Volunteers of the Migrants As Messengers project along with partners and community youthsMONROVIA – In continuation of efforts to discourage Liberians from migrating irregularly around the globe, Migrants As Messenger (MAM) volunteers conducted a community awareness campaign in collaboration with the Hope For Migrants International in Montserrado County. Migrants As Messengers is a group of Liberian migrants (returnees) who voluntarily share their stories through various programs as a means of discouraging irregular migration through a 3-year project under the auspices of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). According to her, the community engagement through cleaning up exercise under the MAM project, was “introduce to rekindle a sense of community engagement through conservation, education, and assisting in massive cleanup activities” in urban areas. “This project will provide youth and other community dwellers with authentic information on the dangers of irregular migration and the benefits of regular migration. The Assistant Project Manager disclosed that a Migrants As Messengers (MAM) team will be setup in the various communities to help propagate messages against the irregular migration of people while at the same time promoting regular migration.
January 22, 2021 10:18 UTC
Monrovia – The Youth Climate Change Initiative –Liberia is calling on the Government of Liberia to join its campaign as they embark on a compulsory Climate Education in every institution of learning. “Education is an essential element of the global response to climate change. Speaking further, “The campaign aims at making climate change education more central and visible part of the national response to climate change. They believes that humans must take immediate steps to change activities that contribute to global climate change and continue-development and implementation of environmentally sound practices that abate global climate change and its effects in partnership with the global community. However, we are hopeful that this Government will see the need to introduce the “Compulsory Climate Education” in grade schools as climate education falls under Article 12 of the Agreement known as Action for Climate Empowerment.
January 22, 2021 09:56 UTC
Under the FLOW Program, NIPO was funded to work in two districts of Sinoe County: the Commonwealth District of Greenville and Juarzon. Gender justice was an issue of priority in the county and we can largely credit this to the FLOW program. These two women leaders were members of the Sinoe County Women Platform prior to their nomination and appointment to these top posts. Strengthening the Sinoe County Women Platform was one of the biggest achievements made by the FLOW Program. It is apt to mention that the platform is the most ideal factor for sustaining the FLOW program.
January 22, 2021 06:47 UTC
Senator Dillon Pushes for Vote of No Confidence in ‘Nigerian’ Head of Liberia Anti-Corruption Agency over His Nationality CrisisMONROVIA – The Liberian Senate will on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, deliberate on how to address issues surrounding the nationality of Cllr. The Senate in its plenary session on Thursday, set the date to discuss the status of the Nigerian native’s Liberian citizenship. A. Ndubuisi Nwabudike, position as chairman at the LACC is a long standing debate in the Liberian Senate. Section 6.2 of the LACC Act states that “The five (5) Commissioners shall be nominated by the President. The President may consult the civil society pursuant to the partnership between Governments and said civil society in the fight against corruption.
January 22, 2021 02:42 UTC
Ministry of Labor, Liberia Immigration Service Provides Clarity on the Residence & Work Permits Bid; Says It’s Operating in line with PPCC LawsMONROVIA – The Ministry of Labor and the Liberia Immigration Service has responded to FrontPageAfrica report on the bidding process for the supply of digitalized Residence and Work Permits in which sources familiar with the development informed this paper of an alleged attempt by the Labor Ministry to favor one company in the bidding process. According to the Labor Ministry, it has followed all the Public Procurement Concession laws regarding the bid which is still ongoing. But the Labor Ministry and Immigration Service noted that the invitation to bid was extended to six high-tech companies two of which were local businesses. All the six companies acknowledged receipt of the invitation to bid, but only two companies responded by submitting their respective Technical and Financial Proposals. The PPCC is to scrutinize the documents to ensure that the selection was in full compliance with the PPCC laws.
January 22, 2021 02:15 UTC
MONROVIA – The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), will on Friday, January 22, 2021, hold a validation conference to access and evaluate laws that are hindering and undermining the effective fight against corruption in public and private institutions. These laws and acts of the National Legislature including the Statute of Limitation in pursuing criminal actions against public officials and the weaknesses in the criminal Laws have over the years restrained from cases of corruption especially against public officials. The LACC Board of Commissioners (BoC) have done an extensive review of several Acts of the National Legislature and Criminal Law and urgently seeks to amend aimed at strengthening the law to ensure successful criminal prosecutions. The LACC views the Act that established it as restraining, as it does not empower the Commission with absolute power and authority to prosecute public officials caught in the web of financial misappropriation and corruption. The validation process is expected to bring together professionals from diverse backgrounds and other integrity institutions in Liberia.
January 22, 2021 02:11 UTC
Liberia: Man, 50, Jailed for ‘Raping’ 13-Year-Old Girl; Says He Believes the Case Will Go NowhereMonrovia – A 50-year-old man identified as Bill C. Kollie has spent his second night behind bars at the Monrovia Central Prison for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl. Defendant Kollie was sent to prison on Wednesday by Monrovia City Court Judge Jomah S. Jallah. “According to her (Blessed C. Kollie), when she got the information from witness Jemall Davies, she asked her niece about what Jemall told her and her niece explained the same story. “That very day they (Blessed C. Kollie and Comfort Kahn) left the clinic with the defendant. “He stated that on the 17th of November 2020 in his absent, his wife again took the victim away without informing him.
January 22, 2021 01:52 UTC
Liberia: Commercial Court Judge Issues Writ of Arrest for LACC Chairman and Commissioners over Refusal to Remit Former Employees’ Salary DeductionsMonrovia – An arrest warrant has been issued by Commercial Court’s Chief Judge Eva Mappy Morgan for the Executive Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Cllr, Nudubusi Nwabudike, along with other top officials over the Commission’s consistent violation of the court’s order. George Dahn, among others to give reasons, if any, why they should not be arrested for disobeying the order of the court and in total defiance of the authority of the Commercial Court. Following legal proceedings at the court, Judge Morgan ruled in favor of the former workers and ordered the LACC to pay US$61,799, inclusive of court costs, statutory interest and successful attorney fees. Between 2019 and 2020, the LACC refused to honor series of Writ of Executions from Judge Morgan but they were all ignored, said Atty. The Judge, “apparently fed up with LACC irresponsible behavior” decided enough is enough and issued an arrest order for all Commissioners and Senior Management of LACC.
January 22, 2021 01:52 UTC
Liberia: At Launch And Dedication Of Afriktech Computer Lab In Monrovia, Commerce Inspector General Davies Wants Students Prioritize Computer EducationMonrovia – Liberia Inspector General Josephine Davies has encouraged students in the country to use education as a means of transforming Liberia. Meanwhile, she admonished students not to do things that will delay their education, stating that Liberia depends on them. For his part, the CEO of AFRIKTECH Lab Samuel D. Kamara said his institution was very grateful in working with high schools to setup their computers Lab. Afriktech solution is an information technology company that aim to provide ICT education for high schools in Liberia. “We set up computer lab, provide training materials and qualify Instructors to help students in getting quality ICT education,”Afriktech solutions give out Microsoft certificates to high school students at the end of every academic school year to help get them opportunities in their career after high school.
January 22, 2021 01:49 UTC
Gbarnga – The Board of Phebe Hospital has cleared two of its former staff of allegations of payroll paddling and financial misapplication. The audit findings established that the four senior staff were not guilty of the allegations that led to their suspension. The audit also established that the four senior staff diverted funds for the institution to purchase materials for the hospital. Following the findings of the audit, the hospital’s Board reinstated two of the senior staff – Jackson and Akoi – and parted ways with Pewu and Saykor. Pewu and Saykor, Varpilah said, have been placed back on the Phebe’s payroll, awaiting transfer to the Ministry of Health.
January 22, 2021 01:41 UTC
MONROVIA – A 39-year-old graduating class of the Cathedral High School, known as the Vipers, on Tuesday dedicated their first project, an Art Room. Principal Mrs. Rose Marie-Gray thanked the Vipers Class said the Art Room project is timely and will be used for the intended purpose. Making special remark and cutting the ribbon to the Art Room, Viper J. Fonati Koffa described the togetherness and project as one of the great joy of our class, with a labor of love. Viper Koffa is the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives snd Grand Kru County District#2 Representive. The Deputy Speaker and other students attended Cathedral from Kindergarten up to high school, where he and others graduated in 1982.
January 22, 2021 01:39 UTC
Monrovia- Liberia’s Ambassador-at- Large, Prof. Riccardo Milici has intensified his humanitarian services to Liberians, reaching out to communities, Churches and clinics in Montserrado and Grand Bassa Counties. Prof. Milici, a bone and spine specialist, is an Italian national. Advocating for InvestmentIn addition to his humanitarian services, Prof. Milici has pledged to engage potential investors in Italy and Europe and the west to invest in Liberia. Meanwhile, Ambassador Milici was honored by several faith based organizations for his humanitarian services to Liberians. The Trumpet of Praise Tabernacle also presented Ambassador Milici a certificate of appreciation.
January 21, 2021 09:30 UTC
Liberia: Labor Minister to ‘Risk’ National Security Documents and Data in Shady Bid for the Production of Residence and Work PermitsMONROVIA – Minister of Labor, Cllr. FrontPageAfrica gathered that the Labor Ministry has not sought ‘no objection’ on this bid from the PPCC. Contec Global executives, FrontPageAfrica gathered, were part of United Arab Emirates (UAE) delegation that visited Liberia sometime last year, promising to massively invest in Liberia. Authorities at the Labor Ministry could not be reached for comments up to press time on Wednesday. I know what existence means in the absence of employment.”Added Senator Teahjay: “All of us are men, fathers and know what it means to be without job.
January 21, 2021 08:24 UTC
Monrovia – United States new President, Joe Biden has signed into law an Executive Order granting protection for thousands of Liberians whose status have expired under former President Donald Trump’s Defense Bill signed in December 2019. The Executive Order extends the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) designated for Liberians in the U. S. until June 30, 2022, a relief for thousands of Liberians whose legal status expired in December 2020 under the law. It was among several Executive orders signed by President Biden on his first day in office, few hours following his and VP Kamala Harris’ ‘historic’ inauguration in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, according to CBS news. For over two decades, thousands of Liberian immigrants have lived with uncertainty in the United States after fleeing civil war in the 1990s and early 2000s. But advocates argued the excessive application fees blocked more Liberians from acquiring green cards until the term expired in December 2020, leaving thousands of Liberians’ fates in limbo.
January 21, 2021 07:59 UTC
The ceremony was held last Wednesday at a dinner hosted by the Inspector General for four officers of the Liberia National Police who are to depart the country for a United Nations assignment in South Sudan. According to Col. Sudue, the Liberia National Police recognition and preferment to serve the United Nations Mission in Sudan was made possible through Min. Please extend to your wife that the Liberia National Police appreciates her. He said a commitment was made to include LNP officers on a UN peacekeeping mission. Minister Kemayah dedicated the honor to H.E.
January 18, 2021 03:33 UTC