The rally is a part of a larger campaign designed to create public awareness about the plight of Liberians on DED. The rally is a part of a larger campaign designed to create public awareness about the plight of Liberians on DED. The Solidarity Rally included testimonies from those directly impacted by DED, community leaders, state officials and Congressional leaders. The event is organized by the Liberian Immigration Coalition in Minnesota. State Representative Betty McCollum, thanked Liberians gathering at the State Capitol in support of the rights to immigrants.
February 23, 2019 04:52 UTC
James Verdier, head of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission and Mr. Nathaniel McGill, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs have offered conflicting accounts regarding assets declaration involving the Executive Branch of government. I would surmise that the request to “all officials of the Executive Branch of Government. This is another weakness in the Code of Conduct because there is not supplemental clause that compels or punishes public officials upon retirement, resignation or even dismissal to file their exit declaration. This is another weakness in the Code of Conduct because there is not supplemental clause that compels or punishes public officials upon retirement, resignation or even dismissal to file their exit declaration. The LACC boss said at the time that only 92 of the 460 public officials within the executive branch of government have declared their assets.
February 23, 2019 02:37 UTC
ABUJA – The Head of the ECOWAS Observation Mission to Nigeria’s general elections Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has appealed to Nigerians to maintain peace and adhere to the rule of law through the country’s electoral process. International Observation groups represented at the meeting included the African Union, Commonwealth, European Union, the US Democratic and Republican Institutes and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA). Also speaking at the briefing, Nigeria’s acting Inspector-general Mohammed Adamu assured that the police in collaboration with the other security agencies were ready to provide adequate electoral security. The INEC chief further explained that while INEC is vested with the responsibility of election management under the electoral law, the Commission acts in consultation with the Police as a lead agency for electoral security. International observation groups in attendance included ECOWAS, African Union, ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), European Union, Commonwealth, US Democratic Institute and Republic Institute, and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa.
February 23, 2019 01:52 UTC
Senate Votes for RecallPresident Weah appointed George Patten in December 2018, as Liberia’s Ambassador-designate to the U.S., giving him letters of credence without Senate confirmation. Mr. Pattern’s recall came after his letter of accreditation had already been accepted by US president Donald Trump. Mr. Pattern’s appointment has been buoyed in controversy since he was commissioned and Dispatched to the US without going through a Senate confirmation. The decision by President Weah to name and subsequently commissioned the diplomate drew criticism across the country and the Diaspora with many urging the United States government to reject his nomination. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder, referred to Mr. Patten’s appointment as “fake” and should therefore be revoked.
February 23, 2019 01:23 UTC
Friday night’s win against the Irishman Paddy Gallagher, gives Freddy Kiwitt, the Liberian-born boxer a shot a major world title bout. London – Freddy ‘Pretty Boy’ Kiwitt, the Liberian-German-born boxer has been crowned the World Boxing Organization’s European Welterweight champion following his majority decision Friday night against the Irish boxer Paddy Gallagher at the York Hall Bethnal Green in London. Kiwitt knocked down the Irishman twice en route to majority decision – 93-95, 95-95, 94-95 win for a shot at a major world title shot in 2019. Winning the WBO European title will put me in the Top 10 in the world. I’m planning to fight for the WBO African Title after, so the world title shot is not far anymore.”
February 22, 2019 23:48 UTC
The United Nations (UN), the African Union Liaison Office in Liberia (AU) and the Office of the Special Representative of the ECOWAS Commission in Liberia (ECOWAS) note with grave concern the use of inciteful messages in the media, particularly in the social media, which has become intensified in recent weeks and days. “Liberia has taken great strides in building peace and stability. It is encouraging that the Kamara Abdullah Kamara Act of Press Freedom was recently passed by the Legislature, ensuring that all Liberians are entitled to all the protection that this new law extends,” the three multilateral organizations said in a joint statement Thursday, Feb 21. “It is important that all Liberians respect all the laws and exercise their rights freely, but always in a manner that carries responsibility towards other people and towards the nation. We shall continue to closely follow the media as well as the political climate, and remain committed to supporting the people and government of Liberia in all their endeavours for a peaceful country.
February 22, 2019 16:47 UTC
Monrovia – Hailed as Liberian premier music promotion online Tunes Liberia is gearing to host its second annual music awards in Monrovia. According to him, since 2015, his group has continued to host and promote Liberian music at no cost. However, awarding hard working artists he said, would further bring competition and further improvement to the industry. He told FPA that the ceremony will bring a boost to the music industry in the country by perfectly aligning with the Liberia Music Awards. However, he believes providing better promotion for Liberian music would help sell the artists and improve the industry.
February 22, 2019 15:56 UTC
Dakar, Senegal – The 53rd Ordinary Meeting of the Committee of Governors of Central Banks of ECOWAS Member States, ended Thursday, February 21, 2019 in Dakar, the Republic of Senegal. with a commitment by Liberia to remain supportive of the policies and programs of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). “We need a collective response to all of these challenges,” said Governor Patray. Governor Patray also stressed the need for the sub-region to pay attention to the issues of cyber-security risks in the sub-region. With the exception of Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone, according to the report, growth accelerated in all Member States.
February 22, 2019 15:42 UTC
In fact, all twelve – Unity Party, All Liberia Coalition Party (ALCOP);Alliance of Political Parties (ALLIANCE); United People’s Party (UPP); Liberian People’s Party (LPP); National Democratic Party of Liberia (NDPL); Liberia National Union (LINU); People’s Democratic Party of Liberia (PDPL); National Reformation Party (NRP); Progressive People’s Party (PPP);Reformation Alliance Party (RAP) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) – were each certain of victory. Kromah, All Liberia Coalition Party(ALCOP), Roland Massaquoi, National Patriotic Party, John Morlu, United Democratic Alliance, Alfred Reeves, National Reformation Party, Varney Sherman, Coalition for the Transformation of Liberia, Togba-Nah Tipoteh, Alliance for Peace and Democracy, the late Margaret Thompson, Freedom Alliance Party of Liberia, Winston Tubman, National Democratic Party of Liberia, William V.S. Tubman, Jr. Reformed United Liberia Party, George Weah, Congress for Democratic Change and the late Joseph Woah-Tee, Labor Party of Liberia. Mills Jones, Movement for Economic Empowerment, Macdella Cooper, Liberia Restoration Party, Henry Fahnbulleh, Liberia People’s Party, Oscar Cooper, Independent, Macdonald Wento, United People’s Party, Simeon Freeman, Movement for Progressive Change, Isaac Wile, Democratic Justice Party, Aloysious Kpadeh, Independent, Kennedy Sandy, Liberia Transformation Party, George Dweh, Redemption Democratic Party, William Tuider, New Liberia Party, Jeremiah Wahpoe, Vision for Liberia Transformation, Yarkpajuwur Mator, Independent and Wendell Mcintosh, Change Democratic Vision. For now, the attention of the four political parties appear to be centered on the way forward.
February 22, 2019 02:38 UTC
TAPPITA, Lower Nimba County – Residents of Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties have threatened to set a road blockade on the Tappita-Zwedru Highway because the government has failed to pave the road as promised. The protest would be led by aggrieved residents and members of the business community in both counties. He said due to the deplorable condition of the road, they have to pay L$500 to transport a bag of 25kg rice. He added that in Toe Town, Grand Gedeh County, there’s often no goods to buy during the rainy season, as they have to commute to Tappita to buy essential commodities. Owners of businesses in the between Tappita and Toe Town, who did not want to be named told FrontPage Africa that they are tired with empty promises by the government.
February 22, 2019 02:32 UTC
The opposition political leaders and standard bearers of their respective parties included Alexander B. Cummings (ANC), former Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai (UP), Benoni Urey (ALP) and Cllr. “Today, we are signing a document that begins the process of the unity we have been craving for years. We as a people must ensure that our political leaders put the interest of the country and people paramount to theirs,” he said. As part of the MOU, the four leaders expressed awareness of the weight and strength of the political leaders’ collaborative and collective opinions on matters of national leadership, the rule of law, and accountability, which are pillars of good governance. However, the four leaders could not tolerate the recent accusations by President George Manneh Weah, CDC Chairman Mulbah Morlu, and other ruling party zealots that opposition leaders want to assassinate the president.
February 22, 2019 02:31 UTC
Monrovia – What better place to find dangerous world of comedy than post-war Liberia? Murphy’s comedy could not save his sister but in her memory, he uses his comedy to push for peace and reconciliation. It wasn’t canceled because of poor ratings, but canceled because of war,” Charles narrates. Fairley, who recalls her son losing his eye during the war, says comedy offers an escape. Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy offers a rare showcase for Liberian comedians to share a glimpse of their talents to a global mainstream audience.
February 22, 2019 02:29 UTC
The House of Representatives has revoked the media accreditations of four journalists including Mr. Musa Kenneh of Truth FM, who is also the President of the Legislature Press Pool (LEGISPOL). Mr. Kenneh was elected as President of LEGISPOL in 2017 and his tenure is expected to expire at the end of 2019. The Lower House, through the Press and Public Affairs Bureau, revoked the media accreditations on Friday, February 19, 2019, barring the four journalists from covering and attending all activities of the House of Representatives, including sessions. The other revoked media accreditations were those of Mr. Jackson Foyofayiah of Focus Newspaper, Ms. Meme Simoke and Mr. Edward Palmer of Corruption Watch. We are therefore requesting your institution to send a replacement of Mr. Musa Kenneh,” the letter to Truth FM said.
February 22, 2019 02:26 UTC
The BWI Alumni Association (BWIAA) will on Saturday, February 23, 2019, host this year’s Home Coming Day on the main campus of the Booker Washington Institute in Kakata, Margibi County. The program, which has already been scheduled under the theme, “Tigers: Returning the Honor,” will commence with a grand parade of the Alumni members and friends of BWI through the principal streets of Kakata to be followed by an indoor program. According to a statement, the indoor program will honor longest serving faculty and staff for their commitment and services rendered the institution. In a related development, a fund-raising rally will be held during the program, and its aim is to raise US$25,000 for the completion of the BWIAA House project, and provision of cleaning supplies for the school. Lots of activities are expected to form part of the outdoor program, including sports, which will bring the day to a close.
February 22, 2019 02:26 UTC
The report was presented to Monrovia City Corporation Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee, by ATS Operation Manager Edwin Massaley at a news conference in Monrovia. Mr. Massaley said the company has collected data from 36,000 structures, including hospitals, homes, schools, and others in four of the ten targeted districts. “Today directing a particular home or office in the City of Monrovia is very difficult, it takes time and resources,” Mayor Koijee said. Several Community Based Enterprises (CBEs) operating within Monrovia have unanimously endorsed the ongoing enumeration exercise. These Community Based Enterprises are working with the City Government of Monrovia in the collection of primary waste.
February 22, 2019 02:15 UTC