Speaking to FrontPageAfrica about the incident, Mr. Garmondeh Karnga said he and his sister had received several threats from individuals loyal to Findley due to their political differences. According to Mr. Karnga, he had left his house to find two persons to sleep in their father’s house since the boys who live in it had all travelled to Monrovia. While Logan and Smith could also not be reached, Mr. Greaves described the fire incident as unfortunate and said he is in sympathy with Mr. Karnga. However, Mr. Greaves said it is surprising that Mr. Karnga would accuse him of masterminding the fire incident as he (Greaves) has been in Monrovia working. It is a sad situation but he shouldn’t make such an allegation against me without any evidence,” said Greaves.
January 05, 2021 05:26 UTC
The women of Liberia are standing with the women candidate. “The women of Liberia are no longer going to sit back and allow the female candidates be humiliated. And what wasn’t done before because there is an ongoing tendency that women don’t support women.”She continues: “This is the beginning and this has set a new image that the women of Liberia, moving forward, will continue to support women in politics. We are backing Botoe and we will back her to the fullest as women of Liberia,” she vowed. Thank you for your efforts to strengthen democracy in Liberia and support women’s political participation.
January 05, 2021 05:15 UTC
Monrovia – APM Terminals has announced a 9.67 percent increment on all current charges of its services at the Free Port of Monrovia. According to the company, since the conception of its concession agreement between wit the government of Liberia, it has consistently complied with the terms mandated in the concession agreement. We appreciate your partnership and look forward to even more positive engagements this year,” APM Terminals stated in its advisory. However, APM Terminals informed FrontPageAfrica that it is planning to invest in improving its operations and equipment with over US$3.3 million in 2021. APM Terminals in 2010 signed a 25‐year concession agreement for the operation of the Free Port of Monrovia.
January 05, 2021 05:10 UTC
In more advanced societies, the infrastructure for virtual court sittings came in handy to keep the judicial process going but sadly, our story is the direct opposite. In the Liberian Judiciary, the use of technology is rarely an option in the Court system, filing before the court is as ancient as the origin of the Common Law Practice. The use of technology will help eliminate barriers that could change public perception that the legal system is burdensome and time consuming. International organizations with interest in improving the legal system might step in, all that is required is the readiness to catch up with realities of today’s world. Once there is a desire to improve the Court system, funding sources can be solicited to unclog the wheel of progress towards a virtual court system.
January 05, 2021 05:03 UTC
MONROVIA – Bishop Emmanuel Freeman Sr., of the Impact Ministries International Liberia Inc., has told the newly consecrated presiding Bishop of the Christian Revival Church Association (CRCA), Rev. Bishop Freeman who served as the preacher at the consecration ceremony of Bishop Aggrey urged him to use the word of God as a mantle of authority in the execution of his heavenly mandate. According to him, God has called the CRCA Bishop unto His glory so that more souls can be serve. Bishop Freeman told Bishop Aggrey not to rely on his own understanding but in the strength of God as his hope. Christian Revival Church Association has numerous branches in six of the 15 counties of Liberia, as well as in Sierra Leone and Guinea respectively.
January 05, 2021 04:52 UTC
Liberia: National Road Fund Agency to Improve and Build More Roads in Years to ComeMONROVIA – The Manager of Liberia National Road Fund Agency Boniface Statu said they are going to improve their works and contracture more roads in the years as compare to the past. According to him, the National Road Fund Agency has funded more roads construction over the years and continues to fund roads projects across the fifteen counties of Liberia. The National Road Fund Agency was Founded in 2016 the purpose of financing road and bridge maintenance works and directly associated planning, programming and management activities; 2. Satu also said, there is a need for reform when it come to the National Road Fund Act by the national legislature. The agency needs independent, we are part of 34 countries in Africa that are using this ACT but Liberia Road Fund agency is the only agency that have it own independent something he said is every bad for Liberia.
January 05, 2021 04:41 UTC
The event brought together 22 national civil society organizations like (NTAL, UMOVEMEN, and YOCEL, Educate the Future, KEEP and the Education NGO Forum amongst others). Participants at the dialogue highlighted key policies gaps that could informed the development of the policy brief ranging from the Education Reform Act of 2011, The Girls Education Act, The TVET Policy and they also outline the lapses within the Liberia Education Advancement Program (LEAP). With direct focus on learning outcomes, impact of TVET with new innovations and the enrollment and completion of girls in the TVET programs. With these consensus and to validate stakeholders stands on the TVET sector they highlighted the United Nations Industrial Organization Report of 2016 which revealed that Women and Girls are under-represented in nearly all levels of education, including junior high, senior high, most especially Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in Liberia. In addition, the report also mentioned equity challenges facing the education sector in Liberia and intimated that most training programs are concentrated in urban areas, particularly Monrovia and the report also similarly highlighted three main areas within the TVET sector that need urgent attention Access, Quality, Participation and Learning Outcomes by Gender.
January 05, 2021 04:41 UTC
MONROVIA – The Armed Forces of Liberia is continuing its patrol along the Liberian borders with Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Sierra Leone as part of its statutory mandate in protecting the territorial limit of the country. The patrols are being greeted with high enthusiasm from locals living along these borderlines, as they continue to express overwhelming confidence in the Liberian military. The AFL enjoys excellent relationships with the military of Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Sierra Leone, which are all members states of the Mano River Union (MRU). Patrols are continuing in border towns in Nimba County to include Kamplay, Logatuo, and Butuo among others. During the patrols, our troops interacted with kids by sharing gifts (sweets) with them.
January 04, 2021 12:56 UTC
Monrovia – In his January 1, 2021 publication in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Tom Frieden, former DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) hailed Liberia as one of the top countries in fighting the deadly Coronavirus. “Liberia, hard hit by the Ebola epidemic in 2014, was one of first countries to start screening for COVID-19 at Airports and to adopt other control measures, such as rapid testing, Complete contact tracing and quarantine” CDC’s Director emeritus asserted. With scars of Ebola still on the County’s Economy and Health sector, the government of Liberia under President George Manneh Weah took no chances with the Wuhan virus. In fact, Liberia came out as one of the only countries in the world with a projected growth in its GDP in 2021 by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). There were worthy returns to the government’s efforts and today Liberia is safer from COVID than many countries around the Globe.
January 04, 2021 05:26 UTC
AFTER A CHALLENGING 2020, it appears that many are withholding suggestions for New Year’s resolution for 2021. IN 2021, WE expect to see technocrats in government talking less politics and focusing the technical aspects of running the government. Business as usual should have no space in 2021. IN 2021, WE expect to see a robust legislature that would be willing to painstakingly scrutinize bills and agreements that come before them. IN 2021, WE expect to see more improvements in health care delivery and improvements of facilities at major health centers.
January 04, 2021 05:14 UTC
That has had two impacts for the sex business: fewer clients have the money to pay. On a recent night sex workers from different parts of Monrovia, gathered on a popular street corner here discussing the strategies they have used to protect themselves. Even with business down, public health experts worry that sex workers could be spreading the disease. Because it often has no symptoms, many sex workers may not even know they have had it. “Even if the government says sex workers should abstain from sex, they won’t because they are at the bottom of poverty and have no other way of sustaining themselves and their families.
January 04, 2021 04:52 UTC
Liberia Maritime Authority Provides Clarity on U.S. Economic Sanction Lists; Says The Sanctioned Companies were Delisted in 2013MONROVIA – The Liberia Maritime Authority (“LiMA”) clarifies a recent publication alleging that the United States has recently imposed sanctions on several Liberian-registered shipping companies. The vast majority of the entities referred to in the publication named were non-shipping corporations sanctioned back in 2013 and were immediately stricken from the Liberia Maritime and Corporate Registry (“the Registry”) in keeping with standard practice. The compliance program remains a reference point by the government of the United States and world security agencies across the globe. The Liberian Registry is therefore currently under absolutely no sanctions from the United States. The Liberian Registry is proud of the integrity and professionalism of its operations.
January 02, 2021 11:03 UTC
The family fear follows a live video broadcast on social media, where the anti-same-sex organization, “Citizens Movement Against Gay Practices” directly linked Mr. Alvin Gould to “forceful inducement’ of some youth, mainly young men, into gay practices. He believes as an advocate against gay practice in Liberia, such an alleged act must be resisted and that Mr. Gould must desist from allegedly attempting to induce young people with money. Konway said, in a time where advocacy for and against gay practices is still an issue of discussion, “no one should force young Liberians to get involved into gay practices,” by taking advantage of their ‘underprivileged’ conditions. He wants Liberians and other against the act to resist Mr. Gould, the man allegedly at the center of such discourse by paying no attention to his messages. “Our intelligence has hinted us that Mr. Gould is also in connection with other institutions worldwide, involved with the promotion of such act in Liberia,” he alleged.
January 01, 2021 16:18 UTC
Liberia: Rep. Clarence Gahr Dedicates and Turns over Two School Buildings to Ministry of Education in Margibi CountyGibi District, Margibi County – Margibi County District# 5 Representative Clarence G. Gahr has dedicated and turned over to the Ministry of Education (MoE) two primary schools in Gibi District and Borlola Township. This amount is the district’s share of the US$750,000 China Union Social Development Fund debts received from China Union by the Margibi County Authority. For his part, Margibi County Education Officer (CEO), Stephen Toe, speaking at the separate dedicatory ceremonies, noted that for a youthful Lawmaker to collaborate with the County Administration to construct modern primary schools in rural communities was unprecedented in the history of the 36-year-old county (Margibi). He, however, praised Rep. Gahr and the Margibi County Administration for ensuring that the County social development fund is fully utilized for the benefit of the citizens. “It is burden upon us [leaders] to ensure that we prepare the playing field for the next generation to be adequately prepared to take over this country”, Rep. Gahr stated.
January 01, 2021 15:56 UTC
MONROVIA – A former editor of the Daily Observer newspaper, Fatoumata Fofana, has published her first novel, entitled SADJIO. Published by New York-based Adelaide Books, this novel traces the life of a young girl growing up in a conservative family. Sadjio was born in a poverty-stricken family but she refused to let poverty define her path in life. She was denied access to education because of her gender but Sadjio did everything to fight gender disparity in education and got the education she desired. Get a copy of this novel and discover how or what she had to endure to overcome this adversity that nearly altered her life.
December 31, 2020 22:07 UTC