The Director General of the Center for National Documents and Record Agency (CNDRA), Ms. P. Bloh Saye, has underscored the need to build the capacity of the institution and its staff in order to improve the preservation of records for the country and its people.
The Senate Committee on Education and Public Administration has recommended to plenary to confirm Minister of Education-designate, George Werner. He is the former director-general of the Civil Service Agency (CSA).
According to the Committee’s report to plenary on Thursday, which was expected to be acted upon in executive session, Mr. Werner and other nominees to the Ministry of Education posts were found to be qualified for their respective designated positions following what was described as ‘thorough scrutiny.’
The latest edition of Africare’s newsletter has disclosed that earlier this week, after nearly five years as the organization’s president, Dr. Darius Mans, has tendered his resignation.
Africare’s Board of Directors thanked Dr. Mans for his leadership and service and wished him and his family the best in years to come.
The Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) of Liberia along with its working group on concessions has condemned the recent violence at Butaw in Sinoe County.
The CSO has therefore called on the Independent Human Rights Commission to conduct an investigation into the incident.
The Civil Society Council’s view in a statement about recent attacks at the Golden Veroleum oil palm plantation in Sinoe County notes that it is troubled by the wave of violence in the country leading up to the withdrawal of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).
We are happy that Vice President Joseph Boakai, during his recent weeklong visit to Lofa County, touched this very remote, somewhat isolated Liberian town named Vahun.
It is a town whose people are mainly Mende, although there are some Kissi from Foya among them.
Grand Bassa County Ranking Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence is requesting the Senate to invite the head of the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) for an open hearing to address some pertinent issues regarding the future well-being of that corporation’s tax payers.
Senator Lawrence in a letter to plenary yesterday noted that her request was prompted by reports of complaints and concerns of Liberians who pay Social Security fees to “secure their future well-being and the welfare of their family members in the case of disability or death.”
“We are peaceful citizens who are worthily contributing to the growth and development of post-war Liberia, to the extent that many of the towns and villages destroyed during the country’s civil crisis have returned to their pre-war status.”
Lawyers for four dismissed Frostery Development Authority (FDA) managers and a senior surveyor from the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy are fighting to convince Judge Peter Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court “C” to drop the US$6m case against their clients.
Judge Gbeneweleh is serving as both the judge and jury, because the defense team chose to wave their rights for a jury.
The judge will decide on Wednesday whether or not he will drop the charges against the defendants.
The Government has vowed to use Sinoe County’s Development Funds (CDF) to pay for damages caused by rioters at the Golden Verolum-Liberia (GVL) recently.
At the Ministry of Information press briefing yesterday, Minister Lewis Brown explained that the relevant government authorities, including the Ministries of Justice and Labor have been directed to work with the GVL to carry out a full assessment of the damages to the concession’s properties. He said the government will use the Social or the County Development Fund to pay for properties damaged by the rioters.