Massive Economic Scandal In DisguiseFirst, it is my view that the media report of the testimonies by former governor Weeks and his deputy, Mr. Charles Sirleaf, perfectly summarized how Liberia was governed under Madame Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Then in an attempt to take the former governor of the hook (or so I think), deputy governor Charles Sirleaf took the stage and muddied the water still further. Weeks or Mr. Sirleaf? Weeks and Mr. Sirleaf were the two key players to unraveling this mystery of the missing L$16 billion. So, if indeed this what led you to print money, then it cannot be justified” (see: FPA – file: idem).
December 08, 2018 05:48 UTC
Liberia Football Association Names FIFA Ref as New Secretary GeneralFIFA badge Referee Isaac T. Z. Montgomery has been appointed the new Secretary General of the LFAMonrovia – The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has named a new Secretary General of the association. Report by Christopher WalkerThe LFA Executive Committee in its sitting on Thursday, December 6, appointed FIFA badge Referee Isaac T. Z. Montgomery as the new Secretary General of the nation’s football house. Montgomery replaces Emmanuel O. Deah who served as Secretary General for over a three years. He became referee in 2009 and was selected by FIFA as one its international referees in 2013. Brown was appointed on December 3, 2018 after been out of the post for few months.
December 07, 2018 18:00 UTC
President Weah and members of his Cabinet in a Cabinet MeetingMONROVIA –President George Manneh Weah has ordered members of his cabinet who are yet to declare their assets to do so in a week or face punitive action consistent with law. He said asset declaration under his regime will be enforced to the letter and there will be no sacred cows. The LACC has reported that only 25% of members of the Executive have filed in their asset declaration. He said his government and the entire country have much to benefit when officials demonstrate probity which comes with transparency and accountability. Members of the special committee include the Post and Telecommunications Ministry, Liberia Revenue Authority, the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services, and the Liberia Electricity Corporation.
December 07, 2018 01:52 UTC
This split according to some high-ranking officials very close to the Judiciary is because of attempts to “politically” impeach Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh. This reported split among the Justices has reached a point where they are not on speaking terms. This source further stated that the rift heightened recently when the Supreme Court gave the Legislature the green light to continue with impeachment proceedings against a bench member, Justice Ja’neh. This alleged diversion was done by members of the Ways, Means and Finance Committee of the House. Since he received the compliant from the aggrieved representatives, it is believe that the House Speaker has failed to investigate even though he promised to do so.
December 07, 2018 01:52 UTC
He said the government has considered procurement for the electricity sector, which is considered a national emergency issue. Juan Antonio Frutos, Deputy Head of Delegation and Charge’ d’Affaires of the European Union Delegation to Liberia, said the project will allow the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) to increase its customers base. The EU official added that the government of Liberia would need to make available fund for the resettlement compensation for the local population along the connection lines. According to Minister Tweah, the national security council recently considered procurement within the electricity sector as a national emergency issue. Antonio added that the government of Liberia will need to make available budget for the resettlement compensation for the local population along the connection lines.
December 07, 2018 01:40 UTC
MONROVIA – Twenty-five local traditional zoes who participated in a day-long awareness session on ending female genital mutilation (FGM) in Liberia have highlighted the importance of involving local traditional authorities as the main drivers of efforts to end FGM. ”Practitioners are ready to listen but there’s need to engage traditional leaders at the community level,” he said. ”Violence against women and girls is a very serious and devastating human rights violation. Abuses against women and girls, including harmful traditional practices, like female genital mutilation, deny women and girls their human rights and their human dignity.”He said the perception that violence towards women and girls is normal and acceptable is wrong and must change. Juan Antonio said over the last two years, the EU supported more than 1.5 million girls and women around the world with services for protection and care related to female genital mutilation.
December 07, 2018 00:49 UTC
LISCR Coach Tapha Manneh complained about his players being too slowMonrovia – Liberia’s LISCR FC Coach Tapha Manneh has complained of his players being “too slow” following his side’s 1-0 victory over Algerian club USM Bel Abbes in the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary second leg qualifiers at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in Monrovia. Speaking in a post-match press conference, the LISCR coach lamented over his players’ reactions in scoring and making good use of their chances. It effects the game because players are too slow,” Manneh said. Our reaction toward the scoring is too slow; so it is something in which we are still going to work on,” he added. Manneh, however, said he felt pleased with his side’s performance but stated that the team is not for development.
December 07, 2018 00:44 UTC
MONROVIA – Early last week the owner of Abraham Roberts Funeral home along with his staff were arrested by officers of the Liberia National Police to answer questions after video of secret burials allegedly done by the funeral went viral on social media. A vehicle bearing the name of the AB Roberts Funeral Parlor is also captured in the video, which was recorded at night. The LNP said sources hinted them about the alleged actions of the funeral parlor, which prompted them to make the arrest of staff of the funeral home. The head of the funeral parlor has been bailed out by his lawyer but is still undergoing investigation, the LNP says. The police said reports from the investigation will be released to the public as the secret burial done by the funeral parlor have instilled fears in members of the community.
Pearl Brown Bull has warned that ousting his Vice President would be detrimental to his presidency. They further recommended to President Weah and the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) to strip her off her governmental post. Strains Between Weah & JewelIt has become very glaring that the President and the Vice President are not on good terms. Since 1993 when the legislature first enacted the bill, the vice president has had oversight of the lotteries. In the past twelve years, former vice president Joseph Boakai had the deciding vote on the lotteries board.
MONROVIA – As the reported rigmarole between President George Weah and Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor deepens, former Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai is admonishing the pair to work harmoniously in the interest of the country. She knows the role of the Vice President is to preside over the Senate and assist the President. He disclosed that when served as Vice President under former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, he stayed on his lane. If the President succeeds this and others will no longer be under the Office of the Vice President. Most of those who had worked with him when he served as Vice President did not have their jobs retained.
Associate Justice Jamesetta Howard-WolokolieMonrovia – The only two female Justices on the five-person Supreme Court Bench have objected to the opinion empowering the House of Representatives (HOR) to proceed with impeachment proceeding against Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh. Report by Bettie K. Johnson-Mbayo, [email protected]Associate Justices Jamesetta Howard Wolokolie and Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh said the majority opinion was in error and raised arguments that the House did not raise for itself. The duo said the communication from the HOR still remains before the Supreme Court as it has never been withdrawn by them. The majority said the petition was premature, but in dissenting, the two females said their ruling raised issues not brought before the court. The majority opinion was signed by Chief Justice Francis Korkpor, newly appointed Justice Joseph Nagbe, and Ad-hoc Justice J. Boima Kontoe.
December 03, 2018 00:33 UTC
Monrovia – A group mobilized in October 2018 in response to the ProPublica report on More Than Me (MTM) is calling for the resignation of the founder of MTM, Ms. Katie Meyler. We could no longer sit back and watch business as usual, in this instance, abuse of children while under the supervision of people who owed them a duty of care,” AFA stated. “This purported mission encompasses providing a safe space that protects these very children from sexual exploitation. AFA said they remain resolute in seeking adequate redress for victims and holding MTM accountable. Additionally, the group said they will pursue the regulatory investigation and appropriate censuring of MTM in all relevant jurisdictions.
December 03, 2018 00:00 UTC
MONROVIA – Liberia’s Internal Affairs Minister, Varney A. Sirleaf, says the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) can drastically reduce water theft once it carries out rapid connection of Liberians. The Internal Affairs Ministry Boss said the dedication of the three water facilities with definitely turn the story around for the 90 percent of Liberians who used to fetch water from creeks and rivers that were unsafe to safe drinking water. Mr. Kamara said plans are being worked out to have similar modern water facilities to be constructed in other counties in the country. Mr. Chan: “With the inauguration of the three water facilities it will reduce the difficulties faced by residents of Sanniquellie, Robertsport and Voinjama cities to get safe drinking water’. Facilities not in some citiesCurrently there are water facilities in six of the nine counties in Liberia.
December 03, 2018 00:00 UTC
The Editor,The article titled “Liberia Water & Sewer Deputy Managing Director Accused of Sexual Exploitation” is a matter that has permeated the halls of numerous governmental agencies and that of the private sector in Liberia. In today’s Liberia it is evident that gains have been made as we have experienced the first female African President (Ms. Johnson-Sirleaf) and vice president (Jewel Howard Taylor). These are gains that provide a general air of acceptance of the competence of women in the workplace. An illusion by far as the relative gains in important positions have not parlayed themselves into a broader perspective in the general workplace. The same applies to homosexual employers who subject their prospective applicants to the same deviant behaviors that have been “acceptable” in Liberian society.
December 02, 2018 23:47 UTC
AT THE HEIGHT OF the Presidential race when controversy emerged over a phone call former President Taylor made to then candidate George Weah, Mr. Weah denied being in contact with the former President. NEARLY A YEAR in it appears the President using his well-known ties to Rep. James Biney, to mount a serious push to expel his vice president from the NPP. THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE ordeal, President Weah has remained silent, failing to say anything about what is unfolding against his vice president, the one on whose shoulders he rode to the presidency. SHOULD THE NPP decision hold, President Weah will be faced with a very difficult dilemma. President Weah must resist all efforts by those sycophantic followers telling him that he should get rid of his vice president now.
December 02, 2018 16:52 UTC