PER SECTION 11.3 of the framework of the CPP, the constituent Political Parties shall endeavor to reach a consensus in selecting the CPP’s Presidential Ticket. REGARDING THE CONSENSUS, the CPP shall first engage in a process seeking to select the CPP/Alliance’s Presidential, Legislative and other candidates through consensus. THE COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT of the ongoing CPP process and criteria for selecting its ticket to take on the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change in 2023 may be just what the doctor ordered. IT IS NO DOUBT A DEPARTURE FROM THE PAST when political parties selected candidates by way of anointment. A TOTAL OF thirteen political parties challenged Taylor in the ’97 elections.
April 22, 2021 08:03 UTC
We could not get justice and I continue to say that my wife’s death was a state sponsor murder,” Lama alleges. “So, with all of those contradictions in the autopsy report means that the state is aware of my wife’s death. He added: “We have been questioning the justice system for many years now and nothing has changed. If there were a true justice system in Liberia, all of those family members were going to get justice. And so we continue to question the justice system in Liberia.
April 22, 2021 08:01 UTC
I’m living on what I earned as vice president.”Monrovia – Former Vice President Joseph Boakai has said he is surviving on loans he receives from the International Bank. I’m living on what I earned as vice president.”Boakai said he earned $5,000 monthly during his first six-year tenure as vice president under Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Sirleaf, but, however, didn’t state how much he earned during his second stint as vice president. The former vice president said he has been giving handouts to people throughout his nearly 42 years of public service. His admittance about surviving on loans having served as vice president for 12 years has triggered mixed reactions from the public. This is the same Boakai who told us they squandered many opportunities how can he be living on loans”.
April 22, 2021 07:52 UTC
The Chairman of LEITI MSG, C. Mike Doryen, following the adoption of the report on Tuesday, said the 12th report was compiled under the Flexible Reporting Framework adopted by the EITI board. Monrovia – The Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group (MSG) of the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) has approved the 12th EITI report for Liberia covering the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is the global standard to promote the open and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources. He said LEITI MSG, at the start of November 2020, commissioned its 12th EITI Report and hired the services of BDO in collaboration with Parker & Associates Liberia, two reputable auditing firms, to prepare the 12th EITI Report for Liberia using the Flexible Reporting Framework. For the first time, the Chairman noted, Liberia’s EITI report includes information on beneficial ownership of companies in the oil, mining, agriculture, and forestry sectors.
April 22, 2021 07:41 UTC
The incident has sparked a public outcry with some calling for his prosecution and resignation as official of the UP and the CPP. The latest to weigh in on the issue is the National Civil Society Council of Liberia (NCSCL). According to him, it was never his intention to cause harm to anyone or exhibit an attitude that disrespects women. I truly regret the embarrassment that this has caused my children, loved ones, friends, supporters, and the Unity Party,” he said. Every action exerted on Ms. Gray undermined her dignity and violated her fundamental rights.”
Greenville, Sinoe County – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with funding from the Swedish government has extended its Sexual and Reproductive Health Program targeting adolescent boys and girls to Sinoe County. The program, he said has made a huge success in the three counties where teenage pregnancy and maternal mortality have reduced. “We are reducing teenage pregnancy because when teenager get pregnant, most of all, they lose opportunity, they drop out of school,” he said. “At the top of maternal mortality, young people are still suffering, that is why the maternal mortality rate is very high. Make sure you make smart choices to know about your reproductive health status.
Kakata, Margibi County – Community Healthcare Initiative-CHI, a local NGO into health and advocacy Wednesday conducted a one-day consultative maternal health meeting in partnership with the Margibi Health Team to brainstorm on how the relationship between Train Traditional Midwives-TTM and Medical facilities in Margibi County can be strengthen. These meetings are a part of activities under the project titled: “strengthening the health system while challenging colonialism,” which is being funded by the Open Society in West Africa-OSIWA. This meeting will open up a lot of things that we can discuss besides maternal health,” stated Dr. Pajibo. The CHO of Margibi acknowledged that there have been some issues arising in health facilities specifically among TTM and facility staff that has brought conflict to said party’s relationship in promoting maternal health care. Participants at the meeting included TTM, Traditional/community leaders, Members of the county health team, community members, Commissioners, Representatives from the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
MONROVIA – The National Elections Commission, (NEC) says it has received a notification from the Honorable House of Representatives informing them of four vacancies in the 54th National Legislature. The Nimba County notification from the House of Representatives brings to four the numbers of vacancies within the 54th National Legislature. Article 37 of the Liberian Constitution says, “In the event of a vacancy in the Legislature caused by death, resignation, and expulsion or otherwise, the presiding officer shall within 30 days notify the Elections Commission thereof. The Elections Commission shall not later than 90 days thereafter cause a by-election to be held; provided that where such vacancy occurs within 90 days prior to the holding of general elections, the filling of the vacancy shall await the holding of such general elections”. The Country witnessed similar situation in the just ended December 8, 2020 special senatorial elections.
April 22, 2021 07:27 UTC
MONROVIA – A US Based Liberian Cherish Morlu has donated five hundred United States Dollars (USD$500) to facilitate human rights activist Leroy Archie Ponpon’s travel for advance medical treatment in Ghana. In a statement, Madam Morlu said the amount (USD$500) was raised through a program with other diaspora Liberians and humanitarians residing in the United States to aid Mr. Archie Ponpon. Morlu, who resides in the United States, is currently a student of Penn State University in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Finley Y. Karngar urged activist Ponpon to continue his advocacy against social injustice and ills in society. However, Mr. Ponpon is expected to depart the country today to Ghana for advance medical treatment.
April 22, 2021 07:17 UTC
Ministry has also lifted the suspension on the Dock Workers Union (DOWUL) and all its rights under the Labour Law of Liberia fully restored. Labour Minister Cllr. Charles H. Gibson made the pronouncement Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at a major press conference held at his Labour Ministry office in Congo Town. During news conference, Minister Gibson presented his Ministry’s findings and decision from inquiries conducted into the Industrial dispute between the Management of APM Terminal and its aggrieved employees. Speaking during the press conference, Labour Minister Gibson said that the investigation revealed that the APM Terminal Management failed to provide evidence to prove their allegations against any of the 24 suspended workers.
April 22, 2021 07:15 UTC
Monrovia – AIFO-Liberia, a professional non-profit organization and partners, have embarked on a five-day training session focused on highlighting coordinated action on persons living with disabilities in Liberia. The project titled, Coordinated Action on Disability (CAD-L also intends to address gender imbalances in the participation of disabled women to development initiatives and has identified Organizations of Women with Disabilities to work with at county level. Find more information on the Coordinated Action on Disability in Liberia in the document attached. Charles Gibson committed government to providing an inclusive society for people living with disabilities in Liberia. In the same way, Minister Gibson reemphasized the Sweden’s government’s commitment in promoting greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in Liberia.
April 22, 2021 07:06 UTC
Grand Kru County — Citizens of four communities in Buah Statutory District —Geeken, Chenwriken, Worpluken and Tarken Wednesday night took to the streets in jubilation of the 55 solar-powered streets light turned on by Deputy Speaker J. Fonati Koffa. For many of them, this is a lifetime opportunity and arguably the first time in Grand Kru County. Each street lights are powered by a mini solar panel, according to Grand Kru County District #2 Representative, Cllr. The Deputy Speaker has also committed to take over the responsibility to fund the operations of Buah Jlateken and Bolloh Doeswen Clinics. Meanwhile, the Deputy Speaker will climax his constituency visit by serving as Guest Speaker at the 2021 Press Union of Liberia (PUL) Congress on Monday, May 3, in Barclayville, Grand Kru County.
April 21, 2021 21:18 UTC
Monrovia – The State Department of the United States of America has placed Liberia among 20 countries safe to travel, out of 197 countries in the world. “This report will boost the country image around the globe, the message is clear, Liberia is doing many things right, which our international partners are closely monitoring, we should receive this news with open arms”, a veteran diplomat said. The remaining countries are all now listed as “Reconsider Travel,” or even more restrictive. Every one of the eight most popular international destinations for U.S. travelers — Canada, Mexico, the U.K, Italy, France, the Dominican Republic, Spain and Germany — are listed as “Do Not Travel.”The change “will result in a significant increase in the number of countries at Level 4: Do Not Travel, to approximately 80% of countries worldwide,” the department said in a statement. “This does not imply a reassessment of the current health situation in a given country, but rather reflects an adjustment in the State Department’s Travel Advisory system to rely more on CDC’s existing epidemiological assessment.”Since the global outbreak of COVID-19 in late 2019, there have been 142.2 million cases worldwide and over 3 million deaths.
April 21, 2021 19:30 UTC
Ganta, Nimba County – A one-day demonstration fueled by some angry residents over the burning of a warehouse Tuesday paralyzed the commercial city of Ganta in Nimba County. Unending land dispute cases in NimbaSeveral attempts have been made to resolve land dispute cases in the county, but none has yielded any significant final result. The Special Presidential Nimba Land Commission was set up Johnson-Sirleaf. The Commission did not look for who was right or wrong; it was meant to reconcile the people and bring peace.”People in Nimba remain unreconciled as a result of the land dispute. “The land dispute in Nimba has dragged on for too long, sometimes creating constraint for some of the things we want to do.
April 21, 2021 07:07 UTC
The ANC political leader said the nation is governed in a way that excludes individuals from the rights and privileges to which all citizens ought to be equally entitled to. Speaking at 17th Commencement Convocation of the United Methodist University at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex Tuesday, Mr. Cummings said every Liberian does not need to work in government. According the ANC strongman, those who have the responsibility to guarantee equality in opportunity are not doing well to ensure the wellbeing of the citizens. “Rather than change, we continue to see opportunities which are conferred by citizenship reapportioned not based on equality in citizenship but a warped sense of partisanship and the corruption of cronyism,” Mr. Cummings said. Mr. Cummings added if the Liberian government continues to look to other countries for feeding and direct their course of development and national decision-making the sense of its independence will be undermined.
April 21, 2021 06:59 UTC