Monrovia – The October 1, 2018 action by the Ministry of Finance Development Planning concerning the hair colors of its female employees has now been changed. Swen said the ministry should focus on issues affecting female employees rather than attacking them. She also stated that President George Weah must cite the Finance Minister for questioning. Policy RevisitedOn Tuesday, October 9, the MFDP Deputy Minister for Administration held a large meeting with all female employees. Female employees and administration agreed to make a revision to the handbook in making the policy gender sensitive.
October 10, 2018 02:04 UTC
Monrovia – Montserrado County District #8 Representative, Acarous Moses Gray has assured the international community of the Liberian Government’s commitments to properly investigating the reported missing L$16 billion saga. Gerald C. Koinyeneh [email protected]Addressing an international forum comprising parliamentarians from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP), Rep. Gray said President George M. Weah has vowed to implement the recommendations of the Presidential Investigative Team that is probing the saga. The District #8 lawmaker, who is a staunch member of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change Party, said that Liberia’s political situation is stable as expected. Meanwhile, Rep. Gray indicated that the country stands in solidarity with countries that are grappling with security threats, making specific reference to Burkina Faso. “Liberia is stable domestically and continues to maintain its regional responsibility to peace and security in the ECOWAS region.
October 10, 2018 01:41 UTC
One thing they are all unanimous on is this: President Weah must move with jet-like speed to meet their varying suggestions. The President is not conceptually disagreeing with calls for the fight against corruption. After all, he has spread himself on the records by often reiterating the promise to fight corruption in the public. President Weah understands and appreciates the environment better. Moreover, before the advent of President Weah, there were rules, laws, protocols and conventions promulgated by national and international bodies as governing guides to any modern political leader.
October 10, 2018 01:18 UTC
Paynesville – Several communities in one of Liberia’s largest cities including the country’s main commercial hub are engulfed with mountains of garbage. And it appears that the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) is struggling to make intervention. Several marketers alleged that relevant government institutions like the Environmental Protection Agency, Liberia Marketing Association and the Paynesville City Corporation are paying deaf ears to the situation. So when it comes to the dirt pollution, it is actually the Paynesville City Corporation that is responsible. He said the inadequate equipment is a major challenge for the city government to carry on its function properly.
October 09, 2018 13:52 UTC
Escape MoveLast Tuesday, the Central Bank of Liberia announced during a press conference that no money was missing while indicating that the L$16 billion in question is in the Bank’s vaults at several locations. “The CBL wants to clarify to the general public and partners in progress that there is no L$16 billion missing, as has been erroneously reported in the media. Is the missing money the result of incompetence or outright thievery or both by government officials? The Central Bank itself is a focus of the investigation; if I’m being investigated I have to give my side of the story so the Central Bank says ‘As far as we are concern , there’s no money missing’, that doesn’t preclude the investigation from going to its logical conclusion. Madam Sirleaf had insisted that her government is innocent of any mishaps in connection with the reported missing billions.
October 09, 2018 03:00 UTC
Monrovia – President George Manneh Weah has lauded one of the world’s largest nongovernmental hospital ships for its humanitarian outreach to Liberia and called for a ‘win-win’ partnership between Liberia and the medical entity. The President informed the visiting medical team of Mercy Ships that he was glad about their presence in the country to conduct medical operations. President Weah said it would be good for the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health to work towards a “win-win” partnership that benefits all. Also, Liberia’s Health Minster Dr. Whelimina Jallah, who accompanied the Mercy Ships crew, thanked President Weah for the opportunity, and stressed that the arrival of Mercy Ships to Liberia was important to the nation’s health sector, especially when the details of the partnership are fully worked out and concluded. Mercy Ships, a global charity, has operated a fleet of hospital ships in developing nations since 1978, bringing hope and healing to the poor.
October 09, 2018 03:00 UTC
Monrovia – A Liberian Journalist, Musa Kenneh has embarked on the distribution of assorted school materials to several schools across Montserrado County district #2. So far, seven schools have benefited from over twenty cartons of copy books and pens worth thousands of Liberian dollars. Some of the schools that benefited include Gucian Chastain Academy, M.K Islamic School, Mohammed Kromah Islamic School, Light of the Quran School, Faimo Christian Academy and the African Islamic Center School. Mr. Kenneh is an award-winning Journalist and currently serves as President of the Legislative Press Pool. Receiving the boxes of materials, the school’s administrations in separate remarks lauded Journalist Kenneh for the initiative.
October 09, 2018 02:56 UTC
Report by Henry Karmo, [email protected]Sources say President Gorge Weah is yet to sign a certificate calling for their return. On Monday, the Pro-Tempore of the Liberian senate Albert Chie in a response to inquiry about their return said the Senate would not be returning from recess. Sources in the Executive have confided in FrontPageAfrica that President Weah is weighing in on possibility of giving the lawmaker US$10,000 to cut short their recess. In keeping with legislative practices, if the President of Liberia makes a request for the Legislature to return to session, the government underwrites the cost. Another source claimed their return will also allow them to act on the Liberia-China resource swap deal.
October 09, 2018 02:53 UTC
We shall say more on this at the appropriate time not in the too distant future,” said Chief Justice Korkpor. Joseph Nagbe, on the Supreme Court Bench as the new Associate Justice, who replaced retired Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Justice BanksRetired Justice Banks was appointed to the Supreme Court Bench in 2010 by the former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Article 72 (b) of the 1986 Constitution provides that Chief Justice, Associate Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of subordinate courts of records should retired after reaching the age of 70. It was said by Chief Justice Korkpor that he was on a sick leave out of the country.
October 09, 2018 02:37 UTC
Gardnersville – Why the George Weah led-government maybe prioritizing road over other sectors of the country, the founder of the Addo-Mills Vocational Institute, Madam Oretha B. Mills, is calling on the government of Liberia to give more support to female vocational education in the country. “We are calling on the government of Liberia especially the Office of the Vice President and that of the First Lady to really help vocational schools. We vocational school operators really need help in order to transform the lives of our sisters and daughters, who are not in school,” she noted. She further stated that Addo-Mills Vocational Institute was opened as a means of getting females out of the street and back into the classroom.
October 09, 2018 02:26 UTC
Monrovia – As part of effort to revamp the health sector, the Carter Center, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, over the weekend graduated 19 mental health clinicians. Report by Augustine T. Tweh, [email protected]The 19 child and adolescent mental health clinicians, were trained through the Carter Center and Ministry of Health’s Post Basic Mental Health Training program with funding from the government of Japan, through the World Bank. Dr. Brown also admonished the graduates to help integrate mental health services into the larger health-care system. “We want to urge you to help integrate mental health services into the larger health-care system. “The government should provide more scholarship opportunities for trained mental health clinicians to seek advanced and specialized training in mental health,” he said.
October 09, 2018 02:22 UTC
Monrovia – The Government of the Republic of Japan has announced US$2.7 million worth of Food Assistance to the Government and people of Liberia aimed at addressing Liberia’s food security situation. The disclosure was made by the Japanese Foreign Minister His Excellency Mr. Taro Kono when he held a bilateral meeting with Liberia’s Foreign Minister His Excellency Gbehzohngar M. Findley at his Foreign Ministry office in Tokyo, japan. Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono told his Liberian counterpart that his government is intensifying efforts aimed at elevating Japan-Liberia bilateral relations. As part of the efforts , Minister Kono said the Government of Japan will provide 2.7 million United States dollar worth of rice to Liberia to be sold at a minimum cost in an effort to alleviate hunger in Liberia. The Japanese Foreign Minister indicated that the Japanese Embassy Accredited to Liberia will work closely with the Government of Liberia in promoting Japanese investments in Liberia.
October 09, 2018 02:14 UTC
Monrovia – The Coordinator of Accountability Lab Liberia (ALL) Lawrence Yealue has disclosed to FrontPageAfrica that the organization is planning to launch the first integrity school in the country. He said Liberia is face with huge integrity issues from all sectors of the society, which he hopes will be addressed by the time the ALL integrity school is launch in Liberia. He disclosed that the upcoming integrity school will basically be involved in administering integrity test to all institutions operating in Liberia as well as international institutions as a means of providing a safe working society for the people of Liberia. That is why we will be coming up with accountability integrity school by January which basically will be a integrity school that government, civil society organizations, international partners and private institutions can benefit from, giving integrity test to their staffs so that we can together make Liberia better,” he said. We got to make sure that we developed the integrity of a person from home before coming to the society,” Yealue noted.
October 09, 2018 02:03 UTC
Gbarpolu County – District Number One Representative Alfred Gayflor Koiwood has taken his developmental gestures beyond his district, to other parts of the county. Report by Gerald C. Koinyeneh, [email protected]Over the weekend, Koiwood launched a L$4 million loan scheme in Gbarnga-Gboketa, Bukomu District for villagers in that area. Bukomu is located in electoral district number two, Gbarpolu County and is currently represented by Cllr. The Gbarpolu County lawmaker also said the scheme a his own way of helping citizens of his county fit into the Coalition for Democratic Change government’s pro-poor economic policy. The lawmaker at the same time broke grounds for the construction of a L$1 million town hall in Gungbo Town.
October 09, 2018 01:41 UTC
Paynesville – A group under the banner, Sand Town Unification and Development Association (STUDA), in Paynesville has honored 14 senior citizens in their community. Garway told his audience that it was time Liberians not just sit back and allow other do for them. Garway, who certificated fellow senior citizens of the community, was honored as “Sand Town Community Pioneer.”Madam Danieletta Sleyon, advisor of STUDA, said they established themselves as a way of helping the government in bringing development to their community. For Patience Kakona, chairlady, STUDA will work to reduce teenage pregnancy and ensure teenagers to be respectful to older folks in the community. Eighty-five-year Kamara, another pioneer of the community, said he was so happy to be honored for his contributions to the Sand Town Community.
October 09, 2018 00:45 UTC