In 2015, President George M. Weah, then Montserrado County Senator, signed up on the global #HeForShe campaign in the rotunda of the Legislature. By Gboko Stewart, Contributorwas a solemn pledge to end rape, violence, discrimination, sexual exploitation and abuse and all other forms of abuse against women. As a husband and father and perhaps the face of the Liberian #HeforShe movement, such allegation is damning and cast an aspersion on the administration of President Weah. Now it’s time for the president to show to the rest of the world that indeed, he is a #HeForShe. About the author: Gboko Stewart is a journalist and an activist to end gender-based violence.
August 20, 2018 00:45 UTC
Said Sirleaf: “Corruption erodes faith in government because of the mismanagement and misapplication of public resources. We must pay civil servants a living wage, so that corruption is not an excuse for taking what is not theirs. “To fight corruption is difficult because everybody is connected somehow in the country,” the President is quoted as saying. Since assuming office in January, President Weah has drawn criticisms and international condemnation over the illegal removal of Konah Karmo, Head of Secretariat of the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI). Clydesdale said: “President Weah must immediately withdraw his appointment of Gabriel Nyenkan, allowing Konah Karmo to resume his duties as LEITI Head of Secretariat.
August 20, 2018 00:33 UTC
But we all know that 90 percent of government loans end up in default. Remember how the Liberian government loaned US$2,274,400 to forty-six (46) Liberian owned “business”?? To make matters worse, 90 percent of these loans are now in default. And now that most of these loans are in default, who do think is on the hook to pay it back? But it’s criminal for the bureaucrats in our government to use other people’s hard earned money to underwrite loans for Liberian owned business!
August 20, 2018 00:22 UTC
In another post, he averred, in reference to Mr. Dillon: “You refuse to go to school. In a bid to allay those suggestions, the Senator said Saturday that she and Mr. Dillon were on the same page. I made no comment whatsoever!.”In the hours following last week’s meeting, Mr. Dillon himself has been airing out his views as to why he walked out of the meeting before it came to a climax. Mr. Dillon quoted Mr. Dweh as saying: ‘Mr. I quietly left, I didn’t speak to no journalist when I left – and all of a sudden it was like Darius Dillon left.
August 20, 2018 00:11 UTC
OVER THE YEARS, Liberia has survived multiple leaders who often, always surround themselves with a lot of people. Then there are what many regard as the sycophantic surrogates notorious for praise-singing their way to the feet of the leaders in hopes of cementing access and enjoying the ears of the presidency. WHAT WE ARE witnessing today is the massive glorification and idolization of President Weah by sycophants and surrogates blinded by the realities before their eyes. We are happy to have this opportunity in which we all can better share ideas, as we want to receive suggestions from opposition political leaders on how we move our country forward”. We belong to Liberia first before we belong to our inherited tribes, or chosen counties.”PRESIDENT WEAH must muster the courage to discourage his sycophantic followers from contradicting his message and intentions.
August 20, 2018 00:11 UTC
Monrovia – The Liberian Women Forum (LWF) said it would be disappointed if President George Manneh Weah shoves the allegation of sexual exploitation against an official of his government under the carpet without ordering an investigation into the matter. We applaud her for coming out and we hope this matter would be taken very seriously by President George Manneh Weah,” LWF president Kadi C. Porte said. Must we sit and allow this to happen to our children, young girl, and women? According to the president of the Liberia Women Forum, there is no better opportunity than now for President Weah to take a strong action against rape and exploitation. Weah of his recent commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and urged him to be a man of his words.
August 19, 2018 23:59 UTC
Monrovia – The president of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) has called for a robust and innovative rubber sector in Liberia. According to the LBDI president, he wants to see the rubber sector brings value to the industry in the country. The LBDI boss noted that Liberia has stayed long in the exploration of raw rubber without getting any positive benefits from the product. The LBDI president indicated that though the rubber sector has a number of expectations, but there are few obligations that cannot be ignored. According to him, there is the need to look at innovative and alternative ways and technology for the processing of raw rubber in Liberia.
August 19, 2018 23:56 UTC
Grand Cape Mount County – A Sime Darby Plantation security officer, Preston Nunuh was shot at and wounded on the leg with single barrel gun(locally made gun) at the plantation by a criminal police spokesman Moses Carter told, journalist. “Early this week, while on patrol at the plantation in the Gbah area, Sime Darby Security came across some alleged criminals who were taking away their palm brunch. In the proses of confronting the criminals, one of them shot at the security, Moses Carter. It can be recalled that SDPL management informed authorities about the operations of illegal mills near the plantation this year. Prior to SDPL taking over the plantation, the old Guthrie Rubber Plantation, served as a home to several ex-combatants.
August 19, 2018 23:37 UTC
Monrovia – President George Weah has described the US Peace Corps program as a great sacrifice to Liberia’s education system. Report by Bettie K. Johnson-Mbayo, [email protected]Speaking at the program marking the swearing-in ceremony of 44 Peace Corps, Weah said Peace Corps are champions and their services cannot be underestimated in the country. She said the US is proud to have a central role to contribute to Liberia’s education system. She said the 44 volunteers have done what others could not do. Raube said the 44 volunteers have summed the 230,000 volunteers that have served 57 years in 140 countries around the world.
August 19, 2018 23:26 UTC
Monrovia – Eight forest communities in five counties are poised to benefit from a program to better negotiate logging contracts, exercise their rights and secure their benefits from their forest resources. “Strengthening Community Forestry Structures and their Governance in Liberia” will run for 12 months (July 2018 to July 2019) and is expected to see SDI work with the leadership of the eight forest communities called the Community Forest Management Boards (CFMBs). CFMBs were created by the Community Rights Law with Respect to Forest Lands of 2009, which gives communities greater participation in forest management and governance as part of a reform agenda that began in 2005 to raid Liberia of conflict timbers. Many forest communities have faced difficulty in securing the benefits from the logging company, despite the new law. When communities signed a forest management agreement with the FDA, they can choose enter a Commercial Use Contract with a logging company or conserve their forest once it meets the regulations.
August 19, 2018 23:15 UTC
Monrovia – Days after officials of opposition political parties in the country met with President George Weah in an attempt to forge a collaboration in moving the country’s development agenda forward, Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott, former Chief Justice, says the one-day dialogue did not meet its essence and must be done again. Report by Bettie K. Johnson-Mbayo, [email protected]She expressed regret over the time political parties were informed, adding that the office of the President is a serious office and political parties should be informed ahead on national events. “I think the call was a good thing, many persons been changing political parties, the call to come and let’s discuss is good but it has to be genuine,” she said. Scott: “That meeting didn’t work out, it should happen again [and] give the political party time to put themselves together.
Monrovia – Deputy Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister Alice Johnson-Howard has frowned at the marginalization of women in Liberia. The Deputy Gender Minister further encouraged women to take advantage of various skills training and business opportunities that will beef up their skills for them to earn their livelihood. Minister Johnson-Howard disclosed that single mothers are the most affected among venerable women, due to denial by spouses or sometimes refusal to support them during and after pregnancy. Minister Johnson-Howard, at the same time, pledged government’s support through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in empowering women in Liberia. “This skills training will enable most of the women to improve from smaller businesses to larger ones.
Monrovia – The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) has launched the digitalization for the Import Permit Declaration (IPD) and Export Permit Declaration (EPD), making it more transparent and easier for doing business in Liberia. Speaking at the event, the Deputy Minister for Administration, Mr. Wilfred J. S. Bangura, said the government is doing all it can to make doing business in Liberia easier. “The administration of President George Manneh Weah will continue to support the improvement of the business climate in the country,” the Commerce Minister also noted. Also, the Deputy Commerce Minister for Trade, Nyema Wisner, said digitizing the IPD and the EPD will promote transparency in the business sector. According to the Deputy Minister, with the new system, business owners and customs brokers can easily check their IPD and EPD statuses.
Bushrold Island – At least eight people are reported injured after a wall protecting the Lebanese owned Mono Prix warehouse fell on houses in a tiny Bushrod Island Community in Monrovia on Friday, August 17. I then went over to the management of Mono Prix to explain what had happened,” Sherman further informed reporters. When contacted, the man claiming to be the Manager of the Mono Prix compound, Mohammed Mada, said his company is not at fault for the incident. But a long time resident of the community, which sits between the Mesurado Compound and the Mono Prix compound, Francis Boye dismissed claims that their houses were built under the fence. “The police came to the scene based on calls from the community residents and have launched an investigation.
August 19, 2018 22:52 UTC
Responding to a FrontPageAfrica inquiry at the weekend, Dr. Tipoteh said: “I knew nothing about the meeting, as I was not invited to the meeting. The purported walkout of Dr. Tipoteh came in the backdrop of the walkout from the meeting of Mr. Abraham Darius Dillon, head of political affairs in the opposition Liberty Party. In a Facebook videocast to address his walkout controversy, Mr. Dillon alluded to Dr. Tipoteh and others who also reportedly walked out of the gathering. Said Mr. Dillon: “Dr. He spoke with candor, when they gave Prince Johnson the microphone, he said: Mr. President, I’m the political leader of my party.
August 19, 2018 19:18 UTC