The group is the largest auxiliary within the opposition CPP alliance, which comprises of four political parties, including the opposition Liberty Party, former ruling Unity Party (UP), Alternative National Congress (ANC), and the All Liberian Party (ALP). “What we should worry about is the issue of these young people that some politicians try to militarize. The only person that I think pose a threat to this country by his actions is President George Weah”. “The word brigade has many definitions; brigade is a group of people coming together with the same ideology. “General Johnson needs to depoliticize the AFL which was trained by the American government; they should stop threatening the Liberian people”.
January 06, 2021 05:26 UTC
The Time Magazine’s article pointed out how Dr. Fallah and a team of Liberian public health officials set up a training program after the WHO announcement at the end of January to help doctors and nurses at regional hospitals recognize the symptoms of COVID-19. It recalled that the former NPHIL boss and other doctors and public health officials brought in testing kits and re-instated the hand washing stands that had been ubiquitous during the Ebola outbreak. The article also points out that the Liberian health expert (Fallah) and his Liberian team ramped up their contact-tracing protocols and established screening points at airports, even before the first case had been identified in the country. The former NPHIL boss then craved the support of national government through budgetary allotments to key health institutions including the Ministry of Health and NPHIL to boost the already in place prevention mechanism. Accordingly, Liberia, with strong defense against the disease, through the leadership of Dr. Fallah and with support and partnership with the Ministry of Health, did not record a case until in March of 2020.
January 06, 2021 05:12 UTC
First Lady Weah along with ranking army personnel and wives of soldiers pose for a picture at the vocational training center project siteMONROVIA – First Lady Clar Marie Weah has expressed delight over initiating the ongoing construction of a modern vocational training center for the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) Wives’ Association. Touring the facility Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Mrs. Weah said seeing the project progress, made her extremely proud. Mrs. Weah said she was keen on leaving a positive and indelible mark on the hearts of Liberians as First Lady and Mother of the Nation. Speaking on behalf of the Army Wives, Mrs. Afrelda Nmah commended Mrs. Weah, stressing that her assistance would go a long way in building the capacity of hundreds of Liberian women and girls not only at the barrack but surrounding communities. Meanwhile, the AFL Deputy Chief of Staff, Col. Geraldine Janet George along with other ranking officers of the army conveyed profound gratitude to the First Lady as they accompanied her on a guided tour of the vocational training center project.
January 06, 2021 05:12 UTC
MONROVIA – Liberian businessman and politician, Simeon Freeman, is undoubtedly one of the most formidable entrepreneurs for the year 2020; he is recognized as the best businessman of 2020 in Liberia. Simeon Freeman who runs the Consolidated Group Incorporated (CGI), service provider of DSTV in Liberia started his business venture in 1990 from scratch. Freeman in 2020 has revamped his Vist Water Company from 5,000 bottles to 30,000 bottles. From the onset of his business, Mr. Freeman was involved into live cow business where he used to go to import cows from Guinea to Liberia. Freeman so far has employed more than 500 direct employees at his DSTV and rock quarry company including the water producing factory.
January 05, 2021 11:03 UTC
General Johnson clarified that his assertions do not in any way imply that anything cannot happened or Liberia is safe from threats of insecurity. Militarizing youthsGeneral Johnson further sounded a warning against the militarizing of young people in both the ruling and some opposition political parties in Liberia. Lack of recruitmentMeanwhile, General Johnson, has alarmed over the lack of homes to accommodate more soldiers into the Armed Forces of Liberia. General Johnson expressed the hope that the current situation will be addressed through budgetary allotment in the next fiscal budget. General Johnson commended President Weah for not interfering or influencing decisions made by authorities of the AFL on security issues.
January 05, 2021 05:37 UTC
Speaking to FrontPageAfrica about the incident, Mr. Garmondeh Karnga said he and his sister had received several threats from individuals loyal to Findley due to their political differences. According to Mr. Karnga, he had left his house to find two persons to sleep in their father’s house since the boys who live in it had all travelled to Monrovia. While Logan and Smith could also not be reached, Mr. Greaves described the fire incident as unfortunate and said he is in sympathy with Mr. Karnga. However, Mr. Greaves said it is surprising that Mr. Karnga would accuse him of masterminding the fire incident as he (Greaves) has been in Monrovia working. It is a sad situation but he shouldn’t make such an allegation against me without any evidence,” said Greaves.
January 05, 2021 05:26 UTC
The women of Liberia are standing with the women candidate. “The women of Liberia are no longer going to sit back and allow the female candidates be humiliated. And what wasn’t done before because there is an ongoing tendency that women don’t support women.”She continues: “This is the beginning and this has set a new image that the women of Liberia, moving forward, will continue to support women in politics. We are backing Botoe and we will back her to the fullest as women of Liberia,” she vowed. Thank you for your efforts to strengthen democracy in Liberia and support women’s political participation.
January 05, 2021 05:15 UTC
Monrovia – APM Terminals has announced a 9.67 percent increment on all current charges of its services at the Free Port of Monrovia. According to the company, since the conception of its concession agreement between wit the government of Liberia, it has consistently complied with the terms mandated in the concession agreement. We appreciate your partnership and look forward to even more positive engagements this year,” APM Terminals stated in its advisory. However, APM Terminals informed FrontPageAfrica that it is planning to invest in improving its operations and equipment with over US$3.3 million in 2021. APM Terminals in 2010 signed a 25‐year concession agreement for the operation of the Free Port of Monrovia.
January 05, 2021 05:10 UTC
In more advanced societies, the infrastructure for virtual court sittings came in handy to keep the judicial process going but sadly, our story is the direct opposite. In the Liberian Judiciary, the use of technology is rarely an option in the Court system, filing before the court is as ancient as the origin of the Common Law Practice. The use of technology will help eliminate barriers that could change public perception that the legal system is burdensome and time consuming. International organizations with interest in improving the legal system might step in, all that is required is the readiness to catch up with realities of today’s world. Once there is a desire to improve the Court system, funding sources can be solicited to unclog the wheel of progress towards a virtual court system.
January 05, 2021 05:03 UTC
MONROVIA – Bishop Emmanuel Freeman Sr., of the Impact Ministries International Liberia Inc., has told the newly consecrated presiding Bishop of the Christian Revival Church Association (CRCA), Rev. Bishop Freeman who served as the preacher at the consecration ceremony of Bishop Aggrey urged him to use the word of God as a mantle of authority in the execution of his heavenly mandate. According to him, God has called the CRCA Bishop unto His glory so that more souls can be serve. Bishop Freeman told Bishop Aggrey not to rely on his own understanding but in the strength of God as his hope. Christian Revival Church Association has numerous branches in six of the 15 counties of Liberia, as well as in Sierra Leone and Guinea respectively.
January 05, 2021 04:52 UTC
Liberia: National Road Fund Agency to Improve and Build More Roads in Years to ComeMONROVIA – The Manager of Liberia National Road Fund Agency Boniface Statu said they are going to improve their works and contracture more roads in the years as compare to the past. According to him, the National Road Fund Agency has funded more roads construction over the years and continues to fund roads projects across the fifteen counties of Liberia. The National Road Fund Agency was Founded in 2016 the purpose of financing road and bridge maintenance works and directly associated planning, programming and management activities; 2. Satu also said, there is a need for reform when it come to the National Road Fund Act by the national legislature. The agency needs independent, we are part of 34 countries in Africa that are using this ACT but Liberia Road Fund agency is the only agency that have it own independent something he said is every bad for Liberia.
January 05, 2021 04:41 UTC
The event brought together 22 national civil society organizations like (NTAL, UMOVEMEN, and YOCEL, Educate the Future, KEEP and the Education NGO Forum amongst others). Participants at the dialogue highlighted key policies gaps that could informed the development of the policy brief ranging from the Education Reform Act of 2011, The Girls Education Act, The TVET Policy and they also outline the lapses within the Liberia Education Advancement Program (LEAP). With direct focus on learning outcomes, impact of TVET with new innovations and the enrollment and completion of girls in the TVET programs. With these consensus and to validate stakeholders stands on the TVET sector they highlighted the United Nations Industrial Organization Report of 2016 which revealed that Women and Girls are under-represented in nearly all levels of education, including junior high, senior high, most especially Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in Liberia. In addition, the report also mentioned equity challenges facing the education sector in Liberia and intimated that most training programs are concentrated in urban areas, particularly Monrovia and the report also similarly highlighted three main areas within the TVET sector that need urgent attention Access, Quality, Participation and Learning Outcomes by Gender.
January 05, 2021 04:41 UTC
MONROVIA – The Armed Forces of Liberia is continuing its patrol along the Liberian borders with Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Sierra Leone as part of its statutory mandate in protecting the territorial limit of the country. The patrols are being greeted with high enthusiasm from locals living along these borderlines, as they continue to express overwhelming confidence in the Liberian military. The AFL enjoys excellent relationships with the military of Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Sierra Leone, which are all members states of the Mano River Union (MRU). Patrols are continuing in border towns in Nimba County to include Kamplay, Logatuo, and Butuo among others. During the patrols, our troops interacted with kids by sharing gifts (sweets) with them.
January 04, 2021 12:56 UTC
Monrovia – In his January 1, 2021 publication in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Tom Frieden, former DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) hailed Liberia as one of the top countries in fighting the deadly Coronavirus. “Liberia, hard hit by the Ebola epidemic in 2014, was one of first countries to start screening for COVID-19 at Airports and to adopt other control measures, such as rapid testing, Complete contact tracing and quarantine” CDC’s Director emeritus asserted. With scars of Ebola still on the County’s Economy and Health sector, the government of Liberia under President George Manneh Weah took no chances with the Wuhan virus. In fact, Liberia came out as one of the only countries in the world with a projected growth in its GDP in 2021 by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). There were worthy returns to the government’s efforts and today Liberia is safer from COVID than many countries around the Globe.
January 04, 2021 05:26 UTC
AFTER A CHALLENGING 2020, it appears that many are withholding suggestions for New Year’s resolution for 2021. IN 2021, WE expect to see technocrats in government talking less politics and focusing the technical aspects of running the government. Business as usual should have no space in 2021. IN 2021, WE expect to see a robust legislature that would be willing to painstakingly scrutinize bills and agreements that come before them. IN 2021, WE expect to see more improvements in health care delivery and improvements of facilities at major health centers.
January 04, 2021 05:14 UTC