of my head, I can think of two goals that African land policy must accomplish: 1. It must encourage productive, sustainable, and environmentally sensitive land use; and 2. It must avoid the errors of the developed world who have already traveled this path. With these goals in mind I would for now open land ownership to citizens only; again, regardless of race or creed. Second, I will limit individual land ownership to no more than five acres per person/family. Third I will establish a Land Acquisition and Disposition Agency (LADA) that will have sole authority to buy and sell land. Here is how I envision it working: if citizen 'A' wants to sell his land holding, there will ensue three appraisals of the said land asset, the results of which will guide citizen 'A' to negotiate a price for his property with LADA. LADA will then buy the land and hold it for sale. I am hoping that this structure will prevent the proverbial one percent from holding ninety percent of land assets. I must confess however that this prescription is a spur of the moment thought. I welcome contributions to debunk or improve the idea. 

I commend president Weah for cutting his own salary. This however is more a public relations gesture than substantive policy, and we cannot expect others with less limited means to emulate it. I hope therefore that the president will now follow up with a detailed agenda for turning Liberia around, which in my opinion is the real proof of the pudding. I wish him all success.
Spectator 007
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Great points Knice.

Weah may end up surprising many non-Liberians who doubt his ability to deliver.
Levi Fofana
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"I commend president Weah for cutting his own salary. This however is more a public relations gesture than substantive policy, and we cannot expect others with less limited means to emulate it."  Knice


George Weah's net worth is reportedly $ 85 million.  Why does he need a salary from poor Liberia?   

The Liberian senator earns $15,000 a month.  That amounts to $180,000 a year.  This is more than what a US senator makes a year.  Why are these folks destroying their country?  
Spectator 007
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Levi,

I have read estimates from as low as $1m to as high as the figure you quoted for Weah’s net worth. What is the source for your figure?

Levi
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Spectator, 

 There is no way that George Weah's net worth could be a measly $ 1 million. The guy made lots of money playing for Soccer giants, AC Milan, Chelsea, Monaco, etc.  Even Mohamed Kallon of Sierra Leone whose career was not as stellar as Weah's is worth far more than a million dollars

https://liberiasportsonline.com/george-weah-net-worth-85-million/
Spectator 007
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Levi, did you follow his child support case?

Here is a link below. Had to do with his legal fees.

Would a man worth $80m go through all that?

https://www.frontpageafricaonline.com/index.php/diaspora/3178-u-s-court-denies-weah-attorney-fees-in-child-support-case

There are numerous examples of sportsmen who made tens of millions in their career but made unwise investments, blew their money, and so on, and don’t have much wealth now.

Levi
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Spectator,

Weah requesting a refund of legal fees does not in a way mean that he is not a multi millionaire.  He may have done that solely on the basis of principles.  
Yes, many sportsmen have earned millions and blown it.  But I don't think that is the case with African sportsmen.  These guys grew up poor and as such are very unlikely to mismanage their hard earned wealth.
Spectator 007
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Good points Levi
Benji
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"Yes, many sportsmen have earned millions and blown it.  But I don't think that is the case with African sportsmen.  These guys grew up poor and as such are very unlikely to mismanage their hard earned wealth."-Levi

Well some African Players still make the wrong decision as Skint ex-Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue found at his own peril as he  hides from bailiffs, sleeps on pal's floor and can't afford washing machine

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/arsenal-emmanuel-eboue-skint-bailiffs-11746303
Levi
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Emmanuel  Eboue is the outlier.  Besides, the guy has a significant medical issue to deal with.
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