President Weah has withdrawn the nomination for the NEC Chair-designate post of Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike (pictured)Monrovia – President George Manneh Weah has heeded the advice of FrontPageAfrica and has written Senate Protemp Albert Chea informing the Senate that he (Weah) is withdrawing the nomination of the National Elections Commission (NEC) Chair-designate, Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike. In this newspaper’s April 1, 2020 Editorial titled: ‘To Avoid The Many Backlashes, Just Withdraw His Nomination, Mr. President’, we advise the President to do just what he did today. Edwin K. Martin, Chairperson-designate, Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, respectively.”From that Friday, March 20, when the President made the nomination of Cllr.
April 02, 2020 23:48 UTC
Knowing that Liberia has three confirmed cases does not give us peace; we are working to stop the spread,” Ms. Gwaikolo said. That alone motivates us to continue doing what we are doing,” said the 17-year-old Ms. Gwaikolo. Kormassa Vankpannah is a freshman student at the Adventist University of West Africa. Ms. Vankpannah wishes to become a Pediatrician. Ms. Faraj told this newspaper that they do take all the preventive measure seriously as they go about their awareness campaign.
April 02, 2020 12:00 UTC
Deputy Public Works Minister Joseph Todd handling the buckets over to the ruling party’s Montserrado County’s District #6 representative Amadu D. BilityPaynesville City – Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Public Works, Mr. Joseph Todd, has presented over 200 handwashing buckets to the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) District #6 headquarters in Paynesville. What Ebola did to us in this country we cannot afford to go that route,” the Deputy Public Works Minister said. The virus is an enemy that we cannot physically see,” Minister Todd said. The best we can do is follow the health protocols,” Minister Todd urged. Bility said the district office has over 300 people who they trained to carry out awareness about the virus the district.
April 02, 2020 11:48 UTC
How can we accept that justice is blind and impartial when it clearly appears the opposite? It is well documented that despite all the repeated regional accords and international conventions meant to protect human rights and hold perpetrators accountable doing that conflict? Lady Justice turned a blind eye to a people who’s sufferings knew no limits. This means that in order to punish a perpetrator for genocide, Lady Justice requires that the prosecutor establishes a link between the crime and the intention, thereby creating corridor for many offenders to get away with their crimes. The case of America is not the only indicator that justice sees what it wants to see.
April 02, 2020 11:26 UTC
Suakoko, Bong County – The medical director of Phebe hospital, Dr. Jefferson Sibley, has announced a suspected case of the deadly coronavirus disease in Bong County. “The patient is in isolation, the sample collected and the results will be out Friday,” Dr. Sibley said. Continuing, he added: Specimens were taken Monday and we expect the result in latest Friday. Yes, there is a suspected COVID-19 case at Phebe Hospital.”Dr. Sibley added that the result of the medical test would be out FridayMeanwhile, Bong County superintendent Esther Walker had also confirmed the suspected case, but assured residents that the Bong County Health Team was on top of the situation. Walker appealed to citizens of the county as the suspect was being closely monitored.
April 02, 2020 11:25 UTC
They made away with about $5 million; it emboldened Team Weah. Team Weah blatantly refused to refund the stolen money despite a public repudiation by the 9 ambassadors. Smelling trouble ahead, Uncle Sam decided to fly its citizens from Monrovia last Wednesday. I pray Team Weah will pass the MCC Exams later this year, or dance “Jump Over It” again as with the Coronavirus money. And if you have not figured out by now why Uncle Sam is “Jumping Over Liberia” then I beg to differ.
April 02, 2020 08:37 UTC
Margibi County is one of the two counties where health authorities are keeping serious surveillance following Covid-19. Unlike Montserrado County, there is less attention from philanthropy organizations to help the needed in Margibi County during the pandemic. “It is good to be in my home county Margibi. Howbeit, this is not a strange thing to come back to Margibi County and identify with the hospital that I was born in,” he said. We are regulating the health protocols and that is why we were able to close all the mosques in and around Margibi County,” the Margibi County Muslim Chairman said.
April 02, 2020 08:37 UTC
Yates, who is a social media blogger, appears to be latest journalist to be harassed and intimidated by NSA. Speaking in a telephone interview with FrontPage Africa on Tuesday, Yates accused President Weah of being the mastermind behind his interrogation by the NSA. “Before I was even invited, I got the information a day that the Executive Mansion wanted to have me arrested. The Executive Mansion should stop intimidating journalists”. To speak to Charles Yates issue is a disservice to this platform — Executive Mansion press briefing — and I am not even giving credence to that,” Toby said.
April 02, 2020 08:15 UTC
Garpolu – Sunday, March 30, 2020, a son of Gbarpolu County, Paul Koulboi Kennedy donated several medical equipment and Personnel Protective Equipment value more than $8,000 United States Dollars to six major health centers in the County including: Bopolu, Gbarma, and Bokoma. Other health centers are: Belleh, Kongbai, and Gouwoulala. He stated that donation is meant to provide the county preparedness and immediate response to COVID-19 in addition to the support the Ministry of Health will give to support health centers in the county. He also told the county authority that the Kennedy Hope Foundation is making plans to work with the Ministry of Health to provide training for Gbarpolu County Health workers for the preparedness of COVID-19 response. For his part, the County Health Officer of Gbarpolu County, Dr. Musa Zuanah, acknowledged Paul Kennedy’s donation and added that this is his second time seeing Paul donating to health centers in the county.
April 02, 2020 08:15 UTC
Monrovia – In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak in Liberia, the historic Providence Baptist Church has identified with scores of vulnerable groups and individuals in Monrovia and its environs. Located on Ashmun and Broad Streets in Monrovia, the Providence Baptist Church is regarded as the cornerstone of Liberia. It was in the same church edifice, Liberia’s Declaration of Independence was signed on July 26, 1847. On Wednesday, 1 April, the church donated food items including several bags of rice and assorted food items to various needy groups and vulnerable persons. This is the church’s way of identifying with this community during this critical time of uncertainty,” he said.
April 02, 2020 08:03 UTC
Riders For Health Calls for More Support to Improve the Health SystemMONROVIA – Rider for Health Liberia, an international non-governmental organization that was established in Liberia in February 2015 in response to the Ebola outbreak, has called on the government and developmental partners to provide more assistance to ensure accurate health sample delivery system across the 15 counties. Riders for Health Liberia is also involved in repairing damage ambulances used by the government. Joseph G. Mehdeh, Riders For Health Liberia Country Director at a news conference in Monrovia recently underscored the need for government and partners to continue to support the organization’s operations. According to Mehdeh the current system put in place by Riders has the ability to transport samples in twenty-four hours from anywhere across the fifteen political subdivisions for rapid diagnostic purposes. Riders for Health has six functional garages in Lofa, Bong, Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, Montserrado and Grand Bassa Counties.
April 02, 2020 08:03 UTC
Monrovia – The International Organization for Migration, Liberia Office has donated assorted anti-COVID-19 materials to the Jewel Starfish Foundation in Monrovia. Jewel Howard Taylor, JSF is focused on the empowerment & holistic development of Liberian girls and women across the country. Receiving the items the Program Director of the Jewel Starfish Foundation Stephene Audrey Kpoto thanked the IOM for donation terming it as a great partnership in the fight against the deadly virus. She assured that a Taskforce set up by the Foundation will reach out various communities creating massive awareness and education among the residents. “We have our task force and our young people are willing and prepare to create awareness on the virus”, Stephene added.
April 02, 2020 07:52 UTC
Yet, Wednesday’s hearing gave more reasons as to why he may not be confirmed by the Senate – conflicting dates of birth. However, the Liberian law requires that anyone with the desire of naturalizing as a citizen of Liberia must be of age 21. Nominee we have heard enough, and it is the agreement of this Committee that you be discharged as we go back to our committee to decide, Senator Milton Teahjay, Committee chairman. We ask that Mr. Floyd Sayon be rejected by this Committee to head the data center of the National Elections Commission (NEC). “Section 2.2 of the election law clearly disqualifies Mr. Sayon because of his lack of integrity, and his failure to take instruction.
April 02, 2020 07:52 UTC
The teenager is a member of the churchGbarnga, Bong County – Police in Gbarnga Wednesday, April 1, sent to court the Dean of the Gbarnga School of Theology and Senior Pastor of the United Methodist Church in Gbarnga, Rev. Samuel Karyeah, who had earlier been investigated and charged with statutory rape. The teenager is a member of the church. FrontPageAfrica gathered that while police was still investigating the accused, he was signed-for by some hierarchy of the Methodist Church in Gbarnga. A member of the church, who preferred to remain anonymous, told FrontPage Africa that the church is working to learn how this happened.
April 02, 2020 07:41 UTC
Monrovia – The Liberia National Bar Association has setup a committee “to review statements” made by the Commissioner-designate of the National Elections Commission, Cllr. Report by Alpha Daffae Senkpeni, [email protected]The investigation is gear toward determining if the Nigerian-born-Liberian illegally achieved his Liberian nationality in 1982. He said the committee, which will be chaired by the LNBA’s grievance and ethic committee chaired by Cllr. Prior to the confirmation hearing, he told FPA in an exclusive interview that most of the public opinions about his nationality are sentimental. Our law is not sentiment; our law is clear on what is nationality.
April 02, 2020 07:18 UTC