Over the weekend, Henry Flomo became the first journalist and a member of the Sports Writers Association to be elected as a member of the Executive Committee (EC) of the Liberia Football Association (LFA). While swimming, Flomo, dubbed “HF,” was also playing football and told the Daily Observer that he was a forward-right striker. “Living with my mother in Jallah Town, we were beaten to stop playing football, because they thought when playing football, we would not focus on our education,” he said. According to Mr. Flomo, after leaving boxing as an athlete, he continued to serve as a referee or a judge and a coach in the boxing federation. “I remained critical on the promotion and development of sports and in 2006 l left the ELBC,” Mr. Flomo said.
April 19, 2018 02:15 UTC
The report is the 17th Edition of the New Africa’s Pulse the focuses on the economic growth of the of Sub-Saharan Africa specifically in electricity, technology innovation and the high risk of public debt relative to GDP. According to World Bank Chief Economist for Africa Region, Albert G. Zeufack, by embracing technology and leveraging innovation, Africa can boost productivity across and within sectors, and accelerate economic growth. “Growth has rebound in Sub-Saharan Africa, but not fast enough. Leveraging the private sector will be critical to scaling-up electrification,” said Punam Chuhan-Pole, World Bank Lead Economist and author of the report. Chuhan-Pole added that improved governance of the electricity sector is a prerequisite to Sub-Sahara Africa’s economic growth regardless of the technical configurations used in expanding electricity.
April 19, 2018 02:15 UTC
Return because the absence of people like you in the mainstream media — leaving journalism solely with the young ones with little experience — is not doing our country any good. I appreciate and admire the brilliant work young journalists are doing under difficult conditions; but they need the help of the older, experienced ones for mentor-ship to excel. BestIn his BBC interview, played on the evening of Sunday, April 17, the veteran journalist Kenneth Y. But sadly, instead of older and experienced journalists remaining in the profession to mentor the young ones, they have left the practice squarely with the young ones to fend for themselves. Because of this gap, there is a likelihood that the young media community would be fed with false official accounts of past happenings without question.
April 19, 2018 02:15 UTC
Monrovia – The man, who is reportedly seen in the controversial video being tortured and later became missing at the Sime Darby Oil Palm Plantation in Grand Cape Mount County, has surfaced. The man, identified as John David, was captured in a video trending on Facebook being tormented by men believed to be security officers of the Sime Darby Oil Palm Company. Carter also disclosed the name of another 33-year-old Liberian in police custody identified as Mark Gibson, who was also allegedly tortured by Sime Darby Security. He told FrontPage Africa that he has been working with the palm company for more than eight months as a contractor without pay. Those involved in this incident are not employees of Sime Darby Plantation Liberia with the exception of Boima Feikai, the release said.
April 19, 2018 02:03 UTC
Delaware, New Castle -The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) says it welcomes the Liberian government’s pledge of support in bringing to justice the perpetrators of the reported murder of the late Liberian broadcast journalist, Tyron A. Browne, of the Monrovia based Super FM radio station. The Association asserts the Weah administration must now begin taking concrete actions that would ensure that the probe is executed with immediacy and transparency. Meanwhile, ALJA says its attention has been drawn to the prevailing strained relationship between the CDC led government and the media. ALJA said the local Liberian media is simply reflecting what is obtaining in the Weah administration and Liberia as a whole. The Association says the Liberian media and the government are not adversaries.
April 18, 2018 17:03 UTC
Nimba, Montserrado, Bong and Margibi counties are the last four teams in the race for the two finalists’ spot in the football category of the competition. Grand Bassa, defending champions Nimba, Margibi and Grand Cape Mount are the counties still challenging for this year’s kickball title. Montserrado will battle things out with Margibi in a match considered by fans and football pundits as the final before the finals. Their opponents in the semifinals, Margibi County, booked their place in the last four with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Sinoe County on Sunday, April 15, 2018. According to the champions winning coach, his team is in high spirt for the match and will not underestimate Margibi County.
Monrovia - The Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) has hailed stakeholders of the just-ended elective congress of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) for electing its former president, Henry B. Flomo for the post of Executive Committee (EC) on April 14, 2018. He is an advocate and someone who has contributed immensely to the growth and development of Liberian football. “We want to thank all football stakeholders who voted for our former President. This shows that we are partners for the development of Liberian football. Pawala’s contributions to football in the past have yielded fruitful results and the Sports Writers believes that his election will harness unity in the forward march of football sport in Liberia.
Monrovia – The beef between the two Senators of Sinoe County is heightening, as the good friends-turned-enemies can no longer see eye-to-eye. Senators Milton Teahjay and Joseph Nangba have in recent days been engaging in cross accusations in the media on issues bordering on impeding the development of the county. However, being dissatisfied with the Pro-Tempore’s decision, apparently because the Judiciary Committee is headed by Sen. Nangba, said he could not accept such decision. Teahjay, prior to being elected Senator of Sinoe County replacing Monbutu Nyenpan, who is now Public Works Minister was in conflict with leaders of the county while serving as superintendent of Sinoe County. The case against Senator Teahjay was brought to court and prosecuted by the LACC.
Mr. President. WE KNOW THE PRESIDENT wants to leave that 14 Military Hospital as a legacy for this regime but Mr. President first things first. This is coming at the time when existing facilities can hardly get operational budgets. MR. PRESIDENT, RIGHT NOW we don’t know how much you have allocated or raised for the construction of the military hospital. But please see what is happening now to the Redemption Hospital.
April 18, 2018 02:26 UTC
Monrovia – Liberia’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) began a money laundering and terrorist financing (ML&TF) national risk assessment (NRA) workshop at the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) on April 17. This process starts from the worldwide authority, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in line with recommendation one, which is the authority for money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism. In our region, we have the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering on West Africa (GIABA), which establishes a schedule for its members, including two other countries. Ijeh added that the bank sees IFFs, money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) as negative factors on economic development. “We also emphasize the importance of collaboration among the banks and sister institutions like the World Bank, GIABA and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
April 18, 2018 02:26 UTC
Others are Dr. Kadiker Rex Dahn, Deputy Director General (October, 2013 to January, 2018), Mr. David S. Dahn, Deputy Director for Administration and Fiscal Affairs, (July, 2008 to present) and Mrs.. Esther M. Tolbert, Finance Officer (May, 2004 to present). Following the conclusion of the meeting with the indicted NCHE’s officials, the lawmakers said they would recommend their findings to their respective Plenary to either validate or reject the audit report. “There was no evidence that the amount of US$2,700 and L$381,840 loaned to employees had been repaid,” the report observed. The GAC further discovered Pre-numbered Vouchers amounting to US$166,161.65 cents and L$3,688,790 without the use of a Pre-numbered sequential voucher system. Meanwhile, during Monday’s public hearings, Dr. Slawon and the other two employees admitted to the lack of internal control systems, but said they have resolved to improve the system this year.
April 18, 2018 02:26 UTC
The membership of the House of Representatives has been fully completed, totaling 73 members. This followed the formal affirmation of oath to the remaining two Representatives on Tuesday, April 17, during the 20th day sitting of the Legislature. Nimba and Bong counties District 4 Representatives, Gonpue L. Kargon and Robert Flomo Womba respectively, were installed by Speaker Bhofal Chambers yesterday. “The NEC is pleased to advise that in strict compliance with the Court’s mandate mentioned above, the certification of Messrs Kargon and Womba shall take retroactive effect on January 4, 2018. It may be recalled that on January 4, 66 Representatives were certificated, because of series of court issues; followed by Representatives Clarence Massaquoi of Lofa County District 3 in January, and Joseph M. Matthews, Jr. of Gbarpolu County District 3, Larry Younquoi of Nimba County District8; Nimba County District 7, Roger S. W. Y. Domah and Joseph Papa Kolleh of Bong County District 7.
A two-day intensive workshop on food and nutrition security reporting for 15 journalists begins today in Monrovia, according to a press release from the World Food Program (WFP) yesterday. The training is being conducted by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and brings together journalists from the print, electronic and web-based media outlets, the release said. According to the release, the journalists will be taken through steps in reporting and highlighting food and nutrition security activities and interventions, with an emphasis on resilience and livelihood creation, school meals management, nutrition interventions, and logistics’ operations within the framework of WFP’s Global Communications modules and approaches. WFP’s Regional Communications Officer for West and Central Africa George Fominyen will serve as a lead facilitator of the communications-driven exercise, the release said. The release further revealed that at the end of the training, participants are expected to establish a small corps of journalists’ grouping in the form of an association for the purpose of scaling up, improving and highlighting food security, nutrition, and agriculture-related activities in the media, while supporting each other’s professional enhancement.
He said he is hiring former police investigators to support LNP investigators but did not say how many private investigators he would hire. Mr. Kailondo called on President George Weah to condemn the death of journalist Tyron Browne. “I have US$5,000 for anyone who will provide clear information leading to the arrest of those involved in the death of journalist Browne. Again, I am appealing to the LNP investigators to begin work to find those who caused Browne’s murder,” he said. He added “Today it is journalist Browne, tomorrow would be Kailondo or any other journalist in Liberia.
By A. Trokon TarrI have known Abdullai for 20 plus years, from the University of Liberia days to the Press Union of Liberia. As it is natural in any organization, our respective relationships with Abdullai have varied a good deal. A lot of my media colleagues will agree with me that Abdullai was one of the most tolerant Muslims in Liberia. We are going to miss our former PUL President – but moreover we are going to miss K. Abdullai Kamara (KAK), the man. Gone before us too soon, K. Abdullai Kamara (KAK).