Development

Liberia Scores High Marks in Financial Sector

At the just-ended meeting of the Inter Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering (GIABA), held the Ivorian political capital, Yamoussoukro, Liberia scored high marks, a release issued has said.
GIABA is a specialized institution of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), responsible for facilitating the adoption and implementation of anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) measures in the sub-region.


President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Off to Germany

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has departed the country for Schloss Elmau in Upper Bavaria Germany to attend the 41st summit meeting of the heads of state and government of the Group of Seven (G7).

The meeting, which takes place from June 7 to 8, will discuss the global economy, foreign security and development policy, the UN conferences to be held later this year as well as the post-2015 agenda, an Executive Mansion statement said.


The completed Gbarnga-Zorzor road

Westwood Completes Gbarnga-Zorzor Road

Westwood Construction Company completed 104 kilometers Gbarnga-Zorzor Highway, about two years ago, Mr. Eric L. Bracewell, owner of Mandee Construction Firm has confirmed.

A local daily recently reported that the Gbarnga -Zorzor road was not completed by Westwood and alleged that the route was done by a contingent of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).
But investigation conducted by a team of journalists who recently toured the area has confirmed the route was fully executed by Westwood Corporation.


Some of the sedans donated (L) as Minister Ngafuan and Ambassador ZHANG signing the turnover agreement

China Donates 16 Vehicles Valued at US$1.2 M to Foreign Affairs

The People’s Republic of China in line with its cordial diplomatic relations with Liberia and vow to assist in the post-Ebola recovery effort has donated 16 vehicles valued at about US$1.2 million to Liberia.

Twelve of the vehicles are sedans to be used exclusively by the Protocol Division for visiting diplomats attending conferences or other missions. The rest are buses to be used for other purposes as required.


Ambassador Belgrove: Prepared to work with the Liberian government and partners.

British Ambassador Belgrove Begins Post in Liberia

David Belgrove, the new Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Liberia has officially taken his post when he presented his Letters of Credence to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday in Monrovia.

Ambassador Belgrove, who has the Distinction of Order of the British Empire (OBE), replaces Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, who has been transferred to another country.

President Sirleaf, said she was happy to see Ambassador Belgrove back in Liberia after serving some “fruitful” times in the past.

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