MONROVIA – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Liberia has a new Country Representative. Dr. Bannet Ndayanabangi, UNFPA Liberia’s new Country Representative, presents his Letters of Accreditation to Deputy Foreign for Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of LiberiaDr. Ndyanabangi officially assumed his duty following the presentation of his Letters of Accreditation to the Government of Liberia on Tuesday, 19 February. He also holds a Master’s degree in Community Health and Health management and a PhD. in Public Health. He comes to UNFPA Liberia with a wealth of experience.
February 21, 2019 07:18 UTC
Deputy Speaker Moye, Representative of Bong County Electoral District #2 , said the ‘leaked recording’ is part of the CDC’s strategy to ‘divide, gossip and rule’ to maintain control over the people of the county and to encourage dissent among the people. He said the leaked recording’s tactic has caused Bong County to come under damnation and reproach for betraying a kinswoman’s confidence and trust. Station Manager Emmanuel Degleh of Classic FM and President Paul Kermee Kerkulah of SADSU, on behalf of their respective institutions, certificated the Deputy Speaker as the 2018 Lawmaker of the Year. There are reports that the former Bong County Superintendent’s Administrative Assistant, Josephus Dormeyan, whose name was repeatedly mentioned in the audio, was one of the six persons, in the midst of the conversation including the suspended Madam Esther Walker. That leaked audio, we are quite aware, in that conversation that they had, there were no opposition persons, and there were only partisans,” the Deputy Speaker said.
February 21, 2019 02:30 UTC
Heads of international election observation missions and the United Nations have noted the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone Nigeria’s 2019 general elections due to logistical and operational challenges and have appealed for calm. “While we note that this decision has caused disappointment for many, we call on all Nigerians to continue to remain calm and supportive of the electoral process as INEC works to implement its new timeline,” the Mission chiefs said in a joint statement in Abuja on 16th February 2016. The joint statement followed consultations between the INEC leadership and the Heads of Missions in Nigeria to observe the presidential and National Assembly polls originally fixed for 16th February but which has now been postponed to 23rd February, with the governorship and State Houses of Assembly votes having been moved from 2nd to 9th March. The Mission chiefs that issued the joint statement were Madam Ellen Johnson -Sirleaf, former President of Liberia (ECOWAS), Mr Hailemariam Desalegn, former Prime Minister of Ethiopia (African Union), Dr Jakaya Kikwete, former President of Tanzania (Commonwealth), and Mr Rupiah Banda, former President of Zambia (EISA – Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa). ECOWAS has deployed the largest number of international observers (200) to Nigeria for the 2019 elections, including 15 supported by the European Union under the EU Support to ECOWAS Regional Peace, Security and Stability Mandate (EU-ECOWAS PSS) Project.
February 21, 2019 02:26 UTC
As associates, partners and sympathizers donate to its US$ 200,000 targetThe medical outreach program of the Liberia Medical and Dental Association (LMDA) recently received a major boost as several persons who attended its officers’ installation program initiated donations to its US$200,000 target for the program. Louise M. Kpoto, Linda A. Birch, Jonathan M. M. Hart and Yassah Barclay, who steered the affairs of the LMDA since 2017. He said the LMDA has the support of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL). Earlier on the stage was the immediate former president of LMDA, Dr. Louise M. Kpoto. The new leadership meanwhile honored all past leaders of the LMDA and thanked them for setting good examples over the years.
February 21, 2019 02:25 UTC
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia has intensified climate change awareness in Liberia. Benjamin S. Karmorh, National Focal Person on UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said the training was part of a series of workshops intended to educate Liberians about climate change and its impact in Liberia. According to him, the training, which was organized in collaboration with UN Environment, was intended to educate Liberians on what to do to address climate change impact, including flood caused by heavy rain. Speaking further, Karmorh noted that Liberia was accepted as a member of the Nationally Determined Contributions Partnership at the recent Climate Change Conference in Poland. He expressed gratitude that Liberia has completed its climate change policy and report strategy.
February 21, 2019 02:15 UTC
The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has certificated 13 new match commissioners ahead of the 2019 national league, which kicks-off on 24 February. Former LFA President Izetta Wesley, who oversaw the process, thanked the successful beginners for their patience and eagerness to learn. “As match commissioners, you are barred from speaking about a particular match or any match you have participated in on the radio, television or social media or grant journalists interviews before, during or after the match. Meanwhile, a refresher for match commissioners took place at the ATS on 20 February. “Match commissioners are very important people in a football match.
February 21, 2019 02:13 UTC
He added that such assertions clearly show that President Weah lacks influence over people working in his government and getting them to do what is right. Jarwolo referenced NAYMOTE’s President Meter Report which indicated that the Weah-led government has done absolutely nothing in the fight against corruption. His refusal to declare and make his assets public will only embolden him and his officials to be even more corrupt.”He further stated that for Pres. The regulations include a list/category of public officials who are required to file income and asset declaration in keeping with the law. Verdier’s assertion that the Executive lacks political will, Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe told Radio France International (RFI) that the President Weah has shown strong commitment towards the fight against corruption.
February 21, 2019 01:52 UTC
The residents blame the situation on the heavy vibration especially from the blast of rock and huge rock crushing equipment. The residents blame all of their woes on the Chinese company. It is not easy on us here since the company began its operations in the area; particularly when they began blasting rocks,” she said. “Whenever the Chinese company blasts the rocks, all of our buildings can be shaking. I am doing a story on Z and C operations in Joe Ricks Community that is allegedly polluting the community with dust and affecting people.
February 21, 2019 01:51 UTC
Unity Party, Liberty Party, All Liberia Party, and Alternative National Congress have been showing commonalities since the CDC since the beginning of 2018. Liberian opposition political parties seeking collaboration have a self-destruct tendency. Back in 1997, a certain Alliance of Political Parties (APL) crumbled when disagreement ensued amongst its various political leaders. The APL comprised of the Liberia Action Party, Liberia Unification Party Liberian People’s Party, the Liberia Unification Party, the National Democratic Party of Liberia, True Whig Party, Unity Party and the United People’s Party. The document, dubbed the “Ganta Declaration,” ensured that opposition political parties agreed to work together.
February 21, 2019 01:30 UTC
Exterior of abandoned sanitation facility in the Gbandi Community in Kakata CityKAKATA, Margibi County – Several modern public toilets and sanitation facilities constructed in Kakata, Margibi County by the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) with funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB) have been vandalized by criminals after reportedly being abandoned. However, eight of the 25 modern public toilets facilities were built in Kakata City, Margibi County. The modern public toilets facilities constructed in both Buchanan and Kakata were jointly dedicated in August 2016. Mayor Goll expressed his disappointment to see these modern public toilets and sanitation facilities in ruin which he believes should have help mitigate the growing wave of open defecation in the city. The Government of Liberia through the National Legislature in August 2016 passed into Law the National Water Supply and Sanitation Commission Act.
February 21, 2019 01:18 UTC
Mr. Costa has since denied those assertions and alleged that the Police action “was a political plan to have Roots FM off the airwaves by senior government officials.” Mr. Costa is an outspoken critic of the Weah government. The Association called on the government to seek legal redress if it feels aggrieved by the action of any media personnel. Meanwhile, ALJA is calling on Liberian Journalists and talk show hosts, particularly Mr. Costa, to exercise civility in the conduct of their professional responsibilities. ALJA says Mr. Costa’s sometimes inflammatory and insulting comments about the Presidency can be counterproductive and create an unnecessary hostile environment. The Association says freedom of speech should be exercised with certain ethical responsibilities.
February 21, 2019 01:07 UTC
BIVAC to Stop Issuance of Import Permit for Some Products Already Manufactured in LiberiaMonrovia – In a bid to empower local businesses, the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Commerce has placed a ban on the importation of several goods that can also be manufactured in Liberia. Report by Gerald C. Koinyeneh, [email protected]The goods include biscuits, candies, cement, detergents, flour, insecticides, juices and nails. In a communication dated February 18, the Ministry of Commerce instructed the Managing Director of BIVAC, Laurent Koenig to stop any further processing of Import Permit Declaration (IPD) documents of these products effectively immediately. BIVAC, is the short form of Bureau Varitas Company Group and among other things is responsible for pre-shipment inspection services for sea import. According to Commerce Minister Tarpeh, the move by his Ministry aims at empowering local businesses, which are involved with the production of these products.
February 21, 2019 01:07 UTC
Abi Joudi Super Market donated: 100 25kg-bags of rice, 160 cartoons of chicken meat and 50 tins of cooking oil; Bea Mountain Gold Mining Company presented 300 25kg-bags of rice; Orange GSM: 400 25kg-bags of rice, cooking oil worth US$500 and water worth US$500. According to him, Fouta Corporation donated 100 25kg-bags of rice and CEMENCO gave 100 50-kg bags of rice, 100 gallons of cooking oil and 100 bags of onion. Minister Sirleaf thanked the entities for the donation and noted that he will be heading to Nimba on Thursday, February 21 to deliver the materials to the affected community and called for more support. He admonished local miners in the country to observe the mining code to avoid the recurrence of the tragic incident. Meanwhile, the National Disaster Management Agency has announced that the complication of the mine is impeding speedy rescue efforts and has brought the Technical Committee to a standstill.
February 21, 2019 00:11 UTC
EPA Executive Director, Dr. Nathaniel T. Blama SrMONROVIA – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia has begun taking steps to address land degradation in the country. One of the steps includes the vetting, validation and endorsement of the country’s Land Degradation Neutrality Target Setting Report (LDNTSR). Liberia got involved and started participating in the Land Degradation Neutrality Target Setting Program after submitting a formal letter of interest at COP 13, held in Inner Mogolia, China. He disclosed that some of the targets seek to revert land degradation across the world. The EPA Boss also noted that “our unsustainable farming practices are also a contributing to land degradation and called on the collective efforts of stakeholders in the sustainable land management sector to come-up with appropriate actions that will help halt or reserve land degradation or land loss in Liberia.
February 21, 2019 00:11 UTC
MONROVIA – The war crimes trial of Agnes Reeves Taylor, former wife of ex-President Charles Taylor, and the sentencing of Thomas Woewiyu, former spokesman of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), have both been postponed to later dates. This was the second time Reeves Taylor’s trial has been pushed back after it was rescheduled from January 14, 2019. Reeves Taylor was arrested in London in July 2018 on eight counts of torture offenses, which were allegedly committed between 1989 and 1991. Jabbateh became the first Liberian jailed in America for a role in the Liberian civil war. Charles Taylor’s son Chuckie was convicted as an American for committing torture in Liberia’s civil war and is serving a 97-year sentence in Florida.
February 21, 2019 00:00 UTC