Liberia: Marketers, Residents Alarm over Stockpile of Garbage at Collection Site for More Than Three Months in District # 17, Montserrado CountyMONROVIA – Several marketers and residents of the Red Hill Field Community in electoral district # 17, Montserrado County have raised an alarm over the prolong stay of a stockpile of garbage in the area, claiming that the situation continues to pose a serious threat to their survivability and livelihoods. According to them, their businesses and community have been invaded with flies, cockroaches, rats and other insects due to the huge stockpile of garbage in the area. She pointed out that the site has been a major dumping ground for residents of Banjor, Brewerville and other communities in the district. Even when we are selling, no way for the people to buy because the flies can’t give us chance”. He denied reports that the garbage has spent more than three months at the site, but pointed out that the MCC pities the condition of the residents and marketers.
January 15, 2021 04:41 UTC
J. Emmanuel Bowier has warned that the printing of new banknotes will create more problems in the country than fixing the economy, stressing that the government does not have a “secure reserve” to back the minting of new money. “Printing new money could help or it could harm the situation,” he said. He also urged “people in the system” to derive solutions to fix the system before things get out of hand. The people in power kept it as a top secret and credited money from the old people to pay its employees. “So, if this money problem is not solved in a timely manner the young people could get impatient and cause violence.
January 15, 2021 04:30 UTC
MONROVIA – The complaint filed by Madam Edith Gongloe-Weh for fraud and irregularity against the National Elections Commission (NEC) in the just-ended senatorial election in Nimba County has been denied by NEC first witness. Taking the witness stand on Thursday, January 14, 2021, witness Michael T.V Deddeh told the hearing officer and the gathering that, “No complain of fraud & irregularities were filed within any of the 741 polling places in Nimba County on the day of tally. Mr. Deddeh explained further that, all parties’ representatives signed the tally sheets validating the records of counts on December 8, 2020 thereby waving their rights to any allegation of voting Fraud and Irregularity. During his testimony, he blamed Madam Weh’s complaint on the lack of knowledge of fraud and cautioned Liberians participating in the electoral process to understand the processes leading to filing a complaint during election period. He explained his long termed experience working with the NEC and admitted not working with them during this gone senatorial election because he served as the chief representative for Senator Elect, Jeremiah Koung who was announced as winner during the just ended election by NEC.
January 15, 2021 04:30 UTC
Congo Town – The Government of Liberia, through the payroll management training has kickoff training to provide insight for personal analysts, human resource personnel, and comptrollers, among others, on payroll management. The training according to Dell Francis Wreh, Head of the Payroll Management Team, is a start of series of trainings that will create an improve financial management system for government entities. “The training focus on how to process the Payroll and education on several issues concerning the Payroll,” Mr. Wreh said. “Each time we want to set up things, people will try to bypass us,” Mr. Thompson said. Meanwhile Mr. Thompson said the numbers of government employees have been significantly reduced, since they embarked on cleaning of the Payroll.
January 15, 2021 04:27 UTC
Liberia: The UNDP in Partnership with the EPA Review Achievements, challenges and Lessons Learnt at National Adaptation Plan End of Project MeetingMonrovia – The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday organized an event in celebration of the successful end of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Project. The project is funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) with the goal to develop the knowledge base and capacity required to reduce vulnerability to climate change and facilitate the integration of climate change adaptation into national development planning processes. Prof. Tarpeh, however, emphasized that the government of which he’s apart has to “work” the environment and climate change into the country’s national development planning. Nelson Jr. also appreciated the UNDP and the EPA for coming with the NAP project and also for including the University of Liberia (UL) in said project. “Liberia’s NAP Project has become and serves as a model of excellence for other countries to build on,” averred Madame Brown.
January 15, 2021 04:25 UTC
MONROVIA – After nearly two years of being trapped in a murder allegation, the 13th Judicial Circuit Court of Margibi County today set Oliver Dillon free of the crime of murder. Oliver is a brother of Montserrado County Senator Darius Dillon. All 12 jurors, in a unanimous verdict Thursday, January 14, 2021, brought down a not-guilty verdict in favor of Oliver Dillon, something that was subsequently affirmed by Judge Joe Barcon. Oliver Dillon was on trial for allegedly murdering one Emmanuel Kofi believed to be a zogo (disadvantaged youth) in the Barnesville Community in early April 2019. “Political and public sentiments clouded the case thus forcing the delay of Justice for Oliver”, a supporter and sympathizer of Oliver Dillion stated.
January 14, 2021 20:26 UTC
Sara Beysolow Nyanti is the highest ranking Liberian in the U N systemUnited Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Sara Beysolow Nyanti of Liberia as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Nepal, with the host Government’s approval. Ms. Nyanti brings more than 20 years of experience in development and humanitarian work to the position, which she has acquired from assignments around the world with the United Nations and externally. She also held leadership positions across the United Nations in Jordan, Namibia, Nepal and Nigeria, working in multiple sectors and agencies on key issues such as Ebola response coordination. Prior to joining the United Nations, Ms. Nyanti worked as her country’s Director of the National AIDS Control Program in the health ministry. She authored the first Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria funding for the national AIDS response of Liberia and led the development and subsequent legislation of the national AIDS policy, guidelines and law.
January 14, 2021 18:56 UTC
Weala, Margibi County – The attention of the management of Salala Rubber Corporation (SRC), hereinafter referred to as the company, has with absolute shock been drawn to publications carried in the local print and electronic media over the past week, alleging malpractices by the company on various fronts, as a result of its rubber plantation operations in Liberia. In the course of conducting its business operations in Liberia, the company continues to assist the government with its social economic efforts by providing employment, education, and health care services not only for its workforce, but also for residents from surrounding local communities. In testimony to the foregoing, the company’s health center was the only one that remained opened and operated in District #5 of Margibi County throughout the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Liberia, rendering services to all including community members without discrimination. In addition to the above, the company is maintaining a healthy relation with its surrounding communities with a functional grievance mechanism in place for channeling their grievances which are addressed through the company’s Community Liaison Team. Further, since 2013, the company has undertaken various social projects, as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, based on the expressed interest of the communities within and around the company’s rubber plantation, which are ongoing despite multitude of challenges in the rubber commodity sector.
January 14, 2021 13:52 UTC
Water Street, Mechlin Street, Newport Street, Broad Street, Gurley Street, Benson Street, and other parts of Monrovia City are not free from pollutions caused as a result of the wastes that have spilled over. What happens is that the line gets charged due to many persons using their private septic tanks that go into the LWSC sewer. There was a pump just around the Water Street bell but it got destroyed during the war,” Todd disclosed. “When people come, pollution cannot give them the chance to stand and buy. This is embarrassing and we are calling on the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation to come to our aid,” Doe said.
January 14, 2021 08:26 UTC
Sherman’s response to the Senate, a copy of which FrontPageAfrica has obtained, is expected to placed on the Senate floor today. Global Witness, a British corruption watchdog, in 2015, alleged that Sable Mining Company, through Cllr. Sherman: “Why would anybody select me, not other officers of the House of Representatives and the Senate, to be the one to pay bribes to politicians for the impeachment of Justice Ja’Neh? He added that these corporations and foreign non-governmental organizations have their in-house compliance regulations, which forbid bribery and corruption. “The FIU admonishes financial institutions in Liberia to put a temporary hold on all accounts of Cllr.
January 14, 2021 08:26 UTC
MONROVIA – The Liberia Council of Churches (LCC), through its President, Bishop Kortu K. Brown, has termed as a waste of taxpayers’ and donors’ monies the outcome of the recent national referendum conducted in Liberia by the National Elections Commission (NEC). “We were advising the government about two months ago to suspend the holding of the referendum because; citizens were not ready for the referendum. “It was a waste of tax payers, donors’ monies and the waste of everything. He made specific reference to Bong County where over 403, 000 invalid votes were announced by the National Elections Commission (NEC), following the conduct of the referendum. He, however, challenged authorities of the NEC to muster the courage to officially announce the total number of invalid and valid votes accumulated from the national referendum.
January 14, 2021 08:03 UTC
In addition, the President also told the lawmakers that the government also constructed 15 science laboratories for public schools. These reports given by the President, according to Rep. Dopoh, were captured in fiscal years 2018/2019 and 2019/2020. Against this background, the River Gee County lawmaker wants the named officials to appear before plenary in open session to provide reports with documentary evidence supporting the President’s pronouncement as indicated in his speech. Meanwhile, Rep. Dopoh’s letter is expected to be placed before Plenary today, Thursday, for possible action. It comes as President Weah is poised to address the joint Legislature in his annual message next week.
January 14, 2021 08:03 UTC
MONROVIA – The Youth Action International headed by Dr. Kimmie Weeks is partnering with the Waves for Water founder Jon Ross to repair damaged hand-pumps around Liberia with over 55 pumps being repaired so far. The organization aim of repairing pumps across the country is to continue addressing the issue of safe drinking water for the people of Liberia. “We thought it wise that action be taken by repairing those pumps to bring relief to the people in terms of providing them safe and clean drinking water. “We need to take hundred percent actions to solve the problem of safe drinking water in this country because water is important to life. On behalf of the entire Waves For Water team, we want to thank you for helping us make that choice.”
January 14, 2021 07:59 UTC
Liberia: Senator Nuquay Requests Rep. Jones and Education Minister Sonii to Reinstate Officials who were Dismissed over Support for HimMONROVIA – Margibi Senator J. Emmanuel Nuquay has pleaded with Education Minister Ansu Sonii and Margibi District 2 Representative Ivar Jones, to reinstate former Harbel Multilateral High School Principal Madam Louise Reeves, Gbenwein Public School Principal Levitcus Kollie and Ruben Washington of the Water Sewer Kakata Station to their respective positions. These individuals were reportedly removed from their positions by operatives of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) for supporting the candidature of Senator Nuquay. Senator Nuquay said for genuine reconciliation to be achieved, all parties needed to disarm their hearts and stop the witch-hunt as being displayed by the conduct of the CDC in Margibi. He made the call on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the John Kollie moderated LMDI post-election dialogue hosted at the Booker Washington Institute’s Auditorium. When contacted, Representative Ivar Jones, District #2 Representative Margibi County who contested on the ticket of the CDC against Senator Nuquay, dispelled the accusation, noting that authority to appoint or dismiss an official from the Executive doesn’t lie within his powers as a lawmaker.
January 14, 2021 07:52 UTC
We need laws that support Liberians and empower Liberian owned businesses”. He emphasized the need for members of the 54th National Legislature to enact laws that prioritize Liberian owned businesses through a government partnership with commercial banks in the country. “The problem of this country is not the president, it is the legislature. You know they are the problem from the laws they passed which should have been targeted at empowering small businesses”. We cannot keep allowing foreigners control our markets and we sit there doing nothing but remaining poor”.
January 14, 2021 07:45 UTC