Monrovia – Contrary to reports from More than Me (MTM) that they received half a million dollars from the US government to finance girls education in Liberia, the US embassy has told FrontPageAfrica that said information is untrue. The US embassy said a reference to a US$500,000 grant from the State Department in their 2014 IRS filing was an error made by the organization. “In FY 2015, “More Than Me” applied for, and was denied, a grant from the U.S. Department of State. The organization cites this grant application as the source of the error on their 2014 IRS filing,” the embassy said. The United States believes that girls and boys around the world should be able to receive an education in safe environments,” the embassy added.
November 04, 2018 23:15 UTC
The constitutional mandate positioning the speaker as the third in succession where the president and vice president are incapacitated simultaneously (Article 64 LIB Const. He exudes the authority to appoint and dismiss government officials within the executive as indicated in the constitution (Article 54&55 LIB Const.). He is authorized to extend the session of the legislature (yes for real) and call for a special sitting (Article 32b LIB Const.). “Tenure vs autonomy” or “tenure and autonomy”It is important to clarify the mystifications enmeshed in the relationships of autonomy and tenured positions. Is it fair and smart to say that tenure breeds autonomy or autonomy is unachievable unless tenure is attached?
November 04, 2018 23:03 UTC
Monrovia – The LINGO Forum together with the National Civil Society Council of Liberia (NCSCL) has organized this fair as a platform to promote and strengthen partnerships among INGOs, NNGOs, CSOs, donors, government and other stakeholders. Thus theme of this year’s fair will be “Strengthening Collaboration To Leave No One Behind Ahead”. Registration for the fair is opened to both national and international NGOs operating in Liberia. If your organization is interested please complete the attached registration form and NGO fair template, submit via e-mail or deliver it to the LINGO Forum office located at Welthungerhilfe (WHH/ German Agro Action), 18th Street, Sinkor. The deadline to register and send both forms is October 30 and payment deadline is November 1, 2018.
November 04, 2018 22:52 UTC
Monrovia – Efforts to ensure transitional justice measures in Liberia are garnering international attention and hope among those who long for justice for war crimes is reignited as an increased number of alleged Liberian war criminals are prosecuted abroad. Moreover, Civitas Maxima and the GJRP, in partnership with the Liberian Visual Arts Academy, are organizing an artistic Youth Conference. Furthermore, an informative discussion on the cases of alleged Liberian war criminals abroad will be held. “The cases against alleged Liberian war criminals in the US and Europe have opened up a vibrant dialogue within our society about how we want to deal with our past. Chronicling her personal adventures while trials of alleged Liberian war criminals take place abroad (i.e.
November 04, 2018 22:30 UTC
Practical section of workshop in Grand Bassa County with famers on structure construction in lowland under the Japanese Food Assistance Project in 2017Monrovia – The official handover ceremony – from the Government and people of Japan to the Government and people of Liberia – of the Japanese Food Assistance for agricultural development in Liberia takes place Monday, 5 November 2018, in Monrovia. Since 2013, the Government of Japan has made generous donations for the support of stallholder farmers and the enhancement of smallholder agriculture development in Liberia. The donations aimed to support resilient agriculture practices that focused on community asset development on unproductive swamplands for staple food production. The overarching objective of the effort is to specifically link smallholder rice producers and their surplus produce to profitable markets through the World Food Programme’s market development initiatives. This handover occasion symbolizes the tremendous gains Japan, Liberia, and the World Food Programme have made on improving the lives of smallholder producing farmers.
November 04, 2018 22:29 UTC
ALJA says the scandal currently engulfing the MTM Academy is symptomatic of a system which does no criminal background check of individuals responsible for the care of the country’s vulnerable population especially, children. To remedy the situation, ALJA is proposing that the Liberian government legislate a law that would require individuals working with children, women and the helpless to serve as mandatory reporters. The Association notes in most countries, mandatory reporting law requires professionals including teachers, health care workers, social workers, child care providers, among others to report suspected abuse as soon as possible. According to the documentary, as many as 30 girls were raped by Mr. Johnson and some of the girls are reported to have tested positive for HIV as well. The Organization says the Liberian government should ensure that no organization, no matter how altruistic its motivations and goals are, is above the laws of Liberia.
November 04, 2018 18:45 UTC
“To that end, what more can the Department of Defense and Department of State do to encourage Monrovia to establish a war crimes tribunal? Said Findley: “I understand that there are Liberians who want the war crimes court but also what are the results from the majority of the people of the country? 1055 in the House of Representatives, which calls upon Liberia to establish a war crimes Tribunal. Liberian Foreign Minister Gbehzongar Findley earlier this month reportedly suggested a referendum to establish a war crimes tribunal.”“Unfortunately, this vague statement from Minister Findley falls short of a genuine and robust commitment to establishing a war crimes tribunal. To that end, what more can the Department of Defense and Department of State do to encourage Monrovia to establish a war crimes tribunal?
November 03, 2018 13:07 UTC
LONDON – Mr. Rodney D. Sieh, editor and publisher of Liberia’s leading newspaper, FrontPageAfrica says dictatorial regimes are now resorting to social media, particularly Facebook to clamp down on the free press and journalists exposing corruption, greed and nepotism. Said Mr. Sieh: “Sycophantic followers of dictatorial rulers are now using the online medium Facebook to launch verbal attacks on journalists. Western journalists, in the era of US President Donald Trump have a front-row seat to what we have been experiencing over the years. The FPA editor assessed the current context and challenges facing independent media and consider the issues that must be addressed in search of comprehensive press freedoms across the continent and globally. The finance minister says the money was divided amongst money changers in the streets but where is the paperwork?
November 03, 2018 12:56 UTC
Report by Bettie K. Johnson-Mbayo, [email protected]Tawah Fenner says the incident of Broderick’s death prompted her to conduct training for nurses at the country’s premiere heath care center. Eyewitnesses recalled that she collapsed while walking to the registration center – about a 15-minute walk from the main facility located on the compound of the hospital. She was speaking at a 2-day training for 26 nurses and is expected to begin another in Bong County. She said the death of Jessica encouraged her to return to Liberia in order to educate nurses on how they can swiftly resuscitate patients. Upon her recent return to Liberia, she designed a program to benefit Liberian nurses.
Monrovia – The Supreme Court Chief Justice was in shock dismay when the lawyer representing the National Lottery Authority (NLA) informed the court that the agency’s bank account was still frozen by the Ministry of Finance Development Planning (MFDP) despite previous order unfreeze. Kparkillen disclosed that the vehicle of the Human Resource section has now been returned to her after the police, by order of MFDP and the Director General, confiscated it. He said though the Director General has returned to work, new employees of the agency consider him as “disrespectful to the President’s order”. Under the Act that created the NLA, the board of directors has the power and authority to appoint a deputy director general for operations as the principal deputy to the director general for an initial term of two years. The headquarters of the National Lottery Authority was a scene of upheaval on June 29, 2018, when Kortu attempted taking over as Deputy Director General for Operations with the support of his followers.
Speaking to students and school administrators, Mr. Bhutto said: “WFP is pleased to support the school meals programme with food commodities we buy from Liberian farmers as a way of supporting our own farmers produce more food instead of buying the food from overseas”. WFP-supported Community Grain Reserves (CGRs) in Nimba County are also supporting the school meals programme by selling Liberian country rice and beans to WFP. In late 2017, WFP experienced huge financial constraints that forced the organization to suspend school meals programme in early 2018. The resumption of school meals programme in October 2018 was made possible through a multilateral donor support. WFP urgently needs financial support without which school meals programme will not continue beyond December 2018.
Of those participation times, the opposition Unity Party (UP) performed highest with cumulative participation of 282 participation times followed by the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) in second with 213 participation times. The UP attained 509 participation times while the Liberty Party came second with 125 participation times. House of RepresentativesAccording to IREDD report, a total amount of 3,568 present times were recorded by IREDD for the period. The ruling CDC topped with 898 present times followed by the UP with 835 present times. For the category of “distant” the total recorded number is 103 “distant times.” There were seven in the “excuse” category and in the “sick” category; the total “sick times” recorded was 43.
November 01, 2018 11:32 UTC
11-year-old Devine Luke risks being amputated after a careless nurse gave him injectionMonrovia – Eleven-year-old Divine Luke risks amputation of a leg that was wrongly injected by a careless nurse. Mae Azango [email protected]According to Gifty Douglas Luke, mother of Devine, her son’s problem started in September 2011, when he was just four. He had gotten sick with fever and she took him to Benson Hospital on Du-port Road in Paynesville. And because she did not have the money for the test, she went back home. “This is why I am begging for help from any kind hearted individual and humanitarian organizations to please help me save my son’s life, because he is suffering too much,” she stated.
November 01, 2018 11:15 UTC
Taekwondo athletes in practice for the All African Games schedule to take place in NigeriaMonrovia – The Vice President for Operations of the Liberia Taekwondo Association (LTA), Larry Bruce, said they need the full support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in order for the national team to full participate in the upcoming All Africa Games. According to him, the association needs US$20,000 to cover all expenses, including taking the team to and from the competition. “We have met with officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, including Minister Zeogar Wilson. He called on business institutions in the country to assist the Taekwondo Association with sporting equipment as it struggles to keep its athletes fit for the challenges ahead at the All African Games. “We train three times weekly that is on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and we now have 50 athletes.
November 01, 2018 11:15 UTC
Barrack Young Controllers’ Coach Robert LarteyMonrovia – Barrack Young Controllers’ coach, Robert Lartey, has declared that his aim is to reach the group stage of this year’s Confederation of Africa Football Champions League. Coach Lartey, who splashed the cash on his squad this season, believes that they can beat the record set by LPRC Oilers and that his ambition to reach the group stage of the competition will be realized. We have go to back to see what we can do to prepare our team better for the CAF Champions League competition. I can assure that our objective is to reach the group stage,” Lartey said. “We still have room for improvement despite the team winning the double.
November 01, 2018 11:03 UTC