At least 59 of out of 80 persons are now confirmed dead after coming in contact with the Ebola virus in the southern forest regions of Gueckedou and Macenta in Guinea, close to the Liberian border, Guinea’s government has confirmed.
Reports of the virus trickling into northern Liberia suggest at least one Ebola-related death in Foya, Lofa County. Up to press time, officials in Lofa could not be reached for comment. Monrovia officials are also tightlipped, only stating that a press conference will be held Monday.
Thank you very much for that warm introduction. I am very happy to be back home on the soil of Liberia – the Land of the Free – a country in which my navel string was buried.
The wave of police brutality across the country is fast becoming alarming, compelling the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR) to institute measures to curtail the occurrence.
Addressing a news conference in Monrovia yesterday, INCHR Chairperson, retired Associate Justice Gladys K. Johnson expressed serious concern over the number of human rights violations attributed to the Liberian National Police (LNP), stressing that something must be done to save the image of the state.
The Liberia National Police (LNP) has disclosed community policing initiatives arranged between residents of Butaw, Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) employees and other to disseminate the roles of the community and the police in fostering a better society.
At the Ministry of Information regular press briefing on Tuesday, the Officer-In-Charge of the Butaw Incident in Sinoe, Gregory Coleman, said the issue of community policing was cardinal to maintaining law and order.