From E. Varney Kamah | GNN Correspondent | Maryland CountyIn an effort to drastically reduce the deplorable condition of roads in various communities, the Harper Seaport Management has vigorously embarked on the rehabilitation of communities in Harper City, Maryland County. According to our Correspondent in the County quoting the Manager of the Port, William W. Wallace, this initiatives is the management own way of coming to the aide of the residents of the City in rehabilitating damaged community roads, including Lake Shepherd and the Stadium Road Communities. The two communities’ roads got damaged barely due to the heavy down pull of rain in the County, which has made many residents to be hit by motorbikes accidents as a result of the deplorable condition of those roads while traveling to various locations. Meanwhile, The Sea Port Manager disclosed that though the rehabilitations of all of the Communities roads in Harper may be cost intensive, seeing the Economic hardship engulfed by the government, but it is another way of buttressing the efforts of the government in reconditioning these major ones. I know they will continue to join hands with me in the district for us to do to more in the future”, he stressed.
September 18, 2020 12:11 UTC
Ganta, Nimba County – The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Tuesday, organized a two-day National Youth dialogue for the revision of Liberia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement. On the other hand, the NDCs are at the heart of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of these long-term goals. “…and the youth community needs to take charge by ensuring that they play the advocacy and supporting role that is needed to ensure that Liberia implements its NDC commitments,” he revealed. Taylor added that the idea about having a dialogue on the NDCs exclusively with young people was to get the full participation of youths. The ACE focal point is however calling on the entire population to not only take the issue of climate change as a matter of science but also as a developmental issue.
September 18, 2020 08:15 UTC
I have lived over two scores therefore, I have witnessed some of the cherished and regrettable moments in the history of our beloved country Liberia. Irrespective of our social, economic and political positions, we are all Liberians first before assuming our respective positions and sides. LET US NOT forget or pretend to forget what we have all been through over the last four decades. Let us not forget or pretend to forget about what happened during these periods. Troops Contributing Countries (TCC) that once contributed troops in Liberia during our crises are presently facing some economic, political or security issues.
September 18, 2020 07:29 UTC
Prior to that ceremony, ArcelorMittal, in a communication dated June 26, 2020, directly confronted Solway Mining Inc. informing them of the alleged encroachment on their concession area. The 55 squared kilometer, three-year concession, was awarded on 14 October to Solway Mining. Now, it appears the pair is trying to return under a new name, Fenix Mining. Solway’s Fenix Project is a fully integrated ferronickel production facility in eastern Guatemala first developed in 1960. Today, the Fenix Project is comprised of a nickel mine, a newly built power plant and the ProNiCo metal processing facility.
September 18, 2020 07:18 UTC
Liberian Government Re-indicts Former Passport Director, Issues Writ of Arrest for HimMONROVIA – Mr. Andrew Wonploe, former Director of Passport, who was recently denied entry into the United States of America due to his alleged involved with passport fraud has been re-indicted by the Government of Liberia. A Writ of Arrest has been subsequently issued on him. The Write of Arrest issued on Wednesday also enlist 12 persons in connection to the passport fraud. The fraud, according to the Writ deprived the Liberian government over US$30,000. Wonplo was previously arrested in August 2019 for allegedly selling Liberian passports to Nigerians, Ivorian’s and Ghanaians.
September 18, 2020 07:07 UTC
Monrovia – Liberia’s Defense Minister, Major Gen. Daniel Dee Ziankahn, Jr. has cautioned Liberian politicians to do away with vices that have the proclivity to return the country to its ugly past. We were blessed if not lucky to have been rescued by the precious blood of peacekeepers from ECOMOG and UNMIL,” he cautioned. According to him, Troops Contributing Countries (TCC) that once contributed peacekeepers in Liberia during the crises are presently facing some economic, political or security issues. While Rep. Seboe blamed Senator Dillon and his supporters for attempting to assassinate him.
September 18, 2020 07:07 UTC
Weah Gives LPRC Managing Director Ultimatum to Submit Reports on Remittance of Petroleum Product to Suppliers after This Year’s Acute ShortageMonrovia – President George Manneh Weah has given a one-week ultimatum to the Liberia Petroleum and Refining Company Managing Director, Marie Urey Coleman to produce a status report on remittance petroleum products. This situation prompted President Weah to setup a Special taskforce to investigation circumstances leading to scarcity of petroleum products on the Liberian market. The probe was completed and the Special Presidential Taskforce on February 21, 2020 submitted its report to President Weah, which copy was sent to Madan Coleman. The taskforce, in one of its recommendations, suggested that products among tanks of the LPRC Tank would settle said accounts. But the Executive Mansion said Madam Coleman is yet to comply with the taskforce recommendation, by providing a report on the remittance of said products to suppliers.
September 18, 2020 07:06 UTC
Mr. Gbotoe told FrontPageAfrica Thursday, September 17, at his office in Congo Town, that some school administrators in Liberia were caught examination malpractice and have been forwarded to relevant authority in line with the laws of Liberia. According to him, all public tests is not free from fraud, but this year’s test shows serious disappointment on the part of school administrators who supposed to serve as example for students. He attributed their habit to the lack of prosecuting powers in the West African Examination Body, Liberia chapter. At the same time, the WAEC Boss said the result for 12 graders WASSCE is expected to be out by the end of October. Mr. Gbotoe, however, noted that ninth Graders will are expected to sit the West African Examination Council by the 14 of October.
MONROVIA – The Women League of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) has condemned allegations of rape against its political leader, Amb. Dee Maxwell Saah Kemeyah, noting that the allegation is coming from individuals who are opposed to his nomination as Foreign Minister. According to MOVEE’s women league, Mr. Kemayah has been a patriotic and dedicated national leader who has worked and continues to work for the good of Liberia. MOVEE’s Women League: “We believe that such a practice is not only dangerous to our democracy but also seriously undermines the presidency. For more than 28 years wealthy of professional experience; Ambassador Kemayah has never done this; as it is absolutely not his nature & character.
MONROVIA – Naymote Partners for Democratic Development has made available L$300,000.00 to support grassroots initiative to increase women political participation in the midterm senatorial election and the national referendum on December 8, 2020. The program will be implemented across the 15 counties working through beneficiaries of the Young Political Leadership School Africa and of the Enhancing Women Political Leadership through Mentorship Project. These efforts are mounted to increasing women votes in all the 15 counties and amplify women voices in democratic processes. Therefore, the institution is joining stakeholders to improve voter appetite, strengthen participation especially for first time voters, women and persons who are physically challenged. They were involved in creating civic engagement events across their respective counties on women political participation, representation and gained skills in networking, teambuilding, planning and coordinating political campaigns, issues-based campaigns, and public speaking.
The Editor,Don’t blame this Nigerian fraudster but blame his “Benevolent Dictator” President George Manneh Weah who has shown total contempt for the laws and constitution of Liberia. What else needs to happen for President Weah to take serious our lawmakers and their constitutional responsibilities to uphold the laws of Liberia? It means that President Weah is on his way to fulfilling his cherished title of a Benevolent Dictator that exalts him above the laws and constitution of Liberia. But President Weah thinks he is invincible; that the fate that befell his predecessors can never happen to him…until it is too late. Tiawon Gongloe, head of the Liberia National Bar Association is right to not want to do business with LACC which is headed by a Nigerian citizen, a clear violation of our laws by President Weah.
September 18, 2020 06:45 UTC
A release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja says Colonel Kole passed on Saturday, August 22, 2020 in Abuja, Nigeria. A hardworking, patriotic and gallant soldier of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Lieutenant Colonel Kole was seconded to the ECOWAS Commission by Liberia’s Ministry of Defense in 2018. They will depart for Liberia shortly for the funeral of Colonel Kole. The ECOWAS Commission’s Vice President was accompanied to the Liberian Embassy by Dr. Cyriaque Agnekethom, Director of Peacekeeping and Regional Security, and Colonel Alain O. The meeting ended with Christian and Muslim prayers for the fallen ECOWAS official, the release concludes.
September 18, 2020 06:45 UTC
Chea Cheapoo Sr., a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia and the first Attorney General/Minister of Justice of the PRC government has died. Family sources confirmed to FrontPageAfrica late Wednesday evening that Justice Cheapoo died at the residence of his Son, Sacki Cheapoo in Caldwell New Georgia of natural causes. In the 1970s, Justice Cheapoo served as a Senator from Grand Gedeh County. Justice Cheapoo was the Lawyer of PAL and later registered the Progressive People’s Party, the first opposition party to the TWP since 1955. He is survived by Marva A. Cheapoo: his sons, Senci Cheapoo, Sacki Cheapoo, Chea Cheapoo Jr: his daughters, Shalon L. Johnson, Duah Cheapoo, Elizabeth Johnson, Dongwen Hanson.
September 17, 2020 11:37 UTC
ORIGIN OF “JUST FOR KILLING” (JFK)The name of Liberian Government’s premier (#1) hospital is John F. Kennedy (JFK) Memorial Medical Center. She was suffering from Asthma, according to information from the family, confirmed by some sources in JFK Medical Center. Outside the corpse-storage section, a source at the JFK Medical Center told the deceased’s relative that Chris died of Pressure or Cardiovascular Attack. On 16th of December, 2015, I lost another friend, Ms. Cynthia Mamie Smith, at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center. “There’s no vacant seat at the JFK Medical Center now!
September 17, 2020 09:58 UTC
MONROVIA – The Chairman of the opposition Coalition of Political Parties (CPP), Alexander Cummings will address the lecture on the Role of Political Actors in ensuring Free, Fair, Transparent & Peaceful Elections. According to a Press Union of Liberia release, Mr. Cummings is expected to commit his political alliance to contributing toward the conduct of peaceful elections, freed of violence and regard for laws. The Blyden Forum is expected to also host the Chairman of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Mulbah Morlu on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 and the Chairman of the Rainbow Alliance, Reginald Goodridge on Friday, 25th September 2020. The journalists’ union asserted that it is confident that the Blyden Forum will help in getting politicians to obligate themselves to the holding of free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections. The Blyden Forum is held in honor of the father of Pan- Africanism, a Journalist and a Liberian Statesman whose works as a politician led him to fleeing the country after his unsuccessful run for the Presidency in 1885.
September 17, 2020 07:52 UTC