AllAfrica News: Liberia

Weah's Absenteeism At Ecowas Parliament Speaks Volume of His Kind of Leadership
[FrontPageAfrica] WE AT FRONTPAGEAFRICA are wondering whether Montserrado County Senator George Manneh Weah's lackadaisical attitude towards representing the country's interest at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament is an early warning of how he would handle national interests, should he be elected President in the October elections.

Theories, Speculations Surface in Wake of Liberia's Agriculture Minister's Firing
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia was caught off guard last week when the office of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf announced the appointment of Mrs. Seklau Wiles as the new minister of Agriculture.

'George Weah a Real Good Friend', Says Macdella Cooper
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Macdella Cooper, the only female in Liberia's presidential elections so far, has described legend and presidential candidate Senator George Weah as just a friend, although it's common knowledge that Weah is father to one of her children.

'Go to Court'
[New Republic] The chief executive officer of the former Cocopa Rubber Company now Nimba Rubber Incorporated, Mr. Harrison S. Karnwea has challenged former employees of the company to "go to court," if they feel that the company "owes them" benefits.

Brumskine Warns Boakai Supporters
[New Republic] The centrality and difficulty of the impending elections in October is such that soothsayers themselves lack answers to its outcome - in terms of who the winner will be. Whether it is Boakai, Brumskine, Weah, Urey, Johnson or Tipoteh is a huge conjecture for Liberians until the final ballot is counted. But ahead of the incognito lies the usual political gimmicking and underpinning.

Sen. Kaipay Wants Urgent Steps Taken to Protect Govt Assets
[The Capitol Times] Grand Bassa County Senator Jonathan Kaipay has petitioned the Liberian Senate to embark on a campaign aimed at cataloguing government assets to ensure a smooth transfer of all government properties to the next regime.

'Orange Is Here to Stay' - CEO Coulibaly Assures Liberians
[The Capitol Times] The CEO of Orange Liberia has assured the Liberian population that the company will maintain the popular programs such as the '3 days free calls' program' and will remain in Liberia indefinitely. Mr. Coulibaly made the comments at a well-attended VIP dinner to celebrate the rebranding of Cellcom as Orange.

Police Issue Elections Warning
[New Dawn] The Liberia National Police or LNP has issued warning to citizens here, mainly urging political actors to avoid putting people on the street to stage violent demonstrations, to avoid a "very strong" police force which claims it does not want to misuse its strength.

Executive Mansion Raps On Renovation
[New Dawn] A finding from the internal investigations into the ongoing renovation of the Executive Mansion with regards to the General Auditing Commission or GAC audit is soon to be released.

Buutuo Gets New Police Station
[New Dawn] Nimba County District#5 Representative Samuel G. Kogar has constructed a modern police station for officers of the Liberia National Police in Buutuo, Nimba County, near the Liberian-Ivorian border.

Bong County Service Center Generates U.S.$69,000
[New Republic] The Bong County Service Center has raised a total revenue of LD 6,998,520 ($69, 431.97) from fees collected in the processing of government services including driver's licenses, work permits, school permits, business certificates, birth certificates, but a few to mention.

CSA Boss On Rebuilding Public Institutions
[NEWS] Dr. Puchu Leona Bernard, director general of Liberia's civil service agency, says she's upbeat about the prospect of an effective and efficient agency of government supporting the rebuilding of public institutions in the country.

PPAL Launches Youth Family Planning Awareness for Grand Bassa County
[FrontPageAfrica] Buchanan -The Planned Parenthood Association of Liberia (PPAL) on May 17 launched a community engagement for youth family planning Program in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

U.S. TV Personality Greta Van Susteren Helps Transform Liberian Boy
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -For years, Greta Van Susteren has been a familiar face on US cable news network CNN and Fox.

'Women Neglect Womanhood'
[New Republic] A representative aspirant of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC), Grady Walker says women in Liberia have neglected womanhood, a situation that stops them from taking state offices.

President's Office Assures Public of Audit Review On Executive Mansion
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Executive Mansion is cognizant of the General Auditing Commission's Report regarding the renovation of the Executive Mansion which was first reported months ago by FrontPageAfrica newspaper.

Political Comedy Show - NTA Md Jeke Says Politicians Reduce Liberia to Circus Featured
[The Capitol Times] The Managing Director of the National Transport Authority, Tarnue N. Jeke, has lamented the current political situation in Liberia as a show of comedy where political actors have indulged in sordid pursuits of opportunism, patronage and greed. Tarnue said the situation is so bad but funny to the extent that these so-called opportunistic political actors are finding hard time convincing the electorates who have now completely lost faith in the political system.

'We're Moving Ahead Aggressively'
[Observer] Dewitt vonBallmoos, National Social Security and Welfare Cooperation (NASSCORP) Director-General, over the weekend assured government and partners that the corporation is aggressively pushing ahead in its quest to being 'an achievement-oriented institution.'

Sen. Kaipay Seeks Update On Maritime, GSA
[Observer] The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Autonomous Commissions and Agencies is requesting the Liberian Senate to invite the Commissioner of Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) to provide that body with vital information about his entity.

Ice Cream 'War' Resurfaces
[Observer] Mrs. Eyvonne Bright Harding, chief executive officer (CEO) of Sharks Enterprise, an ice cream producer, has written a letter to the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Axel Addy, drawing his attention to the ongoing controversy over who should manufacture and retail ice cream in the country.

LPDP Leader Denies Plan to Leave CDC
[Observer] The political leader of the Liberia People Democratic Party (LPDP), Rep. J. Alex Tyler, has described as 'gossip and distraction' speculations that he was defecting from the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).

Ecowas Envoys Pay Courtesy Call On President Sirleaf in Washington
[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last week met with Ambassadors and Charge' d'Affaires of ECOWAS countries in Washington, D.C on the first day of her visit to the United States.

Limited Opportunities for Fresh Start in Sirleaf-Led Government
[FrontPageAfrica] Put yourself in the shoes of an ordinary Liberian who struggled through more than fourteen years of very brutal civil conflicts.

Liberia Slammed Over Decision to Cut Inshore Exclusion Zone
[FrontPageAfrica] London -The Environmental Justice Foundation is warning the Liberian government that it risks undermining the country's food security if it continues with its plan to allow industrial vessels greater access to fish in its coastal waters.

North Carolina Central University Students to Support Liberia's Government Reforms
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -As students with extensive professional experience, the 16 members of the Executive Master's of Public Administration program bring rich perspective on public service to the classroom at North Carolina Central University (NCCU).

Leaving Mining Behind in a Sustainable Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Mining operations degrade the environment through soil erosion, water contamination, air pollution, and often deforestation.

Government Differs With EFJ Position On Executive Order 84
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Government of Liberia (GoL) says it has taken due note of the interest expressed by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) relative to Executive Order 84, which reduced Liberia's Inshore Exclusion Zone (IEZ) from six (6) Nautical Miles (NM) to three (3) Nautical Miles (NM) for the purpose of revitalizing commercial and semi-industrial fishing in Liberia.

Paulita 'Cc' Wie - the Woman Giving Munah Pelham Run for Her Money
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -It is no secret within the Coalition of Democratic Change that the fate of Munah Pelham Youngblood is hanging in the balance.

Liberty for Whom? Environmental Action in Liberia's Upcoming Election
[FrontPageAfrica] Liberians and the international community need to pressure Liberia's presidential candidates to prioritize sustainable agriculture over mining in the quest to boost their economy.

UNDP Boss Calls for Tripartite Engagement in Responding to Concession Issues
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai has encouraged project affected communities and citizens across Liberia to always use tripartite engagement in responding and seeking redress to concession issues.