By Togba-Nah Tipoteh, [email protected]Although the Constitution of Liberia calls for the building of sustainable democracy in Liberia, where the Will of the People of Liberia prevails, the reality in Liberia is that autocracy, the will of the few powers that be, prevails. It is under this violation that there is poverty generation instead of poverty alleviation in Liberia. Poverty generation prevails in Liberia because the powers that be see poverty as being in their interest, despite their detractive policy statements and slogans. How can Liberia get the good State management where Democracy prevails over Autocracy? How can Liberia get the good State management where poverty alleviation prevails over poverty generation?
June 27, 2022 06:26 UTC
This is our successor or exit strategy to keep this amazing vision alive and pass it unto the next generation. We seek to educate, engage, and broaden the philanthropic impact of the next generation of leaders in Liberia,” the CAN-USA CEO stressed. He further stated that the essence of the Young Emerging Leaders’ (YEL) program is to prepare young minds to transform Liberia through education, mentorship, and the hope of the Gospel of Christ. CAN-USA has invested over US$150,000 in the last 10 years in this incredible human capacity-building program in Liberia. Others are Princess Sele, Business & Management at CAN College, Lofa County; Jeremiah B. Zaza, Education at CAN College, Lofa County; James K. Gbangborzizi, Theology at CAN College, Lofa County; Flomo Koingewu, Technology at CAN College, Lofa County; Yongor Stevens, Business at CAN College, Lofa County; and Solomon Fille, Education at Cepres International University, Bong County.
June 25, 2022 14:42 UTC
Crises are inevitable, whether at regional or national levels, but can be prevented and managed through appropriate response mechanisms when early warning signs are discovered or detected. The vote created the into law the National Center for the Coordination of Response Mechanisms (NCCRM) -- waiting for the signature of President George Weah to become effective. With national centers, ECOWAS member states can share information, implement conflict prevention, and manage crises, while protecting human security at the regional and national level. The early warning and response programme addresses human security threats that ECOWAS member states face in the following areas: crime, security, governance, health and environment. Members of ECOWAS states including Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali and other West African countries, also launched the project.
June 25, 2022 09:12 UTC
The Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Asa Regner, is set to visit Liberia from June 26 - 29. According to a release from the UN Women Liberia office, the visit is aimed at strengthening and re-affirming UN Women’s support for the advancement of gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in Liberia. During her visit, Regner is expected to meet various stakeholders including President George Weah; Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor; and several government officials and development partners as well as the UN Country Team in Liberia. She will also visit the Fish market women’s Peace Hut, a center for conflict prevention, resolution and peace building.At the end of the visit, Ms. Regner will hold a press briefing with media practitioners in Liberia. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
June 24, 2022 16:18 UTC
The Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files (CCF), based in Lyon, France, has removed the names of three Czech Republic citizens who are wanted in Liberia for economic crimes. The names of the accused were dropped after the Liberia National Police and the Assistant Minister of Justice for Litigation, Cllr. Wesseh A. Wesseh delayed responding to letters from the CCF requesting a status update regarding the case to make informed decisions. In one of the communications, the CCF said: “Please be informed that the CCF of Interpol general Secretariat has requested the NCB Monrovia to provide information relating to the [Czech citizen case]. Immediately, after hearing the CCF's decision, the Czech investor Martin Miloschewsky, on June 21 responded: “I don't understand, what is going on in Liberia?
June 24, 2022 09:27 UTC
MONROVIA – Coalition of Concern Youth Movement (CCYM) a civil society group, has called on the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY), the Liberia National Students Union (LINSU), and the Mano River Union Youth Parliament (MRUYP) to define their actual roles and expansionary vision as youth and students institutions in Liberia. He stated that in 1958, 1978, and 2003, the then generation of youth and student leaders with a more strong spirit and progressive desire didn’t propagate the message for the establishment of the Federation of Liberia Youth, the Liberia National Student Union, and Mano River Union Youth Parliament only because of what they could get for their stomachs. According to him, Liberia’s youth lack a major voice and a lost representation since leaders of these institutions have aligned themselves to trade the issues that would give them employment after serving these positions. According to the Coalition of Concern Youth Movement, these institutions have failed to attach values by adhering to policy and constitutional mandates and to create close coordination supported by more robust programs and campaigns focused on transformational results rather than just seeing the positions for a mere bluff. With deep heart, we cautioned that these institutions will invest in innovative and stand-alone ventures that fill the gaps in the youth development indexes and turn themselves into household names once again for the right reason,” he noted.
June 23, 2022 10:34 UTC
MONROVIA – President George Weah has held a day-long meeting with a delegation from the United Emirates (UAE) to foster partnership specifically, within the agriculture sector. Report by M. Dennise Nimpson, ContributorThe President played host to technicians from the UAE at the Executive Mansion on Tuesday. In attendance were top officials of government including Agriculture Minister, Jeannie Cooper and the National Port Authority Managing Director, Bill Twehway to discuss efficiency in the production of Liberia’s staple food. Speaking after the closed-door meeting, the NPA Managing Director disclosed that the aim is to ensure Liberia becomes an exporter of rice and not only an importer. “Instead of us importing rice now, Liberia will be a country that will be exporting rice to neighboring countries and other countries around the world,” he said.
June 22, 2022 10:51 UTC
Two sitting Representatives have been qualified, along with four others, by the National Elections Commission (NEC) to contest in the Lofa County Senatorial By-election, slated for June 28. The two lawmakers are Lofa County District #4 Representative, Mariamu Beyan Fofona, and Montserrado County District #12 Representative, Dr. George Beyan Samah. In the event that one of the two sitting Representatives — Rep. Fofona or Rep. Samah — is elected, there will be yet another by-election to fill that person’s legislative seat. On that day, the House of Representatives and Senate of the 54 Legislature, through a joint resolution, announced June 28, as the new date for the conduct of the Senatorial By-election. “They have been hired to educate and inform the citizens of Lofa about the Senatorial By-election,” she stressed.
June 21, 2022 17:30 UTC
Liberia U20 men’s national team have been confirmed as one of the eight participants for the 2022 WAFU ‘A’ tournament in Nouakchott, Mauritania. It will serve as a qualifying tournament for the 2023 Africa U20 Cup of Nations that will be held in Egypt. The junior national team have never been to the U20 nations cup after missing out in a few qualifiers that they participated in. Mauritania, The Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Cape Verde, Senegal and Sierra Leone are the eight teams that will participate in the upcoming tournament. During the last edition of the WAFU ‘A’ U20 nations cup held in the median edition held in Liberia 2018, the junior Lone Star, under the guidance of former Head Coach Christopher Wreh, progressed to the final, but were defeated by 2-1 by The Gambia at the SKD Sports stadium.
June 21, 2022 01:34 UTC
It tells you that the Pro-poor Agenda is working,” Weah said amid a cheering crowd of supporters at his party headquarters in Congo Town. The Liberia they wanted to see is Liberia today. The Liberia where they wanted to see development is the Liberia today. The Liberia where they wanted to see the economy stabilized is the Liberia today. Liberia today is peaceful and true democracy is at work.
June 20, 2022 10:36 UTC
"This risk [of postponing the 2022 Census] will extend to calling into question the constitutionality of the elections in 2023, as well as ... the constitutionality of the entire government." -- CummingsThe Alternative National Congress has threatened to sue members of the Senate for infringing on the constitutional rights of Liberia for postponing the conduct of the census in violation of Article 39 of the Constitution. "The Liberian Constitution mandates the conduct of a census every 10 years, which amongst other important reasons, is needed for economic planning. And just before the March deadline, it was announced by LISGIS (Liberia's statistics agency) that they would finally be ready to conduct the census in October 2022. For Cummings, such a dangerous scenario should be avoided as it comes with consequences for Liberia's peace, security, and democracy.
June 20, 2022 09:35 UTC
But after a series of meetings with the Ministries of Health, Finance and Development Planning, and Civil Service Agency, an understanding has been reached with the health workers to immediately address concerns of 800 health workers in hard to reach counties. As part of that process, approximately more than 800 health workers in hard-to-reach counties’ salaries issues are being addressed and they experienced changes,” said the Southeastern Health Workers Network of Liberia in a statement. The 400 health workers’ strike paralyzed operations at the various public hospitals in the southeast — making it harder for patients to receive treatment during the period. Dr. Ketteh clarified that the salaries of health workers of the same qualifications are not based on qualification but also on experience. He urged health workers to report colleagues who are not working to be replaced by volunteers.
June 20, 2022 06:42 UTC
Liberia: Victim of Acid Attack Expresses Hopelessness, Says He Sees Nothing Left of HimPalala, Bong County — Isaac Stubblefield was 20 years old when his two friends attacked him in Duta, Kpaii District, Bong County. I knew I was in trouble.”“I took Rufus Moses and Daniel Dolokelen in Duta, Kpaii District at around 8:00pm while enroute to Palala. They told me they were going to their girlfriends’ place in Palala, and I said no problem. When I stopped Rufus wasted the acid in my eyes and I dropped. It’s been nine months and the acid survivor can no longer see as his eyeballs are gone.
June 18, 2022 00:51 UTC
Speaking at the joint stakeholders Assessment workshop at the Monrovia Regional Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRMRCC) on the Bushrod Island, LiMA Deputy Commissioner for Domestic Vesssel Registration and Safety, Cllr. “Liberia is due to have IMO mandatory audit. The audit will take through our responsibilities as a port state, as a flag state and as a coastal state,” he stated. He expressed optimism that the stakeholders will use the three-day session to assess their preparedness to successfully undergo the audit. He indicated that the process was interrupted by a force majeure –Covid-19 that ignited a pause on the audit.
June 17, 2022 17:55 UTC
Monrovia – A renowned advocate against injustices in Liberia, Stephen Vorkpor, has been dragged to the Monrovia City Court on allegations of gang rape and aggravated involuntary sodomy. According to the document, the act committed by the defendant contravened Chapter 14, Subchapter D, Section 14.70 (2) of the Revised Rape Law of Liberia and Section 14.72 of the Penal Code of Liberia. The victim further maintained that Co-defendant Vorkpor then took her into Defendant Vorkpor’s bedroom and aided him in sexually abusing (rape) her bynholdojg her hands while he (Defendant Vorkpor) allegedly inserted his penis both in her anus and Vagina. Accordingly, she afterward slept over at a neighbor who is a witness, Yatta Kiazolu’s residence, and went home the following morning. Following Police investigation, Defendant Vorkpor was arrested on May 30, investigated charged, and subsequently detained on allegation of the commission of the crime.
June 14, 2022 09:33 UTC