August 2015

Partners and locals tour the school campus

Nyehn Town Gets First Senior High School

The United Nations Children’s Fund in partnership with the Government of Japan and the Ministry of Education (MOE) has handed over the first senior high school built in Nyehn Town Community, Todee Electoral District#1, Montserrado County.

The school built at a price tag of US$116,000 is expected to promote quality higher education in the area.

The handover ceremony of the Nyehn Town Primary School campus was held on Thursday, August 21, in Nyehn Town.

STUDA Chair Fahnbulleh and Student Emerson S.L. Bordolo

Tuition Increment Angers UL Students

Student Democratic Alliance (STUDA), a campus-based student political organization at the University of Liberia (UL), has expressed outrage over the recent decision of the UL Administration to increase tuition from L$175 to US$5 per credit, or its equivalent of L$440 at the present L$88 exchange rate.

UL Administration also further announced an increment in transportation fare from L$15 to L$50.

Cans of UV Whitening hair products are on display at DEA offices in Monrovia

DEA Nabs 2 with Heroin

Officers of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) over the weekend arrested another consignment of heroin at the DHL-Liberia central office in Monrovia, the second arrest in about two months.
According to the DEA, four persons have been identified – two Nigerians and two Liberians – as those allegedly responsible for the import of the drugs into the country.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Takes Blame for NOCAL Woes

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has taken the blame for the current managerial and financial difficulties that the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) is enduring. She said she takes the blame for such an embarrassing situation because she is the head of the government, though she never thought that things could have turned out this way because she had believed she had an able Director and Senior management at the entity.

Mrs. Williams and Dempster at the occasion

New H/Rights Org. Launched

The newly formed Independent Human rights Investigators (IHRI) was officially launched over the weekend in Monrovia.

The IHRI is launched with the aim to bring human rights offenders to justice; to hold abusers accountable with the right action; and to expose human rights records, which is key to attaining lasting peace.

ActionAid-Liberia Country Director, Korto Williams, who performed the launch, called on members of the IHRI to remain focused to work in line with their mandates.

Pro Temp Jallah: “It is time we feel deeply ashamed taking pride in seeking medical attention abroad…"

“Gov’t Needs to Build Mental Health Center”

The President Pro Tempore of the Senate has recommended that government construct a health center and fully equip it to treat all sicknesses associated with mental health and employ the services of well-trained psychotherapists, like the late Dr. J. Oliver Duncan, who specialized in clinical psychology.
He observed that the country’s current Rehabilitation Centers can no longer cater to the needs of people with mental disorder.

The late Patrick W. Doe, Sr (August 10, 1965-August 10, 2015)

Mourners Reminded of the Uncertainty of Life

Mourners celebrating the home-going of Patrick W. Doe, Sr, Saturday, August 29 were told that while it is certain that “all of us will die, it is not certain the exact day we will die.”

The funeral was held at the Congregation of God Church of the G. H. Memorial Chapel in Point 4, Bushrod Island, Monrovia.

As a result, Rev. Patrick K. C. Appleton, Sr. told hundreds of family, friends and co-workers of the deceased to re-examine their relationship with God.

SFCG’s Director Bloh (L) and participants of the workshop (R)

USAID Pumps US$290K in Recovery Plan for Ebola Survivors

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided US$290,000 through IREX to Search for Common Ground (SFCG) to sensitize communities on the negative impacts stigma makes on Ebola survivors.
Since the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia, those who survived the disease have reportedly suffered stigma in various communities, thus causing them to feel discriminated against.
The stigma comes about because of fear that survivors could still be transmit the virus when they are touched since it is one way of contracting EVD.

Mr. Williams Diggs chairman of FOS

Friends of Sandy Formed in Bassa

The Friends of Rev. Kennedy G. Sandy, a 2017 presidential hopeful of the Liberia Transformation Party (LTP), has been formed in the commercial port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

This was confirmed to the Daily Observer over weekend in Buchanan by the founder and chairman of the group, Mr. G. Williams Olu Diggs.

Mr. Diggs disclosed that the group was organized to mobilize support for Rev. Sandy after realizing that he is a “God fearing man and a humanitarian who can transform post-war Liberia and make it better for the masses.”

Director Coleman stands near the seized drugs at the Ganta Customs

Huge ‘Counterfeit Drugs’ Seized at Ganta Border

The Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in collaboration with other security agencies at the Ganta border in Nimba County on Friday, August 28, seized a huge consignment of medicines from a truck belonging to a Guinean identified as Suah Bility.
The consignment was immediately turned over to the Liberia Medical and Dentist Council (LMDC), who has sole responsibility to scrutinize any medical-related supplies to determine whether the items are counterfeits or not.


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