AllAfrica News: Liberia

What One Fails to Do Properly, Has the Propensity to Hunt Them
[New Republic] IT IS OFTEN said "Anything that is not done properly is not done at all." This is a witticism that gives meaning to the recklessness or tacit evasion of approved benchmarks in the execution of assigned responsibilities, which by extension, also provides that what one fails to do very properly as the propensity to hunt them.

Commissioner Calls for Support At FOI Guideline Launching
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Independent National Information Commission of Liberia has launched a guideline to Freedom of Information (FOI) in the country. The FOI commission Thursday launched the guideline to govern all processes and procedures for investigating, hearing of complaints and appeals, and issuing decisions.

Muslims in Margibi Present Resolution
[New Republic] A resolution seeking to trash out Proposition 24, which seeks to declare Liberia as a Christian state, has been presented to Margibi County Superintendent John Zubah Buway.

Nigeria's Agriculture Minister Is New Head of African Development Bank
[FrontPageAfrica] Lagos -Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina was elected president of the African Development Bank, beating other candidates from the continent's west.

Red Cross Helps Liberian Children Return to School Following Ebola Outbreak
[IFRC] Being the principal of a large school can be a challenging role, but never more so than during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia which forced the closure of the country's more than 4,500 schools for eight months.

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Commends African Union's Efforts in Ebola Response
[African Union] Monrovia, Liberia 22 May 2015- With Liberia declared Ebola-free early May by the World Health Organisation H.E President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia has commended the efforts of the African Union in fighting the epidemic.

Government - 'Butaw Violence Undermines Liberia's Livelihood'
[FrontPageAfrica] The government of Liberia regrets the mayhem, looting and destruction which occurred on the Golden Veroleum Oil Plantation in Butaw, Sinoe County, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. As expected, this act of violence, looting and the wanton destruction of properties will not go unpunished.

Highway Linking Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire Begins Soon - Dr. Kaberuka
[LINA] African Development Bank (AfDB) outgoing President, Dr Donald Kaberuka, has disclosed that the Bank will soon begin the process of constructing a highway linking Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire.

Judge to Rule On Motion in Economic Sabotage Case
[LINA] The Criminal Court "C" at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia will June 5 render final ruling in the motion to dismiss the indictment filed by one of 10 former members of the Board of Directors of the National Oil Company (NOCAL) in the economic sabotage, bribery, and criminal conspiracy case.

150 End Post-Ebola Workshop in Bassa
[LINA] About 150 participants from four districts and three cities in Grand Bassa County have ended a one-day workshop on post-Ebola activities and prevention at the Bassa Women Development Association (BAWODA) head office in Buchanan.

Three Jailed for Alleged Burglary
[LINA] The Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice has incarcerated two employees of a private security guard service along with another person for the theft of US$34,200 and L$500,000 and other properties.

Three Liberians Win Entrepreneurship Program
[LINA] The Tony Elumelu Foundation has selected three Liberians for its Entrepreneurship Program.

House Invites LEC Board, Management to Explain Power Problem
[LINA] The House of Representatives has invited the Board of Directors and Management of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) to appear before Plenary on Tuesday, June 2, to explain the irregularity in power supply to Monrovia and its environs.

Dr. Tipoteh Calls for Postponement of Fifa Elections
[FrontPageAfrica] Dr. Togba Nah Tipoteh, the retired undefeated Tennis Champion of Liberia for over thirty years (1963-1993), is calling for the postponement of the Presidential Elections of the Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) scheduled to be held on Friday, May 29, 2015.

PUP Inductee Wogbeh Request Dismissal of Charges
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Criminal Court "C" at the Temple of Justice was a scene of a heated legal argument Wednesday between the state and defense lawyers over a motion filed by the defense to dismiss the charges against former Forestry Development Authority (FDA) Managing Director, Moses Wogbeh and four others. State lawyers are claiming that the five former FDA officials have been indicted for illegally issuing over 60 Private Use Permits (PUP) to some logging companies that caused the government to loss US$6m in revenue, c

China Re-Echoes Commitment to Liberia's Reconstruction
[LINA] Chinese President Xi Jinping has re-echoed that China will participate actively in the socio-economic reconstruction of Liberia in the post-Ebola era.

Liberia Unveils U.S.$140k School After Fire Disaster
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Barely 43 days after a fire disaster completely destroyed the William Booth, The Salvation Army School Junior and Senior High with the facility burning to ashes, hope has finally been restored on the campus with government turning over the newly constructed building to school authorities. The William Booth, The Salvation Army High School in Paynesville on March 4 was gutted by fire through an alleged arson attack by some unknown individuals. The Ministry of Justice through the Liberia National Police and t

'Success Score' - Norway, UNDP Hailed At Kokoyah School
[FrontPageAfrica] Kokoyah Statutory -Residents of Kokoyah Statutory District in Bong have lauded the Government and people of Norway through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the Kokoyah Millennium Village Project (KMVP) in the district. The Kokoyah Millennium Village Project (KMVP) is a community-based rural development project implemented by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in partnership with UNDP Liberia, and the beneficiary communities and the Government of Norway as donors.

Hold Your Nose & Pass - Liberia's Capitol Building in Filth, Stench
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Capitol Building is the official seat of the National Legislature of Liberia hosting a two- chambers law-making body comprising the House of Representatives and the Liberian Senate. It is one of the most important places and center of concentration in Liberia- where all laws, bills, regulations and other important issues governing the state are debated and ratified. The Lawmakers have so much power that they allocate resources through budgetary appropriations to all state institutions.

Tipoteh Calls for Postponement of FIFA Elections
[New Republic] A day after several officials of the Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) were arrested on Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, a retired undefeated Tennis Champion of Liberia over thirty years (1963-1993), has called for the postponement of the presidential elections slated for today, Friday, May 29, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland.

GVL Rules Out Use of Sinoe County Funds for Riot Repairs
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The government of Liberia says the social or the county development fund of Sinoe County will be used to pay for the properties damaged at the Golden Veroleum site in Butaw. "The relevant authorities have also been directed to work with GVL in a full assessment of the damage to the concession. Consistent with the practice of this administration, when determined and agreed, the cost of the assessed damage will be offset by the social and or county development funds of Sinoe County," the government of Liberi

UNDP Helps Ebola Emergency Response Workers Get Paid
[UNDP] On a recent afternoon in the lush mountain town of Macenta, Guinea, an emergency response nurse named Akoi stood in front of the Red Cross compound, recalling the months he spent fighting the outbreak of the Ebola virus.

'Fronting for Foreign Businesses Is Criminal'
[NEWS] The Chairman of the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC) Board of Directors Prof. Willie Belleh has told a gathering of local business people that fronting for foreign firms is 'criminal'.

'As a Government, We Cannot Allow a Few People to Undermine the Interest of This Country,' President Sirleaf - Government to Respond in a Very Effective Way
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed serious displeasure at the news of the vandalism and looting of properties at Golden Veroleum-Liberia (GVL) in Butaw, Sinoe County on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

LEC Delegation Thrown Out
[New Dawn] Tuesday, 26 May turned out a bad day for family of the Liberia Electricity Corporation or LEC when its entire senior management team, including two Canadian nationals was thrown out of the Chambers of the House of Representatives.

Don't Confirm New Health Minister
[New Dawn] Health workers in Bong County have maintained that they will not work with Health Minister-designate Dr. Bernice Dahn if confirmed by the Liberian Senate.

FIFA Presidency - How Will Africa Vote in Wake of Scandal?
[FrontPageAfrica] On the eve of football's world governing body, FIFA's Presidential elections, the possibility of the 79-year-old retaining his position could rest in the hands of Africa's 54-member countries.

VP Boakai Extols GC Re-Assessment of Anti-Corruption Strategy
[LINA] Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has described as "a worthwhile initiative" by the Governance Commission (GC) the reassessment of the impact and shortfalls of the National Anti-Corruption strategy since its creation in 2006.

Africa Ready to Face Future Challenges - Pres. Sirleaf
[LINA] Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has emphasized that Africa is ready to face the challenges of the future and to confront future epidemics head-on.

Incumbents Upholding Democratic Tenet Unlike Before - Ngafuan
[LINA] Liberia's Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan has observed that unlike the 1970s and 1980s when it was inconceivable for an incumbent African President to lose an election to an opposition contender, the tide has now changed.