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29 March 2019 / leggypeggy

One way to keep a president on his toes

President Meter Project, Liberia

A president’s track record in Liberia

We’re in our fourth week of travelling by road through West Africa. So far we’ve visited Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Guinea and now Liberia.

I’ve been impressed to see how Liberia is keeping tabs on its president’s performance over the last year.

This billboard is widely posted. What do you think?

 

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  1. Dorothy / Mar 29 2019 9:11 am

    Like the billboard, wonder if it would catch on in USA or UK.

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  2. beetleypete / Mar 29 2019 9:24 am

    Given the tragic recent history of Liberia, I suppose that has to be progress, Peggy.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. Murray Foote / Mar 29 2019 9:44 am

    Only problem would be if there were 80 minor easily achievable promises and seven major ones that would change people’s lives and the latter were the ones not implemented.

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  4. Rich Living, Less Spending LLC / Mar 29 2019 9:55 am

    How interesting! I wonder how they measure each category.

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  5. macalder02 / Mar 29 2019 11:15 am

    President Weah was an elite footballer in the 90s and I admired his game. The previous one was a disaster as ruler who left a country plunged in corruption and nepotism. I think that it is a wise step to monitor that the promises that led him to succeed in the elections are fulfilled. With a galloping poverty and growing Ebola, it has a very uphill task.

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 29 2019 6:19 pm

      Yes, Weah was an amazing footballer. I hope he succeeds as much as this country’s president.

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  6. weezaj / Mar 29 2019 12:39 pm

    😂

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  7. ralietravels / Mar 29 2019 12:46 pm

    Some promises here in the U.S. are best not fulfilled.

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  8. trE / Mar 29 2019 1:20 pm

    Clever! We need something like that here. An ongoing billboard of sorts for our mishap of a president.

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  9. pvcann / Mar 29 2019 1:50 pm

    He probably doesn’t tweet his whining rebuttals 🙂 Nice idea

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 29 2019 6:23 pm

      I wonder if President Weah instigated the billboards himself? If yes, it’s an impressive approach to leading.

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  10. Curt Mekemson / Mar 29 2019 2:49 pm

    The Open Society Initiative West Africa (OSIWA) works in several West African countries, Peggy. Its goal is to strengthen democracy and democratic institutions. It works directly as an advocate and indirectly through giving grants to local organizations that share OSIWA’s objectives. –Curt

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 29 2019 6:24 pm

      Aside from Ghana, Liberia appears to be the most prosperous country we’ve visited.

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      • Curt Mekemson / Apr 5 2019 4:42 am

        Given recovering from the terrible civil war, Peggy, any prosperity at all is a huge plus. –Curt

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  11. Alison and Don / Mar 29 2019 2:59 pm

    Canada has an online Trudeaumeter doing the same thing. He’s broken 44 promises. On the other hand he’s achieved 97, and another 57 are in progress.
    Alison

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  12. gerard oosterman / Mar 29 2019 3:14 pm

    In Australia the promises by our PM Scott Morrison are in his Pentecostal tongue.

    1. vripts in trwo sangroveny!
    2. Driboosnu swroompappa sroppynam.
    3. Oosantigo wimpgesso TORUM.

    Let’s hope he keeps those promises, especially the one in higher case letters.

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  13. Chris Gee / Mar 29 2019 5:10 pm

    Having billboards like this is every country would be a good idea. Happy travels and more blogs and welcome to visit us in Tanzania, Chris

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 29 2019 6:27 pm

      Thanks Chris. We won’t make it to Tanzania on this trip, but maybe in the future. A fellow traveller on this trip is moving to Arusha.

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  14. Sande Olocho / Mar 29 2019 7:01 pm

    I wish we could do more of such in the rest of Africa.

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  15. derrickjknight / Mar 29 2019 9:03 pm

    A good idea.

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  16. Gilda Baxter / Mar 30 2019 2:02 am

    A fantastic idea, but how is it measured? Also what will be done about poor achievement? Certainly a step in the right direction 😄

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 8 2019 1:58 am

      I can’t answer either of your questions, but agree that it’s a step in the right direction.

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  17. Amanda / Mar 31 2019 9:01 am

    I’d love to see that catch on here in Australia!

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  18. paolsoren / Mar 31 2019 6:11 pm

    What a great idea. Sorry I haven’t been in touch for a while. I have moved from Melbourne to Ballarat and it was quite a wrench and took up a bit of my time.

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  19. MargeKatherine / Apr 1 2019 1:50 am

    Public Accountability — what a novel concept! I love it completely! We would use that in the USA for sure!

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  20. Invisibly Me / Apr 1 2019 2:54 am

    I like it! Not sure the tally would be so positive for Trump or the UK MP though!
    Wow, you’ve got around a lot since the last time you wrote, that’s amazing – Safe travels xx

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 8 2019 2:00 am

      We’ve been on the move. Have made it to Sierra Leone. Haven’t had any internet for many days.

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  22. jeanleesworld / Apr 25 2019 12:22 pm

    I wouldn’t mind that kind of tracker around here!

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  23. barkinginthedark / May 17 2019 2:42 am

    a fine idea but…there isn’t a big enough state in the US for the size of the billboard we would need here. continue….

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    • leggypeggy / May 17 2019 7:32 pm

      Point taken. Pity there is so much truth in it.

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