Vice President Joseph N. Boakai

VP Boakai Extols Re-Assessment of Anti-Corruption Strategy

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has described  the Governance Commission’s (GC) reassessment of the impact and shortfalls of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy, since its creation in 2006, as “a worthwhile initiative,” however More »

Dr. Donald Kaberuka

Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire Highway Begins Soon

 - Dr. Kaberuka The outgoing president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Donald Kaberuka, has disclosed that the Bank will soon begin the process of constructing a highway linking Liberia and More »

Flashback: Liberian Security Forces In Action

Allying Fears Of Insecurity

-As AFL Gets Arms Marking Machine -But Can Liberians Trust Their National Security? Mistrust in the current Liberian National Security setup, restructured and retrained by the United Nations Missions in Liberia (UNMIL), More »

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Pres. Sirleaf At AfDB’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations

-Receives Standing Ovation For Defeating Ebola President Ellen Johnson has told the high-level panel discussion that beyond the leadership provided by the Government of Liberia and help from the international community, community More »

PPCC

PPCC Establishes Vendor’s Register

The Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) has established a Vendors Register aimed at ensuring efficiency in public procurement, enhancing the level of participation of businesses in government procurement, and facilitating the More »

Leaders’ Will-Power Drives ECOWAS Success

Former Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon

 -Gen. Gowon
Former Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has attributed the success of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to the “strong will power” of the sub-regional leaders.
He told participants at the 40th Anniversary of ECOWAS in Abuja, Nigeria that the formation of the economic bloc should not just be attributed to him and former President Gnassingbe Eyadema of Togo, as is usually done, but to all the 15 West African Heads of State who signed the Treaty of Lagos to establish ECOWAS on May 18, 1975.

VP Boakai Extols Re-Assessment of Anti-Corruption Strategy

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has described  the Governance Commission’s (GC) reassessment of the impact and shortfalls of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy, since its creation in 2006, as “a worthwhile initiative,” however cautioning that while the assessment will not provide all of the answers needed to respond to the problems identified, it will set the stage for an improved strategy that will enhance the fight against corruption in the country.

Protection For Cultural Instruments Assured

 Deputy Information Minister Robert Kpardeh has assured that the Ministry is committed to protecting the country’s cultural instruments and property.
Speaking Wednesday at the start of a two-day workshop organized by the ministry in collaboration with UNESCO at the Ministry of Information conference hall, Kpardeh noted that Liberia is behind because cultural practices have not been placed on the pedestal.
Kpardeh indicated that Information Minister Lewis Brown’s team at the ministry has the intention to go beyond the workshop and work with all stakeholders, the Legislature, Foreign and Justice Ministries in exerting efforts in this direction.

Tehmeh Outlines OGP’s Commitment, Plans

Deputy Information Minister Andrew Tehmeh, says the appointment of Public Information Officers (PIOs) in government agencies and the popularization of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI), are part of government’s 2015-16 ‘Open Government Partnership’ (OGP) plans to ensure transparency.
Tehmeh also named the provision of training for PIO’s to fulfill their terms of reference as well as ensuring that more Liberians receive access to law as other commitments under the OGP aimed at ensuring accountability in government.

Dobraja Backs TVET Policy Employment Strength

An official of the World Bank Liberia Office has said the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) policy launched by the government will undoubtedly contribute to enhancing the employability of Liberian  youth.
World Bank Country Manager Inguna Dobraja, however, said this will require greater coordination and collaboration between the current governing bodies of the TVET sub-sector like the Ministries of Youth and Sports, Agriculture and Education as well as the National Commission on Higher Education, until the Liberia TVET Commission is established.

Economic Sabotage Case Motion Due June 5

The Criminal Court “C” at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia has set June 5 as the date when final ruling in the motion to dismiss the indictment filed by one of 10 former members of the Board of Directors of the National Oil Company (NOCAL) in the economic sabotage, bribery, and criminal conspiracy case, currently being heard there, will be announced.

China Re-echoes Commitment To Liberia’s Reconstruction

Chinese President Xi Jinping has re-echoed that China will participate actively in the socio-economic reconstruction of Liberia in the post-Ebola era.
He said China values the development of Sino-Liberian relationship and expressed wiliness to work with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to deepen the friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation in all fields to benefit the peoples of the two countries.
President Xi noted that China and Africa are “good friends and partners” standing together through storm and stress but assured it is a compelling obligation of China to help Africa fight against the Ebola virus.

Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire Highway Begins Soon

Dr. Donald Kaberuka

 - Dr. Kaberuka
The outgoing president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Donald Kaberuka, has disclosed that the Bank will soon begin the process of constructing a highway linking Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire.
A news dispatch from Abidjan, said Dr. Kaberuka made the statement at programs marking the bank’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.

3 Liberians Win Entrepreneurship Program

Three Liberians,   James Mulbah, William Dennis and Peter Gbelia, have been selected by the Tony Elumelu Foundation, to participate in its ‘Entrepreneurship Program,’ after they submitted competitive proposals on waste management, information and the country’s communication technology and energy/power generation sectors respectively.

For Alleged Burglary

-2 Private Security Guards Jailed
The Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice, has ordered the incarcerated two employees of  a private security guard service, along with another person, for the theft of US$34,200 and L$500,000 and other properties.