Madam Walker is heard explaining to her aides that she had attended a party organized by First Lady Clar Weah after President Weah delivered his second Annual Message. According to her, Chief Karwor had told President Weah that he was unaware of the ceremony which was organized by the Dakpanah. Chief Zanzan also denied being knowledgeable of the decision to bestow any traditional honor on the Vice President. He also said, he cannot confirm whether the Dakpanah title was conferred on the Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor. The suspended Superintendent did say that President Weah is being influenced by Minister Tweah, Minister McGill and Mr. Koijee.
February 17, 2019 23:22 UTC
LATELY, THERE HAVE BEEN a lot of noise surrounding the relationship between President George Manneh Weah and his Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor. She knows the role of the Vice President is to preside over the Senate and assist the President. Lingering feuding between a President and Vice President is unhealth of Liberia’s bourgeoning democracy. THIS IS WHY WE HOPE and pray that President Weah and his VP should find common ground for the good of Liberia. PRESIDENT WEAH chose a vice president he felt was a strong woman who could compliment him and help him win votes.
February 17, 2019 23:03 UTC
James Verdier, chair of Liberia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and Cllr. (b) One (1) Commissioner shall be appointed for an initial term of three (3) years. (c) One (1) Commissioner shall be appointed for an initial term of two (2) years. Commissioner so appointed shall be eligible for reappointment once.”While the current President could reappoint Cllr. “Trying to remove security of tenure from LACC and other integrity institutions is not strengthening the institutions,” he said.
February 17, 2019 23:03 UTC
Gbarnga, Bong County – Residents of Bong County have been trooping to the residence of Madam Esther Walker, who has been suspended by President George Weah. In an effort to show support, residents of the county have been paying visits to the residence of Superintendent Walker to console her, while others have spoken about their sorrow for Superintendent Walker on various radio stations in the county. I am calling on the President to exercise restraint and forgive the superintendent.”Peterson Kollie:“You are not alone, Superintendent Walker”. As a leader, he should have had conference with Superintendent Walker to ascertain what really happened. And to see some people from Bong County celebrating this news, it also makes my day bad.
February 17, 2019 22:52 UTC
Tiawon GongloeMonrovia – The Liberia National Bar Association on Thursday, February 14, launched the Legal Aid Clinic in Bomi County, the first since the county was established in 1984. Report by Kennedy L. Yangian, [email protected]The new Legal Aid Clinic was established by LNBA with support from the USAID and Liberia Professional Anti- Corruption Program (LPAC). In order to fulfill this promise, the LNBA organized an hour-long free legal service lecture series to hundreds of people in the Kondeh Community, Bomi County. The USAID/LPAC Project Chief of Party, Gerald Meyerman called on people of the county to take advantage of the Legal Aid Clinic within their county, and that those working with the Legal Aid Clinic will help remedy some of these issues. Bomi County Resident Judge William Sando called on the people the county to make use of the Legal Aid Clinic.
February 17, 2019 21:56 UTC
Wolokolie, stressed that domestic revenue mobilization is a compelling public policy option for Liberia. The Fiscal Minister was in Kenya on an invitation from the International Monetary Fund and the government of Kenya. Minister Wolokolie averred that domestic resource mobilization is an essential component of sustainable, economic development. Minister Wolokolie emphasized that domestic resource mobilization cannot be successful if resources that are generated are squandered through irresponsible and wasteful spending. He added, that tax expenditures include deductions, reduced tax rates, exemptions, preferential tax rates, and in some instances, preclusion from tax liability.
February 17, 2019 21:56 UTC
The facilitator reminded participants that in order for them to end discrimination against people with disabilities, the citizenry must change their attitude and perception toward persons with disabilities; they should stop seeing and stereotyping persons with disabilities and considered them as beggars, insignificant and worthless to incorporate them into the society as they too have valuable contributions to make in spite of their disabilities. Narrating the story Mr. Greene who is now a grow up man and an instructor at the Booker Washington Institute BWI was seeing crying in the midst of the participants. After all of these distressed, neglect and discrimination his grandmother broke the stomp and fought hard to ensured that her grandson acquired education and given a peace of happiness, in closing he said his narration those not in any means for people to feels for him or have empathy with him. But it is important to share some of his live changing experience. The participants applauded YOCEL and its partner the Open Society Initiative for West Africa OSIWA for providing the support.
February 17, 2019 21:53 UTC
The ceremony which took place in Falie, was approved and witnessed by residents of the three communities, the communities’ local leadership, civil society organizations, youth and women groups and Sime Darby. According to UNDP press release, UNDP works closely with and channels resources through Conservation International to target the reduction of deforestation through the oil palm supply chain. And the Conservation Agreement approach is being used to promote the protection of the forests, improve community livelihoods and capacity development. It focuses on multi-stakeholder participation in decision-making and management to understand the processes of change provide solutions at multiple scales and improve the resilience of local communities and their environments. The Conservation Agreement establishes a framework for parties involved in the implementation of conservation and livelihood activities in the landscape to relate.
February 17, 2019 21:45 UTC
‘Liberia Borders Will Not Be Used for Illegal Trafficking’ – LINCSA Boss Marvin SarkorMONROVIA – The Chairman of Liberia National Commission on Small Arms ( LINCSA ), Mr. Marvin Sarkor, has assured Liberians that the country’s borders will not be used for illegal trafficking of illicit small arms and light weapons. Report by Christopher C. Waker, [email protected]Sarkor’s assurance comes in the wake of claims and counterclaims of alleged plot to overthrow President George Weah. According to the LINCSA Chairman, small arms and light weapons have negative impact on society especially reflecting on Liberia’s dark past. He use the occasion to call on civilians in possession of illegal weapons to peacefully turn them in to the Liberia National Police (LNP). The LINCSA head returned recently from the annual Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) meeting.
February 17, 2019 21:45 UTC
CFUH Leader, Reverend Bill SK Jallah presents Liberia’s Country Profile and Action Plan at the United for Global Mental Health Meeting in South Africa, January 30, 2019MONROVIA – Liberian Mental Health Service Users have returned to the country, following a weeklong Global Mental Health Campaign Planning Meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa. The meeting convened by the South Africa Federation for Mental Health, SAMFH, and the UK based Campaign Group, United for Global Mental Health, sought to improve cooperation and synergies among mental health actors across the world. It has been recognized globally, that mental health services are inadequate to meet the needs. Additionally, over 500 health care workers have been trained in mental health in primary care (mh-GAP). He urged the Government to follow the mental health law by protecting the rights of persons with mental health conditions and the government’s own policies.
February 17, 2019 21:22 UTC
Monrovia – Former House Speaker Alex Tyler has again argued that Liberia’s Public Procurement Concession Commission law was never changed in favor of Sable Mining as alleged in the damning Global Witness report. “The way she (former president Ellen Jonhson-Sirleaf) sent it that’s how we passed it, no law was changed. The former House Speaker and others were dragged to court for allegedly taking bribes to favor Sable Mining, a British Mining company. But even if I changed the law, it’s what I was supposed to do as a legislator,” he said. It all reportedly started when Piprek (the head of Sable Mining Liberia Ltd.) was in search of suitable premises for accommodation, helicopter landing facilities, and offices.
February 17, 2019 21:22 UTC
This is a judicial conduct by a Supreme Court Justice, protected under Article 73 of the Liberian Constitution. In late 2017, Supreme Court of Liberia ruled in favor of Justice Ja’nneh and confirmed the judgment of the civil law court. The Motion was resisted by Justice Ja’neh’s lawyers, See Justice Ja’neh Return herewith attached and marked “Exhibit 24”in bulk). See Minutes of Court herewith attached and marked “Exhibit 29”in bulk). Judgment was rendered by Chief Justice Francis Korkpor, Justice Philip Banks, Justice Jamesetta Wolokollie and Justice Sie-A-Nyene G. Yuoh.
Monrovia – An internal survey conducted by a local youth group, “Youth Bridge,” on the habit of smoking shows that 63% of people who smoke cigarettes do it because of peer pressure while 28% do it for pleasure and 19% for the sake of gaining activeness. Survey findingsThe survey findings also show that majority of the respondents have switched from other types of cigarettes to a preferable one (name withheld). Auto boosting: This criminal act involves using master keys to open locks on cars or houses. This criminal act involves tearing window screens at night while residents are asleep in order to steal phones and other handy materials. “Galaxy/ “Ban and Saw”: This criminal act targets those who want to buy street things.
In this day and age corruption and bad leadership and corruption are killing Africa’s progress while the greater number of the continent’s population lives on less than one One United States Dalloes a day. China is currently Africa’s third most important trading partner, ahead of the United Kingdom and behind the United States and France. In contrast and comparison, this subject looks at Washington and Beijing growing impact on the African continent in the context of influence and support to the continent. China and the United States use tools of soft power in different ways and with varying effects. China is the new superstar on the African continent when it comes to new diplomatic ties, trade expansion and investments in large-scale development projects.
Namibia – The Assistant Minister for Urban Affairs at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Paulita Wie says the Weah-led government is making progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through road connectivity. She spoke in Namibia on behalf of the Liberian Government at an event organized by the Namibian Government in collaboration with Slum Dwellers International in support of the slum communities. First Lady Monica Geingob also lauded the Liberian delegation and expressed her willingness to work with local NGO and the Government of Liberia. She further thanked SDI for the vision of helping the poor and noted that she was delighted to be a supporter of Namibia Housing Action Group. Slum Dwellers International (SDI) is a network of community-based organizations of the urban poor in 33 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.