BACK IN COURTLiberian Public Prosecutors Call off Three-week StrikeMonrovia – Liberian state prosecutors have called off a three-week strike which paralyzed courts across the country. The prosecutors, who represent the government in legal cases, were demanding the government increase their monthly salaries and provide benefits, including vehicles. Nyananti Tuah asked me on Monday to talk to the prosecutors to call off the boycott,” said Cllr. Prior to that Senate appearance there had been unsuccessful negotiations involving the Justice Minister, Musa Dean and the leadership of the Liberian National Bar Association to resolve the strike and get the prosecutors back in court. The criminal cases included perpetrators accused in the trafficking of dozens of Liberian women to the Middle Eastern country of Oman under false pretenses.
December 02, 2022 09:17 UTC
President Weah extended his trip abroad by additional 25 days. He said President Weah will also engage other world leaders during his stay out of the country. Not taking US$2000 for incidentalsFinance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweah announced that President Weah was entitled to the amount of US$2000 as incidental on every foreign trip. “President Weah has not taken a cent even though he is entitled to it under our travel ordinance. President Weah is sleeping in the vest of hotels in other countries while many are sleeping in slums and going to bed hungry.
December 02, 2022 09:17 UTC
The government will not tolerate power theft.”The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), has switched on the Côte d’Ivoire-Liberia-Sierra Leone-Guinea (CLSG) interconnection line, which intends to ensure stable power supply for millions of Liberians. “This power will help fill a critical gap in our power supply created by low water inflow to Mt. This PPA is a commercial agreement requiring Liberia to pay for the electricity it receives. “Today marks a major milestone in our effort to create a regional energy market and interconnect our electricity networks,” said Gesler E. Murray, Minister of Mines and Energy. The agreement offers a long-term electricity supply arrangement between the parties and will ensure the viability of trade on the transmission line between benefitting countries.
December 02, 2022 08:06 UTC
.... Tweah and his Wife, are "recuperating after undergoing surgeries at the Florence Nightingale Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey." "The driver and security guard were observed not to have sustained any major injuries and discharged by the John F. Kennedy medical center following 24-hour observation," he added. Tweah and his wife, Delecia, were evacuated from Liberia on Monday on board a chartered flight into Ghana and thereafter into Ankara, Turkey. They were initially treated at Phebe Hospital before being transferred to the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia. "The government thanks members of the public for their prayers and best wishes for the victims' speedy recovery," the Information Minister said.
December 02, 2022 01:33 UTC
Traditional Leaders Say They Will Not Stop Female Genital Cutting Without More MoneyIn part two of a two-part series Rita Jlogbe Doue finds traditional leaders are defying a three-year moratorium and continuing to kidnap girls for bush schools. The head of traditional women in River Cess she has been a leader on efforts to protect the Sande culture as government and international organizations have pushed hard to stop female genital cutting and bush schools. “Teekpeh Town and Gumu – they not check it but that right outside the women’s open Bush,” Mamie says. One center is in Todee in rural Montserrado County where traditional leaders say they have suspended Bush schools after the construction of the center. For now heavy lobbying of traditional leaders continues behind the scenes.
December 01, 2022 21:58 UTC
According to him, in the next coming days there will be more cooperation with the two countries where the head of the Saudi kingdom is expected to visit Liberia and meet with Muslims and non-Muslims. Saudi Gov’t Donates 50 Metric Tons of DatesPresenting the food item, the Saudi Ambassador on behalf of the people of Saudi Arabia has donated 50 metric tons of dates to the people and government of Liberia. Presenting the food item, the Saudi Ambassador said that the donation demonstrates the level of relationship between the two countries. Receiving the item, Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Thelma Sawyer expressed gratitude for and on behalf of the government and people of Liberia to the Saudi government for all of its assistance to Liberia. “You have contributed to the health sector and your plan to renovate this Foreign Affairs Ministry.
December 01, 2022 21:14 UTC
The indictment of the men by the Grand Jury of Montserrado also noted that the act of the defendants is contrary to Section 15.2 of the Money Laundering Act. The four defendants and others to be identified, who are linked to the recent US$100 million cocaine bust, have been indicted by the Grand Jury of Montserrado County on charges including money laundering, as well as unlicensed possession and importation of controlled drugs, and criminal conspiracy. Defendants Malam Conte, Adulai Djibri Djalo, Makki Admeh Issam and Oliver A. Zayzay and others to be identified were indicted on the four counts by the Grand Jury. The US$100 million cocaine bust is believed to be the biggest arrest in terms of street-value on the African continent so far. The defendants on October 1, concealed 29 cartons of cocaine among cartons of pig feet labeled with Allegra foods, which was seized at the SONIT Liberia Incorporated compound, Topoe's village, Japan Freeway, Montserrado County.
December 01, 2022 18:03 UTC
A comprehensive National Action Plan provides clear steps toward inclusion across all sectors. This is how Liberia will meet the goals of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that were agreed upon by government leaders," said Dr. Kathleen. However, the Government’s lack of financial commitment remains a significant barrier to full inclusivity of persons with disabilities, and fulfillment of its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). It envisions that disability inclusion will be achieved through shared governance in keeping with the PWD motto ‘nothing about us without us’. Daintowon Domah Pay-Bayee hailed the progress made on disability awareness and management in the country because of National Action Plans.
December 01, 2022 13:39 UTC
MOVEE continues, “MOVEE feels that it is not sufficient to continuously condemn while making no attempt to practically contribute to national development. At the recently concluded conventions in the fifteen (15) counties, which lasted 22 days, MOVEE elected seven (7) women, making up 43.3% of the 15 elected county chairpersons. During the recently finished conventions in the fifteen (15) counties, which lasted 22 days, MOVEE elected seven (7) women, making up 43.3% of the 15 elected county chairpersons. Madam Malominee B. Smith, the chair of Montserrado County, Madam Miatta Varmah, the chair of Gbarpolu County, Madam Estina Y. Smith, the chair of Bomi County, Madam Georgia Coleman, the chair of Grand Cape Mount County, Madam Garmai Walagai, the chair of Bong County, Madam Kebeh Pewee, the chair of Lofa County, and Madam Sarah Dahn, the chair of Margibi CountyAnd the men who were chosen to lead their respective counties are Mr. We are inviting you to join us as we create a powerful party to alter the political narratives in Liberia.
November 28, 2022 15:32 UTC
MONROVIA – AMI Groups in Liberia has donated to the Ministry of Education and the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) the sum of US$210, 000 to help Liberia students through scholarship. Making the donation in Monrovia, AMI Groups Liberia’s Managing Director Trokon Lawrance Banwreh expressed his group commitment in helping students achieve their goals. He disclosed that AMI Education and Immigration Consultancy is the foremost international student recruiting company employing the services of a team from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom in committed and credible education professionals. He disclosed that the NCHE will receive US$100k out of the amount while the rest goes to the Ministry of Education. Mayor Koijee however uses the occasion to call on other institutions or companies to follow the example of the AMI foundation in reaching out to the neediest in society.
November 28, 2022 09:15 UTC
MONROVIA – FrontPageAfrica has been reliably informed that the Government of South Korea is yet to officially respond to the Government of Liberia’s inquiry about two of its officials who were arrested by South Korean police on allegations of joint rape. According to a top source who spoke to FPA based on anonymity, there hasn’t been any response from the top Korean government. FrontPageAfrica has also been informed that the government is trying to use diplomatic channels to deport the two Liberians. “He is of the hope that the GOL will make the proper representation to the Government of the Republic of Korea,” She deciphered. As with Mr. Browne, Mr. Tarr is expecting that the GOL will make the proper representation to the Government of Korea which would lead to their release and return to Monrovia,” she claimed.
November 24, 2022 20:29 UTC
Ambassador Dukureh is currently in Liberia to participate in the 16 days of activism against Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBVs). “Along with UN Women, we are ready to continue working with traditional leaders, especially the women traditional leaders – they are the custodians of our traditions. She noted that FGM should be discussed with communities and leaders, including Zoes that are involved with the practice. “The traditional people and Liberia are on track when it comes to the awareness and advocacy of FGM. In 2018, Liberia outlawed FGM for one year through Executive Order No 92 on Domestic Violence.
November 24, 2022 09:51 UTC
Speaking further, Tamba promised that NDMA will not only respond but will solicit support from other partners on behalf of victims, to relieve their suffering. He lauded the IRC for the collaborative effort and hoped that the partnership goes a long way in helping victims of the disaster. For his part, Francis Passawe – Operational Coordinator of the IRC, said the International Rescue Committee IRC, with over 30 years of humanitarian services to Liberians, the entity is excited to collaborate with the National Disaster Management Agency NDMA, to Burgess Government efforts to assist the needed. Receiving his food items, Kosain Belo, expressed thanks and appreciation to NDMA for their full contribution and support. Meanwhile, the NDMA and IRC, relief and response project will continue tomorrow in the Zayzay, Community, Paynesville, with over 200 hundred, Flood victims, expected to benefit.
November 23, 2022 20:02 UTC
After serving as Chairman of the Revolutionary National Youth League for many years, Jefferson Tamba Koijee has gotten a mammoth mandate delegates at the party’s 7th Congress held on November 22, 2022 at the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) headquarters in Congo Town, Monrovia. Out of the 370 votes cast, Koijee obtained 276 while his closest challenger got 91 votes with three invalid votes. During his tenure as Chairman of the National Youth League, Mr. Jefferson Tamba Koijee raised the standard of politicking in the largest auxiliary of the ruling establishment while setting himself a part as the most influential young man in Africa. Festus Logan – Chaplain General 20.Mamensi Kaba- Assistant Secretary for Press & Propaganda; and C. Mark Doryen- National Elder Council. (Visited 38 times, 2 visits today)
November 23, 2022 19:41 UTC
MONROVIA – On October 26, 2022, the Liberia Youth Task Team of the Africa Youth Partnership advocates for equitable recovery from the global COVID-19 pandemic, held its first National Dialogue on two thematic areas “Education and Skills training.”The event was held at iCampus on Carey Street in Monrovia. This dialogue brought together five partners including development along with 36 participants from the disabled community, youth groups, advocates, journalists and students of Liberia. The purpose of event was to discuss ways that would contribute to the development of marginalized (At-Risk Youths, Visually Impaired and Physically Challenged) groups in Liberia. The National Dialogue started with a sharp overview from a team Lead by Mr. Jacob B. Swee, Jr. Mr. Gray is a wonderful personality with a strong academic background in the Mechanical Engineering department of the University of Liberia.
November 17, 2022 20:44 UTC