The remarks of Senator Johnson also come in the wake of threats uttered by former warring rebel ‘generals’ just days ago against another opposition politician, Representative Yekeh Kolubah. Senator Johnson needs to be reminded that he is one amongst many legislators, who represent Nimba County on Capitol Hill and nothing in the Constitution says that a senator owns a county. Senator Johnson enjoys the same right as any other citizen and cannot lay claim on a county as his own. Members of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) are poised to gather in Ganta City, Nimba County for the Party’s National Convention on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Go to Ganta City, Nimba County and assemble your partisans peacefully.
April 25, 2019 17:03 UTC
MONROVIA – The remains of the fallen lawmaker, Adolph Lawrence, (Mont. District 15, CDC) has barred from Capitol for the commencement of the state funeral. The body was taken out by men wearing T-shirts of the opposition Liberty Party after a scuffle with members of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC). Rep. Lawrence died on March 25 in a tragic motor accident on the Robertsfield Highway. Prior to his death, Rep. Lawrence was vocal on what he perceived as misrule and ills in the Weah-led administration.
April 25, 2019 12:09 UTC
— Supports June 7 planned protestOpposition Liberty Party (LP) is on the back of President George Weah for “his government’s disregard for the rule of Law, the economic growth that has declined to below 0 per cent and the worsening unemployment rate. LP meanwhile says it supports the June 7 ‘peaceful protest’ to remind the CDC-led government of the growing wave of economic hardship, uncontrollable corruption, flagrant constitutional violations, mob violence and clamp down on non-adherents. LP said the party supports the June 7 planned peaceful protest to remind the government of the growing wave of economic hardship, uncontrollable corruption, flagrant constitutional violations, mob violence, clamp down on non-adherents across the country. According to Sen. Zargo, the planned protest is a fundamental tenet of democracy for the people to freely assemble and petition their government when it is so required. “Our decision is further informed by the demonstrated indifference the President and officials continue to show in the face of the bruising economic hardship.
April 25, 2019 02:32 UTC
“Nimba County that consists of 1.2 million citizens all over Liberia, our support for President Weah is unwavering. There was a meeting in Nimba between ANC Political leader Alexander Cummings and Hon. Delegates will come from every part of Liberia to attend this year’s highly-awaited National Convention, under the theme: “The Alternative Liberia Deserves”. Senator Johnson may still be living in the past when the country was divided between warlords. The protection of Nimba is an affair of the state and its security apparatus and not Senator Johnson.
April 25, 2019 02:26 UTC
-As MOP awards 5th winner of Youth Peace Dialogue Writing CompetitionThe Deputy Youth and Sports (MYS) Minister for Youth Empowerment, Isaac Doe, has lauded Messengers of Peace-Liberia Incorporated (MOP) for its continuous quest to empower the young people. Robinson is the fifth recipient of the writing prize in the Cohort of Peace Writers of MOP. Ingel Clay, Coordinator of Cohort of Peace Writers, MOP, said the program is intended to allow young people to proffer their ideas on maintaining Liberia’s peace through writing. “This is not just to give LD$10,000 out to our winner, but to also encourage you for the promotion of peace. “Interestingly, the winner of every month is recruited into the Cohort of Peace Writers and stands the chance to benefit more, including contributing to MOP’s weekly column in the Daily Observer.
April 25, 2019 02:24 UTC
By Siddiq KonnehA nation with a weak judiciary, an inactive and uninformed citizenry is an unstable nation. An informed citizenry and a strong judiciary are two catalysts for sustainable growth and development in any modern nation. Informed citizenry will ensure that before one is put in a leadership position, he/she is adequately prepared and suited to lead them. These two, informed citizenry and a strong judiciary, must work in sync for any nation to develop and achieve its full potential. Thomas Jefferson once said, “An informed citizenry is at the heart of a dynamic democracy”.
April 25, 2019 02:18 UTC
Liberty Party Chairman, Senator Steve ZargoMonrovia – The opposition Liberty Party (LP) says it takes seriously and is aware of the political emotions and intolerance driving lawsuits against Mr. Abraham Darius Dillon, the LP Vice Chair for Political Affairs and Mr. Henry P. Costa, arguably the most vocal critics of the regime. According to the party’s Chairman, Senator Steve Zargo of Lofa County, the Party will do everything legally and politically reasonable to protect the two individuals, as their advocacies continue to benefit the greater interests of the country. “These officials are supposed to know that democracy, the form of government that we subscribe to, is one founded on freedom. “He doesn’t need to be told that he is presiding over a deeply divided nation.”The Party also acknowledged and endorsed information of a planned peaceful protest by a group of Liberians, “the Council of Patriots” on June 7, 2019. “We welcome the pending peaceful protest as it is a fundamental tenet of democracy for the people to freely assemble and petition their government when it is so required.
April 25, 2019 02:15 UTC
Monrovia – Celebrating its fifth year of existence, CelebrateLAB West Africa Conference ended Wednesday, April 24, with call for more commitment and budgetary allocation. “Gradually we have been able to invest in training lab technicians. The conference was organized by AfricaBio Enterprises Incorporated, which is a Liberian-owned company that specializes in management and consulting, leadership development, organizational development and Laboratory system strengthening. Each year this organization hosts CelebrateLAB to celebrate laboratory professionals, who are the foundation of the health system. Over 100 laboratory professionals from across the country, were trained in various lab networking skills.
April 25, 2019 02:03 UTC
Monrovia – Twenty-three African universities’ heads are presently in the country holding meetings with Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks, President of the University of Liberia and heads of other higher learning institutions on ways at improving higher education in Liberia. The 23 presidents/vice-chancellors, principals and deans are from highly ranked African universities that are offering academic programs in agriculture, engineering, science and technology. Weeks and Dr. Kanyama-Phiri, stressed that the founding spirit of the organization was to promote networking among universities on the continent. Liberia is one of the post-conflict countries in Africa, that years of civil unrest crippled its higher education sector. The country is in dire need of rebuilding its higher education sector and the broader education value chain.
April 25, 2019 02:03 UTC
Monrovia – Rep. Matthew Zarzar (Sinoe County District #3), chairs the Special Committee set up by House Speaker Bhofal Chambers to investigate the payroll and salary structures of Central Administration denies reports of malpractices at the Lower House. Report by Gerald C. Koinyeneh -00231777769531 / 231880881540/[email protected]Monrovia – In the wake of renewed allegations of corruption at the House of Representatives, a confidant of House Speaker Bhofal Chambers, Rep. Matthew Zarzar (Sinoe County District #3) has debunked the allegations and said all is well at the lower House. The Heritage Newspaper in its Wednesday, April 24, 2019 edition, published that House Speaker Bhofal Chambers is holding on to an investigative report uncovering ghost names, salary and benefit disparities among the central administration staff. “When somebody says Matthew Zarzar and the Speaker connive and are being pressured, that is not true. The fact is that we want to make sure that whatever report we present to the Speaker will be legitimate.
April 25, 2019 01:52 UTC
Bernard’s Farm – Liberia’s forestry authority has destroyed over 1,000 pieces of bushmeat it confiscated from marketers and hunters. Mr. Yormah disclosed that Liberia has been complained by CITE; therefore, FDA will continue to exert all measures to protect and conserve the country’s biodiversity. “We must obey the dictates of the law which forbids the massive destruction of protected species. He further described conservation practices as fundamentally important to the implementation of the commercial, conservation and community methods (3cs) of the sector. This method was approved by the government on September 16, 2006, a remains the cradle upon which FDA basically operates.
Monrovia – Press Union of Liberia (PUL) President Charles Coffey is calling on lawyers working as Public Defenders to work with the union in providing legal services for journalists who come in conflict with the law but cannot afford legal fees. Cuffey noted that despite the threats of lawsuit media institutions are currently experiencing, the media is there to report all that the media has to do. He said public defenders should work with the PUL to aid journalists during the legal process. In the wake of the call, the President of the Association of Public Defenders, Atty. Edwina Barchue urged the PUL president to provide the names and cell numbers of all public defenders in the country.
Monrovia – A former Montserrado District #14 representative candidate is calling on the CDC-led government to seek ways that will help to resolve the proposed June 7 protest. Mr. Muka-Kamara believes that the government must take the lead and provide the friendly climate for a conference on some of the legitimate concerns. According to him, calls for counter protest and repeated threats from both sides are waste of time and will only escalate the situation instead of providing solutions. He argued that continuous civil disobedience is scaring and might drive away investors and hurt the already existing economic hardship in the country. The former Montserrado District 14 Representative Candidate noted that a constructive dialogue will demonstrate responsible leadership and the CDC government’s willingness to tackle the enormous challenges.
ALJA said it is profoundly elated about the donations and the giant step taken by the Liberian Leader and his officials in strengthening FeJAL’s capacity in serving its members and the entire Liberian media. ALJA urged the FeJAL leadership to utilize the building, and the monetary and other material donations for the intended purposes. Meanwhile, ALJA is calling on the Liberian media to remain fearless and uncompromising in the discharges of its professional duties. The Association urged the Liberian media not to waver in the fight against the unbridled corruption and malfeasance in the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) led government. ALJA frowned on President Weah and his administration for being indifferent in addressing these critical state matters.
April 24, 2019 15:56 UTC
“The same thing we did for Madam Sirleaf for the past 12 years we can do the same thing for President Weah and whosoever that will come after President Weah, we will support that president,” said G. Benjamin Taylor, former chief of staff of the former MODEL rebel faction. “We ex-generals, we know war, we fought the war, we make war, we study war. Accordingly, the meeting between the pair was very cordial as admitted to by Rep. Kolubah who has insisted that he remains resolute on his stance on national issues. Rep. Kolubah used his time to address a number of issues on his chest. Rep. Kolubah stated that he had nothing personal against the president because the two of them had never interacted before.
April 24, 2019 04:41 UTC