MONROVIA – A civil society organization, the Mano River Youth Network of Liberia (MaRioNet Liberia) recently launched its community awareness campaign on the prevention of the coronavirus disease and to end violence against children. Parents sent them to sell, teenage pregnancy is in the increase, something the Mano River Youth Network Liberia and our sponsor, The Fund for Global Human Rights takes very seriously,” She said. Those communities to benefit are: King Gray Community, Slip Way Community, New Kru Town Community, and other communities. So, we hope that the campaign will help us in the fight against violence against children youths,” Madam Mendscole added. The Mano River Youth Network is a subset of the Mano River Youth Parliament that specifically focuses on youth leadership development, building youth capacity, and to end violence against youth and children.
February 26, 2021 06:31 UTC
Harper, Maryland County – Acting Public Works Minister Ruth Coker has hailed the completion of phase one of the Fish Town- Harper Road in southeastern Liberia, saying it is “contributing greatly to the growth and development of the region.”Phase one of the Fish Town-Harper Road project covers the 50 kilometers Harper to Karloken stretch and the 16 kilometers Harper Junction to Cavalla Customs road. According to her, the Fish Town Harper Road Project is part of the 510km road linking Ganta to Harper as part of the Trans West African Highway (Lagos – Nouakchott), and it seeks to improve roads connectivity, to reduce travel time, cost reduction for vehicle operation and maintenance and socio-economic development, amongst others. On September 5, 2013, the Government of Liberia signed the Protocol and Loan Agreement with the African Development Bank Group to prioritize the Fish Town Harper Road Project Phase I, as well as the maintenance of the existing laterite road from Karloken to Fish Town (80km)] in order to improve major road corridors within the Southeast. Addressing President Weah, Madam Coker said during the project implementation, over 300 Liberian youths were employed by the civil works contractors and several Liberian capacities were built. She said: “Your Excellency, the Fish Town Harper Road Project Phase I also comprised of capacity building activities (Master Degree Programs: four employees of the Ministry of Public Works returned with masters in Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transport Economic & Structural Engineering.
February 26, 2021 06:22 UTC
KAMPALA –– The African Development Bank Group’s new country manager in Uganda, Mr. Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, formally presented his letters of accreditation to Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa in Kampala on 19 February 2021. The minister said the Ugandan government was highly appreciative of the African Development Bank’s support for projects in Uganda, especially those in infrastructure. Ngafuan expressed African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina’s personal commitment to strengthening the Bank’s cooperation with Uganda. The new country manager revealed that the African Development Bank would soon sign new financing agreements with the Ugandan government. Ngafuan said he was honored to be accredited as the African Development Bank’s country manager to Uganda and promised to build on the good work of his predecessors.
February 25, 2021 12:11 UTC
Capitol Hill, Monrovia – Plenary of the House of Representative has mandated its Committee on Public Works to launch an inquiry into the abrupt standstill of the Gbarnga-Konia highway project. Plenary’s decision was based on a communication jointly written by several lawmakers of Lofa County calling for the House’s intervention over the delay in the road construction project. The government at the time placed the cost of the 131 kilometers road project at US$184.7m over a duration period of 36 months as of the commencement date. Meanwhile, phase two of entire Gbarnga-Konia-Mendikoma Road Project covers the 143 km Konia-Voinjama-Mendikoma Road. Since as election, President Weah’s administration has made road construction its top priority, as it continues to negotiate with major donors and multilateral agencies to secure loan for construction of major roads connecting the counties and neighboring countries.
February 25, 2021 12:00 UTC
Washington D.C. — The Embassy of Liberia in Washington D.C. in collaboration with the Consulate General in New York and Honorary Consulates in Atlanta and Minnesota will on June 30, 2021 host The Liberia Business and Investment forum. According to Liberia’s Ambassador accredited to the United States of America, His Excellency George S.W. Patten Sr, the Forum will this year bring together speakers and experts in the fields of Agriculture, Health and Tourism. In a release signed by the Minister Counselor for Press and Public Affairs at the Embassy in Washington DC. Al-Jerome Anastas Chede Sr, Ambassador Patten explained that the purpose of the Liberian Business and Investment Forum is to attract United States and direct foreign investments to Liberia as well as stimulate private public and private government partnerships.
February 25, 2021 11:48 UTC
Monrovia – West Oil Investment Liberia Limited is proud of its record of making meaningful contributions to the Liberian economy through regular payment of taxes. While not the biggest importer of petroleum, West Oil has been the most consistent in both import of petroleum and payment of taxes. In 2019/2020, the Liberia Revenue Authority recognized West Oil as being among the highest Petroleum Contributors to the government’s revenue coffers. WESTOIL Liberia was established in 1998 as an Importer of Petroleum products while sister company Gepco established 1991 continues as a major distributor. The company remains committed to ensuring that it abides with all the laws in Liberia, including the payment of taxes and fulfilling its commitment to the overall obligations to Liberia.
February 25, 2021 11:37 UTC
Speaking Wednesday, February 24, 2021 during the International Maritime Organization (IMO)-United Nations Webinar on the Ratification and Implementation of the 2012 Cape Town Agreement, Hon. Glassco called on world governments to adopt policies consistent with the 2012 Cape Town Agreement on the design and construction of new vessels. The NaFAA Boss who pledged the Liberian government’s support towards the ratification of the Cape Town Agreement, urged World governments to prioritize routine safety training for seafarers at least once a year. The 2012 Cape Town Agreement (CTA), which has been adopted by the IMO, replaces the Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 on the safety of fishing vessels. Until the CTA enters into force, there are no mandatory global safety regulations or standards for the safety of fishing vessels at sea.
February 25, 2021 11:26 UTC
Delivering his homily recently, Father Kroma emphasized that COVID-19 is real and its combat should be based on science and not faith. It is God alone in his mercy who will raid our world with the virus, but don’t put God to the test. The St. Kizito Catholic Church is one of the largest catholic congregations with in the Archdiocese of Monrovia and boost a service attendance of more than 1,000 people every Sunday. In adherence to the health authorities’ mandate, the Church, under the supervision of Father Kroma, has instituted several stringent measures aimed at protecting its members from contracting the virus. Since its establishment on June 3, 1982 the St. Kizito Catholic Church, through the catholic faith continues to evangelize, reach out and touch the lives of thousand Liberians, including non-Catholics at home and abroad.
February 25, 2021 10:07 UTC
While in the line, he took two of my brothers under the bridge that was his base and killed them there.”“I saw Massaquoi firing at the two brothers of mine under the bridge,” the man said. Massaquoi has not been moved to Liberia and is watching the proceedings through videolink. Massaquoi’s state appointed defense lawyer Kaarle Gunmerus Leslie Lumeh/New NarrativesThe second witness, speaking confidently, told the court that Massaquoi had soldiers with him, some with arms and some without. “I saw him well and he said he was the commander” the witness told the court. The court has directed journalists to conceal the identity of all witnesses in the case to protect them from intimidation and retaliation.
February 25, 2021 10:07 UTC
Monrovia – The government of Liberia through the Liberia Intellectual Property Office (LIPO) and its secretariat, the Copyright Society of Liberia (COSOL) has begun an inspection and enforcement exercise of businesses trading in audio and audio-visual contents to remove pirated copyright materials from the stream of Liberia commerce. Piracy put innovation, creativity, and investment at risk much to the detriment of the content creators,” Mr. Robertson said. He noted that government focus is now shaped on combating and suppressing the trade-in pirated goods by increasing inspection markets, and sales points; and enforcing the country’s Intellectual Property law–at the same time, building respect for IP rights through a public awareness campaign. “Pirated goods will be destroyed and the penalties for trading in forged commodities will be implemented according to the 2016 Liberia Intellectual Property Acts,” Hon. “We have a duty under the 2016 Intellectual Property Laws and the BERNE Convention to protect the creative content of all creators, be it Liberian work or foreign work.
February 25, 2021 09:56 UTC
Capitol Hill, Monrovia — Citizens of Margibi County through their Legislative Caucus are calling for a review of the existing drug law of Liberia to make drug abuse a nonbailable offense. The law is currently under review by the 54th Legislature for possible amendment. The review comes at a time of an increasing wave of illegal drug use, mostly among young people across the country. In a petition to their Legislative Caucus, the citizens of Margibi County, called for the illegal trade to be a nonbailable offense. Meanwhile, in a communication to Plenary, the Margibi Legislative Caucus said, giving the importance of the citizens’ concern, they were affixing their signatures as a way of accentuating their citizens’ voice and showing support to the committee’s work on the drug law.
February 25, 2021 09:45 UTC
Please grant us independence, an independence in the form and fashion of a county status that would be named and stayled Gbi-Doru County with Dorgbor Town as its headquarters. “Equally and very visibly absent is the opportunity for any of the Gbi-Doru citizens to participate in the local administration of Nimba County, not even at janitorial level,” the citizens claimed. When Nimba gained county status in 1964, Gbi-Doru was officially part of the county. However, in their latest petition to President Weah, they said joining Rivercess is no longer an option. President Weah, as part of his county tour, visited Gbi-Doru Administrative District, his maternal home, becoming the first President to ever meet with citizens of that part of Liberia.
February 25, 2021 09:32 UTC
MONROVIA — At long last, the ailing Sergeant of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), who was electrocuted while on duty, George Kaifa, has been flown out of the country for advance medical treatment. Kaifa threatened to commit suicide due to the government’s delay to send him out of the country for advance medical treatment. Kaifa and the Liberian government over adequate treatment for their relative and the selection of a country best suited for the advance medical treatment. I want to also say thank you very much to Frontpage Africa for standing in the gap for me to seek better medical treatment. Kaifa was rushed to the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor, where he stayed for a little over four months seeking medical treatment.
February 25, 2021 08:48 UTC
Monrovia – Teach For Liberia (TFL) is excited to announce the commencement of our recruitment season! Our aim this year is to recruit 35 young professionals into the third cohort of our Leadership Development Fellowship. Teach For Liberia is an education non-profit that works to ensure every Liberian child gets access to excellent, world-class education. The Fellowship is a conduit for promoting quality education in Liberia by increasing the number of qualified teachers in the classrooms. Its recruitment targets college and university graduates who hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, are below 40 years old, and are passionate about transforming Liberia.
February 25, 2021 08:37 UTC
Monrovia — The Confiscation Unit of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) with the aid of the Wildlife and Conservation Reporters Network have arrested a man for selling a Duiker (Baby Dear), one of the protected animals in Liberia. The man, John Flomo, believe to be in his late 60s, was caught selling the animal at a local restaurant in Sinkor, by the coordinator of the network, Joseph S. Wiah. The Wildlife and Conservation Reporters Network Coordinator, immediately contacted the Confiscation Unit of the FDA, who responded to the crime scene, and effected the arrest. The confiscated Duiker has been turned over to the Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary. In order to support sustainable use of wildlife for the benefit of the Republic of Liberia.
February 25, 2021 06:56 UTC