With their statement today, developing countries acknowledged unequivocally that CIF is an essential means to this end,” said CIF Head Mafalda Duarte. Now marking over a decade of climate action, CIF financing is unlocking over $55 billion in climate change-related investments across 72 countries. About CIF Marking more than ten years of climate action, the $8.3 billion Climate Investment Funds is the largest multilateral climate financing instrument in the world. CIF provides developing countries financing for climate-resilient and low-carbon development. Five MDBs—the African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and World Bank Group (WBG)—implement CIF-funded projects and programs.
April 15, 2019 01:07 UTC
MONROVIA – The Liberian Government delegation attending this year’s International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group Springs Meetings in Washington D.C. is seeking support for the implementation of the ‘Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development’ (PADP), the government’s national development agenda for the next few years of its term in office. According to information, support to water and sewer will focus on providing new pipes for the Pipeline Water Plant. On the public financial management side, more support will go to setting up of an E-tax policy and system, e-procurement, capacity development amongst others. The government’s first opportunity came when it signed a US$3 million grant agreement with the World Bank. The Ministry of Gender and Social Protection is finalizing arrangement with the World Bank for support through cash transfer to vulnerable women in four poverty-distressed counties.
April 14, 2019 23:37 UTC
Early Childhood Professional Network Executive Director Ruby MartinPaynesville – The Liberia Early Childhood Network (LECPNET) officially launched its network Thursday, April 11, at the Paynesville City Hall. The program was attended by primary school students, teachers and partner organizations of the network. Report by Alline Dunbar, [email protected]Giving a special statement, the Executive Director of the LECPNET, Ruby Martin, stated that according to the 2017 inter-sectorial data on Early Childhood Development, 75 percent of all pupils, who enrolled in early learning are overage and 32 percent of children under five are stunted. LECPNET was established by distinguished professionals in August 2017 to buttress government’s efforts in achieving overall development for all young children from conception to eight years. It is a non-for-profit organization comprising of social workers, nutritionists, caregivers, entrepreneurs, health and dental professionals from civil society, government, academia, the private sector, individuals and organizations providing early childhood development services to address the ultimate development of Liberia’s youngest population.
10 of St. John River City, Grand Bassa County performed its Masonic duties of Charity in St. John River City by dedicating the James E. Pierre Reading Room at the St. John River Senior and Junior High School. Additionally, the Lodgegenerously provided drugs and medical supplies to the St. John River City Clinic, and agricultural implements to Union Baptist Church Farming Project. After the dedication of the Reading Room, the Lodge proceeded to the St. John Clinic. Receiving the drugs and medical supplies, the Officer-in-Charge and staff , lauded Amos Lodge for its continued assistance to the St. John River City Clinic. It was founded around 1912 and has contributed to the development of St. John River City and Grand Bassa County since its inception.
MONROVIA – The conversation about setting up a War Crimes Court in Liberia has intensified in the last 18 months. “War crimes” are crimes committed during war, including intentional killing of civilians or prisoners, torture, rape, recruitment of child soldiers and, among others, pillaging. Unlike many crimes, war crimes have no “statute of limitation”. Liberia is a member-state of the AU and regional body prohibits war crimes and crimes against humanity like the UN. A special African Chamber in Senegal found him guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity in May 2016.
Mr. Rashid is the CEO of The AKHIRAH TEAM, a UK based charity organization working in many countries across the world. In The Gambia, the British Charity is already feeding over 5,000 children daily; it underwrites the cost of students fees and has built water borehole wells for several communities. We are a British Muslim charity but we do not discriminate – we also help people in the churches, we also help people in the mosques. Meanwhile, the Executive Director of Vision Hope Liberia said his organization specifically engaged its British counterpart to help buttress their charity work in Liberia because “we are aware the government can not do all”. He said Grand Bassa, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Margibi and Bong County are the first five counties that will benefit from the collaborating charity work that will be targeting at least 4,000 orphans.
Monrovia – Madam Sondia Martha Tubman, a victim of a recent fire incident in the New Matadi Estate, has expressed disappointment in the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) for being delinquent in restoring power to her community. New Matadi Estate is one of three communities planning a protest in demand of power transformers. Madam Tubman told FrontPageAfrica that when the power went off, she was constrained to purchase a generator. But she, however, pleads with LEC to restore power in the communities to prevent more people losing their properties. Businesses in the Sinkor areas including Lakpaze, Sharks Community, are said to be going through tough times in the absence of electric power.
April 14, 2019 23:03 UTC
Speaking at the event, FAO Representative in Liberia Madam Mariatou Njie praised the Government and people of Japan for entrusting its resources to FAO to execute the two major projects that will improve Liberia agriculture secto. According to Madam Njie, over 90 percent of rice costing about of US$80 million are imported in the country yearly. “In 2018, rice represented 37.8% (Central Bank of Liberia report, 2018) of the total imports of food and live animals. Liberia population growth currently at 2.5% per annum has led the country to experience increase in demand for rice,” the FAO Country Representative said. Also speaking, Agriculture Minister Dr. Mogana S. Flomo said developing the agriculture sector for jobs creation has been the central message of President George Manneh Weah.
April 14, 2019 23:03 UTC
Monrovia – On May 2 this year, the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, is expected to begin hearing the land dispute case between the government of Liberia and the members of the Mandingo tribe of Ganta, Nimba County. Also, there was no court case/s anywhere claiming these Centuries-old owned properties of Mande’Nkoh people”. In 2006, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf set up an ad-hoc committee headed by former Internal Affairs Minister, Ambulai B. Johnson, to resolve the Nimba land disputes that many fear had the potential of plunging Liberia into crisis. They claimed the portion of the land in question was undecided before the Supreme Court of Liberia. Following the incident, the Mandingoes hailing from Ganta Nimba County issued a statement, calling on the Justice in Chambers of the Supreme Court to forward their case currently before him to the full bench for adjudication.
Participants, facilitators in a group photo with Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor, Sr.Monrovia – Internews in partnership with Liberia’s Judiciary has ended a week-long specialized judicial reporting training for journalists covering that branch of government. At the close of the training, 27 journalists were certificated for their participation. Darryl Ambrose Nmah said the exercise has enhanced the skills of journalists to become effective judicial reporters. Journalist Davies also thanked the Chief Justice for providing office space for members of the Association (AJUR). “I want to say thank you for giving us the opportunity to improve our capacity as judicial reporters.
Monrovia – As part of efforts to commemorate the Global Youth Service Day, 25 members of the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY), on Friday, April 12, performed voluntary service at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Medical Hospital in Monrovia. Webster Clayeh 00231770745986[email protected]The youths, most of who are medical practitioners, were assigned in different departments at Liberia’s biggest hospital. According to FLY, the Global Youth Service Day is meant to highlight the efforts of youths and celebrate voluntarism across the country. Going forward, we hope that the celebration of this day will be commemorated across the country. “As youths, we have to render our service to our nation.
NORWAY – Annprincess Johnson Koffa is now using the traumatic experience she and her mother had under her father, Prince Y, Johnson, a former fierce warlord turned politician and clergy, as an inspiration for her new career in Norway – pop music. She took up two jobs as a pricing specialist for an internet services provider by day and a waitress by night. No one is going to take a chance on you before you show them why they should,’ she said. He captured her and took her away from everything she knew, and she stayed with him for eight years. “She couldn’t bring them to Norway because they were in another town, far from where we where,” Annprincess explained.
April 14, 2019 02:15 UTC
MONROVIA – Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Commissioner General Thomas Doe Nah has called on all Public Officials including Legislators, Justices and Judges; Heads and Deputies at Ministries, Agencies, Commissions and Public Corporations who are owners of real properties to visit the LRA to make payment of all real property and related taxes owed the Government of Liberia. Real Property (also called real estate) refers to land, structures, or a combination of land and structure that are used either for residential or commercial purposes. In a public announcement, Commissioner General Nah noted that the LRA expects all appointed and public officials to comply in settling their real property tax obligations no later than May 31, 2019. He reminded public officials that they were mandated by President George M. Weah during a cabinet meeting on December 6, 2018 to be tax compliant. The announcement notes that public officials who are themselves beneficiaries of the taxes have a responsibility to pay their fair share.
April 14, 2019 02:03 UTC
MONROVIA – The President of the Liberia Movies Union (LIMU), Mr. Frank Artus, has appealed to the Government of Liberia for the establishment of a Theater College at the state-run university, the University of Liberia. He made the plea on Friday April 5, 2019 at the Liberia Movies Union Head office located on capitol By-pass in Monrovia. Mr. Artus said he does not believe in everyone been a politician, Representatives, senators or everyone working within the employ of government ministries, agencies, among others. He said actors and actresses are professional people and Acts is a profession compare to accounting and other careers. In order to do a professional job, you must be well trained and well qualified to be capable of performing up to the task, Mr. Artus said.
April 14, 2019 00:45 UTC
Th Invincible ElevenMonrovia – The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has relegated Invincible Eleven (IE) FC to the third division. It follows their refusal, despite a reminder on 10 April, to pay a fine of L$150,000 for refusing to honor a league match away to Nimba Kwado FC in Sanniquellie, Nimba County on 6 April. Reported by Christopher Walker, [email protected]Chapter eight, article 10 of the rules governing the Orange-sponsored LFA national league imposes a penalty on clubs refusing to honor league games. Points obtained by clubs from playing IE will be extracted, including Mighty Blue Angel’s 3-1 win at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium on 9 April. Meanwhile Junior Professionals have paid the fine of L$150,000 following their refusal to honor a league match away to Nimba Kwado on 26 March.
April 13, 2019 13:18 UTC