Ellen to Offer Financial Help to Companies Affected By Ebola

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says her government will provide financial help to companies that were affected by the Ebola virus disease as part of efforts to restart the country’s stalled economy.

Before the epidemic erupted last year, Liberia’s economy was projected to grow 5.9% annually. But the outbreak of the disease put it to a halt, as construction projects stalled and companies fled the country.

BRAC Liberia Country Representative, Mr. Salam (right) presents the materials to Mr. Neeply

BRAC Donates Anti-Ebola Materials to Senow Academy

Microfinance service provider BRAC Liberia, in partnership with Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), yesterday demonstrated their commitment to Liberians when they donated several pieces of anti Ebola materials to the administration of the Senow Academy in the New Matadi community.

The materials are intended for students and the administration to take special preventive measures and avoid contracting the virus in the school.

BRAC, as a microfinance institution operating in Liberia, is also providing loans and healthcare opportunity to Liberians.

Deputy Internal Affairs Minister, Mr. Sirleaf and Butaw Concern Youth leaders

GVL, Butaw Citizens Resolve Dispute

Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Varney A. Sirleaf, has said that Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) and Butaw citizens in Sinoe County have finally resolved to work together.

Addressing a press conference yesterday in Monrovia, Minister Sirleaf said the government was pleased with the level of collaboration between citizens and the company.

“We are very pleased with the level of intervention and progress we’ve made,” he said. “Today, we can safely say that we are on the road to settlement and more development in Sinoe.”

Partial view of ELA girls at the International Women’s Day program

BRAC Liberia Reaffirms Support to Women’s Empowerment

The country representative of BRAC Liberia, Mr. Mohammed Abdus Salam has reaffirmed his institution’s commitment to support Liberia’s economy by empowering women and children in the financial sector.

Mr. Salam made the statement last Saturday during a program marking the pre-celebration of International Women’s Day. It was organized by BRAC Liberia.

According to Mr. Salam, women and children are the future leaders and as such, the need to empower them financially and educationally.

Ms. Mildred Dean presents the Award to former Ecobank MD, Adeleke and his successor, Mr. Guerard

Ecobank Wins Best Bank 2014 Accolade

Ecobank Liberia Ltd. has been named the “Best Bank of the Year 2014” for its immense contribution towards the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country.

  The accolade was bestowed upon the bank by the International Learning Institute (ILI) and its subsidiary, Gender International Magazine Publication and Resource Center, at the Champions of the Year Annual Award 2014, held last Saturday at a local hotel in Monrovia.


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