It has since been under renovationMonrovia – Part of the gigantic wall of the Executive Mansion facing the old Budget Bureau has fallen as a result of heavy rainfall this morning. The falling of the wall comes a day after an assessment was done at the Executive Mansion by the Minister of State and Nathaniel McGill and Bomi County Senator Edwin Snowe. For twelve years, this didn’t happen but under four years we are yielding tangible fruits.”The Executive Mansion is the official residence and workplace of the Liberian President. The current Executive Mansion building was constructed during the regime of former President William V.S. The Mansion has been out of use since the first tenure of Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf when it was gutted by fire.
May 04, 2021 10:59 UTC
Liberia: COVID-19 Stimulus Food Package Were Either Stolen or Sold As Pres. The Government of Liberia and partners launched a US$25M Covid-19 Household Food Distribution Stimulus Package for vulnerable households in Liberia. Unfortunately, people thought that the stimulus package was for their personal aggrandizement or house party”. You are telling me that you fed about 80,000 persons in Bomi County – I challenge that. He expressed disappointment over the manner and form in which cases reported on the Covid-19 stimulus package distributions were handled by the courts.
May 04, 2021 08:14 UTC
J. Fonati Koffa said media institutions should expose and shame false sources. The Deputy Speaker also cautioned Liberian journalists to stop writing or broadcasting false stories to get someone to react purposely to solicit bribes. The Deputy Speaker told Liberian journalists that the obligation to protect or ensure the freedom and independence media falls on everyone’s shoulder, and everybody has a part to play. The Grand Kru County District #2 Representative urged the government to continue on the path of buttressing the effort of media institutions by making sure that debts owed to media institutions or journalists who are public servants must be paid. “Debts owed to media institutions, as a commercial entities, the larger conveyor of goods and services to withhold invoices for (media institutions) for a very long time is to withhold the independence and freedom of the press; so we encourage the government to continue to move along that line in ensuring that arrears in ensuring that arrears are not part of journalist (media institutions) business,” Cllr.
The aggrieved students, headed by Alexander G. Weah locked the administrative building of the university putting normal working activities to a standstillMonrovia – Some aggrieved students from the Nursing Department of the United Methodist University on Monday stormed the Ashmun Street Campus in protest over the cancellation of the Nursing program. According to the nursing students, they registered for their courses at the start of last semester, but unfortunately for them, they could not see any grade after the closure of last semester. When contacted, the Associate Dean of the Winifred J. Harley College of Health Sciences at the UMU Joseph Peters told FrontPageAfrica that for some reason, he could not respond to the claims from the aggrieved nursing students. The aggrieved students, headed by Alexander G. Weah locked the administrative building of the university putting normal working activities to a standstill. Another aggrieved student Patrick M. Fahnbulleh said the administration instructed them to register the nursing program at their Ashmun Street Campus.
THE CONSTITUTION of Liberia which is the supreme and fundamental law of Liberia has a binding force and effect on all authorities and persons throughout the Republic. Nevertheless, the aftermath of the elections has seen long delays and bottlenecks surrounding the certification of candidates who won disputed elections. IN HIS PROPOSAL, the Grand Cape Mount Senator who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee said three successive elections ended in run-off and that it is highly likely there will be run-off election for the 2023 general and presidential elections. “Simply stated, for a Presidential election dispute the entire Board of Commissioners, not a subordinate NEC staff, albeit it lawyer, shall be the forum for the first hearing. IT IS IMPORTANT that those at the helm of power put the necessary steps in place to avoid such disgraceful election aftermath from recurring in Liberia.
Monrovia – Gregory Frank Artus, a bonafide actor, director, and producer in both the Nollywood and Ghallywood film genre is hoping to ignite interest in series television in his homeland Liberia, with the pilot series Back to My Roots. The goal, Artus says was to bring back the feel of Malawala Balawala and Three is a Crowd, two popular television series of the late 1980s which warmed the hearts of Liberians far and wide. So, they’ve hired Fast Studios to do this television series which is titled Back to My Roots, a television series that has twelve episodes and two seasons. After acting in minor roles in Liberia, Artus wrote, directed, and starred in the movie Juetey (Children’s Business). So, every sector will benefit from the film industry and that why Nollywood now generates US600,000 million dollars in revenues for government on a yearly basis.
May 04, 2021 07:41 UTC
Zwedru, Grand Gedeh – In its quest to assist farmers with skills in Cocoa best management practice, Solidaridad has extended its Cocoa Value Chain Development Program (COVADEP) to farmers in Grand Gedeh and River Gee Counties. The overall goal of the program, Mr. Doe said, is to reduce poverty through increased resilience and competitiveness of the Liberia Cocoa sector and improve cocoa farmers’ livelihoods and food security. He thanked Solidaridad West Africa’s major partner- the European Union, the government and local authorities of the two counties for the support so far. With support from the EU, Solidaridad, since 2018 has been implementing the Liberia Cocoa Development Project in Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties. Ms. Louwagie said the launch of COVADEP marked the extension of the EU funded cocoa interventions to Grand Gedeh and River Gee Counties through Solidaridad Network West Africa following its selection after a competitive call for proposals.
May 04, 2021 07:41 UTC
Monrovia – Seeing an unfortunate rise in sicknesses, especially among the less fortunate in Liberia, Benita Urey saw the need to jumpstart the Healing Liberia Foundation, she says is committed to providing medical support and care for struggling Liberian youth up to the age of 25. At the end of the night, the foundation raised more than $US18,000 which according to Ms. Urey will be used to help numerous Liberians around the country. Ms. Urey averred that through outreach programs and social media, her foundation intends to help a minimum of four (4) patients each month. “The Healing Liberia Foundation is the first foundation of its kind in Liberia that will be run by young Liberians who are passionate about helping their peers. The Healing Liberia Foundation aims to be able to help young people, especiallly children get the healthcare they so desperately need.”Ms. Urey expressed regrets that many victims have been abandoned due to the lack of adequate help.
Monrovia – Three Liberian trade unions at the National Port Authority (NPA) under the umbrella of Custom Brokers Association have embarked on a go-slow action, threatening to prevent containers from leaving the port until their demands are met. The unions, The National Custom Brokers Association of Liberia, The Port Truckers Union and the Duck Workers, had on many occasions called off previous strikes following negotiations by both the managements of NPA and APM Terminals, but, according James Hinneh, spokesperson of the unions, they would continue until President George Mannah Weah addressed their concerns. Their concerns are “the lack of quality service, the immediate reinstatement of 24 workers of Duck who were suspended by APM Terminals few months ago for advocating for their benefits and imposition of extra fees on customers when there’s a delay in loading goods at the port. Hinneh insists that the extra fees coupled with the delay in clearing goods at the port was responsible for the hike in the price of goods and services on the Liberian market. Hinneh claimed that the port operator doesn’t have equipment to work efficiently, but always put the public under false pretense – a situation he said is causing untold sufferings for Liberians.
MONROVIA – The International Bank Liberia Limited (IBLL), formerly the Internal Trust Company (ITC) is recognized as the oldest commercial Bank in Liberia celebrating over 60 years of service to the Liberian people and going through some of the most difficult of times together with the Liberian people. During Some of Liberia difficult past, IB formerly ITC maintained uninterrupted services to Clients, except for momentary closures when the situation escalated. In the early 2017 the bank benefited from a US$20M facility on lending and also about to concludeUS$20M facility with longer tenor. Also making remarks at the dedication Program, Liberia’s Finance Minister Samuel Tweah said “Today, we have gathered here to witness a transition and a celebration of International Bank. Mr. Cashin told Vice President Howard-Taylor the bank appreciates trust and commitment to working with the team of smart and dedicated Liberians.
Gardnerville – A former Representative candidate of Montserrado County District 12 Prince D. Kreplah has embarked on a massive cleaning up exercise in the district to bring relief to residents of the district. The monthly clean-up campaign was launched in the district over the weekend by Kreplah and his supporters named and styled: “Friends of Kreplah (FOK)”, who are mostly disadvantage youths in the district. Speaking to reporters at the launch of the exercise, Mr. Kreplah said the monthly clean-up exercise is intended to make the district a safe and healthy environment void of pollution. This monthly clean-up exercise will promote public health, prevent sanitation and Hygiene related diseases in the district,” he said. Mr. Kreplah contested the district representative election in 2017 but lost the election.
Monrovia – Gaye Town Development Association Monrovia Branch has honored Grand Gedeh District #3 Representative Alex Chersia Grant for his role played in the developmental drive since he became representative of their district. Also, the president for the Grand Gedeh Women Association Madam Mai Saydee Gardea praised the Grand Gedeh District #3 Representative for his developmental works in the district. At the event, Representative Grant was gowned by the Gaye Town Development Association Monrovia Branch. “I am happy not just to be invited but to be honored by the people of Gaye Town,” Representative Grant said. “In 2017, going to the election, Gaye Town was the last place I campaigned, and I won.
May 04, 2021 07:18 UTC
According to Mr. Julius Kullie Kanubah, the threat is specifically related to the 30 March 2021 decision of the Ministry of Education of Liberia. The Ministry, in a policy statement, had issued “rules” to regulate, administer, and decide upon what it calls “all international scholarships” and the “standardize tests and final interviews” associated with international scholarships. Minster Sonii and his team must not turn themselves into militia Ministers, erecting and operating disciplinary check-points as they are now purposely transforming the Education Ministry into, Mr. Kanubah warns. If President Weah and his administration are attempting to remove structurally violent barriers to public University education in Liberia at undergraduate level, it is paradoxically dishonorable that the George Weah administration through the Education Ministry will knowingly erect what amounts to a violent structure (rule) targeting students seeking advanced education internationally after undergraduate studies, for example, from the Weah-administration public University tuition free education. – that Liberia is not serious to allow its citizens to freely benefit from advanced education abroad through competition with other international students across the world for scholarships.
May 04, 2021 07:18 UTC
Liberia Football Association through its secretary-general Isaac Montgomery on May, 2, 2021 received a communication from CAF deputy secretary-general Anthony Baffoe indicating that the SKD Sports Complex “doesn’t meet the set CAF stadium minimum requirements and consequently is not approved for the qualifying matches”. Mr. Baffoe’s communication also stated in case the LFA failure to provide the requested information, CAF will fix the venue in the opponent’s home stadium. According to Minister Wilson, the decision has been put on hold until May 6. Minister Wilson, however, admitted they were told by CAF to improve the facility. “CAF told us what they wanted us to do, but they didn’t come to assess the stadium before sanctioning the ban.
May 04, 2021 07:07 UTC
Monrovia – The Liberia kickball national league continued over the weekend with entertaining matches and upsets in the league. Blackton Town upset hosts God’s Anointed 5-4 home runs in match day seven of the Liberia kickball Federation National League on Saturday at the Duport Road Baptist Field. God’s Anointed led up to the last inning before Blackton Town stole the show with a late strike. Former Champions Amazon suffered a 2-0 home runs defeat to Success. God’s Power lost 6-0 home runs to Blue Eagles.
May 04, 2021 07:07 UTC