In addition, the President also told the lawmakers that the government also constructed 15 science laboratories for public schools. These reports given by the President, according to Rep. Dopoh, were captured in fiscal years 2018/2019 and 2019/2020. Against this background, the River Gee County lawmaker wants the named officials to appear before plenary in open session to provide reports with documentary evidence supporting the President’s pronouncement as indicated in his speech. Meanwhile, Rep. Dopoh’s letter is expected to be placed before Plenary today, Thursday, for possible action. It comes as President Weah is poised to address the joint Legislature in his annual message next week.
January 14, 2021 08:03 UTC
MONROVIA – The Youth Action International headed by Dr. Kimmie Weeks is partnering with the Waves for Water founder Jon Ross to repair damaged hand-pumps around Liberia with over 55 pumps being repaired so far. The organization aim of repairing pumps across the country is to continue addressing the issue of safe drinking water for the people of Liberia. “We thought it wise that action be taken by repairing those pumps to bring relief to the people in terms of providing them safe and clean drinking water. “We need to take hundred percent actions to solve the problem of safe drinking water in this country because water is important to life. On behalf of the entire Waves For Water team, we want to thank you for helping us make that choice.”
January 14, 2021 07:59 UTC
Liberia: Senator Nuquay Requests Rep. Jones and Education Minister Sonii to Reinstate Officials who were Dismissed over Support for HimMONROVIA – Margibi Senator J. Emmanuel Nuquay has pleaded with Education Minister Ansu Sonii and Margibi District 2 Representative Ivar Jones, to reinstate former Harbel Multilateral High School Principal Madam Louise Reeves, Gbenwein Public School Principal Levitcus Kollie and Ruben Washington of the Water Sewer Kakata Station to their respective positions. These individuals were reportedly removed from their positions by operatives of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) for supporting the candidature of Senator Nuquay. Senator Nuquay said for genuine reconciliation to be achieved, all parties needed to disarm their hearts and stop the witch-hunt as being displayed by the conduct of the CDC in Margibi. He made the call on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the John Kollie moderated LMDI post-election dialogue hosted at the Booker Washington Institute’s Auditorium. When contacted, Representative Ivar Jones, District #2 Representative Margibi County who contested on the ticket of the CDC against Senator Nuquay, dispelled the accusation, noting that authority to appoint or dismiss an official from the Executive doesn’t lie within his powers as a lawmaker.
January 14, 2021 07:52 UTC
We need laws that support Liberians and empower Liberian owned businesses”. He emphasized the need for members of the 54th National Legislature to enact laws that prioritize Liberian owned businesses through a government partnership with commercial banks in the country. “The problem of this country is not the president, it is the legislature. You know they are the problem from the laws they passed which should have been targeted at empowering small businesses”. We cannot keep allowing foreigners control our markets and we sit there doing nothing but remaining poor”.
January 14, 2021 07:45 UTC
JuakollieGBARNGA – The Foundation for International Dignity (FIND), with support from United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), has launched a new project in Montserrado County. The direct project communities in Montserrado County include Bensonvillie, Todee, Carysburg, Brewerville, Arthington , Clay-Ashiand and Lousisana. Meanwhile, FIND thanked the donor for the support and assured them and the Liberia people that it will reach its deliverables. Additional, FIND, with Ministry of Gender for Children and Social Protection, established Rape Observatory committees in Lofa, Cape Mount, Bomi Counties. Essentially, this project, when completed, will help reduce SGBV in the country
January 14, 2021 07:41 UTC
MONROVIA – The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly elected Rep. J. Fonati Koffa as the next Deputy Speaker. Rep. Koffa was elected to the position on Tuesday with 45 votes. Who Is Rep. Koffa? Koffa is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill, where he obtained a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree in Law. His educational pursuit took him to Raleigh, North Carolina State University, where he obtained a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a Bachelor of Public Administration (Cum Laude) with concentration in Urban Planning, from Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
January 12, 2021 16:13 UTC
Capitol Hill, Monrovia – FrontPage Africa can confirm that there are ongoing intense lobbying amongst members of the House of Representatives following the pronouncement of a vacancy for the post of a Deputy Speaker by House Speaker Bhofal Chambers. According to Rule 6.2, during the election of a deputy Speaker, the Speaker of the House shall preside. Her female colleague, Rep. Briggs-Mensah also told reporters that she remains a formidable candidate for the post of Deputy Speaker. “Certainly I intend to enter my name for nomination for the post of Deputy Speaker. The Speaker and Deputy Speaker shall serve as Ex-Officials of all committees.”Meanwhile, any candidate who emerges victorious will complete the unexpired term of the former Deputy Speaker, and by counting, this will be in 2023.
January 12, 2021 06:56 UTC
With budget constraints he (Dr. Cassell) saw the need to help this noble institution. But I am surprised today for Dr. Cassell’s Foundation to come today to put Town Chiefs together and give them something for the July 26”. He spoke on the theme: “Impartial Journalism Contributes To Flourishing Democracy: Why Stay Independent?”The PUL, through its President, Charles Coffey, commended Dr. Cassell for the donation. “On behalf of my late wife and kids, we highly appreciate the Dr. Cassell’s Foundation. Beatrice Andrew Peters, widow of Mr. Peters commended Dr. Cassell for “thinking about the family at this time”.
January 12, 2021 06:45 UTC
Mr. Cummings maintained that despite the outcome of the pending CPP primary for the presidency, he remains committed to Liberia and its citizens. We will stay togetherEarlier on, Mr. Cummings expressed the hope that the four Collaborating Political Parties will “stay together” ahead of the 2023 general and presidential election. Expanding the CPPMr. Cummings further underscored the need for the CPP to form a merger with other opposition political parties ahead of 2023. Mr. Cummings added that since 2017, opposition political parties have accumulated more votes in the most populous county in Liberia. CPP’s visionMr. Cummings expressed the hope that under a CPP presidency, Liberians and international partners will once again restore confidence in Liberia.
January 12, 2021 02:07 UTC
MONROVIA – Prior to Monday, January 11, 2021 resumption of legislative activities, there have been speculations about election for a new President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, though the current, Sen. Albert Chie, is yet to end his six-year tenure. On Monday, Senate Pro-Temp announced that there is no vacancy for the position of Senate Pro-Temp until 2024. He announced that with the election results shown so far from the National Elections Commission, there are vacancies for few positions in the Senate leadership which include; Committees on Foreign Affairs, Education, Defense, security and Intelligence and Veteran Affairs, Public Works. “Besides these positions, there are no other vacancies on the leadership committee until January 2024, in line with the Constitution and the standing rules of the Senate,” the Pro-Temp Stated. He reminded his colleagues about the many issues confronting the country which he said is part of the Legislative agenda of the Senate.
January 12, 2021 02:03 UTC
The decision came in the backdrop of scores of accidents and deaths as a resort of the careless and reckless driving of bikers dubbed Pehn-Pehn riders. Article 13 speaks to all citizens having the right to move freely in and around Liberia as long their movement do not contravene the organic laws of Liberia. IT IS NO SECRET that Pehn-Pehn riders have a reputation for dangerous driving and theft which are on the rise once more. WHAT THE PEHN-PEHN RIDERS union should be doing is working with the commuters and motorists to sensitize bike riders about the urgent need to enhance and emphasize road safety. THREATS COMING from the Pehn-Pehn riders union should be condemned by all well-meaning Liberians keen on putting the brakes on the loss of innocent lives to reckless Pehn-Pehn riders.
January 12, 2021 01:41 UTC
Therefore, Mr. Gray argued that for the Liberia National Police (LNP) to declare no-go-zone is an attempt to deny citizens job opportunity. Mr. Gray, in a news conference on Monday, called for the cancellation of the no-go-zone restriction. According to him, the reintroduction of a no-go-zone has the propensity of keeping cyclists jobless and to drive them in poverty. According to him, removal of cyclists from the street cannot help in solving the many challenges Liberia currently faced. Meanwhile, Mr. Gray calling on motorcyclists affected by the restriction to remain calm as the Union embarks on several steps to address their plights.
January 12, 2021 01:36 UTC
MONROVIA – Following nearly three weeks of water outage to several communities via the LWSC’s thirty-six Inch (36’’) transmission pipeline, the Management of Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation-LWSC announces that water supply and distribution have resumed to arrears affected by the ruptured. According to the Corporation’s Public Relations Director, Nimpson Todd, all repair works have been completed following weeks of rapid and robust repair intended to resume full services through the thirty-six Inch (36’’) transmission facility. Todd noted that welding and casting have since been completed on the ruptured thirty-six Inch (36’’) transmission after several sleepless nights by those he described as dedicated and hardworking LWSC employees. The Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation, LWSC supplies Monrovia and its environs via its thirty-six and sixteen inch transmission pipelines. Meanwhile, the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation has announced the payment of three months salaries arrears to its employees.
January 12, 2021 01:30 UTC
Mrs. Adewuyi stated that ABWA remains concerned about the standards being used by its members to promote the accounting profession in the region. We also look at how they are following the interest of the accounting profession in their areas and also the capacity building and the objectives. That is why we have congresses where they come to share ideas, network and see how best they can help each other grow in the accountancy profession”. “Of course we have a major role of advocacy to make sure that whatever we do as leaders in the economy will ensure that things we do are in the public interest. ABWA is the regional organization for the Accountancy Profession in West Africa which was founded in 1982.
January 12, 2021 01:30 UTC
Monrovia – The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) has completed a two-day retreat aimed at reviewing the successes and challenges experienced by the Organization in 2020 and to strategically plan for the improvement of its overall performance in the New Year. T. Negbalee Warner, said the retreat was necessary to allow the Organization plan properly to effectively and efficiently execute the task of fighting corruption and bad governance in Liberia. Warner stated that continuous capacity building remains very critical to the survival as well as enhancement of productivity, efficiency and growth of the Organization. Also speaking, the Program Manager of CENTAL, Gerald D. Yeakula thanked the County Field Officers (CFOs) for attending the retreat despite short notice. The retreat brought together CENTAL’s central office staffs and CFOs from seven counties: Montserrado, Bong, Nimba, Grand Bassa, Rivercess, Gbarpolu and Bomi.
January 12, 2021 01:07 UTC