May 2016

Letter to the Editor

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May 31, 2016

Mr. Kenneth Y. Best
Publisher and Manager
Daily Observer
ELWA Junction, Paynesville
P. O. Box 1858
Monrovia, Liberia

Dear Mr. Best;

Participants at the validation of Community Policing Program’s National Action Plan

LNP to Introduce New Community Policing Method

As the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) gradually draws down across the country, authorities of the Liberia National Police (LNP), in collaboration with the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY), and the Mano River Youth Network (MARYONET) among others are expected to introduce a new community-policing program (CPP) to curb crime.

The new program will develop a training curriculum that will introduce its Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Local Technical Working Group (LTWG) members throughout Liberia.

108 Civil Servants Receive CSC Training

The decentralization of government gained traction with the training in Monrovia of about 108 civil servants as County Service Center (CSC) staff. The training was conducted under the auspices of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA).

The weeklong training brought together employees from various ministries, agencies and commissions assigned in Grand Cape Mount, Bomi, Rivercess and Gbarpolu counties.

Mr. Dukuly addresses the youths and their parents before the distribution of gifts last Saturday.

100 Youths Get Gifts from Church in New York

At least 100 Liberian children last Saturday received gift packages of shoes and clothes from the New Beginning Assembly Church of New York.

During the distribution at the New Assembly Church of God near the Stockton Creek, Caldwell Bridge, in Monrovia, Amos N. Tubor said the gifts are modest contributions from the church in New York following his recent visit to the United States.

Mr. Tubor is the National Coordinator of Better Future Initiative (BFI), a not for profit organization that operates volunteer supporters services in various communities.

US Charge d’Affaires, Sheila Paskman(Left) and PHIL Executive Director Jarwolo

‘Take Responsibility for Your Own Life’

U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires, Sheila Paskman, has called on Liberians to take full responsibility for their lives by working in their respective local communities to achieve the health platform set up by Mercy Corps in collaboration with the Ebola Action Community Platform (ECAP2) project.

ECAP2 project objective focuses on the elimination of Ebola nationally through community led social mobilization, health education and behavior change, which made a major contribution to the containment of the deadly EVD crisis.

Cllr. Sherman and each member of his legal team were were slapped with a L$10,000 fine for resisting the removal of computers by the sheriff of the court an d the task force investigating the Global Witness allegations.

‘Search, But Do Not Remove’

The action by several counselors representing the Sherman and Sherman Law Firm that prevented sheriffs of the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice from retrieving documents and computers when they were executing a search and seizure order at the law firm’s offices has caused them to be held in contempt of the court.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Wants Senate to Ratify US$10M Financing Agreement

The Senate has received a communication from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, requesting that body to ratify a financing agreement between Liberia and the International Development Association (IDA) in the amount of Seven Million Two Hundred Thousand Special Drawing Rights (SDR7, 200,000) which is equivalent to Ten Million United States dollars (US$10,000,000).

Sen. Teahjay says Sinoe Legislative Caucus will sue former Dev. Supt. Sneh Johnson

Sinoe County Caucus to Sue Dev. Supt

The 5-man Sinoe County Caucus in the National Legislature has said it will prosecute the county’s former Development Superintendent, Sneh Johnson, for corruption.

The Caucus has at the same time pardoned Superintendent Romeo Quiah, who was also tangled in the alleged corruption web.

The Caucus said the decision to take to court the former Development Superintendent is owing to his “defiance, insubordination, and disrespect to the Caucus and the people of the county.”

Minister Sendolo: “I’ve never…and will never request any sum, much less US$3 million…”

LMLE Minister challenges media report:

Lands, Mines and Energy Minister Patrick Sendolo has offered a US$5,000 bounty to any media institution or individual that will provide evidence linking him to an alleged US$3 million bribery intended to relax in his duty to properly negotiate tax obligations payable by ArcelorMittal Liberia.

Minister Sendolo made the challenge yesterday at a regular press briefing at the Ministry of Information in Monrovia.


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