-USA Voting Record Lay Bare
-Would He Survive NEC’s Investigation
It is not clear whether the National Elections Commission (NEC) is sincere in its threats not to compromise the violation of Liberia’s electoral laws, including those who are not eligible by constitutional provision to participate in elections in the country.
Although the Public Agenda has no reason for now to disbelief the sincerity of the NEC under the Chairmanship of Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya, the Paper is closely following alleged ongoing investigation bordering Mr. Robert A. Sirleaf’s reported American Citizenship issue which has been a subject of debate until now.
However, while the Commission is perhaps looking for evidence to authenticate complaint filed by some aggrieved or concerned Liberians over the alleged American citizenship of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s controversial Son, Robert Alvin Sirleaf, what appears to be empirical evidence has been discovered As the Public Agenda Reports.
The National Electoral Body recently confirmed in a dispatch that complaint filed against Mr. Sirleaf over his alleged US citizenship has been turned over to an Independent Hearing Officer of NEC who, accordingly would cite parties involved for the hearing as soon as possible, although no specific date was mentioned, despite the gravity of the issue.
-As Neyor Cites “Illegal” State Resources Sale
By Eugene K. Myers
Former president and Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL ), Christopher Z. Neyor, is poised to filed a lawsuit at the Supreme Court of Liberia, against the ratification of four oil blocks by the House of Representatives, citing that the deals are not in line with the new petroleum law of Liberia.
Chapter IV Section 4.4 of the New Petroleum of Liberia, established an ad-hoc Hydrocarbon Technical Committee, under the supervision, leadership, and direction of the National oil Company of Liberia, and include, but not necessarily limited to the Ministries of Lands, Mines and Energy, Labor, Justice and Finance and Development Planning, as well as the National Investment Commission, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors to the President. The law also empowers the President of Liberia to, from time to time, designate not more than three other persons, who are not officials of government, to serve as members.
-As GSA dishes out Christmas Bonanza
By Eugene K. Myers
Workers of the Ebola Response Call Center, formerly hosted at the General Services Agency (GSA), Monday December 15, 2014, honored GSA’s Director General, Mary T. Broh, for her heroic efforts in bringing the center up to speed during the heat of the public health crisis.
The Center, which has been transferred to the 18th Street Command Post in Sinkor, was established by Madam Broh at her entity due to among other things, the lack of site at the time.
By Eugene K. Myers
The Executive Director of Defense for Children International Liberia (DCI-Liberia), has reassured residents of communities being hard hit by the deadly Ebola disease, of his organization’s continued support to efforts aimed at kicking the virus out of the country.
According to Atty. Foday M. Kawah, the outbreak of the deadly disease may have broken the culture of the people, but has certainly not broken the organization’s community development spirit and the resilience of the people to fight back.
He made these statements yesterday, when his organization donated 50 bags of rice, along with assorted food and nonfood items, including anti EVD preventatives. in the Low Cost Village, situated in rural Montserrado County.
Atty. Kawah said the donated materials will be distributed among over 100 families, including orphans, semi orphans and children in transit, as an initial emergency relief.
The Ministry of Public Works, says it has dispatched a team of bridge engineers to the
Timbo River Bridge, to carry out repair works amidst growing public concerns.
It can be recalled that a section of the concrete and metallic Timbo River Bridge, which connects Grand Bassa, Rivercess and Sinoe Counties, recently collapsed, causing slow traffic in that part of the country.
A team from the Montserrado Community Based Initiative Project (MCBIP), over the weekend, extended its anti-Ebola sensitization outreach to Muslim neighborhoods in West Point community of Monrovia.
The team headed by Varlee Sanor, United Nations Volunteer (UNV) Field Associate on the MCBI project, held meetings with Muslims at the West Point Central Mosque on Saturday and Sunday.
The meeting which formed part of efforts geared towards promoting and enforcing the Liberian Government’s much heralded “zero new Ebola cases by December 25,” was intended to solicit the views of members of the Muslim community and to seek possible ways of collaborating to battle the deadly Ebola virus disease in communities.
The gathering was necessitated by reports about continuous denial, secret burials in the communities, hiding of sick and other anti-Ebola practices in the communities.
By Charles P. Dennis
As the National Elections Commissions (NEC) settles down for the successful conduct the 2014 Special Senatorial Elections on Saturday, the Government of Liberia has called on voters to ensure that they do everything to guard and maintain the ten years of peace that the country has enjoyed, by engaging in acts that will promote unity during the elections process.
Making the plea, on behalf of government, Deputy Information Minister, Isaac Jackson, the authorities have observed creeping acts of violence into the process, citing the one that led to the recent shutting down of the a radio station in Grand Bassa County, as well as the reportedly alleged election related clashes in Bomi.
The government statement said, the country has come a very long way in preserving the 11 years peace, adding, the people of Liberia are not ready to return to the dark days of the nation’s history.
-Citizens Laud Zone #6 Commander
Residents of Electoral District #17, Lower Montserrado County, are commending the overall Detachment Commander of the Zone #6 Depot of the Liberia National Police (LNP), Chief Superintendent, Blama Yancy, for being the first ever to launch the construction of a building to host police operations in the District.
The fact that Chief Superintendent Yancy is young and has such ambitious vision and plan for the project, is worthwhile, the District #17 residents told this paper over the weekend on the premises of the Brewerville City Hall, where work on the multi-facility Police Station, valued at nearly US$ 60,000, has begun.
The LNP’s Zone #6 Commander, with the full support of the hierarchy of the Liberia National Police, recently held what was described as a “very successful” fund raising and ground breaking ceremony in Brewerville, where citizens, residents from across the District, including former and current Supreme Courts’ Associate Justices, Clarence S. Simpson and Philip A. Z. Banks, Grand Kru County Senator, Cletus S. Wortorson, District
Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have opened their 46th Ordinary Session, with focus on the political and security situation, as well as the Ebola virus epidemic in the sub region.
According to a Foreign Ministry dispatch, Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, who is host of summit, outlined successes and challenges, as the sub-regional body prepares to observe its 40th anniversary next year, and highlighted the improved economic growth in West Africa, which is noted as one of the fastest growing economies on the African Continent.
Pres. Jonathan however lamented the over 7,000 deaths in West Africa, resulting from Ebola, which he identified as one of the many very serious challenges facing the sub region. “In the last six months, I have witnessed the negative impact of the Ebola virus disease in the region,” he said.
THREE HARD LINED stalwarts of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change, in persons of its former Secretary General, Acarus Moses Gray, now Representative of District #8, Montserrado Country, Deputy National Chairman, Mulbah Morlu and Samora Wolokolie, Deputy National Secretary General, appeared on the Sky F.M. 50-50 Talk show recently, during which they, among other things, angrily threatened to expel President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and members of her government, as well as the entire Liberia national Police, from the country, if results of the pending, but much controversial Mid-term Senatorial Election, constitutionally staled for October 14th this year, are in favor of the party’s Montserrado County’s Candidate, George M. Weah.