Gbarnga, Bong County - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Feeder Roads Alternative Management Program or FRAMP will begin the pavement of five streets in Gbarnga with chip seals, Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy has disclosed. The Gbarnga Pavement, Superintendent Mappy noted, is a pilot of the FRAMP project in Liberia and will benefit four counties. Additional streets to be paved in Gbarnga include the Progressive Street, Collin’s Streets, the Executive Drive, the Gboveh Avenue and a portion of the Madam Suakoko Street. Madam Mappy said a uniform approval of the project has been done by the county leadership for this ‘landmark project’. Currently, the county is paving more than two kilometers of streets in Gbarnga.
June 21, 2017 03:00 UTC
Bomi County - Representative Samuel Gayah Karmo (UP-District 1 Bomi County) is calling for the prosecution of Representative Edwin Snowe (UP-District 6 Montserrado County) for fraud and criminal acts willfully and intentionally committed. In his complaint entitled cause of action objects to the registration of Representative Edwin Melvin Snowe, he noted that Snowe of registering at the Weakama Public School, Senjeh District, and Bomi County with code Center 03067 Bomi County. He also argued that under the circumstances, it is impossible and legally unfounded for a sitting representative legally seated until 2018 to contest in another district, seeking election within the same pendency. The Bomi County lawmaker who also has a legal background said, Rep. Snowe who is legally seated in Electoral District six, Montserrado County is barred, estopped and precluded from being domiciled in Bomi County for the 2017legislative and Presidential elections. When contacted Representative Snowe confirmed the complaint filed by the Bomi lawmaker and said he will be represented by his lawyer, Benedict Sannoh.
June 21, 2017 02:48 UTC
Those Senators include; Sen. Francis S. PAYE of Rivercess, Sen. Albert Chie of Grand Kru, Sen. George Tengbeh of Lofa, Sen. Those Senator include Sen. George M. Weah of Montserrado, Sen. Those Representatives include: Hon. Those Senators include; Sen. Alphonso G. Gaye of Grand Gedeh, Sen. The IREDD report also claims there were five Senators who got the highest distant times at the Liberian Senate, those Senators include; Sen. Dan.
Monrovia - Two children living in the home of Representative Morias Waylee have confirmed that the victim was living in the home of Representative, but Rep. Waylee in an exclusive interview with FrontPageAfrica Tuesday maintained he never knew the girl. The children (names withheld) who also live with Rep. Waylee at his Kings Farm residence told FrontPageAfrica last week that the 13-year-old rape victim lived with them and was tasked with washing the dirty dishes. "For me, when I came in, she didn’t stay long because she was pregnant,” one of the girls told FrontPageAfrica. Though they didn’t explain much, they confirmed that they attended the same school with the victim – Better Future School – which is about 10 minutes walk from Representative Waylee’s house. “I have said over and over again that I don’t know the girl.
Exequatur is an official recognition by a government of a consul, agent, or other representative of a foreign state, authorizing them to exercise the duties of office. According to a Foreign Ministry release, Acting Foreign Minister, Mr. B. Elias Shoniyin, presented the exequatur certificate to Honorary Consul General Cheaitou during a brief ceremony at the Foreign Ministry last Friday, June 16, 2017. In his remarks, Acting Foreign Minister Shoniyin stated that he was glad that he was the one presenting the official recognition to Mr. Cheaitou. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree from Don Bosco a few years ago before I traveled to Lebanon to obtain my Master’s degree,” the Columbian Honorary Consul General disclosed. Mr. Cheaitou was accompanied by Lebanese businessman and former President of the World Lebanese Cultural Union, Mr. Tony Hage.
However, the Ministry has been working to eliminate the number of categories requiring IPDs and EPDs. He however notes that the Ministry has a responsibility to encourage and protect local production while balancing importation. “They know the public will not understand and they know with political pressure government will sometimes fold and give in. They are the permanent solutions the Ministry is working on to address import and export rights and quality. However the Ministry is working on concluding an MoU with the Ghana Standards Authority to provide technical assistance with this process.
June 21, 2017 02:26 UTC
By Abednego DavisThe acting head of the Swedish Mission in Liberia last Friday has said that, in order to sustain peace in Liberia, Liberians should first build trust. Serving as keynote speaker at the graduation of sixty (60) professional magistrates from the James A. “It is no secret that the magisterial courts face the challenge of low capacity personnel, including those who preside over these courts,” the Chief Justice admitted. The magisterial courts, Korkpor noted, are the entry points into the justice system. He disclosed that during the warring years many untrained people entered the judicial service, especially at the level of the magisterial courts.
June 21, 2017 02:26 UTC
Monrovia - Employees of the Liberia Football Association have complained that they have not been paid their monthly salaries for a period of four months, something they say is troubling. It can be recalled in 2016 employees of the LFA were again owed for the month of April, May, June, and July but were later paid three months salaries. The LFA receivesUS$500,000 as Financial Assistance from FIFA annually and also gets subsidies from the government of Liberia. With the bank’s decision not to give out money to the LFA, it’s not yet clear if the over 50 LFA employees will receive their four months salaries as Bility is currently not focusing on Football due to his involvement with active politics. All effort to contact Horatio Willie Communication Consultant of the Liberia Football Association did not materialize as he failed to answer his phone calls to confirm or refute the allegations.
June 21, 2017 02:15 UTC
In one communication, to the LRA, the US Embassy in Monrovia sought assistance in transferring the stolen vehicles back to the U.S. Other vehicles listed include: Toyota Camry(Sedan) 2014, Vin Number 4TBF1FK3EU373857; Toyota Camry(Sedan) 2014, 4T1BF1FK0EU828230; Toyota Camry(Sedan) 2013, 4T1BF1FKODU680157; Nissan Rogue(SUV) 2014, Vin Number JN8ASKRFH5ES063281; Chyrsler L300(Sedan) 2015 Vin Number 2C3CCAAG7FH810451; Nissan Sentra(Sedan)2015 Vin Number 3N1AB7AP4FL663816; Nissan Pathfinder(SUV)2014 Vin Number 5N1AR2MMXEC722872; Mercedes GLK 350(SUV) 2013 Vin Number WDCGG8JB5DG110686; Nissan Rogue(SUV)2015JN8AS5MV9FW764487; Toyota 4Runner)SUV 2014 Vin Number JTEBU5JR4E5170620; Toyota 4Runner(SUV) 2015 Vin Number JTEBU5JR2F523478. The stolen vehicles, said to be valued closed to US$300,000, came through the Liberia port of entry and has become focus of both the US and Liberian governments. Notably, on this shipment, the criminals used the “Duty Free” privilege of returnee Horatio Bernard, to conceal and import a stolen Toyota 4Runner SUV. ASIS found that prior to the seven reported stolen vehicles in September 2016, there was an apparent “lack of coordination” among investigators of organized crimes.
June 21, 2017 02:03 UTC
Jerome George Korkoya made a monumental but deliberate blunder, which is a trait in many officials of government whose support come at the expense of tax payers. “LET ME SAY THAT A PRIVATE citizen cannot question me on this matter rather it should be the Attorney General,” stated Cllr. IN THE GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE of a state, accountability plays a key role. When leaders are accountable to the people and/or demonstrate accountability, it erases fear of mistrust and distrust. THAT A PUBLIC FIGURE FEELS he/she isn’t accountable to private citizens also means he/she is not accountable to the Legislators because they are a direct representation of the people.
June 21, 2017 02:03 UTC
He also noted that following the announcement of the free eye testing and distribution of reading glasses, two persons came all the way from Lofa and Nimba counties to benefit. Asked if a survey was conducted to determine if Liberians need reading glasses, Pastor Nanning said personal interactions and daily discussions with Liberians made the need for the glasses apparent. “We initially requested for 150 reading glasses, but by the grace of God, we now have in stock 2,200 reading glasses and hope to do the eye testing and issuing of glasses to affected persons,” Pastor Nanning added. He underscored the need for Liberians and others that have eye problems to take advantage of the free testing and eye glasses at the ELCL Clinic in Paynesville. For her part, Madam Kurtz pointed out that the free testing and reading glasses will provide better vision for the beneficiaries.
June 20, 2017 23:26 UTC
The Volunteers for Change Liberia, a non-governmental organization today expressed with dismay over the continuous and deliberate act of domestic violence against women and girls in the country. The VFC lamented the alarming reports of Gender and Sexual based Violence which includes extreme form of aggression such as assault, rape, murder, domestic violence among others. The group says it attention has been drawn to a recent report of Domestic Violence melted against a Liberian, Christine Dennis Freeman who was brutally assaulted nearly to death by her husband Darius William Freeman resulting to a broken lower esophagus back bone. Mr. Fallah told journalists that after Mr. Freeman discovered some text messages in her (Christine) phone from relatives and other sympathizers regarding the death of her children grandfather. “Let us also called on members of the National Legislature to consider fast-tracking the passage of the Domestic Violence Act still in the corridors of the Capitol Building”, he stressed.
June 20, 2017 17:26 UTC
As part of the Public Sector Modernization Project (PSMP), Over 160 supervisors including County Education Officers (CEOs), District Education Officers (DEOs), Principals, and school supervisors are undergoing Performance Management System training in Montserrado County. With focus on Improved Pay Management and Pension Reforms, Strengthened Payroll Management, Improved Performance Management, the project intends to ensure the transfer of knowledge and skills on how to manage and implement performance management system. “If you DEOs, CEOs, Principal and school supervisors do well in learning the technical skills being provided, it will reflect in the performance of your students. Let us be the change we want to see in Liberia and it begins with you civil servants. Let there be change as the result of this performance management training”.
June 20, 2017 16:18 UTC
We traveled by Land Rover, (briefly) motorcycle and foot across Liberia, and here is Aneri’s first article from our trip. More posts are forthcoming, and Aneri is also interning for The Times’s Science section this summer, so look for her articles there as well. Not exposing practices of female genital mutilation that had been shrouded in secrecy for centuries. Not even publishing articles that elicited death threats and forced her to go into hiding. Read more of this storySource: New York Times(Visited 13 times, 13 visits today)Commentscomments
June 20, 2017 16:18 UTC
By Katherine Burgessfirstname.lastname@example.orgThere is a concrete cross on the Liberian road where nuns Barbara Ann Muttra and Mary Joel Kolmer were killed. The Adorers are a religious community of Catholic women worldwide and have had a central house in Wichita since 1902. She met with local bishops and priests to discuss whether a new group of Adorers should come to the country. The deaths of the five women brought the work of the Adorers to a halt in Liberia in October 1992. The women had taught, trained health care workers, done religious education and rehabilitated people with psychological wounds from the war.
June 20, 2017 15:11 UTC