November 2014

Participants listen to presentation by Deputy Min. Nagbe

MIA Begins Local Gov’t Consultation in Southeastern Liberia

The Ministry of Internal Affairs’ consultation and sensitization exercise aimed at rationalizing the administrative structures of local government has gotten underway in southeast Liberia.

The local government administrative structures are cities, townships, districts, clans, and general towns.

According to statistics, there are 141 Cities, 244 Townships, 129 Districts, 240 Chiefdoms, 580 Clans and 1198 General Towns.

Partial view of the thousands of supporters of Montserrado County Senatorial Aspirant George M. Weah

‘I’m Already Montserrado Senator’

The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) senatorial hopeful for Montserrado County, Ambassador George M. Weah, last Friday declared victory judging by the huge turnout of his supporters who brought the City of Monrovia to a standstill as he officially launched his campaign.

Where Is the Leader of the CDC?

We are a little disconcerted -- confused really -- and we are addressing the leader, who is ultimately responsible for what took place on November 28, 2014.

Our intent is not to insult the party, but to raise some very serious issues that, if heeded, could help the party solve its image problem by taking a long, hard look in the mirror.

Finance Minister Amara Konneh

Is GOL’s Economic Plan Feasible?

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf signed the fiscal budget into law last week vetoing a US$25 million budget line item included in the approved budget by members of the legislature during the budget hearing. According to some of the legislators, the US$25 million is realizable for the fact that the government is expected to sign and receive a lump sum US$120 million signature fees from the sales of the remaining oil blocks LB-6, LB-7, LB-16 and LB-17 during the course of next year.

World Bank to Provide US$1.2bn to East Africa

The World Bank has announced a US$1.2 billion package to support infrastructure development and improve the competitiveness of the East African Community (EAC) states.

In addition, through IFC and MIGA, the World Bank Group will provide additional resources for regional infrastructure through market-driven private sector financing and guarantees.

The financing will contribute to the EAC states’ planned investments in the next three to seven years. This support is additional to large ongoing individual country programs.

NEC Orders Political Activities Stopped

Following an order from the Supreme Court of Liberia, the National Elections Commission (NEC) has called on all political parties and independent candidates in the special senatorial election scheduled for December 16 to stop political activities immediately throughout Liberia.

Making the disclosure over the weekend at a special meeting with political parties and independent candidates at the office of the NEC in Monrovia, the NEC Chairman, Cllr. Jerome Korkoyah, said the decision comes in the wake on the writ of prohibition from the Supreme Court Of Liberia.

Human rights lawyer Samuel Kofi Woods

Human Rights Lawyer Commends Dutch GOV’T, EU in Ebola Fight

One of Liberia’s foremost human rights lawyers has commended the Dutch Government and the European Union (EU) for their contribution to Liberians to boost the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.

Atty. Samuel Kofi Woods, II pointed out that the medical and financial assistance is indeed geared towards eradicating the deadly Ebola virus not only from Liberia but the world over.

Mr. Woods described the Dutch government and people as true friends and partners of Liberia.

NEP Executive Director Madam Omeze (middle) with participants

‘Don’t Be Complacent, Ebola Is Still Around’

The Executive Director of the National Empowerment Program for Women and Girls (NEP), Sianeh Sanoe Omeze, has admonished Liberians irrespective of status to not become complacent due to reports of the deadly Ebola virus declining in Liberia.

Madam Omeze said it is about time that Liberians stand up at center stage and fight against the EVD by relentlessly following the preventive measures introduced by health authorities.


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