If asked “how’s the Revolution?” many would answer: “it failed.” That’s because there seems to have been many false starts. There were many moments when leaders claimed to be leading a revolution just to fall well short and chased away. Abdoulaye Dukule, [email protected], Contributing WriterPeople believe the revolution has failed because they tend to focus on events, rather than processes. However, the political revolution is meaningless if it does not have solid economic foundations. During its political revolution, Liberia fails to pay attention to the economy.
February 09, 2021 06:00 UTC
“Since the upgrading process of the LEC, Jallah Town community has been out of current. According to him, most of the residents within the slum Jallah Town Community heavily depend on the sale of local cooling commodities to take care of them and their respective family members. He added that the lack of street lights in Jallah Town makes the community vulnerable, especially during the night hours. For his part, a youth leader of the Jallah Town Community, Blama Sarnor claimed that criminal activities have intensified in the community over the years as a result of the lack of public electricity. He termed as false and misleading accusations that community dwellers of Jallah Town are most often engaged into power theft.
February 09, 2021 05:54 UTC
MONROVIA – The House of Representatives Committee on Concession and Natural Resources says it has investigated and established that the Ministry of Mines has given authorization to MNG Gold to carryout underground mining in its place of operations. The initial term of the underground mining authorization falls within the timeframe of the current Class ‘A’ mining license. “It was established that the Ministry of Mines gave them the authorization to do underground mining. “If it is established that the awarding of the permit has a fault, whatever was not done illegally was not done at all.”On July 20, 2020, the Ministry of Mines granted to MNG Gold authorization to carryout underground mining for gold. In 2015, a Class ‘A’ mining License to MNG which was in compliance with, the terms and conditions of the class a mining License.
February 09, 2021 05:36 UTC
MONROVIA – Representative Samuel Korgar (PUP-Dist#5 Nimba County) has alarmed over what he calls unfair business practices by foreign businesses, specifically Chinese businesses against struggling Liberian businesses. Rep. Korgar who chairs the House of Representatives Committee on Commerce and Industry in an interview at his Capitol Building offices said that the “Chinese are killing Liberian businesses”. He is also calling on Liberian businesses to provide the needed information to help the committee properly function to bring relief to struggling Liberian businesses. A law to strengthened 26 businesses was proposed in 2018 dubbed, the Liberian “Business and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018” introduced by Deputy House Speaker Cllr. It is styled “Liberian Business and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018” and was submitted and sponsored by Grand Kru County District # 2 Representative Cllr.
February 09, 2021 05:36 UTC
He lauded the Ministry of Health and partners for aggressively working to turn public health threats, especially the current COVID-19 outbreak at an acceptable level. “This Polio Emergency Operation Center is essential to better coordinate and conduct analysis, which is key to my government’s agenda. Liberia has the capacity to mitigate public health threats and I call on all health workers, partners to ensure our children are immunized,” the President said. For her part, the Director-General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), Ms. Jane MaCauley, said the public health emergency center, which was established during the Ebola epidemic, has helped in management of various public health emergencies including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Today we are happy that another emergency operational center is welcoming and will go a long way in mitigating public health threats.”“Mr.
February 09, 2021 05:26 UTC
Laffa lamented, “It is difficult for us to attend the [community] college due to the distance, damaged bridge and the college loop structures are not disabled-friendly.”“I graduated from the Liberia Christian High School two years ago. I managed to make my way to the community college but I couldn’t continue due to the challenges,” Laffa added. “The college campus is very far from Buchanan; other students use the bus but we as disabled students do not have access to the bus due to our wheels,” he explained. Due to the existing challenges, Laffa stressed he dropped out of school and has now become mending old shoes as a means of survival. “I have turned to be a shoe repairer because I need to survive.”Like many public buildings in Liberia, Grand Bassa Community College (GBCC) does not have a ramp, which makes the facility accessible to wheelchair users.
February 09, 2021 05:26 UTC
Monrovia – Three young men who had undergone rehabilitation have gotten a new lease of life after they graduated from the New Life Recovery Center, a faith-based rehabilitation center in Sundaygar Town, Margibi County. Jefferson Knight, director of the center, said he was inspired to open a rehabilitation center in Liberia in 2008 after his two brothers had died from drugs addiction. The center, Knight said, has been catering to the rehabilitation of male and female drug addicts from across the country and from abroad. In his testimony, Sonpon said Knight was influential in releasing him from jail and later took him to the rehabilitation center. And one lucky day, I got billed out by Knight who took to the rehabilitation center where I remained and got cleaned of drugs,” he said.
February 09, 2021 05:15 UTC
One of the charges by Finnish State Prosecutor Tom Laitinen centers on murders that Massaquoi allegedly committed and oversaw in the Waterside market area in Monrovia, Liberia. The probable timing of the alleged events is between January and December, 2002, according to Laitinen. Massaquoi’s defense challenged these accounts on Monday, saying that the timing does not align with news of events as they reportedly happened during the civil war. Completing the presentation of nearly 80 different written pieces of evidence on Monday, Massaquoi’s defense team argues that their evidence shows Massaquoi was not in Liberia during the time that the alleged crimes took place. The court will hear from Massaquoi himself later this week, after which the court will move to Liberia and Sierra Leone to hear witnesses there.
February 09, 2021 05:03 UTC
New US Ambassador Michael McCarthy Handovers 430 Current Textbooks to Nursing and Midwifery Institutions in LiberiaMonrovia – Ambassador Michael McCarthy, the new United States Ambassador accredited to Monrovia has stressed that the United States government is willing to support the health sector of Liberia. He, at the same time, handed over 430 textbooks to the nursing and midwifery institutions in the country. The US Ambassador to Liberia made the remark over the weekend at the head office on the Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery on Carey Street. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia Ambassador McCarthy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. With these 430 textbooks, your country now stands to gain from training nurses and midwives because of this modest investment,” Ambassador McCarthy said.
February 09, 2021 05:03 UTC
MONROVIA – The open sale of drugs both traditional and pharmaceutical by unregistered outlets is a major concern in Liberia. Meanwhile, the sale of traditional medicine, which often comes in the form of unprocessed roots, leaves and other products, is completely unregulated.is a crime to sell medicines in the street without a license. Liberia Medicine Health Regulatory Authority, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Health is mandated to ensure the quality, safety and efficacy of medicines and health products used in Liberia but unapproved drugs are still widely available. Repeat offenders are arrested but no prosecution yet for those caught including selling drugs without a license, selling prescription-only drugs to people without prescriptions and selling unapproved drugs. Right now, LMHRA solely rely on the custom officers to curb the import of counterfeit or fake drugs, he says.
February 09, 2021 04:59 UTC
We are here to plan for the future implementation of this agreement and all that remains to be done. Mr. Fischer said the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) facilitates dialogue and exchange of information between the parties including the government of Liberia and EU. Proposes and -or takes measures to improve performance of the agreement and meets twice a year and publishes Aide-Memoires,” Mr. Fischer asserted. Kaspers said the agreement is cardinal because it will help Liberia to issue flag licenses. “If Liberia is issuing licenses, it will open up European Markets to Liberia.
February 09, 2021 04:59 UTC
Despite providing a land space and brushing the site for the clinic, there is no sign the clinic will be construction soon. Sesay: Funds for clinic insufficientSesay, manager of the Sesay Brothers Construction firm, received the money on March 21 2019 from the government’s Legislative Earmarked Project. “Yes, I received US$ 10, 000 but the money can’t construct a clinic but the money is too small to construct a clinic. But Superintendent Esther Walker of Bong county said the county doesn’t have money to augment for any clinic construction. As I speak to you Bong county hasn’t received its Social Development Funds from government” she said.
February 09, 2021 04:57 UTC
MONROVIA – The Supreme Court of Liberia has affirmed the verdict of the lower court convicting Lofa County Senator-elect, Brownie Samukai, and others to two years imprisonment or the restitution of US$1.4 million. Mr. Samukai, Liberia’s longest serving Defense Minister along with Joseph F. Johnson, former Deputy Minister for Administration and J. Nyumah Dorkor, former Comptroller were all found guilty in March 2020 but took an appeal to the Supreme Court. Misuse of private funds has another legal remedy, as compared to misuse of public funds for which Samukai and co-defendants are charged. It means the prosecution made a legal blunder charging someone for something but argued on another legal ground. This is an element of doubt to the detriment of the prosecution, but to the benefit of the defendants.
February 08, 2021 16:41 UTC
Samukai’s Sticky IssueThis is where it gets sticky for the Senator-elect whose would have to put up a strong argument before the Supreme Court that would overturn the ruling of the lower court. The ruling CDC knows this weak link in Samukai’s battle to retain his victory even if it is confirmed by the Supreme Court. Even his nomination to contest had to be cleared by the Supreme Court when it was contested that he had been found guilty of theft of property and criminal conspiracy. The CDC may not have the efficacy to influence the Bench decision in the electoral dispute case. Legal and political pundits believe Samukai’s victory is very convincing and the ruling CDC is quite aware but only attempting to take advantage of a loophole.
February 08, 2021 05:15 UTC
IT WOULD APPEAR that some Senators believe that Senator Sherman’s intention for the Submissions is to drag the Liberian Senate into confrontation with the US Government’s Department of Treasury. OFAC has imposed sanctions against Senator Sherman based on its accusations, but OFAC has not named the judges whom OFAC believes that Senator Sherman allegedly bribed. THERE IS MORE to the OFAC Sanctions and the underlying accusations against Senator Sherman. Should it be a direct approach of the Liberian Senate to the US Embassy as some Senators suggested at last Thursday’s Sitting of the Liberian Senate? And Senator Sherman’s Submissions to the Liberian Senate should be viewed within that perspective.
February 08, 2021 04:41 UTC