Liberia’s senior national team comprising home-based players has moved to a camp at the George Weah Technical Center, ahead of their match against Senegal in the 2022 African Nations Championship. The 2022 CHAN will be the 7th edition of the African Nations Championship, a biennial football tournament organized by CAF exclusively featuring players from the respective national championships. Liberia will host Senegal on July 24 in the first leg at the refurbished SKD Sports Complex in Paynesville before traveling to Senegal for the return leg. The aggregate winner from the match will face Guinea in the final round of the WAFU Zone A qualifiers. FORWARDS: DWEH, Patrick (Freeport); ZAWOH, Prince (Nimba United); and KROMAH, Sedeki (Invincible Eleven).
July 08, 2022 01:01 UTC
The Executive Protection Service (EPS) officer, Patrick Kollie, charged for shooting to death a civilian Valentine Johnson made his first appearance on July 6, at the Monrovia City Court to face his murder charge. The court records alleged that after the shooting incident, defendant Kollie immediately got in his White Hyundai Sedan vehicle and fled the scene in total disregardto the existence of human life. When the defendant reached the area, he allegedly came across some criminals who tried to molest him by impeding his movement, the court documents quoted the defendant. As soon as the criminals realized that the defendant had an arm, they took off to their heel and passed by an approaching motorbike, the court record alleged. “After the defendant realized that he had hit the wrong person, he (defendant Kollie) immediately got into his vehicle and speedily left the crime scene,” the record alleged.
July 07, 2022 16:32 UTC
Another campaign promise haunting Rep. Kolleh is his failure to make true his pledge to launch a vocational school for youths of Foloblia. If the narrative of abandoned projects is anything to go by, Rep. Kolleh might not get enough votes from the affected towns and villages. Many residents also expressed disenchantment at Rep. Kolleh for his alleged failure to bring back the dividends of democracy to the people of Gbanshea and Seanshue Clans. This agitations against Rep. Kolleh in Gbanshea and Seanshue Clans could linger for a while amid a plot to field a consensus candidate against him in 2023. If such plot plays against Rep. Kolleh in 2023, political pundits are convinced that the lawmaker would fail to retain his seat, which would make him the shortest-serving lawmaker in Bong County
July 01, 2022 17:09 UTC
Barclayville – Over 4,000 residents of Alawala City in Dweken, and its surroundings in District #2, Grand Kru County have begun communicating with their loved ones in and out of the county, following the construction of an Access Universal Tower. The first Universal Access Tower was built in Parluken and dedicated in 2020. Meanwhile, besides the fulfilment of the two communication network towers, Deputy Speaker Cllr. The Deputy Speaker is also constructing two schools in Buah Wropluken and Kplio Kayken respectively. Furthered, the Deputy Speaker has provided a non-refundable loans to women in Doeswen, Barforwin and Barclayville in the amount of L$4.5m and contributed to the refurbishing and maintaining of roads.
June 30, 2022 09:32 UTC
The Liberia National Police, Maryland County detachment, has arrested suspect Samuel Toe, a notorious criminal following a rigorous search launched in Pleebo, Maryland county. Samuel Toe was arrested on June 26 at around 5:00 p.m. Kaydor noted that suspect Toe is undergoing investigation by the crime services department of the LNP in the county. Police reports quoting dwellers said that these alleged notorious criminals have been terrorizing whole communities both days and nights. “An alleged victim of these two suspects, 37-year-old Morris Weah reported to the police that on April 24, the same notorious criminals went to his home demanding money.
June 29, 2022 18:43 UTC
On their 33rd day sitting, the Liberian Senate yesterday unanimously voted to pass the “Local Government Tax and Revenue Act of 2021, amending the Liberia Revenue Code of 2011 as well as the “Revenue Sharing Law of Liberia, 2021." The Local Government Tax and Revenue Act of 2021, which requires an amendment to the Liberia Revenue Code of 2011, will enable the central government to support its goal of sustainable decentralization and promote an independent revenue collection and retention process for local governments. According to the report, this Revenue sharing will be based on formulas to be recommended by the Local Government Fiscal Board and enacted into law by the Legislature. Meanwhile, the Senate has also voted to amend the Small Arms Commission Act and establish the Liberia National Commission on Arms, but removing Tenure Status and Semi-Financial Autonomy as contained in the proposed Act submitted by President George Manneh Weah. The decision by the Senate to amend the Act, followed a report from the Joint Committee on Defense, Security, Intelligence & Veteran Affairs as well as Judiciary, Human Rights, Claims & Petitions, recommending an amendment of the Act creating the Small Arms Commission to provide for the Liberia National Commission on Arms.
June 29, 2022 13:45 UTC
The International Road Federation is a global not-for-profit organization, with headquartered in Washington, DC, the United States has graciously awarded the National Road Fund Liberia for its professional services in Liberia. “Since 1948, the IRF’s mission has been to encourage and promote the development and maintenance of better, safer and more sustainable roads. Today, there has never been a better time to be part of the global network of IRF Members,” an official of the IRF said. The International Road Federation’s Global Road Achievement Awards (GRAA) is a one-of-a kind competition to recognize innovative road projects and exemplary people that place the road industry at the forefront of worldwide social and economic development. Instituted in 2000, the Awards have distinguished more than 185 programs, projects and products from around the world.
June 29, 2022 05:54 UTC
President Bush then deferred the enforced departure of those Liberians originally granted TPS. President Obama, in successive memoranda, extended that grant of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) to March 31, 2018. That legislation, however, did not provide for continued employment authorization past January 10, 2021. Through my memorandum of January 20, 2021 (Reinstating Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians), DED was subsequently reinstated through June 30, 2022, in order to permit employment authorization for eligible Liberians while they made their applications for adjustment of status under the LRIF provision. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall also provide for the prompt issuance of new or replacement employment authorization documents in appropriate cases.
June 29, 2022 01:14 UTC
Fortunately, according to eyewitness reports, the representative did not respond to the provocations as grave as they may have been. This by-election in Lofa and its outcome will prove crucial in determining the possible trajectory of whatever dangers that may be looming in 2023. Other NEC Commissioners, especially Floyd Sayor, are known to have integrity issues as well. But the Supreme Court’s decision, like a thunderous bolt of lightning, struck down the opinion of the NEC Board of Commissioners. Sources say that President Weah and other top officials including Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Koijee are expected to arrive in Lofa today.
June 29, 2022 00:46 UTC
Voinjama, Lofa County –– There has been a low turnout of voters in many polling centers like Foya, Voinjama, Zorzor, Vahun, as residents of Lofa County elect a new senator today. Also, at Salayea polling places there was also low turnout of voters, accreditation and voting commenced at 8:00am. Report shows that at Vahun, an isolated district in Lofa County, the exercise started at 8:45am and was characterized by the late arrival of voting materials and low turn out of voters. Six candidates are vying to fill the vacant senatorial seat of Lofa County as contained on the National Elections Commission (NEC) list. Only one candidate would triumph at the end of the poll which has a total of 187,775 registered voters, according to the 2020 statistics of the NEC, with the lower part of the county accounting for 100,278 registered voters, or 53.40 per cent of the total number of registered voters.
June 28, 2022 17:49 UTC
“The Military Police report recommends Sergeant Tucker be charged for Article 80 (Attempt to Commit Murder), Article 128 (Aggravated Assault). It is a crime to take away life, it does not matter if you commit suicide,” Collins told journalists. “The investigation reveals that Sergeant Tucker aimed the AK 47 rifle at his colleague Sergeant Edwin Sanders (injured) when he was being confronted. However, Sergeant Sanders, considering the situation, decided to persuade and discourage Sergeant Tucker from taking such actions. But seeing the determination of Sergeant Tucker to shoot him he decided to take off, knowing he was vulnerable without a weapon.
June 28, 2022 16:56 UTC
In their bid to call for the removal of the President of the University of Liberia, Dr. Julius S. Nelson for numerous administrative reasons, the entire teaching professors yesterday, June 27, 2022 abandoned classes, leaving hundreds of students littering on main campus; while campus based Progressive Student Alliance threatens protest if university administration and faculty fail to reach an agreementAcademic activities on the University of Liberia Capitol Hill Campus were paralyzed on Monday, due to the absence of instructional staff, despite pronouncement made by the University administration regarding the commencement of classes. OK FM reporter visited the UL Capitol Hill campus on Monday and observed the influx of students pouring in to attend classes, but could not see any instructors. Some of the classes are yet to be renovated, as water sets on the floor of some class rooms. Despite the lack of classes on Monday, the UL Faculty Association which did not show up for classes, promised to host a General Assembly on this Wednesday to review the decision reached with authorities of the UL. (Visited 78 times, 20 visits today)
June 28, 2022 12:54 UTC
The Chairperson of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Davidetta Brown Lassanah has officially declared today, June 28, 2022 as polling day for the Lofa County Senatorial By-election, and therefore assured of free and fair election which will free of biases, but rather transparency will be demonstrated in the process. Polling centers at various locations in the county opened as early as 6am today, as voters go out to elect the candidate of their choice; six candidates have registered to contest for the slog left vacant due to the failure of Senator-elect, Brownie Samukai who was rejected due to his alleged criminal charges leveled against him. Mr. Samukai was denied taken seat in the Senate after he won the last election for the county due to his alleged involvement of misapplication of monies belonging to the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia, a situation that led to him being rejected. The public, especially citizens of the county will today decide as to who to elect amongst six candidates Sumo G. Kupee, Galakpai Kortaimai, Joseph K. Jallah, Mariamu B. Fofana, George Beyan Samah, Johnny Nadebe and Momo Cyrus. (Visited 65 times, 16 visits today)
June 28, 2022 10:39 UTC
Addressing the conference by videoconference, Dr. Adesina urged Germany and other G7 countries to support a $1.5 billion African Emergency Food Production plan developed jointly by the Bank and the African Union to help African countries avert a looming food crisis. “While the African Development Bank has mobilized $1.3 billion of the $1.5 billion needed for the African Emergency Food Production Plan, we have a financing gap of $200 million. We must prioritize food production. We have the technology to feed Africa – Africa does not need to hold bowls in hand to beg for food. Africa needs seeds in the ground to produce food for itself.”The African Emergency Food Production Facility will provide 20 million smallholder farmers with certified seeds.
June 27, 2022 08:50 UTC
Several media institutions turn out at the official launch of Africa’s first peace campaign on the United Nations Charter Day in Kampala Uganda. During the press conference, the UN Eminent Peace ambassador to Liberia, Amb. Per Stafsen -the world Peace President from Denmark, His Excellency Amb Emmanuel Nkweke -the World Peace spokesman from Nigeria, Amb Samuel Ben Owusu from Ghana,Amb. Sammy David is a strong advocate for Africa youth Peace and development. Sammy David is a devoted Christian.
June 27, 2022 07:56 UTC