MONROVIA – FrontPageAfrica has been reliably informed that the Government of South Korea is yet to officially respond to the Government of Liberia’s inquiry about two of its officials who were arrested by South Korean police on allegations of joint rape. According to a top source who spoke to FPA based on anonymity, there hasn’t been any response from the top Korean government. FrontPageAfrica has also been informed that the government is trying to use diplomatic channels to deport the two Liberians. “He is of the hope that the GOL will make the proper representation to the Government of the Republic of Korea,” She deciphered. As with Mr. Browne, Mr. Tarr is expecting that the GOL will make the proper representation to the Government of Korea which would lead to their release and return to Monrovia,” she claimed.
November 24, 2022 20:29 UTC
Ambassador Dukureh is currently in Liberia to participate in the 16 days of activism against Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBVs). “Along with UN Women, we are ready to continue working with traditional leaders, especially the women traditional leaders – they are the custodians of our traditions. She noted that FGM should be discussed with communities and leaders, including Zoes that are involved with the practice. “The traditional people and Liberia are on track when it comes to the awareness and advocacy of FGM. In 2018, Liberia outlawed FGM for one year through Executive Order No 92 on Domestic Violence.
November 24, 2022 09:51 UTC
Speaking further, Tamba promised that NDMA will not only respond but will solicit support from other partners on behalf of victims, to relieve their suffering. He lauded the IRC for the collaborative effort and hoped that the partnership goes a long way in helping victims of the disaster. For his part, Francis Passawe – Operational Coordinator of the IRC, said the International Rescue Committee IRC, with over 30 years of humanitarian services to Liberians, the entity is excited to collaborate with the National Disaster Management Agency NDMA, to Burgess Government efforts to assist the needed. Receiving his food items, Kosain Belo, expressed thanks and appreciation to NDMA for their full contribution and support. Meanwhile, the NDMA and IRC, relief and response project will continue tomorrow in the Zayzay, Community, Paynesville, with over 200 hundred, Flood victims, expected to benefit.
November 23, 2022 20:02 UTC
After serving as Chairman of the Revolutionary National Youth League for many years, Jefferson Tamba Koijee has gotten a mammoth mandate delegates at the party’s 7th Congress held on November 22, 2022 at the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) headquarters in Congo Town, Monrovia. Out of the 370 votes cast, Koijee obtained 276 while his closest challenger got 91 votes with three invalid votes. During his tenure as Chairman of the National Youth League, Mr. Jefferson Tamba Koijee raised the standard of politicking in the largest auxiliary of the ruling establishment while setting himself a part as the most influential young man in Africa. Festus Logan – Chaplain General 20.Mamensi Kaba- Assistant Secretary for Press & Propaganda; and C. Mark Doryen- National Elder Council. (Visited 38 times, 2 visits today)
November 23, 2022 19:41 UTC
MONROVIA – On October 26, 2022, the Liberia Youth Task Team of the Africa Youth Partnership advocates for equitable recovery from the global COVID-19 pandemic, held its first National Dialogue on two thematic areas “Education and Skills training.”The event was held at iCampus on Carey Street in Monrovia. This dialogue brought together five partners including development along with 36 participants from the disabled community, youth groups, advocates, journalists and students of Liberia. The purpose of event was to discuss ways that would contribute to the development of marginalized (At-Risk Youths, Visually Impaired and Physically Challenged) groups in Liberia. The National Dialogue started with a sharp overview from a team Lead by Mr. Jacob B. Swee, Jr. Mr. Gray is a wonderful personality with a strong academic background in the Mechanical Engineering department of the University of Liberia.
November 17, 2022 20:44 UTC
BUCHANAN – It was a terrifying scene in Grand Bassa after the lifeless body of an Emergency Response Unit (ERU) officer was discovered in Pearchuzohn Community, outside of Buchanan. Hours after the ERU officer’s body was found, Grand Bassa County authority headed by Superintendent Janjay Baikpeh expressed regret over the death of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) officer. Mr. Eddie Williams, County Information Officer posted on his official Facebook page saying: “The Grand Bassa County administration headed by Superintendent Janjay Baikpeh regrets the death of an ERU officer in Bassa. However, Grand Bassa Police detachment including members of the joint Security immediately drove to several drug users’ spots (ghettoes) with a bulldozer and broke down several structures. The Police had promised to continue the process as the investigation into the death of the late ERU officer continues.
November 17, 2022 09:58 UTC
United States President Joe Biden has weighed in on the extent to which climate change is devastating the livelihoods and economies of not only poor countries but also that of the United States. President Biden who spoke at the ongoing COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, elevated the crisis into a security issue. President Biden said that the world had witnessed historic drought, flooding, wildfires in the west, devastating hurricanes and storms in the east, and Africa, homes to many of which nations remain most vulnerable to climate change. This funding is expected to help more than half of a billion people in developing countries respond to climate change. The United States was the first country to contribute to the adaption fund last year and further double its pledge to bring the US total commitment to USD 150 million.
November 17, 2022 09:53 UTC
https://blogs.worldbank.org/governance/here-are-10-ways-fight-)Instead of punishing, (for example, naming and shaming) corrupt officials, President Weah is silent or is financing their campaigns for elected political offices, according to anonymous resources. In addition, President Weah, himself, has failed to fulfill the moral requirement of integrity, which is to publish his assets, another form of punishment. However, do the gains earn from President Weah’s fight on corruption outweigh the consequences of its corrupt activities? Did President Weah explain to MCC why his anti-corrupt measures did not discourage any of his lieutenants from corrupt activities? Further, President Weah’s administration has failed to encourage concessionary companies to pay the mandatory funds such as:(a) Bea Mount, etc.
November 17, 2022 04:30 UTC
Monrovia, 11 November 2022The Government of Liberia and International Partners wish to reaffirm their continued commitment to the successful conduct of the ongoing 2022 National Population and Housing Census by the Government which runs from11 to 22 November, 2022. The population and housing census is among the most complex and massive peacetime exercises a nation can undertake. By: Press ReleaseGiven this, the International Community wishes to encourage all not to politicize or disrupt the ongoing 2022 National Population and Housing Census. Despite some initial challenges, the Census is now on track and has commenced as of 11 November, 2022. The International Partner support is aimed at ensuring that the 2022 National Populationand Housing Census is of high quality and upholds international principles and standards.
November 12, 2022 03:27 UTC
They cited the lack of trust in authorities of LISGIS to pay their previous sitting fees and the remaining amount following the completion of the work. He said since then, the amount of US$50, which was promised to be sent via mobile money service by LISGIS, has not been settled. Paul expressed skepticism that LISGIS will pay those who they recruited for the census. “Even those people who will force it to work, they will not receive their money, but people who are out and they are not working will receive money because there are too many mistakes. But nobody has turned out because we have not received any money.”He said facilitators are also mute on whether or not they will receive their money today.
November 11, 2022 21:16 UTC
MONROVIA – The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has launched a ‘massive’ campaign to mitigate power theft in the country. The Acting Chairman and CEO of LEC, Mr. Monie R. Captan on Wednesday launched the LEC National Power Theft Taskforce led by him and assisted by GSA Boss Madam Mary Broh. He said Liberia, as a country, has been losing about US$48 million annually to power theft. By Francis G. BoayueHe called on community leaders to collaborate with the LEC to bring to book those who are involved with power theft. The co-chair of the LEC National Power Theft Taskforce, Madam Mary Broh, lauded President George Weah for affording her the opportunity to work with the LEC to mitigate power theft.
November 10, 2022 23:01 UTC
Patriarchy is a system that makes God appear biased toward women, but He is not. God created man and woman equally in His image and likeness, and none is above the other. Genesis 1:27-28 (So God created man in his image, in the image of God, created he him; male and female created he them. According to this scripture, after God created males and females, he blessed them, not him. God created you to serve Him and fulfill your purpose on earth, so resist patriarchy; it is not of God.
November 10, 2022 20:43 UTC
MONROVIA – Representative Larry P. Younquoi (ANC, District #8, Nimba County) has launched an eleventh-hour bid to push for the postponement of Liberia’s already-delayed National Population and Housing Census (NPHC). By Gerald C. KoinyenehWeah’s declarationRep. Younquoi’s plea comes as President George Weah declared Tuesday, November 8, 2022, as “National Census Day;” calling for it to be observed as a national holiday throughout the country. According to a Foreign Ministry release, the 2022 National Population and Housing Census, which commences from Tuesday, November 8, 2022 to be declared as Census Night will enable the enumerators to begin the household listing. ‘President Weah was ill-advised’The census was originally scheduled from October 24, 2022 to November 7, 2022, but has been rescheduled for November 7- 27, 2022. He termed the government’s determination to conduct the census despite these challenges as disturbing, considering the sensitivity of the census data.
November 09, 2022 19:02 UTC
MONROVIA – Senator Varney Sherman (UP-Grand Cape Mount County) has expressed fears that his bid for re-election could be rejected by citizens of the county due to failure by the Executive Branch of Government to remit to the county money paid by Western Cluster and other companies as social development funds. According to the lawmaker, it has been more than three years the county is yet to realise any amount from the Executive Branch of Government, through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, to the county for development purposes. The amount in question is in the tone of US$5 million for counties covering the Western belt, including Grand Cape Mount, Bomi, and Gbarpolu countries. To add insults to injuries, Senator Sherman is sanctioned by the US Treasury Department with all his finances seized. Varney H. Sherman – Cape Mount, Sen. Edward B. Dagoseh – Cape Mount, Sen. Morris Saytumah – Bomi, Sen. George Tengbeh – Lofa, Sen. Thomas Grupee – Nimba, Sen. Alphonso Gaye – Grand Gedeh, Sen. Matthew Jaye – River Gee and Sen. Milton Teahjay – Sinoe.
November 09, 2022 11:56 UTC
The past eight years are on track to be the hottest ever recorded, a United Nations report has found, as UN chief Antonio Guterres warned that the planet was sending “a distress signal”. The UN’s weather and climate body released its annual state of the global climate report on Sunday with another warning that the target to limit temperature increases to 1.5C (2.7F) was “barely within reach." “As COP27 gets under way, our planet is sending a distress signal,” said Guterres, who described the report as “a chronicle of climate chaos”. Earth has warmed more than 1.1C since the late 19th century with roughly half of that increase occurring in the past 30 years, the report showed. Surface water in the ocean hit record-high temperatures in 2021 after warming especially fast during the past 20 years.
November 07, 2022 10:34 UTC