Minister Kemayah said President Weah is concerned about the health of Mr. Wesseh and therefore decided to intervene by having him evacuated for advanced medical attention in Accra, Ghana. “The President learned of your illness, Mr. Philip Wesseh, and he was touched and is concerned about your illness. He wants you Mr. Philip Wesseh to as soon as possible get out of Liberia in pursuit of medical treatment. In a shaky voice, Mr. Wesseh thanked the President for the gesture and said he never expected such huge gesture from the President. The President of the Publishers Association, Mr. Othello Garblah, also conveyed his appreciation to President Weah for one of their members.
April 29, 2021 06:56 UTC
The GAC audit is a performance audit on Customs Cargo Clearance at Seaports and land borders for Fiscal Years 2016/2017 through 2018/2019. However, there continues to be underlying issues with customs cargo clearance at seaports and land borders despite all of the measures the Liberia Revenue Authority has implemented. The Liberia Revenue Authority is responsible to facilitate legitimate trade, customs clearance through borders and social protection through policies and procedures that promote efficiency, simplicity that enhance taxpayer compliance in Liberia. Therefore, the Customs Department is required to provide security for goods imported into Liberia. RecommendationsThe GAC recommended that the Customs Department of the Liberia Revenue Authority ensures cargo clearance processes is streamlined to enable importers receive their goods within the minimum time requires;That the LRA significantly review the customs cargo clearance processes and align interagency mandate to avoid replicated customs cargo clearance process.
April 29, 2021 06:56 UTC
Liberia will not remain complacent with only one compact; we will make it our mission to strive for the second one,” President Weah said. The Liberian leader made the statement at the Millennium Challenge Compact closure ceremony at the Mount Coffee Hydro Plant on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Listing the electricity project activities, the MCAL CEO said the funding for the Mt. “In closing I would like to, first of all, recognize President Weah for his strong support of the Compact. Most of you may not be aware, but when the compact went to the National Legislature for ratification, President Weah, then-Senator Weah, was very instrumental in getting the Compact ratified.
April 29, 2021 06:45 UTC
He believe his connections is an asset for all Liberia upcoming artist to tapped into and make themselves known in the world. He too like many African and Liberian artist have tasted disappointment but it didn’t discourage him for pursuing a career in Music. He is the manager of Liberia’s US base musician D12 popular in Liberia by his song “Born to win”. He is currently in Liberia and wants to give back to his native country by promoting local stars through his connections. “I am in Liberia most specifically to brand Liberian Music.
April 29, 2021 06:22 UTC
Monrovia – The senior national football team of Liberia has won the inaugural edition of the Mano River Peace Tournament held in Sierra Leone. Nimba Kwado striker Alloy Brown scored a brace for Lone Star to defeat Sierra Leone 2-0 in the final match of the Mano River Union (MRU) football for peace tournament in Kenema on 28 April. The 2021 National County Meet highest goal scorer made it 2-0 for Liberia from a Frederick Dennis assist against Sierra Leone in the final match of the Mano River Union Football Peace Tournament. The tournament should have been played amongst four countries but Ivory Coast and Guinea at the last minute to the tournament pulled out. While the female national team of Liberia beat their Sierra Leonean counterparts 3-1.
April 29, 2021 06:22 UTC
Merck Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany. “Liberia again, is making history and I am proud to be that conduit to make this happen through the Merck Foundation,” Mrs. Weah asserted as she thanked Merck Foundation for the great support to Liberia. First Lady Weah described the move as ‘an amazing achievement that will transform the landscape of cancer care in the next few years’. Mrs. Weah reaffirmed her commitment to the partnership Merck Foundation while urging counterparts across the continent to take advantage of the partnership for the benefit of their respective countries. Speaking earlier, Merck Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej expressed heartfelt appreciation to the 17 African First Ladies in attendance, renewing her institution’s commitment to work with them.
April 29, 2021 04:07 UTC
@justiceinfo.netFREETOWN, Sierra Leone – The war crimes trial of Gibril Massaquoi, the Sierra Leonean former Revolutionary United Front commander, will begin hearings in Sierra Leone on Friday. Nobody in Sierra Leone is talking about Massaquoi’s trial, not even the judiciary,” said Stephen Douglas Editor of Sierra Leonean’s Media Watch newspaper. As this journalist walked around to see and hear peoples’ views on Massaquoi’s trial, people in Freetown, were moving about their normal businesses and did not appear to know or care if a trial is going on. In 2005, Massaquoi was granted immunity from prosecution for crimes in Sierra Leone in return for his testimony in the war crimes trials in Sierra Leone. Massaquoi’s trial began on February 1 in the city of Tampere, where he had been living.
April 29, 2021 01:18 UTC
MONROVIA – Senator Varney Sherman (Grand Cape Mount, UP) has written the plenary of the Senate alarming over what he considers a potential constitutional crisis if not addressed ahead of the 2023 presidential and general elections. In his communication, Senator Sherman, chair on the Senate Judiciary Committee, called the attention of his colleagues to the inchoate problems associated with the 2023 presidential and legislative elections. The 2023 election will comprise presidential election and election for both houses of the Legislature. These positions include Chair on Foreign Affairs Committee, Chair on Security, Intelligence and Veteran Affairs. Others include; Chair Committee on health, Chair on Education, and Chair on Public Works.
April 28, 2021 07:52 UTC
Monrovia – The Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation (BCR) has confiscated over L$2 million worth of narcotics from inmates at the Monrovia Central Prison in Monrovia. The drugs were confiscated from inmates during the BCR’s vigorous search and lockdown exercise at the various prison facilities in the country. “We can assure you that in the shortest possible time, we will have a robust drugs law to ensure that we succeed because we notice that the traffickers take advantage of the drugs law, the weakness of the drugs law, and the poorer borders.”Zehyoue:” Once we have a robust drugs law, the traffickers will be prosecuted, and given maximum sentences. So, we want to amend some provisions within the drugs law because the current drugs law is bailable, but we want the law to be nonbailable. The existing drugs law is impeding our work because it is bailable.”
April 28, 2021 07:41 UTC
Liberia: Local and Foreign Owned Businesses Crave Pres. FrontPageAfrica has gathered that almost 800 containers of staple food are stuck at the Free Port of Monrovia due to the Ministry’s action. As a result, the affected local and foreign owned businesses are appealing to President George Weah to intervene in the Ministry’s action against them. The Executive Order stated, “All Commercial Importers of goods into Liberia are exempted from seeking Import Permits and filling Import Permit Declarations. The importers of frozen food have expressed fears that their businesses will collapse if President Weah fails to intervene – something they believe will be contrary to the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.
April 28, 2021 07:41 UTC
Capitol Hill, Monrovia – The Managing Director of the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation (LWSC), Duannah Kamara has blamed the country’s failed sewage system to the huge population size of Monrovia and limited budgetary support to the entity. Addressing Plenary on Thursday, Duannah said the sewage problem was and aged-old situation inherited by his team, but they were doing all within their reach to tackle it. He said the sewage line was built in 1966 to serve about 200,000 people but now the number of people accessing the sewage system has quadrupled. Along the line, there are several pumping stations -at the Barclay Training Center (BTC), Capitol By-pass and Sinkor. But all these stations are blocked and not functioning well because residents have built structures along these lines.
April 28, 2021 07:38 UTC
Those arrested and sent to court are Dutee Donzo, 58, his wife Fanta Donzo and his sister Mariam Fofana and Dauda Jabateh, 32. Ganta, Nimba County – Police in Ganta Nimba County have arrested and charged four people in a recent arson attack in the city. Those arrested and sent to court are Dutee Donzo, 58, his wife Fanta Donzo and his sister Mariam Fofana and Dauda Jabateh, 32. They were arrested following Tuesday, April 20 arson attack in Ganta, which led to the burning of a Warehouse in the City. Morgan Kerdiah, owner of the warehouse, said he was not in Ganta when the incident occurred.
April 28, 2021 07:30 UTC
Monrovia – Family of an alleged rape victim are pleading for justice and calling on the attention of government and other rights stakeholders to what they called “swift release” of the alleged perpetrator from the Monrovia Central Prison. According to her, the alleged perpetrator was in the employ of the Liberia Revenue Authority, Custom Department, when he allegedly raped the minor. As a result of the medical report, she said the police charged and sent to court the alleged perpetrator, and was placed behind bars, he has, however, been released without her consent. Makor said the perpetrator was released on medical bill, adding that there was a misstep leading to his release. Makor, however, said by her allowing the perpetrator to be released without the consent of the victim’s parents was a serious misstep legally.
April 28, 2021 07:29 UTC
Monrovia – The Friends of Brumskine (FOB) International has organized the first its kind, the Charles Walker Brumskine Memorial Lecture Series on his 70th birth anniversary at the auditorium of the University of Liberia main campus. According to the Friend of Brumskine, the purpose of the lecture series is to create the Charles Walker Brumskine Foundation for the rule of law and integrity in Liberia. Charlyne Brumskine said her mother was the one who wrote down the wording but was unable to be present at the launch of the Charles Walker Brumskine Memorial Lecture Series. “We got to continue the work that Charles Walker Brumskine started,” former Justice Minister Sannoh said. I am calling on all of you in the diaspora that the code value of Liberty Party is reconciliation.
April 28, 2021 07:18 UTC
The government, through the EPS says it has launched a full scale investigation to “establish any potential reason of the suicide”. I don’t want to be shocked by the government not letting the public know what really happened and how they would address that”. Government can lieBishop Brown observed that for too long in Liberia, citizens do not have trust and confidence in their past and present governments. “Public officials should know that the language they used can help make Liberia a better place or send Liberia backward”. Whether you are in the village or in the town, we want peace in Liberia; we will have to maintain or sustain peace.
April 28, 2021 07:18 UTC