The 3.8 million Euros projects, funded by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana, target 42,000 smallholder farmers from both the cocoa and oil palm sectors and will end in December 2021. Speaking at the launch of the project, Dr. Mogana S. Flomo, Minister of Agriculture, welcomed the intervention of Solidaridad in the cocoa and oil palm sector. He cautioned policymakers and stakeholders attending the launch to make the cocoa and oil palm sectors more sustainable by considering environmental factors, decent prices, and child labor elimination. In West Africa, Solidaridad operates in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Solidaridad-West Africa currently manages programmes and projects in the sustainable production of cocoa, oil palm, maize and gold in the focus countries.
The challenges facing Liberian agriculture sector, including smallholder farmers, are well documented. With low productivity – both in terms of production and quality efficiency, farmers’ options for market access are in turn limited as a vicious cycle. To gain access to markets, farmers must be able to respond to market requirements, which are rapidly evolving to include changes in market demand that are driven by multiple factors, including increasing incomes, population growth, increasing urbanization, and growing social consciousness. J-Palm works with rural households across Liberia to ensure a regular supply of palm kernel oil from dura palm trees. A partnership between J-Palm and Pacha Soap is an opportunity for Liberia to penetrate global markets with value-added agro-products.
Of course not, there is a serious governance issue that is the basis for which the economy is such as it is. Governance, by definition, means the act of governing or exercising authority in a country or body. Does the President know that the divisive statements made by Deputy Information Minister Eugene Fahngon is against the Liberian Constitution and he needs harsher punishment than a few weeks of suspension? Why has the President reneged on taking a decision to get these people clear their public records? Mr. President, dialogue to find solutions to fixing the economy is good, but this cannot be done in the absence of finding solutions to the governance issues that are burning on the hearts and minds of the Liberian people.
Monrovia – Reports reaching FrontPageAfrica says student and political activist, Martin Kollie, was last night beaten allegedly by officers of the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA). Carlos Tingban, chairman of the campus-based Student Unification Party (SUP), told FrontPageAfrica Saturday evening that Martin was manhandled by the officers at Renaissance Bar, a local club around Du Port Road Junction. According to Carlos, the LDEA officers attacked Martin when he refused to surrounder his laptop at their demand. FrontPageAfrica has not been able to independently verify the allegations against the LDEA officers who still remain unknown. Frontpageafrica gathered that Martin has been admitted at a local clinic in Monrovia.
June 15, 2019 21:31 UTC
Liberia: The ‘True’ Story Behind Child with Battered Face on Social Media; Mother Speaks to FPAMONROVIA – Mackey-Boy Naywor, 22, is charged by the Paynesville Magisterial Court for Aggravated Assault and Endangering the welfare of his 1-year-old daughter in the ELWA Community. The alleged action, according to the court, is in violation of the new Penal Code of Liberia. Representative Enders posted that the child is being treated at his African Dream Clinic while the father has been placed under police custody. “I told him that the girl and her father fell down but he said the child was beaten. The child and her mother are currently at the home of the Zonal Head, Reginald Taylor in the ELWA.
June 15, 2019 01:18 UTC
MARGIBI COUNTY – A tragic head-on car crash has left four people dead and several others critically injured on the Kakata-Bong Mines highway in Margibi County. Two male occupants riding in the front passengers’ seat in the unmark Primera Nissan died on the scene while four other persons at the back of the vehicle including two males and two females sustained bodily injuries including hands and legs fractures. Four other occupants and the driver critically injured were rushed to the Charles Henry Rennie Memorial referral Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County. Two of the four passengers including a male and female were later pronounced dead upon arrival by doctors on call. There was, however, no fatality reported from the side of the DAF truck that was conveying bags of charcoal.
June 15, 2019 00:33 UTC
By Jones Nhinson WilliamsLike the World Bank, the IMF is a respected global institution because of its founding and current membership, sponsors and physical location. However, these facts in no way suggest that the IMF and the World Bank are flawless or accurate in most of their activities, estimations, projections, utterances, publications and impacts. In fact, the World Bank and the IMF would not admit that their policies can be an additional headache in some instances, which is also another serious problem. Without these, a mere reliance on the intervention of the IMF and the World Bank would not solve Liberia’s deep-seated and troubling socio-economic dangers. President Paul Kagame has and continues to do this in Rwanda without the IMF and the World Bank and see where his country is.
June 15, 2019 00:11 UTC
Liberia’s International award-winning actress, Korto Davis launched the 2nd edition of the KD International Film Festival at a news conference in Monrovia on June 13, 2019Monrovia – Entertainment Company – Knock Knock Liberia, organizer of the KD International Film Festival (KDIFF) has announced the second edition of the competition will take place this November with several awards up for grasp. Addressing a news conference in Monrovia on Thursday, June 13, the CEO of Knock Knock Liberia, international award winning actress, Korto Davis disclosed that only films produced in the last two years from Liberia’s film makers at home and abroad will be accepted. Other award categories will include Director of the Year (Film), Best Performing Musician, Best Performing Group, Best make up, Best picture, Best cinematography, Best Costume and KDIFF achiever award. “The KD International Film Festival is about creative Liberia and the future – with emphasis on young people and the stories they have to tell the world – through film, TV, pictures, writing and art,” the Family Reunion star averred. “The KD International Film Festival is going to be bigger and better this year.
June 15, 2019 00:11 UTC
MONROVIA – Giving birth to a child does not disqualify a lady from contesting a beauty pageant, argues Deputy Minister for Public Affairs of the Ministry of Information Culture and Tourism Eugene Fahngon. When questioned by reporters about the Ministery’s decison to select a participant who has a child, Fahngon refused to comment further on the issue. Meanwhile, Ms. Dolo, who is accused of selecting a contestant, says she’s surprised that the government will request her to seek permission before sending a contestant. “We like to appeal to former Miss Liberia, Ms. Dolo, we’ve seen a number of disturbing posts from her but we will like to clarify to the public that Ms. Dolo reign came to an end,” he said. He, however, disclosed that it is customary that the winner of Miss Liberia goes to Miss World while the runner up attends Miss Africa.
June 15, 2019 00:00 UTC
Monrovia – It seems the Council of Patriots (COP) has heeded to calls from most of its detractors, to make full accountability of the funds they received to host the June 7 #SavetheState protest. According to Mr. Henry Pedro Costa, the main brain behind the planning of the protest and one of two spokespersons for the COP, they raised the total amount of US$11,435 and L$111,950 from their supporters. Costa disclosed that he was the biggest contributor to the fund in the amount of US$2,000. According to the financial report, copy of which is in possession of this newspaper, the area that received the biggest spending were Media & Publicity, US$2,500, Meetings and Communications, US$1,200 and Flatbed trucks rental, US$1,050. At least six categories on the financial report got money that fall between US$500 to US$550.
June 14, 2019 10:30 UTC
— Country Director for U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention saysDr. Desmond Williams, Country Director for the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the Liberia’s experience will be used to end the Ebola epidemic outbreak in Uganda. Dr. Williams, who served as keynote speaker, reminded Liberians never to forget the history of Ebola in West Africa, indicating that the new outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo has now spread to Uganda. “This course was specifically designed to impart the skills required to build a resilient health care delivery system and is a key component of the newly-established (2018) UL College of Health Sciences School of Public Health,” Dr. Williams said. Dr. Williams continued: “Use the training and skills you have obtained from this class to shake up the system and demand the change that is required to strengthen the quality of care provided by your institution. WHO Representative in Liberia Dr Mesfin G. Gbelo officially launched the university’s 5-year strategic plan.
Giddings family. So where has Moses Carter come from and lying on us like that?,” Mrs. Sherman said. Is the Giddings family more Liberian than us,” she asked with tears running down her face. Mrs, Sherman said up to now she does not know the status of her daughter’s case as Rev. I call upon the government of Liberia, the international community and every good parent that wishes well for their children to help us seek justice,” Mrs. Sherman said.
The bullish numbers were revealed during the Bank’s Financial presentation Thursday, a highlight of the 2019 Annual Meetings of the Bank currently underway in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The panel was led by N’sele and Simon Mizrahi, Director of Service Delivery, Performance Management and Results at the Bank. Delegates were informed of the Bank’s successful issuance of the first-ever NOK social bond sold in Norway and sealed in 2018. Africa’s DebtOn debt sustainability, Africa’s debt has increased in recent years “but not to unsustainable levels,” Mizrahi indicated, but he pleaded for caution. In her concluding remarks, N’sele expressed the Bank’s appreciation for Canada’s unwavering support to the institution with the recently announced $1.1 billion callable capital.
Liberia’s Culture Ambassador Juli Endee has commended the people of Liberia for their recognition and commitment to peace, in spite of our diversity. According to a release from the Liberia Crusaders for Peace, she said it was pleasing to note that despite apprehensions and concerns about keeping the country peaceful and civil on June 7th, every Liberian, including the government, protesters of the Council of Patriots and the national security service, demonstrated full restraint on Friday. Ambassador Endee says the push by her institution, the Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP), with support from its national and international partners, will continue to remain engaging with all Liberians and stakeholders, beyond June 7, promoting the message of love, peace and tolerance in society. The Culture Ambassador maintained that no amount of distraction will discourage her efforts in constantly reminding Liberians about their civil responsibility in promoting the spirit of peaceful co-existence, judging from the country’s ugly past, describing Friday’s gathering as a victory for peace in Liberia. Ambassador Endee commended the religious community, traditional elders and chiefs, civil society organizations, Liberian women groups, national artists, the youth and student groupings, the media and various local communities, as well as parents for their prayers and resolve to keep the peace at all times in Liberia, urging them to continue to show love.
June 14, 2019 03:21 UTC
Already, criminal charges have been brought against former CBL officials including Milton Weeks, Charles Sirleaf, Dorbor Hagba and others. To date, and aside from former CBL officials who have been criminally charged, not a single official involved in the fraudulent liquidity mop-up exercise has been criminally charged. These are matters on which President Weah can act without having to resort to dialogue. This is a scenario which President Weah should do well to avoid courting. The KROBAH must pay heed to the cries of the people for, this is no chay dey ni pehn kanohn business.
June 14, 2019 03:11 UTC