Professor Ambassador Dr Al-hassan Conteh said he was glad to be honored by ULFAMONROVIA – The University of Liberia Faculty Association (ULFA) today, December 15, presented certificate of honor to Dr. Al-Hassan Conteh, who now serves as Liberia’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In this position, Dr. Conteh had to work with the faculty daily. In brief remarks, Dr. Augustine Konneh, who recieved the honor in behalf of Professor Dr. Al-Hassan Conteh, said the Ambassador accepts the honor with humility and joy. The certificate of honor given to Professor Dr Al-hassan Conteh by ULFAHowever, Ambassador Conteh sent this to FrontPageAfrica: “I deeply appreciate the honor betowed on me today by the University of Liberia Faculty Association (ULFA). “The faculty also deserves our commendation for all their sacrifices and perseverance in preparing the generation of scholars.
December 15, 2018 18:33 UTC
Hence, we see this action of the Leadership as illegal, unprecedented, inconsistent with law and a calculated attempt to prejudice the elections process. Consistent with its mandate, the newly illegally-appointed Commission chaired by Dr. Williamatta Sweet-Sweet Gibson, published new guidelines for the conduct of said elections. Unfortunately, and to our utmost dismay, the Commission decided that it will proceed albeit illegally with the conduct of the elections. At this juncture, we would like to draw your attention to the relevant portion governing the conduct of elections. Immediately publish the election voter role and all other important elections paraphernalia relevant to the conduct of the pending elections.
December 15, 2018 00:11 UTC
– Says he should not be co-conspirator of constitutional violatorsThe president-elect of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe, says that if Chief Justice Francis Korkpor were to agree and preside over the impeachment trial of Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh, he would be seen as one conspiring with majority members of the House of Representatives, who have shown disrespect to the Supreme Court and the Constitution of Liberia. Justice Korkpor is expected shortly to preside over the impeachment trial of Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh by the Senate after a 3-2 vote to deny Ja’neh’s request to prevent the House of Representatives from impeaching him. At the Temple of Justice on Wednesday, November 13, Cllr. This, Gongloe said, was a clear indication for Korkpor not to attend any hearing at the Senate.
December 14, 2018 02:37 UTC
It further notes that since the international team is still in the information gathering stage, suggestions of what their conclusions may be are premature. The U.S. Embassy said it remains committed, in conjunction with the Liberian government, to release the completed report. It also indicated that it will be a matter for the Liberian government to determine how to address any issues raised in the report or areas which require further exploration. The alleged missing money was earlier announced to the public amid conflicting accounts from senior government officials. According to the poster, the U.S. Embassy, having assured the Liberian public that it would make public any findings in the investigation, was tight-lipped on its current findings involving President Weah and some of his high-profiled officials.
December 14, 2018 02:37 UTC
Its name is China-Aided Liberia Bamboo & Rattan Weaving and Vegetable Planting Technical Assistance Project. “At the moment, we have around eight hundred Liberian students, drawn from different counties,” said Mr. Yongdou, who has a Liberian traditional name, “Flomo.” He spoke through an interpreter, Pi Jun Yue, Assistant Project Director. Clients for the bamboo/rattan products are furniture stores and resorts in Liberia, while the harvested vegetables go to supermarkets, Mr. Yongdou added. We want to exploit these natural resources to train Liberians and provide them with employment opportunities on the China-Liberia Friendship,” Mr. Yongdou said. The company’s arrival in Liberia was as a result of a meeting between Presidents Ellen Sirleaf and Hu Jintao.
December 14, 2018 02:26 UTC
There were concerns he was too easily confirmed by the Senate mainly because he was switching from the Senate to the Judiciary. The resolution became necessary following an announcement by Lofa County Senator Steve Zargo’s late withdrawal from the race to keep the Senate united. 2018 LOWS: Since Dennis was appointed Chairman on the Senate Banking Committee, he has failed to make an indelible mark. Two separate occasions, the Grand Gedeh County Senator failed to perform when he was given a task. NYOUNBLEE-KARNGA LAWRENCE – Grand Bassa County2018 HIGHS: Senator, Grand Bassa County (Chair on Rules, Order and Administration)She is one of two female senators in the Liberian Senate.
December 14, 2018 02:26 UTC
Following a thorough vetting process, the Elections Committee of the Sports Writers Association (SWAL) has cleared the following individuals for participation in the union’s pending elections scheduled for Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Press Union of Liberia headquarters on Clay Street in Monrovia. Others certified by the elections committee are Julius Konton and Edwin Dolo for the position of Secretary General while Success Minor and Augustus Doe will contest the Assistant Secretary General position. The SWAL elections committee has meanwhile declared campaign finally open and will close at midnight, Friday, December 14, 2018. The release also says SWAL’s debate for the elections will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 from 2pm-6pm. Meanwhile, the SWAL Elections Committee is urging qualified candidates to immediately forward the name of one person as their duly assigned monitor or observer at the polls to facilitate accreditation.
December 14, 2018 02:15 UTC
Tiawon Gongloe, President of the Liberia National Bar AssociationMONROVIA – The president of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) has asked the Chief Justice to recuse himself from the impeachment hearing of Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh. Speaking with Judicial reporters at the Temple of Justice, Cllr. Report by Kennedy L. Yangian [email protected]He opined that the counts on which the impeachment proceeding was initiating against the Supreme Court justice by the lawmakers was wrong and should not have been condoned by the Chief Justice. He expressed regrets that the Chief Justice went ahead to hear the case despite the disregard. “I call on the Chief Justice Korkpor not to go there and preside as history will judge him badly if he goes there because that entire process is a product of a constitutional violations,” he said.
December 14, 2018 02:03 UTC
CPJ’s list of jailed journalists does not include 13 staff from Gün Printing House, including its owner, a security guard, and several machine operators, who were jailed. Other findings from CPJ’s prison census include:• Ninety-eight percent of jailed journalists are locals imprisoned by their own governments. • Thirteen percent, or 33, of the jailed journalists are female, up from 8 percent last year. As a result, the number of journalists imprisoned in 2017 has been adjusted in the database to 272. It does not include the many journalists imprisoned and released throughout the year; accounts of those cases can be found at https://cpj.org.
December 14, 2018 01:52 UTC
Bong County – The Chief Executive Officer of Turkish mining company MNG Gold in Liberia has held important meeting with several towns in Kokoya, Bong County aimed at solidifying the company’s relationship with the local communities. The accident sparked outrage from some residents who went on the rampage, resulting to massive looting and vandalizing of MNG Gold properties. The bereaved families, town elders, chiefs, women, youths and sympathizers welcomed Mr. Umurhan and MNG Gold management team, and later the CEO and his entourage expressed their sympathy to the bereaved families. The youth representative of the community assured the MNG Gold management that they will continue to work with the company. Responding to the apology of the community, the management of MNG Gold admonished the community to always seek dialogue instead of igniting violence.
December 14, 2018 01:50 UTC
Monrovia – Lonestar Cell MTN has been dragged to the Sixth Judicial Civil Law Court for the action of damages in the tone of Three Million One Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars (USD$3,150.000.00). In the lawsuit, the group also said an agreement was reached between the two parties for Lonestar Cell MTN to charge its customers USD$0.50 per unit download monthly. Contrary, Lonestar Cell MTN proceeded using the song on their platform as a ring-back tune for the use of their customers throughout the country and abroad without seeking their consent and approval as required by law. The group also accused Lonestar Cell MTN of denying them the right to use same portrait for other GSM Companies’ promotional activities, thus violating their rights for which the action of damages was filed against company. Totaling the special damages to Three Million One Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars (USD$3,150,000.00).
The Malaysian national said officers of Liberia’s Immigration Services want to illegally deport him back to his countryMONROVIA – A Malaysian national, Edward Chan Ming Haut, has sued the Ministry of Justice and the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) including the Director of Security at the LIS for allegedly wrongfully detaining, humiliating and extorting US$1000 from him (Ming Haut) at the headquarters of the LIS. Report by Edwin G. Genoway, Jr 00231886458910 [email protected]Haut lawsuit was also prompted by his alleged illegal deportation and repatriation by the Director of Security at the Liberia Immigration Service Patrick Dolo who has been listed as one of the respondents alongside with the LIS and Justice Ministry. Haut is currently facing deportation and forceful repatriation by the LIS on ground that he was complained by his former employer Forest Venture Inc, a logging company that brought him to Liberia from Malaysia. Yusuf Kaba is the judge of the 6th Judicial Circuit, Civil Law Court of the Republic of Liberia; the court is currently in its September Term of sitting AD 2018. According to the petition filed by the legal team of Ming Haut, the Malaysian national was hired and brought to Liberia by the mother company of Forest venture in Malaysia identify as Rich Pass SDN BHD to live and work in Liberia in 2016 for Forest Venture.
Monrovia – The Government of the United States has announced its intention to support Liberia’s Pro-Poor Agenda with a planned budget of approximately $112 million (USD) for the 2018 fiscal year. The planned support for Liberia was announced in a Joint Statement of Collaboration between the Governments of Liberia and the United States released today. In that connection, USAID intends to use its assistance to Liberia to prioritize inclusive economic development as the fundamental driver of change in Liberia. For its part, the Government of Liberia expressed its intention to utilize development assistance as a tool for transforming Liberia as it moves forward on its journey to self-reliance. According to the statement signed in Monrovia today by President George Manneh Weah and the United States Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder, both countries will continue to work to fulfill the responsibilities they have assumed in connection with their collaborative efforts.
Monrovia- United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director, Anthony Chan, has pledged his organization’s financial and technical support to the President’s Young Professionals Program (PYPP), indicating that Liberia continues to benefit from the program. “As someone who spent virtually his entire life as a development worker, I know a successful development program. Dr. Chan said development community has always recognized the importance of capacity development to the success of development assistance and the journey to self-reliance. We have not fully appreciated how tapping local expertise and resources for capacity development can have a substantial impact on sustainable development outcomes,” Dr. Chan said. T. Nelson Williams, Board member of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce lauded the leadership of PYPP and pledged his support and commitment to the program.
December 14, 2018 01:18 UTC
Monrovia- Coalition of Liberia will on Friday, December 14, 2018 recognize several individuals and institutions for their outstanding performance and contributions to forest governance and leadership in Liberia. The award categories include, Best Human Rights Award, Leadership Award, Forest & Environmental Media Award, Gender Award, International Advocacy award and Governance & Reform Award. The Forest Governance Awards Ceremony will be held at 6:30pm at the Ballroom of Corina Hotel in Sinkor. The NGO Coalitions of Liberia is the premier body of organizations working within the natural resource sector of Liberia. Among other things, the Coalition strengthens the voices and influence of forest communities in enhancing natural resource governance in Liberia.
December 14, 2018 01:18 UTC