By Wender K. MassaquoiOne of the local food processors in Nimba County is calling on the government through the Ministry of Agriculture for support so as to enable his entity carry on more production in the country. On a tour of the production or training site, several young women and men were seen undergoing intensive two weeks training for the preparation of local food items. “Here, we process cassava and plantain into different long lasting food items,” said one Miatta, 36. However, the institution is appealing to the government and any other well wishers for assistance toward training more unskilled Liberians in food processing so as to enable them to be self-employed. “We want the government to step in very fast, so we can curtail the importation of some of this locally produced food items,” Mr. Brown said.
September 07, 2017 02:15 UTC
George Weah leveraged his prominence to frustrate and retire career politicians in Liberia. His political career won insignificant political figures prestigious legislative seats and brought several others to unmerited prominence. A nation dominated by young people mostly 35 and below gives credence to the political career of George Weah. From 2005 to 2017, George Weah keeps surprising mainstream politicians without a substantive backlash, Except President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. One simple way to end is to advise mainstream politicians to keep with the people far ahead of elections.
September 07, 2017 01:41 UTC
Many were burned at stake and termed as heretics when they had disagreement as to how the church was proceeding. THE HIDEOUS OF THEM WERE Children Crusades which saw thousands of children leaving Europe to fight a battle they had no knowledge of. SUBCHAPTER D (RELATING TO SEXUAL OFFENCES) of Chapter 14 of the Penal Law of Liberia criminalizes voluntary sodomy, as follows:SECTION 14.74. WHAT TWO CONSENTING ADULTS DO IN THEIR comfort of their bedroom does not concern anyone and certainly does not need to be legislated. AT A TIME WHEN THE WORLD IS ACCEPTING people for their differences and welcoming them into fold, Liberia’s presidential candidates must stop chasing away potential voters because of bedroom choices.
September 07, 2017 01:41 UTC
Master Queen Leaving Capitol FM; J Glo Returns with New Single; and Mz Menneh Drops ‘Tumoh’ VideoMultiple aides to popular radio host Master Queen have confirmed that the diva will be leaving Capitol FM to make a return to Hott FM, one year after leaving the station. The aides added that Master Queen is expected to send in her letter of resignation to Capitol FM before this weekend. “She is leaving for a higher position; I mean, to become one of the company’s managers. Right now, she is so sad leaving Capitol FM. The highly acclaimed video comes with quality visuals and is worth viewing.
September 07, 2017 01:30 UTC
Finally, he came to the video club and stood in the vacant lot in front of it. There was as yet no film poster on the wall, but the entrance to the video club was open. Kollie thought he might find his travel bag in it, and headed for the gas station. Who did this video club attendant, dressed in clothes no cleaner than his own, thing he was? It was clever the lie he had told the video club attendant.
September 07, 2017 01:18 UTC
It comes at a time when the need for strengthened efforts to prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity remains as strong as ever. Now, as Secretary-General, I also have an obligation to address the reasons why they are fleeing: conflict and atrocity crimes. Let us also openly discuss the responsibility of the Security Council in the prevention of atrocity crimes. All of us are well aware of the grim human reality that lies behind the words, ‘war crimes’, ‘crimes against humanity’, ‘ethnic cleansing’, and ‘genocide’. It is time to move beyond the conceptual debate towards improved protection of people from atrocity crimes.
September 06, 2017 15:00 UTC
Yvette Chesson Wureh, explained that the Women’s Situation room will work along with Civil Society Organizations, politicians, youth groups, student organizations, the disabled community , National Police and politicians to ensure that the country remain peaceful during and after the elections. According to her the WSR will carry out peace messages across the counties because the WSR is a women’s peace building mechanism to mitigate conflict before, during and after elections in African countries. These activities include coordination by regional hubs to mobilize women and youth to advocate for peace before, during and after the elections; a 15,000 Women’s Peace March; Elections Observation and more. The WSR-Liberia 2017 has also received support from UNWOMEN, the US Embassy Public Affairs Section in Liberia, UNMIL & the African Women’s Development Fund. ABIC is an apolitical, non-profit organization focused on women’s empowerment, leadership development & role in international peace & security.
September 06, 2017 13:07 UTC
Liberia’s newly appointed Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Madam Musu Ruhle, recently paid a courtesy call on the Liberian Students Association of Ghana (LISA-GH) in Buduburam Camp during which she also visited the students’ mini-library. According to a dispatch from Accra, Madam Ruhle was warmly welcomed by representatives from the United Liberians Association of Ghana, All Liberians Community of Ghana, the Elders and Muslim Councils as well as the chairperson of the education department of Buduburam. Since then, she said she has enjoyed every moment working with the student community. Thus, after the election people should return home with their acquired skills for Liberia’s development,” Madam Ruhle said. The ceremony ended with a solemn benediction followed by a photo session with students and community leaders.
September 06, 2017 12:00 UTC
The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) Chief, Peace Consolidation Services, Dr. Francis Kai-Kai says the management of Sime Darby Plantation Liberia (SDPL) should be appreciated for what he calls ‘great development’ in the country. Speaking after touring the plantation and inspecting the state of the art mill of the company in western Liberia, Kai-Kai said he is impressed to have seen such development in that part of the country. “Sime Darby plantation has done a great work because I know all the concessions have faced tremendous challenges especially in the initial stages, but they have tried to overcome a number of those. Recounting on some of the challenges concessionaires faced especially with land, Kai-Kai said he understands the difficulties the company faced in acquiring land. Sime Darby Plantation Liberia has more than 10,000 hectares of land planted with oil palm in Grand Cape Mount, Gbarpolu and Bomi Counties.
September 06, 2017 09:56 UTC
Rep. Edwin Melvin Snowe of Montserrado Electoral District #6 yesterday won his case against Sen. Sando D. Johnson and Rep. Samuel Gayah Karmo of Bomi County and can now contest for the representative seat of Senjeh, Bomi County. He stated that it made no difference whether or not the person is a sitting lawmaker in a district from a different district. That the ruling of the Board of Commissioners of the NEC dismissing the objection filed by Rep. Karmo and Sen. Johnson to the registration, nomination, qualification and certification of Rep. Snowe is hereby affirmed,” he said. Reacting to the Supreme Court’s ruling Senator Johnson and Representative Karmo expressed their utter disappointment. “I disagree with the Supreme Court’s ruling but (there is) nothing else we can do now.
September 06, 2017 02:27 UTC
Supporters of Sheikh A. Kouyateh yesterday blocked the convoy of Chief Justice Francis Saye Korkpor from entering the premises of the Temple of Justice and access to the main entrance. Korkpor was unharmed, and the protesters did not damage any of the vehicles in his convoy. Minutes after the incident, the Monrovia City Court dropped charges against General Services Agency director Mary Broh, whom the protesters had wanted to appear in court to answer to charges levied against her. “The right of issuing a criminal writ is exclusively at the discretion of the Ministry of Justice,” Peabody said. Kouyateh’s supporters’ action was in protest against the absence of Mary Broh from yesterday’s trial.
The commission called on all candidates to make the campaign issues based rather than personal attacks or personality contest. “We commend all political actors for the violence-free campaign they have conducted since the National Elections Commission declared the exercise open about four weeks ago. It may be recalled that the LNP announced it is investigating an alleged assassination plot on the life of Montserrado County Senator George M. Weah. The men alleged that the disruptions were planned to start with Weah during the CDC procession on the day the party launched its 2017 campaign. All the accused have denied any involvement in anything that has to do with the ‘so-called assassination attempt on anyone, be it Weah or anyone.”
Information reaching the Daily Observer, however, indicates that the ruling Unity Party is at the center of what appears to be a renewed battle to punish Senator Sherman. The investigation has revealed that the origin of the smear campaign, allegedly orchestrated from the Executive, among others, might use the claims of the Global Witness Report against Sherman. It is no secret that one of the fiercest political rivalries in Liberia’s recent history is the one that exists between President Sirleaf and Senator Varney Sherman. Absolutely nothing can stop that,” a source close to Senator Sherman told the Daily Observer yesterday. Johnny Momoh, who was considered a Sherman nemesis after being expelled from the Sherman and Sherman Law Firm as a partner, to be Sannoh’s replacement.
Monrovia – Liberia national football team head Coach James Debbah says Musa Shannon’s recent statement calling on him to step down as Head Coach of the national team simply because he demanded his seven months’ salary arrears is reckless and he must apologize. Speaking to FrontPageAfrica on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Debbah said the comment from Shannon who he played with on the national team is reckless and must not be taken serious. “That statement was immature on the part of the vice president for administration of the Liberia Football Association,” Debbah said to FPA while responding to Shannon’s statement. “Shannon needs to apologize to the technical staff for his reckless statement. How can you say such a thing to people who have given their life for the improvement of our national team?” Debbah asked.
September 06, 2017 02:26 UTC
“The Agreement when passed into law will make Liberia benefit from the Government of India’s special fund of US$2 billion for solar projects in Africa from a concession Line of Credit for Africa. Consequently, this initiative will reduce the cost of energy and among other things promote investments that depend heavily on the use of electricity,” the President wrote. The lawmakers noted the concurrence notification yesterday during the 58th day sitting of the 6th session. It may be recalled that the House previously approved the eleven (11) bills and forwarded them to the Senate for concurrence. The rest are an Act to create Mahla Township as a city within Gbear-Mehnsonah Administrative District, in Yarmin Mehnsonoh Statutory District, Lower Nimba County, Liberia and provision for the governance of same and an Act of creating Behwalay town as a city within Kparblee Administrative District, Tappita Statutory District, Nimba County, Liberia and provision for the governance of same.
September 06, 2017 02:15 UTC