Action by the President will also serve to protect the image of the Government and the dignity of the Office of the Vice President. From a country which produced the first democratically elected female president in Africa, much more respect and recognition of women is expected by Liberian women and women globally. From a country which produced the first democratically elected female president in Africa, much more respect and recognition of women is expected by Liberian women and women globally. About the Liberia Women Leaders Network: The Liberia Women leaders Network is one of 10 chapters of the African Women’s Leaders Network, an action-oriented initiative formed in 2017 by the African Union and UN Women to enhance the leadership of African women in bringing transformative changes, focusing on peace, security and development. The Liberia chapter, which was formally launched in December 2019, seeks to advocate for increased women’s political participation, promote women economic empowerment and mentor young women leaders.
January 17, 2020 18:56 UTC
VOWING TO RETURN: “I will return to my country in May of this year. Speaking to the BBC Focus on Africa Friday, Mr. Costa accused the George Weah-led government of cooking up a bogus charge and says he will return in May to face his accusers. I will return,” Mr. Costa declared. “I belong to the Kpelleh tribe, my tribe is the largest tribe in the country. Said Mr. Costa: “I belong to the Kpelleh tribe, my tribe is the largest tribe in the country.
January 17, 2020 18:33 UTC
The voices of ordinary women were too loud to be ignored. I am more than happy to be working with other women on these fronts. Let’s say she was a stay at home wife, does she have access to the national kitty? Or as always, do you have to make women your battlefields, because you think they are easy targets? Onwards to a safer society and the equal participation of women and men in decision making in our country.
January 17, 2020 14:03 UTC
Rep. Thomas Goshua II of Grand Bassa County ‘s District #5 wants Plenary of the House concurs with the Senate in ratifying the US$277 million concession agreement between the Government of Liberia and Prista Port Buchanan LLC. During this period, Prista Port Buchanan LLC will be obligated to develop, operate, manage and optimize the operation of the Port of Buchanan. The concession agreement was sent to the Legislature in 2019 by President George Weah for ratification. According to Rep. Goshua, when the agreement is ratified, Prista Port Buchanan LLC will create over 1,000 jobs and improve access to health and education. Meanwhile, Rep. Goshua thanked the President for his farsightedness and urged his colleagues to do due diligence and concur with the Senate.
January 17, 2020 12:40 UTC
Mr. Williams is optimistic that once farmers amalgamate and form “credible farmer institutions” such as farmer unions and corporative, they can influence government and lure more support including the provision of loans, seeds, tools, and technical skills. With such support, he said there will be large scale farming across the country which could supply the local markets and improve food security. “The Ministry of Agriculture’s duty is to give recommendations through their technicians, give tools, seeds and loans. Williams, who was trained by the Ministry of Agriculture, is now training more than eight young people. “During the dry season, we have to find ways to pump water in our reservoir to water young plants and create artificial shade for the growing plants.
January 17, 2020 12:33 UTC
According to the Deputy Minister of Information, Eugene Fahngon, even though Mr. Costa wasn’t arrested and wasn’t aware of any charges that the government might have leveled against him, he had no rights to “runaway”Monrovia – The Government of Liberia says the Chairman of the Council of Patriots (COP), Henry Costa is now a fugitive. The announcement was made by Deputy Spokesperson on Thursday at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism regular press briefing. Deputy Minister of Information, Eugene Fahngon said even though Mr. Costa wasn’t arrested and wasn’t aware of any charges that the government might have leveled against him, he had no rights to “runaway”. Speaking on the issue of Mr. Costa’s lawyer failure to bring him to Liberia as he guaranteed, Minister Fahngon said that the Solicitor General of Liberia will deal with that particular issue of bringing the lawyer to book. Deputy Minister of Information, Eugene Fahngon said even though Mr. Costa wasn’t arrested and wasn’t aware of any charges that the government might have leveled against him, he had no rights to “runaway”.
January 17, 2020 12:22 UTC
Monrovia – The More for Education Coalition Partners, a conglomerate of civil society organizations, has raised serious concerns about the approved budget for the education sector for fiscal year 2019\2020. The Coalition’s members are the Coalition for Transparency and Accountability in Education (COATOE), the National Parents and Teachers Association of Liberia (NAPTANOL), Youth Coalition for Education in Liberia (YOCEL), Inclusive Development Initiative (IDI) and the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL). Taken on a regional scale, Liberia’s funding to education lags far behind regional neighbors,” said Anderson Miamen, while reading a press statement on behalf of the More for Education Coalition Partners. This leaves us to wonder why Liberia is failing to invest considerably in education while others are investing in building a vibrant education sector. Government has to muster the political will to achieve minimum 20 percent budgetary allotment to education,” Miamen said.
January 17, 2020 12:00 UTC
MONROVIA – Star Longman Liberia Books Inc, a Ghanaian Company operating in Liberia has donated three hundred assorted books valued over US$3,000 to the National Public Library on Ashman Street, Monrovia. The National Public Library which offers free research services to the public is managed and operated by the Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA). Presenting the books Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Star Longman Liberia Books Inc Country Manager Rita Ganidekam Abraham said the donation is gear towards improving Liberia’s education system. In spite of the contribution being her institution first’s to the National Public Library, she promised to provide additional books for the National Public Library. Receiving the books, the Director of the National Public Library Christian J. Jlatuh lauded the Star Longman Liberia Books Inc for the venture.
January 17, 2020 11:59 UTC
MONROVIA – The Land Authority has ruled has restored all Rock Church’s property right after an investigative finding established that individuals claiming rights to the land and selling parts thereof did not have the authority to do so. According to the Land Authority ruling dated December 6, 2019, base on investigation findings and in keeping with the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia and Land Right Act, the Liberian Land Authority office in Margibi County, Bishop Anne Geminez, a non-Liberian did not have authority to obtain property(ies) in Liberia. The Liberia Land Authority also ruled that Bishop Geminez lacked the authority to mandate Rev. Charles Bestman to sell such property(ies) that legally belongs to the Rock Church of Liberia, Inc. The Liberian Land Authority is legitimately positioned to settle land disputes.
January 17, 2020 10:30 UTC
The communication was jointly written by Representative Kiazolu, Representatives Rustonlyn Dennis, Francis Dopoh and Thomas Goshua. During the impasse between the two groups of protestors, with one calling for a probe into the alleged rape case involving Kiazolu and the other on the contrary, Representative Kiazolu accused his chief rival in the 2017 representative election for District #17, former representative William Dakel. “These women are not from my district,” Representative Kiazolu said. However, when the police restored calm, a formal petition was presented to the chairperson of the House’s Claims and Petitions Committee, Representative Rustonlyn Dennis of Montserrado County District #4. Reading the petition, Madam Nathalyn Surprise Seton, on behalf of the Concerned Women in Montserrado County District #17, called on the House of Representatives to investigate the alleged rape involving Representative Kiazolu.
January 17, 2020 10:18 UTC
MONROVIA – For the first time since Liberia began its maritime program in 1948, the country has gotten a female Maritime Educator in Miatta Sonie Sherif. Mrs. Sherif obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Maritime Education and Training in 2019 from the World Maritime University in Sweden to become the first Liberian woman to achieve such feat. As part of requirements to acquire the degree, Mrs. Sherif presented a dissertation on the topic: “The development of Maritime Education and Training in Liberia: a historical perspective”. The maritime education & training specialization has been designed for people engaged in maritime human resource management, the management of maritime-related knowledge and leadership in both academic and non-academic organizations. It provides the knowledge essential for the optimization of maritime education under international law, the creation, acquisition and transfer of knowledge across maritime knowledge clusters and the optimum leadership of contemporary organizations.
January 17, 2020 06:22 UTC
The women are believed to be from the Coalition of Women Political Parties which is headed by Min. Basically, the women were calling for the investigation of Rep. Kiazolu whom they alleged raped his niece. Rep. Kiazolu has been championing the investigation of President George Weah following series of leaked tapes disclosing grave allegations against the President. “Kiazolu is a kind-hearted person lived with him since I was age zero and I am now 23 years old. He expressed surprise that a group of women claiming to come from his district accused him of rape.
January 17, 2020 04:52 UTC
Before moving home to Liberia to run FABRAR, Ms. Cooper served 13 years with the United Nations. Ms. Cooper also held postings with the UN-OCHA in Kenya and for the Eastern and Southern Africa region. Said Ms. Cooper: “I am very grateful to President Weah for this opportunity to serve. “I am very grateful to President Weah for this opportunity to serve. Ms. Cooper also managed humanitarian programs in northeastern Kenya and southern Somalia with Vétérinaires Sans Frontières-Suisse from 1991-2003.
January 17, 2020 04:48 UTC
Hover is alleged to have poured hot, boiled water on his girlfriend, which resulted in the girl’s skin being seriously sored. “Our staff are guided by a Code of Conduct that requires all staff to act ethically and responsibly in dealings with other staff and with the public. Mr. Patrick Hover – a staff of the LRA, who allegedly poured hot water on his fiancé, has been removed from his position while he undergoes investigation by the police,” he said. In a press release posted on social media, Nah said, “The LRA doesn’t condone violence against women and anyone for that matter. This is evidence of the situation in the country, that even with the passage of the Domestic Violence Act, more cases are still surfacing,” Ms. Bowah said.
January 17, 2020 04:30 UTC
Buchanan, Grand Bassa County – The Surveillance Officer of Grand Bassa County Health team has confirmed to FrontPage Africa that there is a Lassa Fever outbreak in District #4, Grand Bassa County leading to 3 deaths and 20 others confirmed infected with the virus . Kassay said there were several incidents of Lassa fever in the LAC plantation area in 2019. Kassay said the spread of Lassa fever might increase if the citizens are not trained to know the cause and effects of Lassa fever. The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) and the Ministry of Health recently alarmed that “Liberia has experienced a continuous Lassa fever outbreak”, adding that there were detection of several Lassa fever cases across four counties. Lassa fever is not as infectious as Ebola and rarely spread from persons to persons.
January 17, 2020 04:18 UTC