Vice President Boakai makes remarks during the formal launch of the book, with photos of the Morgenthau Family on display.

Flashback: Cllr. Krubo Kollie, Legal Counsel of Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Sarah Morgenthau, Dean David Jallah and Librarian of Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, at presentation of books for the Ruth Morgenthau’s Library in 2010

Former Minister King-Akerele and Vice President Boakai pose with a copy of her new book

Former Foreign Minister King-Akerele Releases New Book

The Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Madam Olubanke King-Akerele, recently released her fourth book entitled, “The Liberian Way: Breaking the Cycle.”

The foreword of the book is written by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, while the book is a publication of the Liberian Institute for “Growing” Patriotism and the Angie Brooks International Centre (ABIC) for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security.

A cross-section of the graduates in their well-designed uniforms, which delighted the audience.

ALFALIT Graduates 60 Tailors

ALFLIT Liberia Inc. last weekend graduated 60 persons – 59 females and a male – in tailoring after they completed a Skills Training Program that started in 2013 without any significant break in continuity except for the Ebola outbreak in 2014.

Since its founding in 2006, ALFALIT has been involved in literacy programs. However, three years ago the entity decided to incorporate the Skills Training Program in response to appeals from students of the literacy program from across the country.

(L-R): VP Boakai giving MGCSP Cassel a Certificate of Honor as some of the graduates look on

‘Do Not Settle for Mediocrity’

“In your performance do not settle for mediocrity, for this world is increasingly becoming competitive. What is modern today may so quickly become obsolete by daybreak tomorrow,” Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai cautioned 518 individuals who graduated from the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (EPAG) Round 4 over the weekend in Monrovia.

VP Boakai told the graduates to consider their learning as a privilege, which they should cherish rather than letting it become out of date by failing to apply the best or average of what they learned over the years.

Mr. Gblorso (R) addressing the women who were eager to learn more about the Protocol.

Oxfam Educates Women’s Group on Maputo Protocol

Several women’s groups in Liberia, including the National Empowerment Program for Women (NEP) and Rural Women of Margibi County (RWMC), have called on the government to implement the Maputo Protocol, which aims to strengthen the rights of women in the country.

Oxfam Gender Justice Coordinator Adolphus Gblorso spoke at a two day workshop organized by Oxfam GB over the weekend. He said the event was also intended to educate women on the significance of the Maputo Protocol for it to gain enough momentum so that government will implement it for the benefit of Liberians.


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