Monrovia – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its funded project Ebola Transmission Prevention and Survivor Program has donated huge medical equipment to several public health facilities in Liberia. The health facilities include, Redemption Hospital, Duport Road Health Center, C.H. Presenting the medical equipment Monday symbolically at the Duport Health Center, USAID-Liberia Mission Director Anthony Chan said the equipment will help health workers better prevent, diagnose, and treat a range of diseases and health problems. Mr. Chan also reiterated USAID’s commitment to helping Liberia build the capacity of health care workers and better equip health facilities with the goal of providing all Liberians access to quality health services. Receiving the equipment, Liberia’s Health Minister Dr. Bernice Dahn lauded USAID for continuously supporting the ministry in its drive to improve health care services across the country.

December 12, 2017 03:22 UTC

Monrovia – The Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) has commended all major stakeholders in the election process and the Government of Liberia for ensuring that a smooth transition of political powers is carried out. “The Council says that the citizens of Liberia have grown over the years exercising political maturity and our government making sure that a smooth transition of political powers is carried out." "Liberians have continue to demonstrate a good posture of saying no to violence yes to peace, by going to the polls and demonstrating their actions by voting for political candidates of their choice. This Council highly commends and encourages every Liberian to continue the pathway of peace. The Council also thanked the petitioners for respecting the rule of law and all Liberians for exercising high level of maturity and patience making sure that the rule of law is respected and uphold.

December 12, 2017 03:11 UTC

Monrovia – A hundred and forty-seven students have received certificates completing various levels of the Alfalit Skills Training program; which marked 4th closing and second graduation exercises for the 2016 and 2017 tailoring program. Live skills program is part of Alfalit International Program in Liberia aimed at empowering students of the literacy program upon acquiring basic reading and writing skills as a form of economic empowerment. About 40 students graduated completing the advance stage of the program while 107 have now move to advance stages of the skills program to continue their learning to adequately prepare them for the job market. “With my tailoring skills, I can now open my own tailoring shop and become my own boss and the money I will earn can feed my family and reduce my poverty” Sarah Barchue said joyously. Sarah started the Alfalit program in 2013, but says she with her graduation from the skills program she now has a plan of enrolling into a night school to further her education which will subsequently allow her graduate from high school.

December 12, 2017 03:00 UTC

Monrovia - The hearing officer of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. John Wonseleay, has declared Mr. Saye Mianeh winner of Nimba County District #8. “Mianah is the hero of Nimba County District #8; this is the man who won the representative seat of the district,” Mianeh’s supporters, who lifted him on their shoulders said. After the re-count incumbent lawmaker Younquoi was declared a winner with 17 votes over Mianeh. After the hearing and his final ruling on Monday, December 11, 2017, NEC hearing officer Cllr.

December 12, 2017 02:48 UTC

Monrovia - A campaign aimed at educating Liberians on the importance of rule of law, ahead of the pending presidential run-off election in the country, has been launched by the Women Situation Room (WSR). Wureh, who reiterated that the Talking Bus campaign will be carried out on talk shows and local vernaculars as well. USAID Chief of Party and head of the LPAC project, Gerald Meyerman, hailed the Supreme Court’s opinion on the run-off election. Meyerman stressed the importance of the rule of law adding that it is cardinal in building any democracy. “Let every Liberian see the rule of law as very cardinal in building a democratic society,” said Meyerman, who also called on the media to see the need to work with the Women Situation Room in the promotion of the rule of law.

December 12, 2017 02:37 UTC





Monrovia – The Women NGO Secretariat of Liberia, (WONGOSOL), under the National theme: “Tackling Violence against Women Beyond Borders,” climaxed the 16 Days of Activism, in ending violence against women at their offices in Congo Town, Monrovia. “My advice to my fellow young men, who are in the habit of perpetrating violence against women, is to stop. Mrs. Beatrice Newland, OXFAM Gender and Justice Coordinator, said the issue of violence against women and girls, has to involve young men because they have key role in ending it. And they usually invite young men because most often men are the perpetrators of violence against women. “If a man really loves you, he won’t hurt you, because love is not something that is mixed with violence."

December 12, 2017 02:26 UTC

Former National Elections Commission (NEC) Director of Civic Education, Josiah F. Joekai, now serving as a member of the Boakai for President campaign team, has declared that the NEC cannot announce the runoff elections date without the inputs of the Coalition for Democratic Change(CDC) and the Unity Party(UP) both of which are contestants in the impending runoff elections. In an interview with the Daily Observer on Monday, Joekai declared that in the absence of a mutually agreed consensus between NEC, UP and CDC on the modalities to be used during the runoff, NEC cannot, on its own authority make a unilateral decision to hold the runoff election. But alarmingly according to Mr. Joekai, Chairman Korkoya came to the meeting without a prepared agenda and when he was pressed by the UP and the CDC to produce one, Chairman Korkoya arrogantly insisted that his was a single-item agenda so he elected to present it orally. Mr. Joekai further disclosed that the meeting was conducted in an atmosphere which he described as tense, hostile and which prompted both parties to call a recess in order to mutually consult. He said this was necessary because there were just too many instances with several individuals carrying the same Voter identification number.

December 12, 2017 02:26 UTC

– Cites LRA Commissioner, Minister of Finance, CBL Governor, Commerce MinisterThe Senate is scheduled to hold probably its biggest Executive Session today that will include the heads of the country’s foremost financial houses: the Executive Governor of Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), the Ministers of Finance and Commerce, and the Commissioner General of Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA). Commerce Minister Axel Addy will provide information on the hike in the prices of basic commodities and plans for stabilization. The ensuing debate resulted in a majority of the 16 Senators present in a unanimous agreement to not only invite Minister Kamara and Commissioner General Tamba, but that the Executive Governor of the CBL and Minister of Commerce also be cited. The four government officials cited are to appear before the Senate in Executive Session today, Tuesday, December 12, 2017. CAPTIONS: Madam Elfrieda Tamba, Minister Kamara, Minister Addy, Governor Weeks.

December 12, 2017 02:26 UTC

The president of the Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA) believes it is time for the organization to develop and pursue strategies that will ensure its continued relevance. Steven D. Seimavula said the LICPA must first contribute to the development of its members. Speaking on the theme: “Growing Liberia’s Next Generation of Accountants, a Foundation for National Development,” Seimavula outlined four thematic areas to address during his tenure. Under the first pillar, Seimavula said LICPA will identify and address the most serious challenge facing it. As enshrined in section 5 of the act that created LICPA, Seimavula and team will serve a term of office for two years.

December 12, 2017 02:15 UTC

By Chris Pewu (Intern)The fact that Liberia’s health sector is one of the most underdeveloped in the sub-region and the world is no secret to its citizens. The country’s poor healthcare system has been blamed for the deaths of thousands of Liberians over the years. But there is hope on the horizon as there are Liberian healthcare professionals who are dedicated and prepared, and see it as their responsibility to deliver the sector from its present backward state. She intimated that the association is presently in negotiations with medical institutions in the sub-region, especially Ghana, to train Liberian doctors in various specializations. Also speaking at the colorful ceremony, the Vice President of Liberia, Joseph N. Boakai, pledged his commitment to uplifting the country’s health sector.

December 12, 2017 02:15 UTC

The president of the Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA) believes it is time for the organization to develop and pursue strategies that will ensure its continued relevance. Steven D. Seimavula said the LICPA must first contribute to the development of its members. Speaking on the theme: “Growing Liberia’s Next Generation of Accountants, a Foundation for National Development,” Seimavula outlined four thematic areas to address during his tenure. Under the first pillar, Seimavula said LICPA will identify and address the most serious challenge facing it. As enshrined in section 5 of the act that created LICPA, Seimavula and team will serve a term of office for two years.

December 12, 2017 02:15 UTC

The Nimba County Community College (NCCC) last Saturday held its third commencement convocation titled ‘Zoedoamoh-Class of 2017,’ a Mano phrase meaning “The Class of Faith.”The 110 graduates include 23 females. The guest speaker, Chief Justice Francis Saye Korkpor, admonished the graduates to shun violence and always seek the path of peace in their pursuit of higher education. Chief Justice Korkpor reminded his audience that higher education should be equally accessible to all without any pre-condition, except of the individual’s own choosing. In her message on the topic, “Moving Out of NCCC’s Box or Sleh-Dor-Zeh,” the NCCC president, Dr. Yar Donlah Gonway-Gono, extended gratitude to the families, partners and friends of the students who in whatever way supported them in their academic pursuits. Since then, the college continues to experience a steady growth in enrollment, which currently stands at 2, 420, thereby making the NCCC one of the most populated community colleges in the country.

December 12, 2017 02:15 UTC

Please consider this a continued effort to inform the people of Liberia and the world over, about Liberia’s role and efforts to not just join cyberspace, but to compete and be actively engaged in the growing digital economy. When it came to Liberia, the moderator began my introduction by stating that not much is heard about Liberia as far as cyberspace is concerned. I then used the opportunity to talk about the success story of the Liberia Telecommunications Corporation, LIBTELCO. She clearly stated that Liberia has the potential to leverage cyberspace to achieve sustainable economic growth. What we need, is for the world to give us a shot at making that transformation by exploring ways of collaboration to identify opportunities for economic growth through cyberspace.

December 12, 2017 02:15 UTC

“The WASSCE materials or lessons start from 10th grade and not just 12th grade, which will hamper us next year. The students’ worry is over the lack of practical learning in laboratories, because they don’t exist at the various schools. “I strongly believe that the absence of books listed for WASSCE and laboratory education will lead to massive failure in the first national WASSCE exam. According to him, the lack of WASSCE materials in Liberian schools will hamper their success on the exam, which has become a growing concern of students, school administrators and parents. I trust the ability of Liberian students.”According to Gbotoe, Liberian students are prepared for the upcoming exams based on the past experiences of students who sat other exams in Liberia.

December 12, 2017 02:15 UTC

He confirmed rumors of the Coalition for Democratic Change’s (CDC) political leader, Senator George Weah, meeting with an official of the party, Senator Nyonblee Kangar Lawrence. “Given the political season, this should be no surprise as both CDC and UP are necessarily and rigorously striving to solicit the endorsement of the Liberty Party,” Toomey asserted. Weah meeting with Bassa-based stakeholders did not generate any commitment to effect a Liberty Party endorsement of the CDC. Dillon also denied information that the LP has reached a decision to support a political party in the presidential runoff. Meanwhile, Dillon wants partisans of Liberty Party to remain calm in the pending runoff presidential election.

December 12, 2017 02:03 UTC