By Ambassador Hélène Cavé, Head of the EU Delegation to LiberiaToday the European Union (EU) is a living project of peace, unity, common values and solidarity. We are working with partner countries and organizations around the world to protect and promote peace, security, human rights and sustainable development. The EU will mobilize around EUR 14.75 million, or US$ 15.9 million, from our Budget Support Programme and other projects. A disbursement of EUR 6.25 million, or US$ 6.7 million, is expected to be completed before the end of May. We need to protect ourselves to protect others, and protect others to protect ourselves.
May 09, 2020 09:11 UTC
Liberia: Stay Home Order Extended by Two Weeks as Government Gets Flexible with Religious ActivitiesMONROVIA – President George Manneh Weah has extended the stay home order by an additional two weeks as part of a continued effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Last month President Weah announced a State of Emergency to be observed throughout the Country. 4) A directive to the Ministry of Internal Affairs to engage market leaders in order to make “satisfactory arrangements” for the operations of markets during the period. The security forces will be required to monitor these guidelines to make sure there is no violation. The Government of Liberia is also calling on Liberians, led by religious leaders, to use the upcoming Unification Day celebration to pray for the Country to be healed from the virus.
May 08, 2020 21:00 UTC
MONROVIA – Liberia’s failure to satisfactorily show commitment towards the fight against corruption and implement reforms under the George Weah-led administration is costing the country bilateral development cooperation from Germany as the biggest economy in the European Union is dropping Liberia from its aid’s list. Report by Lennart Dodoo, [email protected]In its new reform and bilateral cooperation development strategy, Germany now looks forward to divert its support to countries were its cooperation and more meaningful. What the Govt SaysInformation Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe told FrontPageAfrica after an inquiry that the Liberian Government has not received any official notification regarding Germany’s intension to terminate bilateral development cooperation with Liberia. “These reforms have necessitated increased support to Liberia, including from the IMF, World Bank and the EU. GIZ is also carrying out capacity development in the transport sector in Liberia Commissioned by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
May 08, 2020 17:03 UTC
NO JUSTICE FOR THE POOR: “I don’t have money to take Speaker or a Representative to court. I know the President is a kind-hearted person; please tell the Speaker to pay my money. Mr. Guss WinnAsked if he intends to take legal actions against the Speaker and members of House of Representatives, Winn laments: “I don’t have money to take Speaker or a Representative to court. I know the President is a kind-hearted person; please tell the Speaker to pay my money. Winn says he feels disappointed yet again after the Speaker has once again fallen short on his promise to pay.
May 08, 2020 15:11 UTC
Madam Sirleaf made these comments when she appeared on the ‘Faces on Africa’ program organized by the African Public Health Network (APHN) at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the United States of America. Madam Sirleaf said citizens would not be adequately convinced if false information are provided by leaders and others reporting on Covid-19. Madam Sirleaf recalled that the outbreak of the disease in Liberia was characterized by confusion and missteps initially in the post-conflict nation. As a President, I formed a very strong technical team comprising public health officials; they became to organize meetings to inform our colleagues in other areas-our Legislature, Judicial system, civil society-holding meetings. Madam Sirleaf, however, named the lack of public confidence as one of the greatest challenges of her government’s efforts in combating Ebola in Liberia.
May 08, 2020 11:15 UTC
Provides One Million Dollars In Assistance to Liberia to Respond to COVID-19Emmanuel Sorsor has invented a foot propelled hand washing machine in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Monrovia – The United States Government has committed $1,000,000 in health funds to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Liberia. “This funding is supplemental to our already substantial assistance to strengthen Liberia’s health system. Investments in the health sector have been a major part of United States development assistance to Liberia. Since 2009, American taxpayers have generously funded more than $100 billion in health assistance and nearly $70 billion in humanitarian assistance.
May 08, 2020 09:33 UTC
Some of the donations among African House Speakers include; Thirty Percent (30%) pay cut donated by the Kenyan Senate Speaker Hon. Justin Muturi, two month salaries donation made by the Nigerian House Speaker Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, three month salaries donation made by the Ghanaian House Speaker Hon. Prof. Mike Oquaye, and Ugandan House Speaker Rebecca Kadaga who also donated several anti-coronavirus materials to Kamuli District Covid-19 taskforce. Bravo to Speaker Chambers for Job well done.”Speaker Chambers is a man who spent his life in academia endeavoring to build the human resource capacity of his constituents.
May 08, 2020 02:15 UTC
Dr. Anthony Fauci, as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) was in Liberia to support Liberia’s quest to establish a national public health institute. The GoL represented through the Ministry of Health (MOH) previously through the Liberia Institute for Biomedical Research (LIBR) during its first year of implementation, and through the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), and Government of Liberia institutions including the University of Liberia and the JFK, thereafter. ZMapp is an experimental biopharmaceutical drug comprising three chimeric monoclonal antibodies still under development as a treatment for Ebola. The first clinical trial of ZMapp was launched in Liberia the same month. Dr. Anthony Fauci, as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) was in Liberia to support Liberia’s quest to establish a national public health institute.
May 08, 2020 01:18 UTC
To effectively roll back the spread of the virus in Liberia, President George Weah on April 10, 2020, declared the State of Emergency which was approved by the legislature. However, since the declaration, there have been gross violations and missteps in the enforcement of the state of Emergency and the measures as announced by the president. The National Commission of Justice, peace and Caritas do acknowledge that during a state of Emergency certain rights are suspended. The Commission strongly believes that the DIGNITY of every human being is and must be upheld during the state of Emergency. Together we defeated the Ebola virus Disease; together we can defeat COVID 19.
May 08, 2020 01:07 UTC
MONROVIA – The Christian Revival Church Association (CRCA), an indigenous body of Christ operating in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone has identified with its members and eight communities in Monrovia and its environs through the distribution of rice and vegetable oil. Madam Yassah David, Project Coordinator of the church said the gesture of food distribution to various communities was made possible through the office of the presiding Bishop Rev. Peter Town, Brown Town, Jungle Farm, Bassa Town, Duport Road, Pipeline and Central Monrovia. CRCA Project Coordinator also indicated that the eight communities where the food items were distributed are areas CRCA has it branches. The team also reminded it members that God has not forgotten Liberia and its people and that they (members) should remain committed to God’s command as Christians.
May 07, 2020 23:48 UTC
MONROVIA – The Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) has called the Government of Liberia (GOL) to reduce what it calls “unnecessary tensions” in combating against the spread of the deadly Coronavirus in the country. The LCC made specific reference to the current impasse between the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT). It is also important that the Government reduce [the] unnecessary tensions in the fight against Covid-19 including the one developing between the Media and the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT)”. Brown wants churches to continue to fast and pray for the extermination of this virus from the global community, including Liberia. “The Liberia Council of Churches is fully aware that prayer is one of the weapons needed in the fight against this virus.
May 07, 2020 23:12 UTC
MONROVIA – One of Liberia’s leading GSM companies, Lonestar Cell MTN, says it has contributed US$350,000 through its ‘Yello Hope Package’ to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus in the country. The statement quotes Lonestar Cell MTN’s CEO, Uche Ofodile as saying: “We have stood with the people of Liberia through changing times and our commitment remains unwavering as we fight the COVID-19 outbreak”. Lonestar Cell MTN maintains that two toll-free lines (4455 and 0880000664) have been made available for Lonestar Cell MTN customers to call for assistance from the MOH and NPHIL and at the company’s offices and service centers, precautionary measures have been put in place to help slow down the rate of infection including enforcing social distancing protocols, temperature checks and washing of hands before entering the premises. The release disclosed that Lonestar Cell MTN has also accelerated its rural coverage roll out and expanded its network to over 120 remote towns and villages. “Lonestar Cell MTN has also partnered with the ayoba instant messaging platform to give its customers the ability to chat, share photos and videos and more without the need to have a data bundle or airtime on your phone”.
May 07, 2020 23:03 UTC
I cannot stand it, that is why you saw me out there. I am not sick and don’t feel sick. They keeping us in a place where there is no water, no television. Water and electricity only come in the morning and night we are in door throughout we don’t eat what we want, the food is not good. “It is traumatizing, people throw food to our doors; we know we are not sick, since we’ve been here, none of us have come down with fever.”
May 07, 2020 22:52 UTC
At the regular Thursday Information Ministry press briefing, Min. Mr. Nyankonah said it was based on that agreement reached that the PUL subscribed to the allowing the Ministry issue passes to media outlets. But the backpedaling of the Information Ministry without any regard to the Union, according to Nyakonah raises eyebrows. The media remains a partner; the last time we checked, there were accolades given to the Press Union of Liberia for contributing the defeat of Ebola in this country. He alleged that some media institutions have been using their platforms to spread ‘fake news’, which, according to him, is hindering the government’s effort in the COVID-19 fight.
May 07, 2020 21:44 UTC
According to eye witnesses the lady was protesting her prolong stay at the Palm Springs Hotel where she has been under mandatory observation for coronavirus. She has reportedly spent 17 says in quarantine without symptoms of COVID-19. FrontPageAfrica gathered that she and many family members were taken to the facility for quarantine after they had come in contact with a COVID-19 positive patient. The lady was captured by our camera being carried by three men who wore PPEs and officers of the Liberia National Police. It remains unclear how she managed to escape from the premises of the hotel
May 07, 2020 17:36 UTC