Plenary, the highest decision making body of the House of Representatives, mandated the House Joint Committee on Youth and Sports, the Judiciary and Gender Equity, Child Development and Social Welfare to review and report to the august body one week after the Easter break, which begins on Friday, April 12, 2019. On Thursday, April 4, which marked the 24th day sitting, the House Plenary voted to make the decision. The “Act to Endorse the National Youth Policy of Liberia,” is in consonance with the 70th Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly held on December 12, 1997, adopted Resolution (A/RES/52/83), which reaffirmed the importance of youth. It called on member countries to involve youth and their-related organizations in all matters of concern to them. Furthermore, in July, 2006, African Union Heads of State and Governments, including Liberia, at a meeting in Banjul, The Gambia, endorsed the African Youth Charter (AYC) as a political and legal document to serve as the strategic framework that gives direction for youth empowerment at continental, regional and national levels.
The project, which is funded by UAE, is estimated at US$1 million as an initial contribution to the project titled, “Strengthening Maternal and Infant Healthcare in Liberia Program. It will be implemented by Mercy Corps; a leading global humanitarian agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places. Recent assessments of Maternal and Child Care by the World Health Organization, point to a maternal mortality ratio of 1,072 deaths per 100,000 live births in Liberia. To reverse this canker, a partnership between UAE Aid, Ministry of Health and Mercy Corps seeks to address the root causes and challenges that affect services to maternal and child healthcare. The project will directly improve the health status of 15,000 women of reproductive ages and children under five in rural communities.
Tabi said as last year’s action plan comes to an end, a new action plan validating specific findings to prepare government ministries and agencies, as well as the private sector to fight against the lack of controlled CBRN, is in the offing. “Yesterday marked the end of an era in the CBRN risk mitigation exercises, which began in 2013, and marked the beginning of a new project, which is the validation of needs assessed on the first workshop of the national action plan,” he said. Juan Antonio Frutos Goldaratz, EU head of political affairs, press and information section of the delegation to Liberia, said the CBRN Action Plan is supported by the EU initiative to reduce risks related to the CBRN materials through the eight centers of excellence, which bring together 61 countries. He said the EU is encouraging and supporting Liberia and other countries to develop their national action plans, and strengthen their capacities to reduce risks related to CBRN materials. The participants were drawn from the Liberia National Police (LNP), soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), and representatives from the Ministry of Health (MoH).
Like, Josephine Youboty, Heineken-Liberia is again expected to take two Liberians to Nigeria to participate in the 2019 Union of European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League trophy tour. The 2019 UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour to Nigeria, presented by Heineken, will also visit Namibia, Indonesia, Mozambique, China and the United States of America (USA). The tour provides football fans around the world with a chance to get closer to the iconic UEFA Champions League Trophy and to heroes of the game. Football fans in Nigeria will view European club football’s most prestigious prize this week when the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour of Africa presented by Heineken gets under way, a statement has said. According to Desmond George, Heineken’s Liberia Representative, the two Liberians are expected to travel to Nigeria, Sunday, April 14, 2019 to participate in the UEFA Champions League trophy tour.
Such violence of a group can be termed as mob violence. Mob violence is part of the violence permeated throughout the Liberian society because of distrust in the system. These groups of people forming the mob in the violence against Liberia are ensuring that Liberia does not move forward. These people who are adjudged by their conscience are ought to encourage others to halt this mob violence. This rally call to curb the violence against Liberia is a call that we all must answer.
There is no doubt that that the power of the majority is the driving force to every major decision, including elective, in our democracy. As President George Weah may be aware, it was the will of the majority that led him to power in 2017 despite the many challenges that characterized the election that year. The above premise is meant to register to President Weah that the tolerance of the people cannot be used to downplay their quest for what they think is good for them. While you may be enjoying their “love” for you, Mr. President, it is about time to listen and find a way to address the issues confronting Liberians. We, therefore, urge that since Liberians are calm and want to adhere to the rule of law, Mr. President, please listen to their pleas and not to protect the interest of a few others to the detriment of the majority.
In the handball category, Effort Baptist High School were crowned champions after defeating Careysburg Public School 5-2. It was a one-sided match in the kickball category with Kingsley Lington Academy winning comfortably after an 8-2 victory over Light Evangelism Ministries Church School. In football, Confidence School System forfeited to Kingsley Lington Academy. This year’s games, organized by the National High School Sports with support from UNESCO, brought seven high schools together to participate in the five sporting disciplines. Mr. Seidi read the UNESCO Director General’s message for the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace.
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Procedures for Obtaining Mineral Rights/License,” according to the Procedures for obtaining mining rights/License of the Mines Ministry. Rex Saturh, an Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, is also part of the cabal. Follow the Money-The Corruption 101 SagaMr. Chie, who entered the Senate following his election in 2015, was influential as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Lands, Mines, Energy and Natural Resources. Chie was Assistant Minister for Exploration & Research, Ministry of Lands, and Mines & Energy while Willie was Deputy Minister for Operations. Liberia is yet to recover from the impact of the Broadway – Block 13 saga engineered by Chie and others.
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Ganta, Nimba County – The Liberia National Police (LNP) in Sanniquellie, Nimba County, has arrested and charged 16 persons with murder, criminal mischief, obstructing government operations, aggravated assault among others. Unfortunately, two of the men died on the spot, while one is under critical condition and is being treated in hospital in Ganta. According to our Nimba County Contributor, the two dead men were Winston Gonseh, 38 and Festus Gaye, 36. Our Nimba County Contributor had heard that the number of persons arrested far exceeded 16 but parents came and bribed the police and their sons were let go. However, when our Contributor put the allegation to the police in Ganta, they out rightly denied it.
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Monrovia – The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) is calling on authorities at the Ministry of Justice to speedily do an opened and impartial inquest into a “complaint of plot to assassinate” Journalist and talk-show host T-max Jlateh. PUL to Justice Minister DeanThe PUL letter to Attorney General Frank Musah Dean, Justice Minister reads thus:Cllr. Dean:With the greatest respect, the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) brings to your attention a complaint of plot to assassinate the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Sky Communications Incorporated. In this regard, the Press Union of Liberia, is kindly requesting an opened and impartial inquest in the towering allegations articulated by a respected member of the Journalism community in Liberia. See attached, the letter from Mr. T-Max Jlateh as we look forward to hearing from you in the interest of our country.
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Montserrado County District 1 Representative, Lawrence MorrisMonrovia – In an effort to boost government’s promises in providing roads and quality education, two Montserrado County lawmakers ahve joined forces to uplift their respective district. Report by Gerald C. Koinyeneh, [email protected]Electoral Districts #1and #3 Representatives Lawrence Morris and Ceebee C.D. Rep. Morris told journalists on Friday, April 5, 2019: “Rep. Rep. Morris is in the United States currently to attend the Global Parliamentary Network meeting. Barshell of Montserrado District 3“We are trying to link the Barshell University and the University of Liberia with other institutions of learning.
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Monrovia – A Liberian journalist based in the United States, Stephen Binda, is craving the United States Government to punish Liberia’s Government officials for alleged acts of corruption and misuse of power. “Unaccounted US$25 million which government claimed it infused into the economy although no documentation provided to investigators showing beneficiaries names and addresses. He furthered that President Weah’s responses on these national matters speak clear of his lack of transparency and prioritizing his personal interests above the four million Liberians. He, among other things called on the United State Department of State and other agencies to keep a close eye on daily activities unfolding in Liberia under the Weah’s Presidency alongside its Arab allies amidst global terror threats. He added that the United States begins to investigate signs of money laundering involving some officials of the Weah Presidency which violates international laws and considers travel restrictions of several officials who continue to breach and violate public trust.
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Monrovia – The Monrovia City Cooperation (MCC) over the weekend lunched a new waste management system called the house to house garbage collection pilot project in four districts in Monrovia. Report by Webster J. H. Clayeh , [email protected]According to the MCC, the pilot Project will take effects by Monday, April 8, 2019. The new waste management system that was launched at the Old Education Building on Mechlin and Broad Streets, is a pilot project under the Weah for Clean City program. This, many residents in Monrovia say they are not getting the full impact of the much talk about “Weah for Clean City”. IG Sudue said the LNP is collaborating with the Monrovia City Police to continuously ensure that laws and orders are maintained within the City Limit of Monrovia.
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Monrovia – Residents of Cornel West Community in the Borough of New Kru Town have raised concern over the durability of the Coastal Defense System along the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. One of the residents, Wleh Sayon, who spoke with FrontPageAfrica suggested that the Coastal Defense System should have been erected from within the main seaway than constructing it along the shoreline of the Atlantic. Another resident, Washington Nimely expressed frustration over the manner in which sea erosion continues to encroach the Borough of New Kru Town. Nimely says the sea erosion has swept away eight different communities, including sports grounds and major streets in the Borough during the ’80s. Decontee Diagbeh says due to doubts over the effectiveness of the Coastal Defense System, they are now worried about preparing for a possible flood disaster.
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Stakeholders attending the ongoing workshop intended to validate the National Action Plan on mitigating risks-related to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and other explosive (CBRN) MaterialsMonrovia – The Liberian Government under the auspices of the European Union is expected to validate the national action plan today, April 10. Report by Gerald C. Koinyeneh, [email protected]The plan will guide Liberia in mitigating risks-related to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and other explosive (CBRN) Materials. Today’s validation culminates a three day workshop that brought together CBRN members drawn from cross section of government’s ministries and agencies including the Armed Forces of Liberia, Liberia National Police, the Executive Protection Service (EPS), Liberia National Fire Service, the Liberia Immigration Services (LIS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Also speaking, the head of Political, Press and Information Section of the European Union Delegation to Liberia, Juan Antonio Frutos Goldaratz noted that the participation of different stakeholders in the preparation of the National Action Plan is valuable. “The National Plan is meant to be the backbone of government’s policy on CBRN issues, making it efficient, effective and sustainable.
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