Among the major contributors to the economy are the National Port Authority (NPA), Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), Roberts International Airport (RIA), Liberia Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA), National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA), Liberia Petroleum Refining Corporation (LPRC), Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA), and the Liberia Telecommunications Corporation (Libtelco). The German International Development Agency (GIZ) in collaboration with AFROSAI_E developed a documentary based on the findings of the audit. 2018 LOWS: In February, the spokespersons of aggrieved GSA employees were ordered by armed Police officers of the Liberia National Police to vacate the compound of the GSA. Within the period under review Liberia became the first ship registry to be admitted to the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) in as an Associate Member. The DRM will be legislated as a map for Liberia to raise revenue and funs national development.
December 12, 2018 03:22 UTC
Monrovia – Gender county coordinators of the Ministry of Gender and Social protection are nunable to tackle sexual based violence in hard-to-reach areas because Gender Minister has recalled most of the vehicles assigned in these areas. For Bong, the vehicle was reportedly seized on the celebration of the Day of the African Child, June 15, 2019. The coordinators said no reason was given but theywere told that there were new policies and the vehicles will be reassigned. Prior to contacting Madam Tarr, Webster Cassell of the communication department was contacted but his phone rang endlessly. Prior to this article he previously told FPA that he was not the official spokesperson for the ministry.
December 12, 2018 01:07 UTC
Report by y Alonzo N. Perry, ContributorAccording to residents in the area, the deceased was always helpful and a well-known community soccer player who hailed from the Sinkor belt in Montserrado County. “He was here, hoping to work with the gold mining company (Bea Mountain a resident of the area said. Elijah Gonda (not real name), a resident of the house where the body was found, explained that (Daddy boy) usually goes to bed very late. “Ansu and Daddy boy were long time arch rivals. Police in the area have launched a hunt for the suspects.
December 12, 2018 00:30 UTC
The two weeks ultimatum given him (Judge Peabody) by Criminal Court “A” Judge Roosevelt Z. Willie to produce the living body of defendant Bejidi has since expired. Sadly, the State is also relaxed to follow up on his adherence and inform the court (Court “A”) of his failure to heed to the ultimatum. Prior to the two weeks’ ultimatum, Magistrate Peabody was sent to jail for his failure to adhere to an ultimatum set by Judge Willie to justify the absence of defendant Bejide. However, the Nigerian national left the country reportedly on medical treatment on grounds that he was given permit by Magistrate Peabody. For his part, Magistrate Peabody said granting defendant Bejidi medical leave falls within his legal purview as a judge, and as such he cannot be held liable.
December 12, 2018 00:22 UTC
In response, the residents blamed the LEC management for being responsible for the power theft saga on grounds that management does not seek the welfare of its customers. Because of the delay in supplying them with meters, the costumers noted that they willingly purchase meters from LEC field agent in order to get current in their homes and offices. Whenever we are approached by the LEC field agent, we willingly give them money to connect us. Meanwhile, LEC has announced that it has put in place series of measures aimed at curbing power theft. In addition, he mentioned that special reflector jackets with special code have been designed for all LEC field agents; while the vehicles used by its field staff are now marked with special numbers.
December 12, 2018 00:11 UTC
Monrovia – The Liberia Intellectual Property Office (LIPO) says individuals who will not register their literary works will not be protected under the intellectual property law. Webster Clayeh 00231770745986 [email protected]The law on intellectual property, among other things, seeks to protect intellectual works from been plagiarized. But added that individuals will benefit if their intellectual works are registered. It will be protected by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), she said. This initiative will promote, safeguard and create awareness about Intellectual Property (IP), the LIPO boss said.
The Authority says one of its key priorities under the law is to ensure that protected animals are fully protected in keeping with the rule of biodiversity conservation. At least 271 pieces of wildlife parts were recently confiscated at the Bomi Highway Checkpoint from illegal wildlife traders by FDA rangers and the joint security team. Meanwhile, Mr. Doryen has disclosed that FDA is about to effect the long awaited retirement program involving 33 long serving employees. He thanked the government through the Minister of Finance Samuel Tweah for making available about half a million dollars for that purpose. He also thanked the government of Norway for this gesture and promised that the money will be used for the projected purpose.
Hott FM Proprietor DJ Blue, Bernard BensonMonrovia – Bernard “Dj Blue” Benson may not have won the 2018 Montserrado County Senatorial By-election. However, it seems the media mogul has already dust himself up, recouped his losses and is gearing up for the midterm senatorial elections in 2020. Donating 20 bags of 25kg rice and $20,000 LD, Benson dropped the ball that he is going to be a formidable force in the 2020 senatorial midterm elections. “I made it clear already that I’m going to be a formidable force in 2020,” he highlighted. “One of our lawmakers paraded around here with buses during the elections and right after the elections, those buses are parked.
Monrovia – President George Manneh Weah has cautioned Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Court of Saint James, Madam Gurly Teta Gibson, to be effective and responsible in executing her duties. The Liberian leader says he looks forward to seeing Ambassador Gibson justify the confidence reposed in her with diligence and commitment. The Liberian leader called on Ambassador Gibson to use her expertise and experience in diplomacy to explore all necessary avenues toward bolstering the bilateral relationship between Liberia and United Kingdom. She said President Weah’s vision and strong leadership has enabled the international community to take a favorable look at Liberia. “There is a strong need for all Liberians to work together to achieve economic growth,” she said.
December 11, 2018 15:56 UTC
Women’s political participation. Political participation of minorities. Removal of criminalization of homosexuality and LGBTI political participation. Liberia should review candidate registration requirements and fees to ensure that political participation rights are respected, and should remove onerous registration requirements for independent candidates. Magistrates should be trained on all key aspects of the process, including tabulation.
December 11, 2018 02:29 UTC
According to the release, President Weah made the acknowledgement shortly after he received Letters of Credence from the Vatican Envoy to Liberia, Ambassador Reverend Monsignor Dagoberto Campos Salas, on Monday, December 10, 2018, in Monrovia. President Weah specifically pointed to the Vatican’s continued prayers for peace and prosperity on behalf of Liberia, which he said have led to stability and national harmony. Salas, the President thanked the Vatican for the good job it has done in Liberia. He thanked President Weah for his ascendancy to the highest office of the land and for ably steering the affairs of the state since he took over the country. Salas also extolled the exceptional relationship between Liberia and Vatican through the Catholic Church, and noted government’s continued support to the Church.
December 11, 2018 02:27 UTC
Monrovia – Major petroleum importers in Liberia are still reneging on paying taxes intended to fund road construction, rehabilitation and maintenance in the country, FrontPageAfrica has gathered. The firm has been unable to show proof that it had made previous payments to the Liberia Petroleum Refinery Company, LPRC. Road Fund is a development module adopted by many developing countries to maintain public infrastructure. “The Road Fund Act is an important step towards the government of Liberia taking full responsibility for funding road maintenance. According to the MCC Liberia Compact, the government is obligated to providing a matching fund of US$15 million for road projects.
December 11, 2018 02:21 UTC
The BRYF is a non-profit organization with a mission to develop young talents in order to help them positively impact their communities and the world at large. “This is the second edition of the Bill Rogers Youth Foundation 5K Run for Change. The founder and chief executive officer of the BRFY, Mr. Bill Rogers cautioned track athletes in the country to see the sport as an opportunity to change their lives. Bill who said the foundation is here to discover and expose the talents of young people, promised to continue on that path. The president of the Liberia Athletics Federation, Mulbah Zaza on behalf of the Federation, thanked Bill Rogers for the initiative and hoped to continue to work with the Bill Rogers Youth Foundation as long as it continues to exist in Liberia, promising to make it happen together.
December 11, 2018 02:03 UTC
Monrovia – As the Bill to repeal all tenured positions reaches the Liberian Senate, the Independent National Commission Human Rights (INCHR), one of the tenured institutions, says scraping off its tenured status will undermine the “Paris principles”. The Paris principles, most importantly emphasize that national human rights institutions are part of the Global Human Rights protection mechanism that are localized in independent jurisdictions and must never deviate from standard established by the Paris principles. According to him, National Human Rights Institutions are not government institution. Bartholomew B. Colley said Human Rights Commission like most national human rights institutions in the world are integral part of the government. “This core responsibility places the Independent National Commission on Human Rights in a unique and valuable position,” Atty.
December 11, 2018 01:58 UTC
Dr. York, a former Liberian diplomat, is facing over a 100-year jail sentence in a US prison. “I was a former Chair on Foreign Relations at the Liberian Senate and I also served as Deputy Foreign Minister of Liberia. I am indeed aware that this man, I mean Dr. Malachi Z. York, is a Liberian citizen. He added that the U.S. Government should respect the court rulings from Liberia by releasing Dr. York from prolonged detention and allow his repatriation unconditionally. Meanwhile, on September 26, 2018, during the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, sympathizers of Dr. York appealed to President George Weah to intervene by engaging the U.S. government on Dr. York’s release from prison.
December 11, 2018 01:58 UTC