Henry Pedro Costa (left) and other members of the Council of Patriots, including Mo Ali (far right)Monrovia – The Council of Patriots (COP) is recommending that the Government of Liberia halts its “fake harmonization scheme” intended to mitigate the nation’s struggling economy. “In short, food inflation means the price for the things we can eat including rice, oil, pepper, etc will go by 26.5%. Remove from the payroll the thousands of unqualified partisans recruited but actually have no work to do in those ministries and agencies. Furthermore, we like to emphasize that the Liberian people did not elect the CDC to pay its partisans. The Council of Patriots will remain unwavering and unrelenting in Saving the State.
June 19, 2019 13:52 UTC
Rep. Kolubah was later taken to the police headquarters by the ECOWAS Representative in Liberia. Rep. Kolubah: “This government has violated all the laws of our country. The situation, according to the police investigation, led to the suspect’s outburst thereby hitting Mr. Cooper on his head which resulted in an injury. He maintained that several followers, including the bodyguard of Rep. Gray chased him as he ran as he sought rescue in his sport bar. Many wondered why the police vindicated Rep. Gray despite being accused of ordering the beating the businessman and threatening to close down his business.
June 19, 2019 02:37 UTC
Confirms receiving US$900K, L$114M from gov’tAuthorities at the National Elections Commission (NEC) have with immediate effect, adjusted its calendar of events leading to the conduct of Montserrado District #15 Representative and the Senatorial by-elections. Instead of the by-elections being held on July 2, as earlier scheduled, NEC said they will now be held on July 8, 2019. At yesterday’s press conference in Monrovia, NEC chairman Cllr. The two vacancies were created due to the deaths of Representative Adolph Lawrence of Montserrado District #15 and Senior Senator Geraldine-Doe Sheriff. He said that civic voter education (CVE) is ongoing across the county and in the electoral district.
“To provide the opportunity for the Central Bank to have a new direction, I have accepted the resignation of the Deputy Governor for Economic Policy. President Weah also replaced Mournir Siaplay—Deputy Governor for Economic Policy, who also resigned his post recently amid the US$25M mop-up exercise rigmarole. ‘Corruption King-Kong’ Resurfaces in Gov’tAmong the appointees President Weah named yesterday was former Speaker of the House of Representative, J. Alex Tyler, who is popularly known as “Corruption King-Kong.” Mr. Tyler was appointed as one of two Government of Liberia representatives to Arcelor- Mittal Liberia. “It is sad to see President Weah appointing an indicted criminal (Alex J. Tyler) to a government position. Below is the full list of officials, appointed by President Weah, subject to senate’s confirmation where applicable.
President George Weah has praised a visiting American medical team for its hard work and relieving services targeting citizens, particularly underprivileged Liberians, the Executive Mansion said in a release. President Weah said he was elated that citizens and other residents in the country were benefiting from valuable medical services being conducted by the team of US doctors. Under the auspices of Marcy Health Services, a United States based medical organization, in collaboration with Operation International, the 23-person U.S. Medical team is in Liberia performing a range of medical services at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia. President Weah said that the visit of the medical doctors to Liberia was “timely and appropriate,” particularly when government has been searching for true partnerships in the health sector. Kemayah, who helped facilitate the medical team’s visit to Liberia, commended the President for granting the doctors audience.
One of Liberia’s premier private security entities in the country, the Security Expert Guard Agency of Liberia (SEGAL), has commenced an eleven–day training of some of its personnel in aviation security operations. SEGAL Chief Executive Director, Cyrus Momo, who spoke at the opening ceremony, said aviation security operations is one of the areas SEGAL wants to venture into by diversifying the entity. Mr. Essien lauded SEGAL for such efforts which will in enable the institution to be in compliance with Aviation Security Operations like other private security agencies around the world. Meanwhile, a Supervisor of SEGAL RIA Detail, George H. Dweh, who spoke on behalf of the participants, thanked God for the opportunity to participate in the aviation security training. The Security Expert Guard Agency of Liberia (SEGAL), is one of the leading private security firms that provide security services to many institutions across the country.
June 19, 2019 02:25 UTC
“AJHR is deeply concerned about the increase in sexual violence cases in Liberia. The Gender Ministry reported a total of 803 sexual gender-based violence cases from a single quarter (January to March 2019). The saddest fact is that, out of the 803 SGBV cases, 605 were cases of children under 17 years. AjHR also call on the Gender Ministry to increase their efforts in exercising their mandate against sexual violence; “it is not only enough to speak out and become vex about violence. She then encouraged parents, community leaders, CSOs, and religious groups to join the fight against sexual violence, noting, “rape is everybody business.”
June 19, 2019 02:15 UTC
Wolokolie instead referred FrontPageAfrica to the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Mr. Samuel Tweah, to response to media inquiry. The prolonged delay in the budget submission would ultimately delay its passage since deliberations and final scrutiny may likely extend beyond 30 days. The President argued that the delay in the presentation of 2019/2020 Fiscal Budget by six weeks (45 days) would enable him to present an all-inclusive national budget against a backdrop of negative economic forecasts. Given the 45-day delay, the submission of the 2019-2020 FY Budget was expected on Monday, June 17, 2019, but this delay was not honored by the Executive. Budget overhaulPrior to the request for delay, Finance and Economic Planning Minister Samuel Tweah disclosed that they were requesting the delay of the submission because the Executive was considering some significant shakeups in the budget.
June 19, 2019 02:15 UTC
Liberia: Former Speaker Tyler to Testify Against Weeks, Sirleaf & Others in Central Bank’s Economic Sabotage TrialMonrovia – Former House Speaker Alex J. Tyler has been named as one of the prosecution witnesses to testify against the five indicted Central Bank executives, who are on trial for multiple crimes, including Economic Sabotage, Criminal Conspiracy, Facilitation and Solicitation. “Counsel says Honorable Alex Tyler, one of the witnesses is in the country and was in court this morning. Former Speaker Tyler has been paired as prosecution witnesses with Baba Boakai, Mark N. Kollie, Isaac C. Davies, Emmanuel Turlu, Amos Goba and Marshall Dennis, who the prosecutors claimed are their key witnesses. Tyler, too, is on trial in the same court on charges of Bribery, Economic Sabotage, Criminal Conspiracy, Facilitation and Solicitation. Speaker Nuquay contested the 2017 President and General Elections as vice running mate to the former ruling Unity Party (UP) Candidate former Vice President Joseph Boakai and lost the election to President George Weah and Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor.
June 19, 2019 02:15 UTC
The management of Sethi Brothers declined to comment on grounds that the case is already in court, and as such any inquiry should be made through their lawyer. Trawalley sustained a severe injury and was rushed to the St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital where he was advised to seek medical treatment abroad. “When Sethi Brothers agreed to take him to Ghana, they took Trawalley’s birth certificate scanned it and changed his name to Sekou M. Sannoh, another employee of Sethi Brothers. With this latest development, negotiation broke down and the family filed a US$1.25 million lawsuit against Sethi Brothers for damages done to Trawalley. He narrated that his four children are no longer in school because of no support and called for humanitarian assistance as he and his family battle Sethi Brothers in court.
June 19, 2019 02:13 UTC
As part of its continuous support to sports in Liberia, Telecommunication company Orange-Liberia has launched a writing competition for sports journalists. The competition is the company’s own way of offering sports writers, and also seeks to spotlight their tremendous contributions to sports in Liberia and Africa. Participants must be a member of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), and the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL). According to Orange-Liberia, the jury of the competition is made of its communication team, genius and its media partners. The writing competition comes few days to the kickoff of Africa’s biggest football competition, the Africa Cup of Nations-which Orange is and has been a major sponsor since 2004.
June 19, 2019 02:13 UTC
This bridge got damaged since July of last year, next month July is going to make it 1 year since the bridge got damaged. James has threatened to lead a protest of students if nothing is done to repair the damaged bridge. What happened is that we made lots of expenses during the campaign’, Ben said. In December 2018, Senator Jonathan Kaipay along with staffs of the United States Agencies for International Development (USAID) inspected the damaged bridge. However, the bridge remains damaged – a situation that may disrupt the classes at the college and sparked subsequent protest by the students.
June 19, 2019 02:03 UTC
A COUNTRY LIKE OURS with an ugly past of segregation and tribalism cannot afford to slump back into Furor. WE THINK THIS IS the case with Montserrado County Representative Yekeh Kolubah versus the Republic of Liberia, an ongoing investigation that bears every trait of a political witch hunt. WHAT WE THINK is going wrong is a government reverting to an ugly old past – the despotic trait of past governments. WE WANT TO CONDEMN the government’s action against Hon Kolubah by restating the popular adage, “WHAT GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER”! FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION and political affiliation is an entrenched Constitutional right that should not be taken away by any government.
June 19, 2019 01:52 UTC
The National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) Project supports the Government of Liberia to advance its National Adaptation Plans process in climate-sensitive sectors. The two-day awareness training program on climate change adaptation targeted large, small and medium enterprise placed emphasis on the impact of climate change, the role of the private sector, financial intermediaries and other stakeholders in the implementation of adaptation activities. The training also seeks to increase the level of awareness on climate change adaptation, increase the understanding and knowledge of private sector in investment and business opportunities related to climate change adaptation and strengthened private sector participation in climate change adaptation initiatives in Liberia. National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) Program Manager, Abraham Tumbey said the training was intended to raise awareness on the need to mobilize private sector investment for climate change adaptation and as identify opportunities for public-private partnership in adaptation projects. Madam Ekambi explained that the UN Development Program recognizes that bridging the massive gap in adaptation financing will require significant private sector investment.
June 19, 2019 01:46 UTC
ALJA asserts it is not troubled by Mr. Fahngon’s characterization and loose talk, because the Deputy Minister is a political nonentity; and he lacks credibility. The Deputy Information Minister in a recent rant characterized the Association and its National President, Moses D. Sandy, as enemies of the George Weah administration. ALJA said contrary to the exposed falsehood spread by the unpolished and conflict-ridden Deputy Information Minister, ALJA and the Liberian government remain partners in progress working for a stable and peaceful Liberia. Meanwhile, ALJA has renewed its call to President Weah and the Liberian government for the immediate dismissal of the Deputy Information Minister. ALJA says it is challenging the Deputy Information Minister or any of his surrogates to prove the allegation.
June 19, 2019 01:30 UTC