Visa, an international electronic payment company, sponsored the Prepaid Summit Middle East event for the sixth consecutive year in 2015. The event was held in Dubai. Uniting over 150 leading participants, this conference is a regional standard for the electronic payments industry.
The newly elected chairman of the Network of Microfinance in Liberia (NEMIL), Rev. Steve N. Gaye, has promised to focus on capacity building of member institutions, including seeking national and international support for the network.
Speaking over the weekend during the Network’s special elections, held at Market Place in Monrovia, Rev. Gaye said his leadership will ensure that all members are supported, as capacity building is key to the survival of the network.
The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance Development and Planning (MFDP) yesterday provided US$140,155 to the William Booth High School in Paynesville.
The fund is in support of the rehabilitation of the school, which was recently gutted by fire. The school is part of the Salvation Army School System in Liberia.
Mr. Augustine Blama, Assistant Minister for Budget at the Finance Ministry, who proxied for Minister Amara Konneh, said the government remains committed to ensuring that the students returned to school despite the fire incident.
As the Liberian Government embarks on making the country a middle income nation by 2030, the Governance Commission and some stakeholders are suggesting solid education and skills training for Liberians if the middle income goal is to be achieved.
At a policy dialogue conference on the theme, “Reaching the Middle Income Country Goal: the human Capacity Issues,” the Governance Commission and other stakeholders in their conclusion noted that although abundant natural and human resources exist in the country, it has remained today one of the world’s poorest economies.
The Director General of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Oblayon Blayon Nyemah, Sr. has pledged his institution’s commitment to ensuring quality capacity-building in the public and private sectors of the country.
Mr. Nyemah made the assertion on Wednesday, April 2, at the orientation of eighth batch of trainees in procurement at the entity’s main office in Mamba Point old CID Road.