AllAfrica News: Liberia

Finance Ministry 'Hooked' in the Management of Over U.S.$ 200 Million in GAC Audit Report
[Heritage] The just released audit of the Government of Liberia (GOL) Consolidated Fund Financial Statements by the General Auditing Commission (GAC) says, overall, the activities undertaken by the authorities of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) in the management of the GoL Consolidated Funds were 'marred with a number of irregularities and internal control deficiencies'.

New World Bank Country Director for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone
[Heritage] In this position, his top three priorities will be to: (i) work closely with the three partner countries to provide innovative products and services that respond to their diverse development challenges and contribute to achieving sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction, with a specific emphasis on post-Ebola recovery; (ii) manage the Accra office and lead and support staff and the country management team, working closely with internal and external partners, to enhance results; and (iii) contribut

Ellen Confident Ebola Will Be Put Under Control
[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed confidence that the re-emergence of the new Ebola virus disease outbreak in lower Margibi County will be nip in the bud. "I am confident that the situation will be put under control," she asserted.

EJS Lauds U.S. Assistance in Containing Ebola Outbreak
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has lauded the United States Government for the deployment of 4,000 U.S. army boots to Liberia, a move that brought confidence; thus renewing a commitment that portrays America as a true friend. According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader was speaking Thursday, July 2, 2015 at programs in observance of the 239th Independence of the United States of America at the Executive Pavilion in Monrovia.

Liberia's Health Ministry Clarifies Hazard Pay for Ex-Ebola Crew
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The head office of the Ministry of Health in Oldest Congo Town was on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 besieged by a group of aggrieved Healthcare workers in demand of their Hazard / Risk benefits. In a rather ruthless and violent approach, the demonstrators said they on several occasions made known their dissatisfaction to Health Authorities over the payment of their Hazard Benefits, but nothing was done to the effect.

Hong Kong Listed Liberia to Ebola-Affected Areas
[New Republic] Hong Kong's Department of Health (DH) Friday added Liberia to the list of affected areas of Ebola virus disease with immediate effect to enhance local surveillance.

How Sam Bockarie Was Killed - Insider
[New Republic] It was on May 5, 2003 Samuel Sam Bockarie, a fearless commander of RUF, Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone, who closely associated with Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia and head of the NPFL, was killed in the dark forest of Nimba County in controversial circumstances.

Ellen Critiques U.S. Report
[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has reacted sharply to the United States' 2014 human rights report against Liberia, noting that the report is based on "local media reports."

NHA Delivers On U.S.$1 Million Housing Project - Completes 50 Units
[Inquirer] The Management of the National Housing Authority (NHA), along with some line ministries and agencies toured its housing facilities in Marshall ( EJ Sirleaf Estate) and its Gobah Town Brewerville Housing Estates.

Liberia's Public Works Ministry Retires 82 Employees
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Ministry of Public Works has retired 82 employees who have been serving the entity for several years. Amongst the 82, includes 18 females who worked as filing clerks, Administrative Assistants, Mobilizers, Accountants, Drillers, and Assistant chief architects. Speaking at the retirement program, Deputy Director for Human Resources at the Civil Service Agency, Wanneh Clarke Reeves congratulated the retirees for their services to the country.

Boakai Says Liberia Supports Plans for Early Warning System
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has underscored the important role of the Economic Community of West African States in maintaining peace, stability as well as improving conditions and instituting measures for the early detection and prevention of conflicts in the sub region. According to a release, Vice President Boakai said Liberia has been very impressed for the role Ecowas has played in Liberia and of recent during the outbreak of the ebola virus in the Country.

Security Breach? Justice Minister Usurping LNP, Bin
[FrontPageAfrica] Inside security sources have hinted to FrontPageAfrica that the Justice Minister is getting practically involved in the day-day operations of the Liberian National Police and other security agencies, taking decisions without consultations with heads of these security agencies. In recent months, Justice Minister Cllr. Benedict Sannoh has been spotted quelling protest, something that he has not been doing in the past.

Liberian Presidency Debunks FPA's Faceless Snare Campaign
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Public Affairs Department of the Executive Mansion has categorically debunked the false, misleading, malicious and fallacious quote by an unknown female student during an unprecedented besiege of the Presidential motorcade on Thursday, July 2, 2015 within the precinct of the Presidency over a proposed Education Policy that has been occasioned by consultations.

U.S.$4 Million Housing Project to Make Liberians Homeowners
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -In Liberia the cost of construction is so high that the average Liberian cannot afford to own a house in the wake of huge unemployment and low wages. High cost of building materials, are some of the many constraints encountered to own properties such as house and further compounded by the many disputes over land ownership, some Liberians don't venture into construction. Physical fighting and legal wrangling over landownership has become one of the widespread problems facing the country as some landowners i

President Sirleaf Inspects New Temperature Electronic Scanners Installed At Ria - Expresses Confidence That the Reemergence of a New Ebola Case Will Be Put Under Control
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed confidence that the re-emergence of the new Ebola virus disease outbreak in lower Margibi County will be nip in the bud. "I am confident that the situation will be put under control," she asserted.

New Temperature Scanners Installed At Liberia's Main Airport
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed confidence that the re-emergence of the new Ebola virus disease outbreak in lower Margibi County will be nip in the bud. "I am confident that the situation will be put under control," she asserted.

'No Parent Will Lose Money' - President Eases Tuition Fears
[FrontPageAfrica] Parents of disgruntled high school students fearing that school fees paid for the academic year have gone in vain have been assured by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf that those payments will not be lost in the wake of the ongoing controversy regarding the government's plan to shut down schools and return to the old calendar year.

Unicef Teams, Supplies Arrive in Areas Affected By New Ebola Cases in Liberia
[Unicef] Monrovia/Dakar/Geneva -Responding to Liberia's first confirmed cases of Ebola in more than three months, UNICEF has begun distributing emergency supplies in the affected communities including tents for isolating those under quarantine, hygiene kits and chlorine and buckets for handwashing stations.

Finance Takes Issue With GAC - On Consolidated & Procurement Audit
[Inquirer] Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, (MFDP) has responded to issues raised by the General Auditing Commission (GAC) on the Special Procurement Audit Report of the Ministry of Public Works and the Audit Report of the Consolidated Financial Statement of the Government of Liberia - FY 20012/13. The audit was done at the request of the MFDP.

Youth Development Is a National Security Issue - Says Youth and Sports Minister
[Heritage] The Minister of Youth and Sports, Eugene Len Nagbe, has termed youth development as a national security issue that must be given serious consideration.

Govt Committed to Rebuilding Liberia's Broken System - Says Minister Konneh
[Heritage] The Minister of Finance and Development Planning Amara M Konneh says the rebuilding of Liberia remains a major concern for the Government. Minister Konneh said that Government is committed to ensuring that sectors affected within economy will be address in totality.

MFDP Responds to GAC Audit Reports
[Heritage] The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, (MFDP) says it welcomes the Special Procurement Audit Report of the Ministry of Public Works and the Audit Report of the Consolidated Financial Statement of the Government of Liberia - FY 20012/13 as commissioned and conducted by the General Auditing Commission(GAC) at the request of the MFDP.

Liberia Congratulates the United States On 239th Independence Anniversary
[Heritage] President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf, has sent a message of congratulations to the Government and People of the United States on the auspicious occasion commemorating the 239th Independence Anniversary of that Country, on July 4, 2015

Satcon Accused of Illegally Relaying Foreign TV Channels
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -In Liberia, plagiarism, unauthorized publications and broadcasting of contents belonging to other entities is common with weak regulatory framework to curb the unwholesome practice. The Liberia Telecommunications Authority was established by an Act of the National Legislature to regulate the telecommunications sector ensuring adherence to basic rule and regulations regarding broadcasting by radio and television stations and the activities of the GSM service providers.

President Sirleaf Lauds U.S. for Its Assistance in Containing the Ebola Outbreak - Ambassador Malac Urges Liberians to Find That Collective Spirit to Build a Better Country
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has lauded the United States Government for the deployment of 4,000 U.S. army boots to Liberia, a move that brought confidence; thus renewing a commitment that portrays America as a true friend.

NPP Ready for Business - Holds Convention This Month, Grants Clemency
[Inquirer] The former Ruling National Patriotic Party (NPP) is now ready for serious political business as it contemplates its National Convention late July 2015 to elect a new corps of officers.The pending convention which followed months of controversies and leadership struggle according to Interim Chairman Randolph Cooper will finally be held before July 26.

Ecowas Commission, Partners Launch Proposals On Free Movement, Migration
[Inquirer] The ECOWAS Commission will partner with the Support to Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa (FMM West Africa), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European Union to study and document the dynamics of free movement and migration in the ECOWAS region and Mauritania.

LPRC Makes Clara Town, UL Happy
[Inquirer] In an effort to address the sanitation issues on the Bushrod Island, the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) has demonstrated its commitment and donated 10 shovels, 20 rain boots, 10 rakes, 20 rain coats, 40 hand gloves, and 10 cutlasses to the residents of Clara Town to clean the drainages in their community. At the same time, the company has donated big freezer to the Administration of the University of Liberia the weekend.

Outgoing Cuban Diplomat Hails Cordial Relationship - Calls On Liberians to Be Disciplined On Fight Against Ebola
[Inquirer] The outgoing Cuban Charge d' Affairs to Liberia, MsC Pedro l. Despaigne Gonzalez has extolled the cordial working relationships between the governments of Cuba and Liberia. Mr. Gonzalez, who arrived in the country last year at the time of the Ebola crisis, recalled that his country responded to calls from, the U.N. Secretary General and President Sirleaf to help with the health crisis at the time.

Angry Students Storm Ellen's Convoy
[Heritage] Several students from different schools in Monrovia and its environs on Thursday, July 2 stormed the convoy of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in demand of her intervention into the current state of affairs of the educational sector.