Monrovia - Liberian presidential debate is expected that begin this week with six political parties listed to partake but all of them aren’t sure of attending. The debate is intended to highlight the platforms of political parties as they gear for the October’s election. The Unity Party Secretary General Mo Ali said he has no idea of the pending debate. CDC Secretary General Janga Kowo said he doesn’t know if his standard bearer will be part of the debate. They have also written tothe Liberia National Police to deploy men for safety of the candidates and supporters.
August 16, 2017 01:07 UTC
Monrovia - Though three men of the Acting Vital Statistic Mary Broh were arrested and charged and are currently on bail, Sheik Kouyateh has prayed the magisterial court to cite Madam Broh for a conference. The communication in possession of FPA shows that Broh and Kouyateh are expected to appear to the stipendiary magistrate of the Monrovia City Court, Kennedy Peabody. “Acting upon the order of his honor Kennedy Peabody, Stipendiary Magistrate Monrovia City Court, Temple of Justice you are cited to attend a conference to be held at his temple of justice chambers on Friday, the 18th day of August at 10AM.”The communication furthered: The conference however is predicated upon a complaint brought against you by Mr. Sheik A Kouyateh by his legal counsel, Gongloe & Associates Law firm in connection with the incident of August 10, 2017, when Mr. Kouyateh was allegedly beaten at the birth certificate center on the capitol bye pass upon your order.”The conference is geared toward amicably resolving the issue. It can be recalled Kouyateh accused Madam Mary Broh, of attacking him and labeling him a “Mandingo Dog”. He said he had gone to check on his brother whom he left at the center to pick up his Birth Certificate at 9:30am when the incident occurred.
August 16, 2017 00:45 UTC
Lome, Togo – Montserrado County Senator George Manneh Weah and Standard Bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change, CDC, Tuesday August 15, 2017, paid a courtesy visit on the President of Togo and current Chair of ECOWAS, His Excellency, Hon. For his part, the Togolese head of state, His Excellency, Hon. President Gnassingbe applauded Senator Weah for his longstanding contribution towards peace and stability in Liberia, Africa, and the world at large. Moreover, the Togolese Head of State lauded Senator Weah for his role as member of the ECOWAS parliament; and for his immense contributions to ECOWAS as a whole. Senator Weah commended the Togolese Head of State for the warm reception accorded him.
August 16, 2017 00:22 UTC
Monrovia - House of Senate of the Liberian Legislature has passed a law establishing the Grebo-Krahn National Park. In Liberia, the complex consists of Sapo National Park, Proposed Grebo-Krahn National Park and a potential ecological corridor connecting the two protected areas. In Cote d’Ivoire, it consists of the Taï National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and three adjacent classified forests (Cavally, Goin-Débé, Haute-Dodo) and potential ecological corridors with the Proposed GreboKrahn National Park of Liberia. He disclosed that several proposed protected forest areas have been earmarked since the end of the civil conflict and the Grebo/Krahn protected area was one of the protected areas earmarked for the establishment. The Sapo National Park was already established and the need to have contiguous protected areas to allow the free movement of animals from one forest to another became eminent.
August 16, 2017 00:09 UTC
There is a saying in Liberia, "99 days for the thief but one day for the master." "A good tree cannot produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit." In other words, corrupt system always yields corruption. Matthew 12:33 says: "Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit." After 60,020 stolen days, now is the day to vote for your future and change, not for politicians:Why?
August 15, 2017 23:48 UTC
It is hypocritical, especially when Liberians are in the US, Canada, and other majority-white countries demanding and gaining citizenship of those countries. One of the great intellectual and moral epiphanies of the modern era is the realization that human racial diversity is a tremendous asset. The issue of racial prejudice in Liberia is a worrying concern for many non-black investors. There are countless people born in Liberia to parents of different races, including some who are of mixed race, who are denied citizenship. Guinea accepts dual and non-negro citizenship, so does most every country in Africa, except Liberia.
August 15, 2017 23:48 UTC
You don't insult the dignity of a race/tribe and get away with it. Thus, Mary Broh needs to resign now or be fired from her position by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. We call on all good Liberians, the Christian community, politicians and presidential and legislative candidates to weigh in and demand that Mary Broh be fired from her job. As Mayor, Broh, without court order or approval, Broh destroyed the homes and businesses of citizens in the name of city beautification. President Sirleaf seems to value her friendship with Broh over Broh' s insult of the entire Mandingo tribe.
August 15, 2017 23:15 UTC
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has submitted to the National Legislature for ratification a Bill seeking to establish and strengthen the legal framework of relevant authorities to adequately protect whistle-blowers and witnesses. The Bill titled “The Whistle-Blower and Witness Protection Bill”, also seeks to empower the relevant authorities to effectively protect whistle-blowers and witnesses from intimidation, fear, and physical injuries when they alert authorities on acts of corruption and other criminal acts and prosecution is imminent. In a communication addressed to both Houses of the Legislature, the Liberian leader said when ratified, the Bill will make Liberia compliant with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption ( UNCAC). The UNCAC calls for all state parties to take appropriate measures for the protection of witnesses, experts and victims against retaliation or intimidation for their testimony. Meanwhile, both Houses of the Legislature have forwarded the Bill to their relevant committees for perusal and further advise the body.
August 15, 2017 18:56 UTC
Gbarnga, Bong County - An increasing number of mutilated bodies found this year in Bong County has sown fear among citizens of the county of resurgence in ritual killings. "We want to shout out our disappointment and tell the authorities that this needs to stop," said Olivia Weetol, president of the Bong County Women Organization. Bong residents disappointedResidents of the county told FrontPageAfrica Tuesday they are frustrated with the number of apparent ritual killings for multi purposes. Women of the county under the banner the Bong County Women Association and the Bong Christian Association marched to the Gbarnga administration building on Tuesday and handed over position statements to acting Bong County Superintendent Anthony Sheriff and Bong County Attorney Wilkins Nat detailing several killings that had taken place in Bong County. Responding to the citizens’ petition, Bong County Attorney, Wilkins Nahn, said the government will ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.
August 15, 2017 18:37 UTC
By: Eldred Wlemongar Thomas email@example.comA Representative candidate of the opposition All Liberian Party (ALP) has accused the political leader of the Party, businessman Benoni Urey of single handedly running the party without input of the partisans, noting that Mr. Urey and his immediate family members are the ones who runs the Party. According to him, some executive members are disenchanted, but remain quiet on such relevant matter for reasons best known to them. He maintained that the party’s executive committee members did not announce the anniversary, but it came as a surprise through radio announcement. The ALP member also mentioned the alleged decision of Mr. Urey and others to appoint individuals to elected positions such as of Vice Chairman for Administration, Mobilization and Youth Wing. Mr. Massaquoi said the name of the party is gradually deviating from its original name All Liberian Party to he called ‘Urey family Party’, in a rather furious tone Mr. Massaquoi urged the party must set its house in order as a government in waiting.
August 15, 2017 17:37 UTC
MIDDLESEX BOROUGH — Authorities are investigating the death of a borough woman who was found with a gunshot wound inside her home Monday morning. The woman’s body was discovered in her home on Grandview Street, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and borough police Chief Matthew Geist said in a statement. Andrea Boulton, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office, said authorities are awaiting autopsy results from the medical examiner’s office, she said. Authorities are asking anyone with information to call borough police Detective Sean Flanagan at 732-356-1900 or Detective Craig Marchak of the prosecutor’s office at 732-745-3254. Source: NJ.com(Visited 12 times, 12 visits today)Commentscomments
August 15, 2017 13:52 UTC
The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing. Authorities have said more than 300 people were killed in and around Freetown on Monday following heavy rains. Many were trapped under tons of mud as they slept. The Connaught Hospital mortuary in central Freetown was overwhelmed on Tuesday with more than 300 bodies, many spread on the floor.
August 15, 2017 13:41 UTC
Monrovia – A local Non-governmental organization, the National Working Group Against Female Genital Mutilation (NAWOGA FGM) has described as a disservice the omission of the component of 16.21 which addresses the issue of Genital Mutilation. The group said the lawmakers’ action to remove the component of genital mutilation in the Domestic violence act is a contradiction to a commitment made by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on the 27th of September 2015, at a Global Women Human rights conference in the USA. The concurrence of the bill has been welcomed by many state actor including NGOs who have patiently waited. The bill seeks to address many vital issues affecting domestic and gender-based violence, but the most contentious issue that stalled its passage has to be the legislation of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as illegal and offenders punishable by law. Among vital issues, the law seeks to address are Domestic (physical abuse, emotional verbal and psychological abuse, economic abuse) dowry-related violence, offenses against the family, female genital mutilation, sexual abuse, and harassment.
August 15, 2017 02:37 UTC
But Judiciary claims ‘immunity’Rep. Numene Bartekwa, chairman of the majority bloc of the House of Representatives, has revealed that the Bill of Impeachment for the three Associate Justices of the Supreme Court is on the “round table” because of the intervention of religious, traditional and other civil society groups. A round table discussion is a form of dialogue involving concerned parties and others seeking the resolution of a pertinent issue of national interest. Rep. Bartekwa is one of the five lawmakers who petitioned the House of Representatives to impeach Justices Kabineh Ja’neh, Jamesetta Howard-Wolokollie, and Philip A. But, in spite of the discussions we are still holding up to the petition of impeachment and we hope that the conclusion of the round table will end on a good note. Let me say, as lawmakers and leaders of the land, the elections will not be undermined by our actions.
August 15, 2017 02:28 UTC
The first day of the presidential debates began yesterday in Ganta, Nimba County with presidential candidates promising to improve education, carry out land reforms, find a solution to the country’s dual currencies and encourage patriotism among the citizenry, among other reforms. In their arguments, Wento, Cooper and Fahnbulleh promised to support dual citizenship as well as dual currency, with Freeman and Kpadeh arguing that dual citizenship brews corruption and a high level of unpatriotic behavior, because such individuals do not have love for the country due to their double allegiance. Another supporter of dual citizenship and dual currency, Ms. MacDella Cooper, outlined education, healthcare, electricity, decentralization of the government and land reforms, saying that she will put more emphasis on education. This is the first time for a presidential debate to be held outside Monrovia and many people in Ganta described the hosting of the debate here as a milestone. A lady identified as Jestina Moore said she was disappointed that many of the presidential candidates did not show up for the debate, but praised those who did.
August 15, 2017 02:26 UTC