To shine a light on these entrepreneurial heroes, Forbes created the Next 1000. Wongbe’s TKG is a social impact strategy consulting firm with the mission to develop sustainable solutions to positively impact and transform communities in Africa. The firm has four offices – New York, Liberia, Nigeria and Ghana – and has worked in over 20 countries across Africa. TKG is capable of rapidly implementing social research projects across Africa based on its reach and networks. He has served a wide range of clients and led engagements for governments, corporations, multilateral institutions, aid agencies, and social impact investors in Africa and around the globe.
June 21, 2021 03:33 UTC
Liberia Returnee Network is a non-governmental organization advocating for the better living condition for Liberians that have returned from refugees’ camps across Africa. Recently, over 600 returnees that were brought into the country since 2011 expressed dismay that they have been neglected by the government of Liberia through the LRRRC. He promised to partner with the Liberia Returnee Network to have complete data of the people residing at the Global Village. “We will send a delegation to the Global Village with the Liberian Returnee Network to see what the situation is. In fact, we have a technical meeting with the Liberian Returnee Network to draw out plans about returnees to our country.
June 21, 2021 03:33 UTC
MONROVIA – Senate Pro-Tempore Albert Chie has told a group of clergymen that Senator Edwin Melvin of Snowe Bomi County has requested the Senate not to allow the second reading of his proposed bill seeking religious holidays. As religious leaders we have come to tell you that this is not in the interest of our country, please do not endorse any petition asking for religious holiday,” Bishop Isaac Winker said. In response, Pro-Tempore Chie acknowledged receiving a bill from his colleague Edwin Snowe proffering religious holiday but said, Snowe has asked them (Senate) not to read it for a second time meaning it is not fully before the Senate. “Yes we received a communication from a colleague seeking for religious holiday. The proposed acts include; An Act Making Easter Monday a Public Holiday”, “An Act Making Eid al-Adha (Abraham’s Day) a public Holiday”, “An Act Making Eid al-Fitr (End of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Festival of Breaking Fast) a public holiday.
June 16, 2021 06:44 UTC
Ministry of Agriculture and the Japan International Cooperation Agency Launch “LibRice” for Smallholder Farmers in Bong CountyOfficials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Delegates of the Japan International Cooperation Agency posed for Picture after the eventMonrovia – The Ministry of Agriculture and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has launched what they termed as LibRice in an attempt to improve rice production in Liberia. The rice production project is a smallholder farmers’ initiative. It is the first Technical Cooperation project between the Liberian government and JICA. According to her, JICA intends to work with the government of Liberia hand-in-hand instead of waiting for the outcome of the LibRice Project. Japanese will work closely with the government to enhance the farmers’ ownership of the project,” Madam Ozawa added.
June 16, 2021 06:33 UTC
Cooper W. Kruah Sr., has stressed the need of collective efforts among government ministries and agencies if the fight against cybercrime will be achieved in Liberia. The overall objective of the OCWAR-C project is to contribute to enhancing cybersecurity and fight against cybercrime in ECOWAS zone and in Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Minister Kruah appreciated the efforts of OCWAR-C delegation in Liberia and the Governments of Liberia but stressed the need for collective effort to ensure that Posts & Telecommunications play the appropriate road for Liberia to have a forensic Computer Laboratory. “The overall objective of the OCWAR-C project is to contribute to enhancing cybersecurity and fight against cybercrime in ECOWAS zone and in Islamic Republic of Mauritania”. On behalf of the OCWAR-C team, I would like to thank the authorities and all the stakeholders present today for the support you will provide to the OCWAR-C project team to achieve its objectives for Liberia,” she added.
June 16, 2021 06:32 UTC
MONROVIA – In honor of the Year of the Diaspora, the 6th edition of Runway Liberia International Fashion Week will be held from the 21st of December through the 24th of December in Liberia, West Africa. The official press conference was held over the weekend at I campus on Carey street to announce to Liberia and the world about Runway Liberia International activities preceding December, it’s sponsors, designers, Ambassadors, among others. Runway Liberia International Week joins in as part of the list of events during the Year of the Diaspora Reunion. It serves as a collaborative catwalk and exhibition, highlighting the industry’s established and emerging International designers. Runway Liberia also will host the Runway Liberia Honors whose mission is to award every year during Runway Liberia International 5 individuals that have pushed the Liberian Fashion, Social and Entertainment Industry globally.
June 15, 2021 07:59 UTC
By: Liberia Forest Media Watchlfmw.firstname.lastname@example.org@gmail.comMan who sustained wound during the crisisViolence has reportedly erupted at a signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the Konobo Community Forest leaving two people injured, Paul Kanneh reports. Despite the violence that characterized the signing ceremony, Liberian Forest Media Watch (LFMW) learned that the signing ceremony still took place under the watchful eyes of the District Superintendent, Roland Kai. Sir, can you please speak to allegation of your denial of some members of your community from participating in the signing ceremony of MOU for the Konobo Community Forest? Under such arrangement, communities have rights to at least 55% of all revenues/income generated for harvesting timbers on their community forest land. In May 2020, the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) postponed another attempt to sign Forest Management Contract in the same Konobo Forest Community amid boycott threat.
June 12, 2021 14:03 UTC
Charles H. Gibson has appealed to the International Labour Organization (ILO), through its Regional Office in Nigeria, for assistance in the rehabilitation, skilled training and absorption into the labour market of Zogoes. Minister Gibson made the statement on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 when he addressed the Plenary of the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) via Zoom from Monrovia. The statement was also in respond to the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr. These collaborations illustrate the mutual confidence and cooperation shared within the tripartite arrangement.”The Liberia Labour Minister reminded the Conference that Liberia is a test case of the noble Decent Work Agenda, which is largely a model of the ILO. He used the opportunity to highlight the negative impact human trafficking and child labour is having on decent work worldwide.
June 11, 2021 09:00 UTC
Monrovia – Aggrieved members of the Liberia Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists (LAMLT) have expressed disappointment over the ‘unfair’ handling of the association’s election. FrontPage Africa contacted Mr. Flomo via mobile phone for response but he declined on ground that he was sick. It called for the result to be annulled and asked the election body to conduct a rerun. The Board Chairman, along with the Investigation Committee Chairman declined to speak to FPA. The Chairman of the Election Committee promised to respond this weekend.
June 11, 2021 08:03 UTC
MONROVIA – A group of key civil society actors working on reconciliation and Peacebuilding have launched a report on efforts aimed at achieving national reconciliation and social cohesion in Liberia. The National Reconciliation working group’s report was released Thursday at a local hotel in Monrovia. The report launched under the theme “Rethinking Reconciliation and Social Cohesion in Liberia” seeks effort to contribute to the overall process of post-conflict reconstruction and development (PCRD). “Those of us from the academic community” the President of the University of Liberia declared “are ready to join efforts aimed at achieving national reconciliation and social cohesion. Dr. Nelson committed further “we will give it a new birth to reconcile all our people and achieve social cohesion”.
June 10, 2021 21:33 UTC
Monrovia – In an effort to strengthen security relations with the media, the River Cess Detachment of the Liberia National Police will on this Saturday, June 12, 2021, stage a day-long forum in the commercial township of Yarpah. The forum will bring together security sector actors from the Liberia National Police, Liberia Immigration Service, Liberia National Fire Service, Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency, Bureau of Correction and Rehabilitation, and the Liberia National Scout Association. The forum, under the theme “Strengthening Security Relations with The Local Media”, seeks to broaden the understanding of actors on the roles and responsibilities of both the security sector and the media. River Cess County Superintendent, Bismark Karbiah will make remarks at the opening ceremony of the dialogue. It’s expected the dialogue when held would foster cordiality between the joint security, principally the police and the local media.
June 10, 2021 15:00 UTC
This was done after extensive consultations with the Liberian Ministry of Labor and related government institutions, community representatives, GOVAWUL and affected employees, following the process dictated by law and the CBA. It exceeds the employment to land ratio committed to in the Concession Agreement and MOUs even after the redundancy exercise. It also pointed out inaccuracies in figures cited for land developed. For example, in Tarjuowon 7,500 and not 19,000 hectares has been developed. GVL stressed that it remains committed to continuing and maintaining a sustainable presence in Liberia and in improving the well-being and livelihoods of its employees and host communities.
June 10, 2021 09:11 UTC
BUCHANNA, Grand Bassa – United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in partnership with the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning Wednesday began a two-day awareness and training workshop on National Aid and NGO policy and the Liberia Project Dashboard-LPD. Representing the UNDP, the National program Specialist, Sidiki Quisia, thanked the Ministry of Finance for recognizing the role played by UNDP in supporting the National Aid and NGO policy of the country. “The training is mainly based on data related activities so we will take you through donor projects and then we will show you how to enter the Liberia project dashboard,” she explained. Participants of the Workshop include Data Clerks from Civil Society Organizations, local and international NGOs as well as staff of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. It also brought together stakeholders of development assistance from Liberia’s 15 counties.
June 10, 2021 08:37 UTC
The LP is one of the political parties that make up the CPP. Other parties that are part of the CPP are: the former ruling Unity Party (UP), Alternative National Congress (ANC) and the All Liberian Party (ALP). Senator Dillon disclosed that the retreat was a “self-evaluation” one intended to ensure a roadmap or way forward for the party. Senator Dillon continued: “The party has not taken a decision to fielding a candidate or endorsing one of the competitors. “At the appropriate time the party (LP) through the appropriate structure will announce the position of the party and then we will announce a team that supposed to engage with other parties formally”.
June 10, 2021 08:26 UTC
MONROVIA – Pressure continues to ramp up against the Trinity United Methodist School to reinstate Michael Kanneh following his expulsion from the school. Kanneh, 16, a 10th grader was expelled from the Trinity United Methodist School when he applied facial makeup and engaged in a fiery discussion with a female preacher who sought to unsuccessfully preach damnation upon him in a video that has gone viral. The education department of the annual conference of the United Methodist Church is yet to comment on the matter as well. The Liberia Annual Conference of the church is amongst three African conferences that have threatened to leave The United Methodist Church if the church lifts its ban on same-sex marriage and ordination, according to the United Methodist News. The expulsion Michael Kanneh of appears to be a litmus test for the church on love, acceptance, and tolerance, observers believe.
June 10, 2021 08:15 UTC