The Economy


Beans, rice and grain a source of living for Liberian market women (Rally Time Market on UN Drive)

Market Women at Rally Time Market on UN Drive

Market Women: The Backbone of the Liberian Economy

Despite the challenges they face on a daily basis, women have continued to play a vital role in every sector of the country. Women have contributed in different ways in relation to development and helping to reduce the high rate of poverty in the country.

This week in our Women & Family section we focus on market women and some of the challenges they face in gathering their produce for the market.


CBL Governor Dr. J. Mills Jones

'Economy Not on Brink of Collapse'

Central Bank of Liberia’s (CBL) Executive Governor Dr. Joseph Mills Jones has assured the public that the economy is not on the brink of collapse as it is being speculated in the country. According to Governor Jones, those who are giving the impression that the economy is on the verge of disaster are wrong.


Transport Minister S. Tornolah Varpilah addressing journalists

Min.Varpilah Warns against Inflation of Transport Fare

Transport Minister S.Tornolah Varpilah has warned commercial vehicles’ operators, including taxis and buses, against inflating the cost of transportation in the wake of the recent Liberia National Police (LNP) action banning motorcyclists from using all principal streets and routes in Monrovia.

He made the disclosure over the weekend in Monrovia during a press briefing.

Minister Varpilah said anyone caught in the act of inflating transportation costs will be arrested by the Liberian National Police (LNP) and taken to court.


Commerce Minister Axel M. Addy

Commerce Ministry Launches US$1M Trade Support Program

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) yesterday launched a major trade support and human resource development program in the country. The Program of Assistance to Trade Support Institutions in Liberia (PATSIL) was inaugurated at the Ministry’s conference room in Monrovia.

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