Monrovia – Several residents of Popota Town in Fuamah District Bong County have expressed fear of losing their land to Betty Cooper Kabah who they say is claiming a larger part of the land. Popota Town is located in Bong County, Fuamah District surrounded by villages and other towns and is currently situated on an appropriately 1500 acres of land – most of which is farm land. “We are surprised that people or someone is claiming a land or town that we suffered for,” the two elders pointed out. Justifying her argument further madam Kabah displayed a land deed for the disputed land dated 2010 though the town in question, according to senior elders is approximately over a hundred years. He was later given land in the upper part of the Town and settled in and eventually established his own family.
January 07, 2021 05:48 UTC
Monrovia – The ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has filed a nine-count petition at the Supreme Court, requesting the Justice in Chambers, Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene G. Yuoh to issue a stay order on the National Elections Commission from conducting a re-run of the just-ended Senatorial election in Gbarpolu County. The Petition was filed to the Supreme Court Associate Justice in Chambers on Monday, January 4, 2021 by the party’s lawyers, Cllr. “The petitioner most respectfully requests your Honor and the Honorable Supreme Court to issue a Stay Order, restrain, enjoin, and prohibit the Respondent (NEC) from conducting re-run in Gbarpolu County,” excerpt of the petition. Base on the observation of these alleged missteps, the CDC said it filed a formal complaint before the NEC Assistant Magistrate in Gbarpolu County, Willie Sumo for action. Moreover, the CDC said that the action of the NEC is a clear violation of its right to due process under the Constitution of Liberia.
January 07, 2021 05:37 UTC
MONROVIA – FrontPageAfrica has been reliably informed that President George Weah is contemplating naming several defeated Senators in the December 8 Special Senatorial Election to positions at various government ministries and agencies. Prior to him contesting, he served the George Weah administration as Foreign Minister from 2018 to 2020. He is also a former Pro-Temp of the Liberian Senate under the leadership of former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Like defeated Senator Yallah, defeated Senator George Tengebeh of Lofa County is also lobbying for job in the Executive branch of government but for him he is not asking for much. He is amongst defeated Senator who dismally performed in the 2020 special Mid-Term Senatorial Elections.
January 06, 2021 05:48 UTC
Gbarnga, Bong County – Police in Bong County are asking for the public’s help in locating the son of Bong County superintendent Esther Walker, who is wanted on an active warrant for an alleged rape of a minor. Philip Bestslow, 24, reportedly raped a 13-year-old in his mom’s house on July 26, 2020, according to police. I am asking the public to assist in this direction,” Frederick Nappy, head of the police in Bong, told reporters. “Justice delay is justice deny, Juakollie said in response to the police slow handling of the rape case involving the son of the superintendent. The rape accusations against the son of Walker as the country continues to seek solutions to the scourge of violence against women and children.
January 06, 2021 05:37 UTC
Monrovia – Supreme Court Associate Justice Joseph N. Nagbe has declined to issue a writ of prohibition on the National Elections Commission to halt the certification of Rep. Edwin Melvin Snowe, Senator-elect of Bomi County. The petition for the Writ of Prohibition was filed to the high court by the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) against the NEC and Rep. Edwin M. Snowe. Based on that, the CDC petitioned the Supreme Court to stop the NEC from certifying Senator-elect Snowe who has already been declared winner of the Senatorial. Amongst the issues raised in the petition, the CDC alleged that several tally sheets bearing Grand Gedeh County instead of Bomi County were discovered in the county (Bomi). According to the ruling party, they also discovered that several Senate record of count exceeded the total distribution of ballot papers per polling place.
January 06, 2021 05:36 UTC
Monrovia – The President of the National Custom Brokers Association of Liberia James Hinneh has termed as untimely the announced planned increment in tariff as by APM Terminals. As such, he said it is also necessary and prudent for APM Terminals to see the need to relax on its plan on the agreed annual increment. “The lack of proper and adequate monitoring and supervision of the operations of the APM Terminals by relevant authorities of government is responsible for its continuous ineffectiveness and inefficiencies,” he alarmed. Addressing a news conference on Monday, January 4, 2021 the Custom Brokers Association boss said APM Terminals does not have adequate equipment to provide efficient port services to deserve effecting increment in tariff. Hinneh emphasized that it is high time for the APM Terminals effectively fulfills its part of the bargaining in the supreme interest of both parties.
January 06, 2021 05:33 UTC
Ganta, Niimba County – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in partnership with the Ministry of Finance Development planning (MFDP) Tuesday began a two day technical workshop on the climate public expenditure and institutional review (CPEIR) and Climate finance tracking system. The overarching objectives of the workshop is to build stakeholders capacity in understanding the CPEIR process and institutional requirement; also to enhance technicians understanding of basic climate related expenditure; collect information and validate climate change related expenditure for CPEIR process among others. The National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) Project supports the Government of Liberia to advance its National Adaptation Plan process in climate sensitive sectors. The CPEIR under Component three of the NAP: “Building capacity for mainstreaming climate change adaptation into planning, and budgeting processes and systems” is expected to cover expenditure relating to environmental protection, conservation, and other climate expenditure between the periods 2015 to 2019. Through the NAP, Liberia sees the opportunity to put in place mechanisms to track climate finance and advocate for more finance for climate actions and accountability to enhance climate resilience in the country.
Liberia: Bea Mountain Supports Communities with Rice for Festive Season as Sports Tournament Kicks OffGrand Cape Mount County – The Management of Bea Mountain Mining Company (BMMC) has donated 740 bags of rice to its project-affected communities with approximately 8,786 persons expected to benefit from the gesture. The distribution began in Kinjor Town – the most populated community in Grand Cape Mount County — where the town chief thanked the company for the support. He also informed BMMC that his office will ensure that the rice reached every targeted household, adding that the food will enable communities celebrate festive season. Chiefs from the participating communities thanked BMMC for the sport for peace tournament and promised their support to ensure the project-affected communities are peaceful at all time. For participating communities under Kinjor – they will include Jenneh Brown, Silent Hill/Vai town/Jekindor, Jewajeh town and Kinjor town, their version of the tournament will start January 28-29, 2021.
New York – The Director of the United Nations Office of Peacekeeping Strategic Partnerships (OPSP), Major General Jai Menon, has described Liberian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) as trained, disciplined, and ideally fit for service. The Major General made the assertions during a recent meeting with the Chargé d’affaires of the Permanent Mission of Liberia to the United Nations, Mr. Israel Choko Davies. Major General Menon requested Mr. Davies to convey his special gratitude to the Government of Liberia, and in particular, the Liberian Troops serving in MINUSMA for their splendid act of duty. Mr. Davies said he was further proud that Liberia, once a nation that played host to United Nations Peacekeeping Missions, is now a proud benefactor of peacekeeping and troop-contributing country. Mr. Davies concluded by thanking Major General Menon for his great observation and compliments of the Liberian Troops and assured the General that Liberia will do all in its power to increase its presence in MINUSMA.
Monrovia – A leading charity institution, Shamel’s Place Inc.-based in both the United states and Liberia, has ended its distribution of assorted food items including rice, oil and cooking cubes to several orphanages across Monrovia and its environs. Mr. Keita said the gesture was part of the continued support Shamel’s Place has been rendering to the underprivileged children since its formation in 2019. Meanwhile, the heads of the orphanages, at their respective institutions, thanked Shamel’s Place for the continued support, and for always remembering their children. We just want to say thank you for Shamel’s Place for all it continue to do for our children. During the height of COVID-19 in April 2020, Shamel’s Place supplied assorted food items including rice, oil and cooking cube to several orphanages in Margibi and Montserrado Counties as these institutions observed Government’s lockdown order.
The group is the largest auxiliary within the opposition CPP alliance, which comprises of four political parties, including the opposition Liberty Party, former ruling Unity Party (UP), Alternative National Congress (ANC), and the All Liberian Party (ALP). “What we should worry about is the issue of these young people that some politicians try to militarize. The only person that I think pose a threat to this country by his actions is President George Weah”. “The word brigade has many definitions; brigade is a group of people coming together with the same ideology. “General Johnson needs to depoliticize the AFL which was trained by the American government; they should stop threatening the Liberian people”.
The Time Magazine’s article pointed out how Dr. Fallah and a team of Liberian public health officials set up a training program after the WHO announcement at the end of January to help doctors and nurses at regional hospitals recognize the symptoms of COVID-19. It recalled that the former NPHIL boss and other doctors and public health officials brought in testing kits and re-instated the hand washing stands that had been ubiquitous during the Ebola outbreak. The article also points out that the Liberian health expert (Fallah) and his Liberian team ramped up their contact-tracing protocols and established screening points at airports, even before the first case had been identified in the country. The former NPHIL boss then craved the support of national government through budgetary allotments to key health institutions including the Ministry of Health and NPHIL to boost the already in place prevention mechanism. Accordingly, Liberia, with strong defense against the disease, through the leadership of Dr. Fallah and with support and partnership with the Ministry of Health, did not record a case until in March of 2020.
January 06, 2021 05:12 UTC
First Lady Weah along with ranking army personnel and wives of soldiers pose for a picture at the vocational training center project siteMONROVIA – First Lady Clar Marie Weah has expressed delight over initiating the ongoing construction of a modern vocational training center for the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) Wives’ Association. Touring the facility Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Mrs. Weah said seeing the project progress, made her extremely proud. Mrs. Weah said she was keen on leaving a positive and indelible mark on the hearts of Liberians as First Lady and Mother of the Nation. Speaking on behalf of the Army Wives, Mrs. Afrelda Nmah commended Mrs. Weah, stressing that her assistance would go a long way in building the capacity of hundreds of Liberian women and girls not only at the barrack but surrounding communities. Meanwhile, the AFL Deputy Chief of Staff, Col. Geraldine Janet George along with other ranking officers of the army conveyed profound gratitude to the First Lady as they accompanied her on a guided tour of the vocational training center project.
January 06, 2021 05:12 UTC
MONROVIA – Liberian businessman and politician, Simeon Freeman, is undoubtedly one of the most formidable entrepreneurs for the year 2020; he is recognized as the best businessman of 2020 in Liberia. Simeon Freeman who runs the Consolidated Group Incorporated (CGI), service provider of DSTV in Liberia started his business venture in 1990 from scratch. Freeman in 2020 has revamped his Vist Water Company from 5,000 bottles to 30,000 bottles. From the onset of his business, Mr. Freeman was involved into live cow business where he used to go to import cows from Guinea to Liberia. Freeman so far has employed more than 500 direct employees at his DSTV and rock quarry company including the water producing factory.
January 05, 2021 11:03 UTC
General Johnson clarified that his assertions do not in any way imply that anything cannot happened or Liberia is safe from threats of insecurity. Militarizing youthsGeneral Johnson further sounded a warning against the militarizing of young people in both the ruling and some opposition political parties in Liberia. Lack of recruitmentMeanwhile, General Johnson, has alarmed over the lack of homes to accommodate more soldiers into the Armed Forces of Liberia. General Johnson expressed the hope that the current situation will be addressed through budgetary allotment in the next fiscal budget. General Johnson commended President Weah for not interfering or influencing decisions made by authorities of the AFL on security issues.
January 05, 2021 05:37 UTC