Controversies with Franklin Jackson, Local Farm’s owner, and CEO, have changed the inspiration for hope among townspeople into despair. “[Franklin Jackson] told us that Local Farm was a pumpkin and he was planting the pumpkin to spread in Coniwein. Local Farm planted palm trees on about 750 acres of the land found in the Marblee Clan, the villagers, and the company say. He says Ebola, which broke out in Liberia in 2014, disrupted the farm’s initial efforts to produce palm oil. Reporters of The DayLight photographed and video-recorded one man carrying a container of palm oil from the plantation.
July 20, 2023 04:33 UTC
“We are concerned about the granting of exclusive carbon rights to Blue Carbon, especially in the absence of adequate community participation in the negotiation,” the group said in a statement on July 17. The forestry law prohibits the government from including private land in forestry contracts and said forestry contract areas must not exceed 400,000 hectares. “Allocating 1 million hectares under a single contract and including communities Customary Land in the said contract would violate the forestry law,” Gongloe said in the statement on Tuesday. “Allocating communities’ Customary Land to Blue Carbon would violate their rights under these laws,” he said. In 2009 and 2010, the government of Liberia at the behest of the FDA entered into 4 Forest Management Contracts (FMCs), 5 Timber Sale Contracts, and 23 Private Use Permits covering.
July 20, 2023 02:58 UTC
Monrovia – The ruling Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has reportedly initiated discussions with Benoni Urey, leader of the All Liberian Party (ALP), in an effort to secure his endorsement for the re-election campaign of incumbent President George Weah. According to ALP insiders, the meeting, held on Tuesday, July 18, concluded without a resolution, prompting the rescheduling of further discussions. Urey and representatives of President Weah failed to reach a consensus on potential financial benefits associated with Urey’s support. Moreover, Urey has requested a meeting with President Weah at his own residence, citing privacy concerns. Urey’s decision to withdraw support from Boakai was triggered by Boakai’s choice of running mate, Senator Jeremiah Koung.
July 19, 2023 15:04 UTC
Paynesville City – The Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) was crowned champions of the Intra-Governmental Tournament after a 2-0 win over the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex. They had a brilliant chance to take the lead in the 23rd minute but failed to capitalize on it. LAA continued to dominate proceedings, finding spaces in the LMA’s defense but wasted their opportunities to find the opening goal. In the Kickball category, the National Port Authority (NPA) was crowned champions after defeating the Ministry of Mines and Energy. Additionally, NPA and the Ministry of Finance, Development, and Planning secured third place in the Football and Kickball categories, respectively.
July 19, 2023 13:17 UTC
Joseph Boakai of the former ruling Unity Party (UP), Alexander Cummings of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), and Cllr. THE OTHER CANDIDATES:DR. CLARENCE K. MONIBA:The 43-year-old is the son of the founding father of Liberia National Union (LINU) political party. Dr. Moniba is the 5th person to have occupied such the highest post within LINU, namely, Dr. Harry Moniba, Cllr. Dr. Moniba at various times also headed the Diaspora Engagement Unit, the Philanthropy Secretariat and the President’s Delivery Unit which oversaw the implementation of priority projects. Allen BrownThe standard bearer of the Liberia Restoration Party (LRP) says he has a huge vision for Liberia.
July 18, 2023 19:15 UTC
Addressing a large crowd of supporters, President Weah emphasized the need for a new era of dedicated and practical leaders who are prepared to confront challenges head-on. During his impassioned speech, President Weah acknowledged the dire state of education, infrastructure, and other sectors before his presidency. Under President Weah’s leadership, Liberia has witnessed significant progress in various sectors. To strengthen his campaign for this year’s elections, President Weah announced the appointment of Lenn Eugene Nagbe, the Liberia Maritime Authority Commissioner, as the CDC’s campaign manager. By urging Liberians to reject failed experiments and empty promises, President Weah emphasized his vision for a prosperous Liberia that continues to move forward.
July 18, 2023 19:13 UTC
The initiative is part of YOCEL five-year strategy to reduce poverty through increasing economic opportunities for women and youth entrepreneurs in Liberia, funded by the Fund for Global Human Rights. MONROVIA – Youth Coalition for Education in Liberia (YOCEL), on the 22nd of June, launched the Impact fellowship, a 12 months social entrepreneurship fellowship targeting 10 entrepreneurs at the Colony Hotel in Congo town. By Francis G. Boayue – francis.boayueafrontpageafricaonline.comThe Impact fellowship is a cohort-styled social enterprise accelerator program that aims to create modern social businesses driven by a balance between profits and impact. The initiative is part of YOCEL five-year strategy to reduce poverty through increasing economic opportunities for women and youth entrepreneurs in Liberia, funded by the Fund for Global Human Rights. Others in attendance included youth entrepreneurs and agribusiness farmers from counties in which YOCEL is currently operating.
July 14, 2023 23:17 UTC
“I caution Liberians and politicians to embrace issue-based campaigning, abusive languages, and insults have no place in our society and should have no place in our elections,” he said. He also warned against hate speeches, and politics of bitterness, adding its effects are dangerous for democracy, peace, and sustainable growth. He also cautioned Liberian politicians to honor the Farmington Peace Accord and refrain from acts that could threaten the conduct of peaceful elections. “As a way of posing confidence in the elections, we urge the National Elections Commission and the security apparatus to regularly communicate their programs and activities for the elections in order to reassure the citizens that elections are going on in accordance with the plans, he said. Mr. Jonathan was accompanied by the former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso and ECOWAS’ Commission President, Kadrie Desire Ouedraogo.
July 14, 2023 15:50 UTC
Monrovia – Liberia’s Foreign Minister, Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, has emphasized that the outgoing US Ambassador to Liberia, Michael McCarthy, has enjoyed an exceptional level of freedom of expression during his three-year tenure. During his confirmation hearing after being nominated by former US President Donald J. Trump, Ambassador McCarthy pledged to make his presence felt by boldly speaking out against the “rampant corruption” plaguing the Weah-led government. The U.S. Department of the Treasury spends many hours and other significant resources to research and approve sanctions on individuals. Minister Kemayah stated, “Liberia is a beacon of freedom of expression, particularly freedom of speech. Your service here will be remembered.”The Liberian Foreign Minister emphasized that the international community is an indispensable partner in Liberia’s development efforts and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to upholding democracy and the rule of law.
July 14, 2023 13:50 UTC
Luther Tarpeh, swiftly refuted Costa’s claims, labeling them as false, Joseph Boakai Jr., son of the UP standard bearer, confirmed the meeting but denied any suggestion of his father offering concessions. Luther Tarpeh, the Chairman of the Unity Party, refuted Costa’s claims, particularly concerning campaign financing by foreign individuals. Luther Tarpeh, chairman of the Unity Party tells the VOA Daybreak Africa that Amb. Joseph Boakai, Jr. son of the Unity Party standard bearer admits to his father being in discussion with foreign business people opting to finance his campaign. Boakai was surprised at the undisclosed financiers basing their support for his campaign on selecting Costa as his running mate.
July 13, 2023 13:03 UTC
By Selma Lomax [email protected]Dr. Urey, 42, was unveiled last week as running mate in Gbarnga at a program that brought together thousand of supporters of the party. At Saturday’s unveiling, Gongloe explained that it was a tough decision to arrive at his choice of a running mate, one which required wild consultations with various stakeholders. Prior to being named as running mate to Cllr. Gongloe, Dr. Urey had announced his intentions to contest as representative of District Four in October. The LPP supporters kick started their rally from the party’s Bong County headquarters in a mammoth crowd wearing customized LPP t-shirts.
July 13, 2023 11:37 UTC
MONROVIA – The standard bearer of the Unity Party, Amb. Joseph Boakai on Tuesday announced the appointment of former Auditor General John Morlu, II as the lead campaign fundraiser. Expressing gratitude for Morlu’s involvement, the Unity Party views his addition to the team as a crucial step towards building a more prosperous Liberia. In response to his appointment, John Morlu emphasized the importance of taking action and supporting the political process. With former Auditor General John Morlu, II at the helm of their fundraising efforts, the Unity Party hopes to inspire capable and competent individuals to actively participate in rescuing Liberia from its current challenges.
July 13, 2023 00:02 UTC
So I texted this message: “ … gentlemen are you guys serious that Liberia has nothing to boast about? In fact when I am in a Zoom meeting, the first thing I do is to rename myself with “Liberia” attached to my name. My friend is a pastor who visits Liberia frequently, and he interacts with many Liberians living in Accra. I have written quite a few of what you might call historical articles on Liberia, but I do not remember discussing them with her. I do not know about you but, for me, that alone is more than enough for me to boast about my country, Liberia.
July 12, 2023 17:38 UTC
As Kamara calls for redemption of Liberia; Grand Cape Mount County shows supportThe standard bearer of the opposition All Liberia Coalition Party (ALCOP), Lusinee F. Kamara, has named former Grand Cape Mount County senatorial candidate, Matthew V. Z. Darblo, as his running mate. The event was graced by scores of youth, elders, women, and traditional leaders of Lofa, Grand Cape Mount, and Gbarpolu counties. We are happy and proud of this choice, and we pray that Allah be happy with him and guide our steps, Mr. Darblo,” Kamara indicated. This is one of the landmark decisions ever reached in my life and Grand Cape Mount County,” Mr. Darblo said. He promised to do everything within his capacity to uphold the trust and confidence reposed in him and the people of Cape Mount.
July 12, 2023 16:27 UTC
If the Senate votes to expand abortion, and the passes through the necessary steps to become law, Liberia would join a handful of African countries to become a leader in reproductive rights in the sub-region. With support from the Ministry of Health and UNFPA, most of the lawmakers are said to be in favor of the expansion of abortion rights and birth control. However, in his statement issued on Sunday in Washington, Rep. Smith, known for his conservative views, said, “bortion takes the life of an unborn child, who can feel the pain of abortion, and abortion harms the mother psychologically, spiritually and often physically. The Siljander Amendment, passed by Congress in 1981, prohibits the use of funds to lobby for or against abortion. When initially introduced, the amendment prohibited only lobbying for abortion, but in subsequent years, Congress modified the language to include lobbying against abortion as well.
July 12, 2023 15:57 UTC