CAPITOL HILL, MONROVIA – Liberia’s Chief Executive, President George Weah on Tuesday submitted before the Legislature for enactment into law an anti-money laundering bill. The bill is seeking to repeal the existing ‘Anti Money Laundering and Financing Act of 2012’. I, therefore, your kind and timely consideration to enact into law this important legislation” the President pleaded with the lawmakers. ‘Existing Weak Law’The crafter of the existing law had hope that it would have been an antidote for money laundering and other widespread financial crimes including the illegal accumulation of wealth and financing terroristic activities. However, despite the law and the act creating the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), there are reports of widespread money laundering activities in the country.
July 15, 2021 07:55 UTC
He added that three out of five substations in Liberia, including Yekepa, Buchanan and Mount Coffee substations have been completed and fully energized by TRANSCO CLSG. He said TRANSCO CLSG is also proceeding to energize the Mano substation in Cape Mount County and subsequently move into Sierra Leone to energize the Kenema substation. He said with the unwavering commitment to succeed, TRANSCO CLSG has continued to forge ahead and reached new milestones. The General Manager thanked His Excellency, President George Weah and the government of Liberia for their unflinching support in realizing the milestone in Liberia. Mr. Traore thanked the governments and people of the CLSG and TRANSCO CLSG for the progress made so far in the implementation of the project.
July 15, 2021 07:52 UTC
A FrontPage Africa/New Narratives investigation has shed light on the delay in resolving this and many land disputes across the country. Bong County Superintendent, Madam Esther Walker told reporters that she cannot remember a land dispute in that area of Bong County because she is so overwhelmed with many land dispute cases. “I have over six files on my desk regarding land disputes, that I cannot remember this particular area. But when reporters queried the Land Authority Commissioner for Land Dispute, Kula Jackson, he said he was unaware of a land dispute in that part of Bong country. But because of this land issue that has brought noise between us, none of these things can’t happen again,” says Madame Weefah.
July 15, 2021 07:51 UTC
He noted that due to those “heavy burdens” from their people including the payment of school fees, delivery and medical bills, rental bills, among others, legislators need more money to address them. “That’s their opinion because right now, we undertake heavy burdens on our personal pockets. Those heavy burdens weigh on you. Senator Tokpa continued: “We never promised all these things but the needs of the people are so exorbitant. Worsening education systemSpeaking further, Senator Tokpa alarmed over the worsening and deplorable state of the country’s education system.
July 15, 2021 07:18 UTC
Monrovia — The Foundation for Human Rights Defense International (FOHRD) on June 2, 2021, launched its first National Human Rights Report. According to FOHRD, that was the beginning of a journey intended for the advancement of Liberia’s democracy in the protection of the human rights of everyone found within the borders of the country. FOHRD added that the Liberian Government takes appropriate actions to ensure that rape cases across the country are immediately investigated and perpetrators are brought to justice. FOHRD assured Liberians that it doesn’t work for the government or the opposition. “FOHRD works for the Liberian people and will be vigilant and consistent in pointing out human rights abuses and violations wherever and whenever they occur.”You can read FOHRD’s National Human Report here.
July 15, 2021 07:07 UTC
He said Africa being no exception; the challenges and fragility of food systems; particularly, for the most marginalized populations; have become even more evident as a result of the disruptions to food systems; caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; further exposing the vulnerabilities in food systems across many African countries. When our food systems fail, the resulting disorder threatens education, health and the economy; as well as human rights, peace and security. “Regrettably, the situation of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the country; as around the globe; caused a delay in convening the National Dialogues. Accordingly, Minister Kemayah further disclosed that through consultations with stakeholders, four topical issues have been identified for discussions during the National Dialogues. These National Dialogues are meant to generate broader views, and stimulate inclusive participation from all spectra of the Liberian society.
July 14, 2021 23:15 UTC
America’s representation in Liberia – The Embassy – would have a serious rethink about all what the lying Senator and the lying light has been portraying. Lying has consequences and it would seem the American microscope would now be in full swing. The Senator has had access to significant resources from tax payers in America and to have lied publicly as he has done would raise significant concerns. When a light lies, the speed and brightness of the light decreases. She did not raise alarm but kept silent in support of a lying Senator of her party.
July 14, 2021 14:03 UTC
Gongloe, who serves as a member of the Tom Kamara Foundation said. “Tom Kamara is living, he is a living Legend and his memories will continue to live on and on and will impact our lives. The title of the book, ‘This, Too, Is Liberia’, is an expression coined by Tom Kamara when referring to specific events in Liberia. The publication of the book is an initiative under the Tom Kamara Foundation, to preserve his writings and memorialize a legendary writer. During the Liberian civil war(s) the late Tom Kamara was forced into exile; the Netherlands, a country that eventually became his second home.
July 14, 2021 06:01 UTC
MONROVIA – The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Special Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 in the tone of US$342,186,000. The House took the decision following the recommendation of its Joint Committee on Ways, Means and Finance, and Public Accounts and Expenditure contained in its report read in Plenary. The Committee said after a vigorous and thorough scrutiny of the budget as submitted to the Legislature in the tone of US$301.549 million, it identified an additional US$40.6 million, summing the budget to US$342,186,000. of the extra US$,40,636,000, additional revenue will from the SOEs accounts for US$8,000 of which the LiMA will contribute US$500,000, LPRC: US$2,500,000, NPA: US$2 million, LTA: US$1 million and the National Road Fund: US$2 million. Locked Behind Closed DoorsPrior to the House’s decision, the lawmakers locked themselves up behind closed doors for hours.
July 14, 2021 06:00 UTC
Now, as can be seen from the screenshot of my Electronic Ticket, I purchased ECONOMY class seat from Monrovia to America. During the flight, I walked over to chat with a foreign friend in the business class section of the plane. The confirmation number showed that the Senator flew Class Z also known as Delta One after upgrading his ticket. Z is the discounted Business class fare. The Senator is on record for criticizing officials of the CDC-led government for wasteful spending including flying business class and other luxury at the expense of taxpayers.
July 14, 2021 06:00 UTC
The ETON Financing Road Agreement will also cover Western Liberia counties including the Tubmanburg to Bopolu -52km road in Bomi and Garpolu Counties while the Medina and Robertsport-41.3km road in Bomi and Gbarpolu Counties. It includes the 185km road from Zwedru in Grand Gedeh County to Greenville in Sinoe County. At one point, President Weah labeled media entities and individuals who criticized the loan agreements as enemies of the state. In January, the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Rules, Order and Administration, Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence craved the indulgence of the Senate for the cancellation of the financing agreements between Eton Finance PTE Ltd, and the EBOMAF SA. “It is important to note that unless the two agreements are canceled, they stand to be legal and binding on Liberia,” she stated.
July 14, 2021 05:48 UTC
Madam Davidetta Browne-Lansanah chairperson of the National Election Commission (NEC), however, maintained that the budget is realistic due to the introduction of the Biometric Voter Registration and its pilot project and the establishment of 14 magistrate offices. The National Elections Commission has set-up a committee headed by Commissioner Kpangbai to figure out how the NEC can use the appropriate data from the NIR. The NEC it will in the last half of 2021, need US$4M for the Biometric Voter Registration pilot project. In a communication to both Senate and House of Representatives, the NEC said the total amount projected is for biometric system to conduct voters’ registration and elections. He also suggested that the Legislature allocate certain amount in each annual budget as of now in readiness for the 2023 presidential and legislative elections.
July 14, 2021 05:37 UTC
MONROVIA – The Commissioner-General of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA), Lenn Eugene Nagbe, says the increase in piracy along the Guinea Gulf poses a serious risk to Liberia and its citizens. Mr. Nagbe pointed out that a vessel flying the Liberian flag was early this week attacked by suspected Iranian operatives. According to him, several Liberians are currently training at the Regional Maritime University (RMU) in Accra, Ghana, while recruitment is ongoing for the second batch of training here at the Liberia Maritime Institute (LMI). We are very happy that we have a very strong team of professionals at the Liberia Maritime Authority who are working very hard. Registry increaseHe noted that the size of the country’s registry of ships has also significantly increased under his administration.
July 14, 2021 05:37 UTC
Senator Darius Dillon represents the people of Montserrado cum Liberia. If Senator Dillon unintentionally urinates at the back of his house as compared to a little known neighbor, Dillon makes the headlines. The brouhaha between Senator Dillon and FPA on account of being truthful – borders on integrity, which the Montserrado senator espouses for if you may. Whatever the dwindling morale deficit the Montserrado Senator – Abe Darius Dillon faces is a result of a faulty and sadly irrational construct borne out of emotional outburst. How Senator Dillon uses his personal resources to his own benefit is at his discretion.
July 12, 2021 23:30 UTC
BREWERVILLE- A local nongovernmental organization, the Center for Peace and Education on Saturday distributed several anti-COVID-19 materials to residents of Mouton Corner in Brewerville. The items include 2,000 nose masks, 200 face shields and 1,000 COVID-19 awareness flyers. Beneficiaries include marketers of the William Grant and Irean Grant markets, Motorcyclists & car unions, and the SMS Clinic, among others. However, with the outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19, it finds its necessary to buttress the government’s effort in containing it. Liberia is currently experiencing rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.
July 12, 2021 07:50 UTC