-Col. Abraham Kromah, Others Out
-Makes New Appointments In Government
-Motorcyclists Cerebrate Freedom
Motorcyclists across Montserrado County as well as some commercial drivers are reportedly holding meetings at various levels to congratulate President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on her determination to listen to alarming public outcry against controversial Deputy Police Commander for Operations, Col. Abraham Kromah.
The commercial motorcyclists whose defiant attitude in the traffic reportedly stirred up the police’s usual brutal reaction are celebrating the news of Col. Kromah’s firing. Some of them saw the outgoing Deputy Police Boss as major threat.
-Justice Banks Sounds Caveat To Gov’t Officials
Associate Supreme Court’s Justice Philip A.Z. Banks, has warned government officials that they stand to face the full consequences when necessary, irrespective of their status, should they be found to be in violation of the country’s legal and statutory laws.
Speaking Saturday at a program marking the observance of Law Day, held at a local sports ground in Monrovia, Justice Banks cited as example how government officials violate traffic law, by driving in opposite lane during traffic jam.
-For Support To Youth Development In Liberia
By Adolphus Kawah
The Acting Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director for Operations at the National Port Authority (NPA), Hon. David Forkpa Williams has received huge commendations from Liberian youths for his immense contribution to various youth development initiatives across the Country.
-Madala Urges Senate
The House Senate Committees on Health and Education have been called upon to fast-track the confirmation of the recently presidential nominated Ministers of Health and Education, Dr. Brenice Dahn and George Werner and their respective deputies.
In a discussion with some members of the Liberian Senate on Health and Education at the antechambers on Capitol Hill, the Executive Director of Madala Incorporated, a local civil society group, expressed gratitude to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, for what he called “her wise decision in putting forward highly regarded names for consideration by the Liberian Senate.”
-Holds One Day Workshop
By Darlington Jucontee Glanweah - Grand Gedeh County
Center For Media Studies and Peacebuilding (CEMESP) has begun a process of making simple government’s latest decentralization program to locals.
The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf regime has embarked a journey that seeks to decentralize government’s operations, but it appears not much of the citizens understand how the process works and how they can participate in the decision making procedure.
-Appointed As Graduate Program Director
The President of the University of Liberia, Prof. Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, has appointed one time Liberian Finance Minister and Presidential Candidate, David Farhat, as Director of the Graduate Program of Business and Public Administration (MBA/MPA) at the University, replacing Asst. Prof. Sunny Nyemah, who resigned his post recently. The appointment of Mr. Farhat took effect as of March 1, 2015.
The Presiding Elder of the Mount Calvary Holy Pentecostal Church of Liberia, Rev. Andrew W. Davies, has disclosed that the church school will soon be reopened to promote children education.
According to P.E. Davies, the church school which was established in the 1980s, was closed down prior to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus in the country, and is yet to reopen.
The Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Liberia, Ambassador Tiina Interlmann, has said investment in education is a noble contribution that one can make to the development of a country.
According to Ambassador Interlmann, that is why the EU is glad to come in early to assist the Liberian government reopen schools around the country and help government fund the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities in over 500 schools.
She hoped that these facilities put in place in the various schools will be maintained so that the children can benefit from them now and in the future.
-To Curb Spread Of HIV/AIDS
The Chairman of the National AIDS Commission (NAC), Dr. Ivan F. Camanor, wants an increase in political commitment, domestic resource mobilization, scale-up treatment and support services, to curb the spread of HIV in the country.
Presenting Liberia’s HIV situation, Dr. Camanor said Liberia is still experiencing a low level generalized HIV epidemic with a prevalence of 1.9% in 2013 (LDHS 2013), indicating a slight increase from 1.5% in 2007.
In addition, he noted that significant geographic variations exist between urban and rural areas, between regions, and between counties.
A consignment of new motor vehicle license plates designed with retro-reflective features to enhance vehicles visibility at night are due to arrive in the country shortly, according to the Ministry of Transport (MOT).
Disclosing the information in an interview with newsmen in Monrovia last Friday, Deputy MoT’s Public Affairs Director Lemuel O. Kleeme said the highly sophisticated license plates are also intended to improve the vehicle licensing system.