GRAND KRU COUNTY — In a consistent effort to improving the living condition of citizens of Grand Kru, Deputy Speaker Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa commits himself to Infrastructural development and increasing access to basic social services in District #2, Grand Kru County. Citizens of those communities joyfully thanked the Deputy Speaker having witness street light in their towns for the first time in 37 years. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, April 27, the Grand Kru County District #2 lawmaker will present his 3rd Annual Report in Barforwin, Bolloh Statutory District, and thereafter continue his citizens’ engagements. Meanwhile, the Deputy Speaker will climax his constituency visit by serving as Guest Speaker at the 2021 Press Union of Liberia (PUL) Congress on Monday, May 3, in Barclayville, Grand Kru County.
April 25, 2021 12:30 UTC
At the meeting, the community agreed to take Mandra logging company to court for it alleged failure to adhere to the contract. Sewacajua Community, thru the Chief Officer of the Community Forest Management Body, Oliver C. Clarke had filed a petition at the Circuit Court calling for the cancellation of the forest management with Mandra logging company. On September 7, 2019, residents of Sewacajua forest community through the Community Assembly elected a new leadership of the Community Forest Management Body (CFMB). SDI and FCI hinted in their briefing note, communities’ vulnerability to external third parties and demonstrated the need to strengthen community capacity to manage their Community Forest Management Agreements (CFMAs). Mr. Tally’s statement against the media was in an apparent respond to series of critical issues raised on the weekly Forest Hour radio advocacy program produce by the Liberia Forest Media Watch (LFMW).
April 24, 2021 23:37 UTC
If you are afraid of taking risk because of the fear of failure, you will fail no matter what the circumstances. Follow imaginationHe added that the taking of risk must always be followed because in a bid for citizens to fulfill their imagination. He noted that the graduates should not allow anything to deter them from taking the first steps towards their imaginations. He recalled that prior to the establishment of other universities of higher learning in the 1990’s, AME Zion University competed and measured to the few viable and outstanding universities in Liberia including the University of Liberia, Cuttington University and W.V.S. Given the farsightedness of the university’s current President and Faculties, he added that the AME Zion University is now on par with these universities in academic works, accreditation and expansion.
April 23, 2021 08:35 UTC
However, Rep. Kolubah, through his lawyers filed a writ of prohibition to the Supreme Court, terming the House’s decision as illegal. At a conference hearing earlier on Thursday, Justice Nagbe said the House did not accord Rep. Kolubah due process as outlined in Rule 48.4 of the House of Representatives. 48.3 The request to be presented pursuant to Chapter XI of this rule shall be in writing and submitted to the Speaker together with the evidence. Though it may seem that Rep. Kolubah has scored a significant victory, there are signs the suspension debacle is far from over. But Rep. Gray fired back in a quick response, saying the opposition lawmakers were disingenuous in their comments and vowed to lead a campaign to remove Rep. Kolubah if he continues his actions.
April 23, 2021 08:27 UTC
MONROVIA – The Liberian Senate on Thursday received and inducted three additional members of the Senate who faced legal challenge over elections dispute from the December 8, 2020 special senatorial elections. Senators Botoe Kanneh of Gbapolu County, Willington Geevon Smith of Rivercess County and Jeremiah Koung of Nmba County were inducted officially on Thursday. Senator Kanneh induction makes it two the number of female candidates in the Senate. In her induction speech, the Gbarpolu Senator Senator requested some policy decision on the country’s forestry sector. I will not be a cheering squad of the ruling partyMeanwhile, Senator Willington Geevon Smith of Rivercess County was also inducted.
April 23, 2021 08:23 UTC
MONROVIA – Senate Pro-Tempore Albert Chie has predicted that the next President and Vice President after President George Weah will come from the Senate. He warned that people wanting to become President or Vice President of Liberia should take interest in running for the Senate. Drawing it to the Liberian Society, he named President George Weah and Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor as to former Senators who have passed through the Senate. You see President George Weah and Jewel they both served in the Senate and after their two terms in 2029, this Senate despite our various political orientations we will be prepared and will recommend to the Liberian people a president and vice-presidential candidate. “The Monrovia noise is for television.”Pro-Tempore Albert Chie is the administrative head of the 54th Legislature and is a ranking member of the ruling CDC of George Weah.
April 23, 2021 08:18 UTC
Mr. Richard Tolbert and scores of other relatives laid wreath on the mass grave that hosts the 13 men that were executed on April 22, 1980Monrovia – Relatives of 13 men killed on April 22, 1980, have bestowed honor on the mass grave hosting their remains 41 years after they were executed on the order of the then Liberian President Samuel K. Doe. Ten days after the coup and assassination of former President Williams R. Tolbert, 13 of his officials were executed and were buried in a mass grave on Center Street in Monrovia. Madam Cooper added: “Many of you do not know the role that these men played in forming AU, ECOWAS, African Development Bank, the Mano River Union. Many of you do not know the role these men played in forming African liberation. Reeves promised to give their support to whatever project that will be initiated by relatives of the late 13 men.
April 23, 2021 08:12 UTC
Dr. Roberts who is based in the U.S., says many people with mental health problems struggle in silence because they are afraid of being judged. They feel that it’s their fault, people with mental health problem struggle in silence in Liberia,” she says. Also making his presentation at the Mental Health Fair, Pastor Gemane Gedaliah Getteh disclosed that there is a widespread mental health challenge Liberia faces as a nation. Also speaking, Liberian mental health practitioner and former John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFKMC) Administrative Secretary Madam Comfort Nyenetue Cooper has said Liberia is falling into darkness. Ehs however called on national government through the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA) to help in the fight against drugs, saying drugs are everywhere in the country.
April 23, 2021 08:03 UTC
MONROVIA – Condo Reconciliation Group Incorporated, a United States based non-governmental organization, has learned with a huge disappointment the latest outbreak of violence in Ganta City, Nimba County over a disputed land case. This violence comes at the time when CONDO has embarked on plan to make a meaningful contribution to the reconciliation and healing process among residents of the county. The enforcement of the eviction order led to the demolition of properties and chaos, which created lot of agitation and indignation from the victim group. Liberia and Liberians are desperately in need of continuous and uninterrupted peace and stability in order to appeal to conscience of investors for sustainable development. This in our view is highly unachievable in the absence of the rule of law and indiscriminate access to justice.
April 23, 2021 08:00 UTC
Reindorf Haligah, the Sell Manager of TipMe explains the importance of using the TipMe cashless system to purchase petroleum products from Petro TradeMonrovia – TipMe, an electronic payment service provider, has signed an agreement with one of Liberia’s renowned petroleum dealer, Petro Trade, to enable customers to purchase petroleum products using the TipMe cashless system. The agreement signed with the Petro Trade filling station is seen to be a boost to customers’ service. Tomelia T. Johns is the Petro Trade filling Station Manager at Vomoma, one of Petro Trade filling stations around the country. He said the agreement signed by TipMe and Petro Trade will enable customers to purchase petroleum products without stress. Make sure you sign up and put your information in and you will have your customer identification number to all of Petro Trade filling stations.”
April 23, 2021 07:57 UTC
Monrovia – The Chairman of the Board, at the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA), Mr. Alfred Sieh has lauded H.E. Ambassador Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., for quickly restoring Liberia’s passport image after the U S State Department placed a travel restriction on the former Director of Passport and Visas at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Andrew Wonplo. Mr. Sieh, made these remarks when he paid a courtesy call on the Liberian Foreign Minister, at his Capitol Hill office on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Minister Kemayah said ULAA is on the right trajectory, noting that this administration will support this great initiative, which will help restituted and strengthen the economy of the country. The Liberian Foreign Minister said ULAA has unconditional responsibility to remain engaged for the good of the country.
April 23, 2021 07:49 UTC
BUCHANAN – After about two years of intensive work, First Lady Clar Marie Weah’s dream of restoring the lost respect and dignity of the elderly through the provision of quality care and support is finally in sight. I know that one day, one great day I will be old as well and if not for my children, some kind hearted person will be able to take care of me,” First Lady Weah asserted. Mrs. Weah said ensuring that Old-folks eat three times daily, access good healthcare services and be kept clean and neat require significant funding. Speaking earlier, the First Lady’s Director of Finance, Jackson P. Gbamie expressed profound gratitude to private donors on behalf of Mrs. Weah and Clar Hope Foundation. Mr. Gbamie said they were extremely grateful for the support which is enabling the First Lady to impact hundreds of lives through the Clar Hope Foundation.
April 23, 2021 02:26 UTC
At a conference hearing earlier on Thursday, Justice in Chamber, Joseph Nagbe said the House did not accord Rep. Kolubah due process as outlined in Rule 48.4 of the House of Representatives. MONROVIA – The House of Representatives Lifts Rep. Yekeh Kolubah’s Suspension following Supreme Court’s interventionThe House took the decision on Thursday in plenary following a motion filed by Rep. Acarous Gray. Rep. Kolubah was suspended by the House for 30 days sitting (about four months) for “constantly raining insults on the President, the Speaker and bringing the House to public disrepute. However, Rep. Kolubah, through his lawyers file a writ of prohibition to the Supreme Court, terming the House’s decision as illegal. The motion as proffered by Rep. Gray, called on the Speaker to act accordingly by referring to the matter to the Committee on Rules, Order and Administration.
April 22, 2021 18:22 UTC
The four political parties include the former ruling Unity Party (UP), the All Liberian Party (ALP), the Liberty Party (LP) and the Alternative National Congress (ANC). Alexander Cummings of the ANC on the other hand says going as vice standard bearer is not an option for him – that’s where the stalemate lies. For Senator Lawrence, it is not a matter of being standard-bearer or vice standard bearer, it is a matter of having a female representation. “We are open to any position whether standard-bearer of vice standard bearer but what we are saying is that a female must be on the ticket. Liberty Party is the first political party ensure level plain field for gender participation.
April 22, 2021 08:15 UTC
Liberia: Jovanus’ Mother Explains How He Obtained the Gun; Says She’s Grieving the Loss of Her ‘Daughter’ Killed By Her SonMONROVIA – Josia Saah had known Precious Ireland’s mother since their childhood; their friendship grew into sisterhood over the years and to her, Precious was like a daughter. Sadly, Precious was killed by her own son – an incident that has left her in a state of shock and pain. “His friend represents Liberia at the Olympics and he went to his friend and they took picture with that gun. Jovanus Turay, 16, of the 11th grade was later picked up by the Anti-Robbery Squad of the Liberia National Police. “The boy that caused the demise or death of Precious – that boy has killed a lot of people.
April 22, 2021 08:15 UTC