What Becomes of Liberia’s Survival on Rice When India Shuts Down Due to CovidMonrovia – When India recently passed more than 20 million Covid Infections recently, the main opposition Congress Party demanded a full national lockdown of the country. Though Liberia rice imports quantity fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1971 – 2020 period ending at 380 thousand tonnes in 2020. Industry observers and importers have been pressing for an increase in the price of rice in a bid to offset the losses. The pandemic has prompted the Rice Importers Association to launch a campaign for the the government to permit an increment on the price of rice due to rising cost of importation. In February 2018, President George Weah called a meeting with rice importers in the country where they agreed to reduce the price of rice by US$2-4.
Of the 11 candidates who vied for the Lofa County senatorial seat, Samukai received 20, 431 votes, followed by Independent candidate Cllr. Samukai has experienced mixed rulings with the Supreme Court since he won the senatorial seat in Lofa. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Samukai and mandated to the NEC to proceed with the matter. Lofa County under-represented at the SenateIt has been more than six months since NEC announced Samukai as winner of the December 8, 2021 elections. The target of most of the citizens’ anger was Liberia’s Supreme Court, which the group accused of being out to disgrace Samukai.
MONROVIA- The former youth chairman of the Liberty Party (LP) Charnor Jalloh has crossed over to the People’s Liberation Party (PLP) to take on full membership as his new political home. On Thursday, in the presence of the political leader and executive committee members of PLP at its headquarters in Congo Town; Charnor Jalloh declares that he is no longer considered member of the Liberty party and the Collaborating Political Party (CPP) by extension. He, at the same time used the occasion to call on his supporters and well-wishers to join him on board to push forward the agenda of the PLP. The PLP is the newest but fastest growing political party in Liberia. Its political leader, Dr. Cassell is a philanthropic who continues to identify with several underprivileged persons including people living with disabilities, disadvantaged youths and residents of slum communities in Monrovia.
It is important to start my write-up with the revised constitution of 1985 which declares Liberia as a secular nation. It also states that no religious group should be given special treatment or preferences, and that the country should not establish a state religion. Muslims in Liberia have the same equal rights as Christians, and I believe they should have the same opportunities. It appears that religious rights for Liberian Muslims exist only in writing and not in practice. In another sense, you are telling our Muslim students to forego celebrating Abraham’s Day in order to take the national exam.
July 12, 2021 05:26 UTC
Governor Tarlue and Dukuly were recently re-nominated by President George Weah after he ended the tenure of former governor Nathaniel Patray who resigned before ending his tenure. Before coming to CBL, Governor Tarlue was Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission (LERC). He returned to Liberia in September 2018 accepting the call to service from President Weah, who appointed Tarlue to a four-year term as LERC Chairman. The Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission is a nascent institution responsible for regulating the electricity sector in Liberia by determining the legal and regulatory framework for generation, transmission, distribution, trading, import & export, and sales of electricity within Liberia. Executive Governor Tarlue was born in Liberia but has spent much of his academic and professional career in the United States since graduating from Monrovia’s American Cooperative School in 1983.
July 09, 2021 07:40 UTC
MONROVIA – The Independent Information Commission (IIC) has validated “Liberia Access to Information Records Management Guidelines”. Also speaking at the occasion, Mr. Stevenson Seidi of UNESCO Liberia office expressed his organization’s willingness to assist Liberia in its access to information efforts. He said records management is very important in preserving history and other records. He praised UNESCO for the support to government’s efforts to have Liberia develop and validate its access to information records keeping and management guidelines. Vaani Faati Kiawu with support from UNESCO under the public access to information as contained in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 16.10.2.
July 07, 2021 23:15 UTC
MONROVIA – As the COVID-19 is on the increase in Liberia, the Cummings Africa Foundation has joined the by announcing his foundation’s commitment of US$150,000 to aid in the fight of the killer disease. At the Cummings Africa Foundation, we are doing all we can to do our part,” said Mr. Alexander Cummings, Founder and CEO of the Cummings Africa Foundation. He said the US$150k commitment doubles the US$75,000 the Cummings Foundation provided during the lockdown last year in food and household materials across the country. He disclosed that at the Cummings Africa Foundation, the approach is in three-fold, saying; “First, we are providing support to some public and private hospitals as best as we can. He said the Cummings Africa Foundation has provided oxygen for 50 tanks to Catholic Hospital and procured 20 tanks and 20 regulators for CH Rennie hospital to be delivered this weekend.
July 02, 2021 07:28 UTC
This, Dr. Jallah said there will rather be some level of tight restrictions as things gets worse. She also called on Liberians to abide by the restriction adding that the lockdown and the crew-few are in the hands of the Liberian people. The Health Minister was not definite as to when things will get better in the country. According to the Health Minister, by next week, her team will try to analyze the graph, adding that there are already a bit changes in the data coming from the health sector. Now, to say that things will get better by tomorrow morning that I cannot say.”She continued, “This fight is not only Health Ministry fight.
July 02, 2021 07:24 UTC
Diggs who served as induction officer urged the new leadership to lead with the fear of God for the betterment of the Association. Speaking subsequently, the new President of NCBAL James Hinneh , expressed gratitude to the entire membership for pledging their determination to work for the development of the Association. The NCBAL president said under his leadership he will build a new headquarters for the Association to reduce the high cost of rental for the Association. “You the people have made a leadership by you, for you; and this leadership will be made of you. We will stand up strong to face our world as an association,” James Hinneh told the gathering.
July 02, 2021 07:18 UTC
I want to thank everyone who helped me with my treatment, only God can repay you,” she saidThe 32-year-old mother of twins ( two girls) has been receiving treatment at the was hospital since June 8, 2021 after she was diagnosed of enlarged heart. People of good will donated money to Diana via various means – 231886474917, send wave number is +231881192511, Cashapp number is 3137426465 – after she launched an appeal during an interview with LINA’s Kwame Opa Weeks. As advised by the hospital, portion of the funds received by Diana went towards securing an apartment in close proximity with the hospital to enable her seek treatment regularly. One Elizabeth Gbeh Apple of the United States promised to sponsor Diana for a year. According to LINA’s host Kwame Opa Weeks, the hospital sliced the bill in half when they heard Diana story and suggested she move closer to the hospital to enable her get regular treatment until she can leave Liberia for further medical treatment.
July 02, 2021 07:18 UTC
Barbados as country is known to be a country to punch above its weight if the words of the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is to be believed. During the apartheid era Barbados was among the first to request sanctions against the racist regime after a Barbadian seaman was murdered by the South African police. As a former colony the proverbial colonial string was severed with the British in 1966 when Barbados became independent, thanks to the late Rt Hon Errol Barrow, first Prime Minister of Barbados. Sadly, Barbados still loiters on the steps of Westminister Abby as the Queen still remains head of state through the ceremonial office of a Governor General. Barbados is indeed a paradise and its connection to Liberia cannot and should not be ignored but be exploited.
July 02, 2021 07:14 UTC
The funeral home will remain closed to the public until a fine of US$200 is paid in government’s revenue. MONROVIA – Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlor, one of the busiest funeral homes in the country has been shut down by the government for violating covid-19 protocol. The funeral parlor was closed by the joint security on Thursday. The funeral home will remain closed to the public until a fine of US$200 is paid in government’s revenue. The Police urged school administrators, religious leaders, motorists, passengers, and pedestrians to take seriously the measures announced by the Ministry of Health, adding that the Joint Security will remain very robust in ensuring compliance of the health protocols.
July 01, 2021 22:58 UTC
MONROVIA – FrontPageAfrica has been able to confirm the sudden death of Madam Yusador Gaye, Auditor General of the Republic of Liberia. She became Liberia’s first female Auditor General, confirmed by the Senate on February 24, 2014 and sworn to seven-year tenure on March 26, 2014. As auditor General of the Republic of Liberia, Madam Gaye was responsible for supporting the Legislature in promoting accountability and transparency in the use of Liberia’s public resources. This requirement is fulfilled through the execution of her Mandate, which is detailed in the General Auditing Commission Act of 2014. Prior to her appointment as Auditor General, Ms. Gaye served as Foreign Service Inspector General with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she was responsible for inspection of Liberia diplomatic and consular establishments abroad.
July 01, 2021 19:07 UTC
DISTRICT TWO, Grand Bassa – Residents of William Potter Town and Gborpue Town in Marlor Clan, District 2 in Grand Bassa County are left with no alternative but to drink from contaminated creeks due to lack of safe drinking water in their area. Hundreds of rural residents in William’s Potter Town and Gbarpue Town in Grand Bassa County still rely heavily on creek water both for cooking, drinking, washing and bathing. Anthony Toe, a resident of William Potter Town said that their rights have been denied by their leaders, adding they’ve been deprived of safe drinking water. According to her, she has played a major role in helping to ensure safe drinking water in her district by providing hand pumps. Among these rights are the right to safe drinking water and the right to live in dignity in ones country of choice.
July 01, 2021 08:40 UTC
The Ambassador’s letter, a copy of which FrontPageAfrica has seen was confirmed by the Minister Counsellor for Press and Public Affairs, Al Jerome Anastas Chede. Patten was particular about Dr. Alan White whose business partner in the BW Global Group, Mr. Jeffery Birrel, was a registered foreign agent for former presidential candidate Benoni Urey. Mr. Birrel is involved with Government Relations, Public Relations, Foreign Government Representation (focus on Africa and the Middle East), Corporate Representation. Weah’s request, the Liberian Senate has recommended the setting up a Transitional Justice Commission which will build on the work of the TRC. President Weah has demonstrated his commitment to the process by conceding election defeats of his party and congratulating winners.
July 01, 2021 08:31 UTC