The rainy season will give us some problems and I think during the dry season, we will have it going a level I wish,” Minister Ziankahn said. The over 200-bed military hospital, according to government, reminisces the number ’14 Jersey wore by President Weah during his soccer days. I spoke with the Finance Minister and I will not tell you what I don’t know,” Gen. Ziankahn averred. On Monday, October 15, 2018, Assistant Defense Minister for Public Affairs Sam Collins told FrontPage Africa that no company has been contracted to construct the 14 Military Hospital. Meanwhile, Minister Ziankahn has decried low budget of the AFL but emphasized that he will advocate for increment for the security sector.
October 16, 2018 03:33 UTC
Monrovia – The Management of the National Port Authority clarifies as Untrue and total falsehood, reports that the offices of the Finance Department has been closed and barricaded. An NPA release says the Department of Finance remains functional and open to all Port users, the business community and the shipping world; and at no time was it shutdown and barricaded as it is being reported by some media outlets and propagandist. The NPA Press Release says the relieve of Mr. J. Franklin W. Sarkoh, II as Financial Comptroller for administrative reasons does not amount to the closure of the Finance Department as staff of the department are currently performing their respective duties. According to the release, Mr. Sarkoh has been asked to contact the Human Resource Department to collect his salary and benefits including – gasoline and scratch cards for the last month he served the post. Mr. Sarkoh will also be paid his one month payment in lieu of notice in keeping with the labor laws of the Republic of Liberia and he is expected to turnover the keys of the office of the Comptroller, his assigned vehicle and all other properties belonging to the National Port Authority.
October 16, 2018 03:22 UTC
Expressing concern about the increasing threats to global peace and security, especially the new wave of terrorism, Ambassador Kemayah said a safer world could only be achieved if words are accompanied by actions. Ambassador Kemayah told the First Committee that Liberia as a country, which knows first-hand the devastating humanitarian, and economic consequences of small arms and light weapons, had made great strides nationally in combating threats to the Country’s peace and security. As an adherent and contributor to global initiatives that promote peace and security, Ambassador Kemayah reaffirmed Liberia’s support as a State Party to the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT); the UN Program of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and other international instruments. The Chief Liberian Diplomat at the United Nations revealed that the Government through the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) was working to ensure the full domestication of the ATT, and called for international support to consolidate the gains. “As we endeavor to domesticate the Arms Trade Treaty, we must be quick to flag that there are a number of challenges; one of which has to do with funding.
October 16, 2018 03:22 UTC
Monrovia – The Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration with United Nations Environment Program and the Basel Convention has ended a one- day inception workshop on hazardous waste in Monrovia. Dr. Beyai indicated that when environmental awareness on hazardous waste is weak and regulations are lacking some organizations take advantage of the situation to seek cheap disposal options of hazardous waste. The UNDP Country Director stressed the need for a robust awareness strategy to be adopted to inform the public on hazardous waste. The Basel Focal person indicated that inception workshop will put in place necessary formalities to conduct an inventory on hazardous waste entering the Republic of Liberia. The inception workshop discussed several topics including hazardous waste classification under the Basel Convention, Assessment of Liberia’s Legal and institutional framework for the implementation and compliance with the Basel Convention and findings.
October 16, 2018 03:11 UTC
“We have conducted the family tracing and identify the legal parents of these children. “These children came to Liberia with the hope to go to school, get easy access to do business or better living condition. Receiving the nine Sierra Leonean children on behalf of their parents, the Officer-in-Charge of the Sierra Leonean Immigration authority at the Jedema border, Mohammed Abdullai Kamara, lauded DCI-Liberia for helping his kinsmen return home. We assure you of our support to ensuring the safety and protection of all children across this border,” he noted. According to the West Africa Network (WAN) about one million children are on the move in the West African region alone.
October 16, 2018 03:10 UTC
Monrovia – Liberia’s Foreign Minister H. E. Gbehzohngah Milton Findley has told the TICAD Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo that under the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development, enunciated by the Weah-led administration, the ordinary Liberian people will be given the chance to participate and benefit from Liberia’s development initiates. Speaking recently at the 2nd Plenary Session of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development, (TICAD), Foreign Minister Findley reiterated that Liberia’s “Pro-Poor Agenda” for Prosperity and Development is a five year program designed basically to accelerate inclusive and sustainable developmental agenda geared towards improving the living standards of Liberians. According to a Foreign Ministry release, Minister Findley spoke under the theme “Economic Transformation for Inclusive Growth’. Honorable Findley called on African government represented at the forum to engage and focus on sustainable development initiatives that would improve the living conditions of Africans, if the continent is to progress. He then emphasized, “Africa must have sustainable economic growth and development in order to improve the living standard of its population”.
October 16, 2018 03:00 UTC
Assigned Judge at the National Labor Court upheld the ruling of the Hearing Officer and denied the petition for Judicial Review. The Petition for Judicial Review is denied and the ruling of the Hearing Officer is ordered to be enforced in keeping with law. During that interval the Management of Intercon invited UNMIL soldiers who arrested 55 of the complainants and turned them over to the Ministry of Justice. He indicated that our certificate was being revoked because the petition for Judicial Review was filed on October 31, 2017. Counsel for Appellant has filed a bill of exceptions before the Honorable Supreme Court of Liberia sitting in its September Term A.D. 2018.
October 16, 2018 02:26 UTC
On Monday, Liberia joined the world over to celebrate Hand washing Day to shed light on a sector given limited attention. The celebration focused on the link between hand washing and food including food hygiene and nutrition. The WASH Commission said, in a release, that the benefits of hand washing go beyond protecting one’s own health. Hand washing is an important element of food safety, disease prevention and has been proven to contribute to the healthy growth of children. The commission’s theme, “ Be part of the sanitation solution: Tackling poverty and improving hand hygiene go hand in hand,” intends to remind Liberians that hand washing is a vital part of fighting poverty.
October 16, 2018 02:03 UTC
Launching the foundation at the weekend, the First Lady said her goal was to give young people and the elderly hope. I need 10 million to do the project but after we have to continue for the community to grow. Despite concerns regarding breach of the Code of Conduct and conflict of interest, the First Lady insists that she is determined to see the project through. As Opposition, CDC Criticized Sirleaf FoundationThe issue is quite familiar to the current ruling party, headed by President Weah. Issues of conflict of interest and Code of Conduct violation are not new to governance in Africa.
October 15, 2018 04:30 UTC
Monrovia – FrontPageAFrica has reliably learned that former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Ex-Pro Temp Armah Jallah, Ex-Speaker Alex Tyler and the current Minister of Finance, Samuel Tweah have been summoned by investigators looking into the missing Liberian dollars mystery. Persons of interestIt was under the watch of former President Sirleaf that the US$15 billion dollar was printed and brought into the country. She revealed being knowledgeable of the newly printed 15 billion Liberian dollars, but couldn’t confirm whether the CBL put the money in circulation or in its vault. “The total amount of money printed in the country over the last two years is L$15 billion, forget about what Minister [Lenn Eugene] Nagbe said. However, FPA has discovered that between November 2017 and June 2018 only L$17 billion Liberian currency was in circulation.
October 15, 2018 04:26 UTC
Soon after the founding, according to witnesses, and court documents, Johnson began raping the girls as young as 10 years. The local board in a statement Sunday, October 14, said in reviewing the allegations, the panel will have no one who is associated with the incidences or MTM involved. Following the release of the findings from the investigation, LAB In consultation with the US board will take appropriate actions. The US board concords with our decision.”LAB was established in September 2015 after reports of sexual incidents occurred at MTM and to advice the US board. MTM is currently partnering with the Ministry of Education under the Private Public Partnership program and it oversees 18 schools.
October 15, 2018 04:07 UTC
LONDON – The editor of FrontPageAfrica, Rodney D. Sieh debuts his much-anticipated memoir, Journalist on Trial – Fighting Corruption, Media Muzzling and a 5,000-Year Prison Sentence in Liberia, this week in London with a series of speaking and signing events. Sieh fled the brutal civil war in his homeland in 1992 for exile in The Gambia. In exile he launched the ground-breaking FrontPageAfrica website and then returned to Liberia in 2007 to launch the paper edition. He describes in horrific details the 5,000-year jail sentence he was handed just a few short years ago – for simply doing the work a journalist. My book, Journalist on Trial, serves as a warning and a clarion call for anyone who believes that truth, justice and honest debate are key to the democratic underpinnings of any society.
October 15, 2018 04:06 UTC
NOW COMES ANOTHER major issue for the president, regarding his wife, First Lady Clar Weah’s decision to set up a Foundation. BUT FIRST LADY Clar and her husband are undeterred. THE FAILURE OF PRESIDENT WEAH to hear the cries of the people and learn from the errors of his predecessors could hurt his reign in the not too distant future. PRESIDENT WEAH and his government must understand that Liberians do not appreciate being taken for granted – or for a ride. THE CLOCK continues to tick on President Weah and his government and the writings are on the wall for all to see.
October 15, 2018 03:56 UTC
Fahngon announced recently that the government is ready and set to demolish the building to jump-start the construction work of the overhead bridge. George B Kailondo“We told him to halt the construction works but he has refused. “Let that jailed bird stop misleading the public; I have not in any way violated any halted order from government. It is a five-storey multipurpose building,” Kailondo stated. “I went to the Ministry of Public Works so that they can show me what they want to do because my property is probably involved.
October 15, 2018 03:55 UTC
Monrovia – The opposition Liberty Party (LP) has refuted claims made by Mulbah Morlu, Chairman of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), that Liberty Party should be a party of interest in the ongoing investigation surrounding the alleged missing L$16 billion. “Well, Mr. Morlu, we have never exercised any control over the vault of the Central Bank before. These are the areas your attention must go, Mr. Chairman and not on Liberty Party that has got nothing to do with the operation of your government. The Senator for Lofa County, which the ruling party failed to win in 2017, claimed that the nation is in an unusually sickening situation. The LP chairman called on the government of President Weah to move swiftly and make some interventions in the “difficult situations” the Liberian people are facing.
October 15, 2018 03:45 UTC