-No Escape Route For Those Accused Of Chomping Ebola Money
The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has expressed its confidence and support to the General Auditing Commission (GAC) in the performance of its mandate.
In a dispatch dated May 22, 2015, the LACC said, it believes that persistent attacks on the GAC by officials of government accused in the audit report of the GAC on the use of the Ebola resources were unhealthy and that officials involved should engage the Commission constructively rather than vilifying it in the media.
-Westwood, Senator Cooper Under Spotlight
A group of independent journalists under the canopy, Strategic Journalist Committee of Liberia has called on the Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Gbarpolu County Senator Armah Jallah, to restructure the leadership of the Senate Committee on Public Works, so as to avoid what appears to be a specimen of conflict of interest, which the group said, has entangled Sen. Oscar Cooper of Margibi County.
.Prince Johnson, Cummany Wesseh Thrill Colleagues
-Leaving The People’s Work Undone
By A. Omaska Mark
As if they have ultimately lost track of their promises to seek the interest of those who voted them into the upper house of the Liberian Legislature, members of the Senate were last Thursday, May 21, were involuntarily entertained to a nasty ‘war of words’ between Senators Prince Y. Johnson (NUDP-Nimba Co.) and Cummany B. Wesseh (UP-River-gee Co.), during a debate in Plenary over a communication from their Grand Bassa colleague Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence of the Liberty Party, in which she urged the body not to conduct confirmation hearings for presidential nominees implicated in or indicted for corruption, if they have not been grilled and cleared by Joint Legislative Public Account Committee (PAC).
-CSO Fears Breakdown Of Law & Order
-Says Samukai, Massaquoi Not Trusted
Fears over the fragility of Liberia’s internal and external security in the wake of the pending scheduled drawdown of troops of the United Nation’s Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) continue to be proffered. Even Madam Karin Landgren, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Liberia, recently expressed apprehension over the security challenges ahead in the country, especially as it relates to the building of confidence in the country’s security forces by Liberians and the international community when UNMIL finally leaves.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), have called attention to the urgent and compelling case for the international community to take all measures possible to protect the health of people living in least-developed countries (LDCs).
The proposal was put forward by Bangladesh on behalf of the LDCs group and is now before the WTO TRIPS Council. It requests an extension of the period under which LDCs are exempt from applying protections for pharmaceutical related patents and clinical data. The current waiver is due to expire in January 2016.
The General Manager of the Premier Developer Company, Jefferson S. Bates, is calling on government and citizens to invest in Liberian Businesses.
He said for citizens to impact the country’s economy amidst competing demands, government and citizens must prioritize the country owned entrepreneurs through support and patronage.
According to him, most Liberia’s entrepreneurs are now creating employment opportunity for their fellow Liberians as such it was incumbent on the government compliment their effort by investing into their businesses.
-To Clean Kakata City, Margibi County
By Dougba K. McCay-Margibi
In an effort to buttress the Government of Liberia, NC Sanitors & Services and Kakata City Corporation on Friday, May 22, 2015 signed a Memorandum of understanding in order to collect waste/dirt in Kakata City, Margibi County.
The City Mayor of Kakata City, Mr. Eddie Z. Mupply welcomes Community leaders, the Christian & Muslim Communities, Liberia Marketing Association Margibi county branch and NC Sanitors & Services amount others to Kakata City.
-Partners Describe Initiative As Milestone For Liberia
As Liberia recovers from the devastating impact of the deadly Ebola crisis, efforts are being exerted to rebuild every sector affected by the virus. A local non-governmental organization, Serving Humanity with Love Affection, and an Open Mind (SHALOM) is making its contribution to the rebuilding process.
SHALOM at the week-end conducted its first Organic Aqua Culture harvest in Gborfella, Margibi County. The farm is on twenty acres of land with more than twenty fish pounds, rice farm, livestock and other livelihood farming activities.
Information Minister Lewis Brown has reaffirmed the Liberian Government’s continued commitment to upholding the rule of law, in an effort to sustain Liberia’s democracy and set the stage to make the country a better place to live.
According to Minister Brown, regardless of the diversity of views and emotional reactions, coupled with heated debates that always ensue among Liberians, government will always ensure that the law remains a supreme force upon which the nation must flourish.
Health authorities in Liberia are monitoring the Ebola situation in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone to prevent a resurgence of the virus in Liberia, the head of the Incident Management System (IMS), Tolbert Nyenswah, has said.
Nyenswah disclosed that to ensure Liberia’s borders are protected the IMS is focusing on strengthening cross-border surveillance, monitoring of border teams and supporting community engagement along the borders.