Senator Abraham Dillon of Montserrado County, a staunch supporter of President Boakai, has admitted to public criticisms of 'some missteps' in appointments being made by the President. "We note that there are some early missteps," said Dillon who, during last year's election, was one of Boakai's campaign managers -- serving Montserrado County. Dillon's position comes amid some serious missteps from the President as it relates to appointments. However, despite the act being violated by the President, he has yet to withdraw the appointments of Jaleiba and Azango. These missteps in appointments have caught the attention of Rep. Musa Bility, who is the House Chair on National Security.
February 21, 2024 22:10 UTC
John Gbelewoe a resident of Shankpalla Town situated in Zota District, Bong County initiated the rice and fish production project aimed at not only sustaining himself but also contributing to the local economy. Born with physical disabilities that have posed significant challenges throughout his life, John Gbelewoe a former refugee during the Liberian crisis has refused to let his circumstances define his potential. John’s project focuses on integrated farming, combining rice cultivation with fish farming in a symbiotic system known as aquaponics. By utilizing aquaponics, John aims to produce high-quality rice and fish in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. The physically challenged farmer maintains he went into lowland rice production because of the changing weather pattern due to climate change.
February 21, 2024 19:14 UTC
Convoys of tractors disrupted traffic around the Spanish capital on Wednesday as farmers protesting against what they see as excessive red tape and insufficient state aid converged in downtown Madrid to march towards the Agriculture Ministry. Farmers have been protesting for weeks across European countries, most recently including Poland, Greece and the Czech Republic. They all call for a reduction of bureaucracy linked to the European Union’s Common Agriculture Policy and a loosening of the bloc’s environmental rules. Some farmers complained that police were preventing tractors from entering Madrid. “I have the same expenses but I’m making half as much, so we can’t go on like this,” she told Reuters, adding there was no limit to the protests until the government implemented strong measures to aid farmers.
February 21, 2024 18:06 UTC
He claimed tenure positions were mostly abused during the era of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Analysts have raised concerns over significant administrative shortcomings, questioning both the legality of appointing individuals to tenured positions without confirming vacancies and the financial implications of such appointments. According to critics of the President’s decision, tenured positions are established to ensure stability and independence for officeholders in carrying out their duties. Similar concerns extend to other tenured positions like NPHIL, resulting in potential costs running into millions if such decisions proceed. As members of the board of commissioners of the LTA, we feel compelled to remind your excellency of our tenured status.
February 21, 2024 15:42 UTC
MONROVIA – A hallmark of President Joseph Nyuma Boakai’s election campaign was his commitment to fight graft and incompetence in government. We see hard times, we see disfunction, we see culture of impunity, we see corruption in high and low places. Jappah has now been appointed by President Boakai to head the National Insurance Company of Liberia. Jappah and his deputy at the LWSC were the first to suffer the casualty of President Sirleaf’s wrath against corruption and incompetence just six months into her second term. He may have been forced to resign by the LWSC Board on July 5, 2012, while Glay was recommended for dismissal due to “administrative ineptitude”.
February 21, 2024 15:36 UTC
Ambassador Endee accused Prophet Key of threatening her on his social media platform, claiming that he would ensure she never had the opportunity to work in any government in Liberia, which caused her fear and distress. She also claimed that Prophet Key’s actions were intended to bring her to public ridicule and shame. I provided all the evidence, and they said it was enough to charge Prophet Key,” she said. “I was abused and threatened by Prophet Key, but they are now saying I don’t have any evidence to proceed with the proceedings. Her determination to advocate for her rights and pursue justice remains steadfast despite the unexpected events in the legal proceedings.
February 21, 2024 07:45 UTC
MONROVIA – The Liberia Electricity Corporation, under its all-Liberian management team, has been given high ratings since it took over at the end of July 2022. Representative Wongbe cited various reports indicating issues that border on the disruption in electricity supply and salary issue. Despite these challenges, the committee was briefed that LEC, as a service operator, has continued to operate and provide services to the public. As chairman of the board of LEC, Captan was called up by then President George Weah to serve as acting CEO of LEC following the departure of ESBI. However, it has spent US$2 million on repairing four plants and four generators that have boosted electricity supply.
February 20, 2024 21:44 UTC
In SummaryThe announcement was made through a presidential decree read on state TV on Monday by the presidency’s Secretary General, Brig Gen Amara Camara. Mr Camara did not disclose the reason for the dissolution or say when a new government will be put in place. Guinea’s military junta, which seized power in a coup in September 2021, has dissolved the government. The announcement was made through a presidential decree read on state TV on Monday by the presidency’s Secretary General, Brig Gen Amara Camara. The junta also instructed security agencies to “seal” all the country’s borders until government ministries have been fully handed over to the junta.
February 20, 2024 19:16 UTC
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has received a car from Russia’s President Vladimir Putin as a gift “for his personal use”, official media reported on Tuesday, in what could be a violation of UN ban that Moscow had agreed to adopt against Pyongyang. The Russian-made car was delivered to Kim’s top aides by the Russian side on Feb. 18, official KCNA news agency said. Kim’s sister “courteously conveyed Kim Jong Un’s thanks to Putin to the Russian side, saying that the gift serves as a clear demonstration of the special personal relations between the top leaders,” KCNA said. Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russia’s RIA state news agency that the Korean leader received an Aurus car. Kim himself drove to the site in a Maybach limousine brought onboard a special train he travelled in from Pyongyang.
February 20, 2024 18:30 UTC
The Ministries, Agencies and Nominees are:Ministry of Internal Affairs1) Samuel Brown, Deputy Minister for Administration2) Selena Polson Mappy, Deputy Minister for Operations3) Cllr. Deweh Gray, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs54) Gabriel H. Salee, Deputy Minister for Administration55) Cllr. Jeddi Armah, Deputy Minister for Legal Affairs56) Dr. Ibrahim Nyei, Deputy Minister for International Cooperation & Economic Integration57) Cllr. Armah Kanneh, Deputy Executive Director for Administration104) Richard Hoff, Deputy Executive Director for OperationsNational Bureau of Concessions105) Jsb Theodore Momo, Director General106) Cllr. Rachell Yabah-Duobah, Deputy Director General for ConcessionsNational Public Health Institute of Liberia107) Robell Laytee Gbeintor, Director of Public Health ResearchCentral Agricultural Research Institute108) Joseph Toumed, Deputy Director GeneralNational Disaster Management Agency109) Konto D. Saygar, Deputy Director for Administration110) Louise K.D.
February 20, 2024 14:38 UTC
On Sunday, da Silva accused Israel of committing genocide in Gaza and compared Tel Aviv’s war on the Palestinian enclave to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s actions against the Jews. “What’s happening in the Gaza Strip isn’t a war, it’s a genocide,” da Silva told reporters in Addis Ababa, where he attended an African Union summit. “It’s not a war of soldiers against soldiers. “What’s happening in the Gaza Strip with the Palestinian people hasn’t happened at any other moment in history. Israel has launched a deadly offensive on the Gaza Strip following a Hamas attack on Oct. 7.
February 19, 2024 21:57 UTC
President William Ruto’s administration championed the use of electric mobility to streamline climate change solutionsKenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) 2023 report showed that the country intends to import 20,000 units of electric vehicles (EVs)Kenya Bureau of Standards directed importers of such vehicles to ensure they have a battery life of not less than 80%Importers of second-hand electric vehicles (EVs) should ensure they conform to the Kenya Standards of Imports Order. A fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) displayed for customers. The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) directed that all used EVs imported into the country should have a battery life of 80%. Read moreVisited 26 times, 26 visit(s) today
February 19, 2024 21:33 UTC
Vice President Jeremiah Kpan Koung has emphasized the importance of tangible actions over rhetoric in global cooperation, particularly in South-South partnerships. "Our focus must shift towards facilitating the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge to promote trade and foster economic cooperation," Koung said. Concrete actions are essential to translate our vision of South-South cooperation into reality and improve the livelihoods of our people." He harbors the belief that South-South Cooperation holds immense potential as a catalyst for global peace, security, and economic development. VP Koung further said, "Liberia reaffirms its commitment to this noble cause and calls for concrete policy actions to drive the collective agenda forward.
February 19, 2024 14:40 UTC
That compares with 1,000 CFA francs a kilogram in Ivory Coast, where the price is fixed and guaranteed throughout the year. Global cocoa prices have hit record highs in recent months amid worries about a bean deficit this season and with concerns growing for the next. Ivory Coast and neighbouring Ghana, the world's second biggest producer, have said smuggling hampers their effort to meet their yearly production target. "This year, despite the high price in both countries compared to Ivory Coast, there is less leakage... People are finding it hard to get cocoa out of Ivory Coast," said Abel Gbale, a cocoa buyer in Danane, the country's last major town before the borders with Liberia and Guinea. Amadou Konate, a cocoa buyer based in Man, the main city in western Ivory Coast, said cocoa producers earn nothing from smuggling and the middlemen pocket all the money.
February 19, 2024 13:11 UTC
By RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated Press |KAMPALA, Uganda — Authorities in Rwanda on Monday rejected U.S. calls for the withdrawal of troops and missile systems from eastern Congo, saying they are defending Rwandan territory as Congo carries out a “dramatic military build-up” near the border. The rebel group, known by its initials FDLR, “is fully integrated into” the Congolese army, the statement said. The U.S. State Department in a statement Saturday criticized the worsening violence caused by M23, describing it as a “Rwanda-backed” armed group. M23 is one of more than 100 armed groups active in eastern Congo, seeking a share of the region’s gold and other resources as they carry out mass killings. After being largely dormant for a decade, M23 resurfaced in late 2021 and has since captured wide parts of eastern Congo.
February 19, 2024 12:09 UTC