AllAfrica News: Liberia

'Anti-Change Elements'-Public Works Minister Labels Sources of Bad News From Ministry
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's Minister of Public Works (MPW), William Gyude Moore says he is prepared to live with his recent decision to cancel a bid awarded to a Liberian firm for the construction of a feeder road project, saying he has made tremendous changes at the Ministry but those against change are behind what he is describing as negative and misleading information coming from the Ministry.

Storm Disaster At President Doors Step Shows Urgent Need for Emergency Response
[FrontPageAfrica] DISASTER AND OTHER unforeseen circumstances including flood, storm, fire, etc are common everywhere in the world and this is why good and responsible governments put in place systems that will quickly deal with these kinds of events as they occur.

WAEC Begins 12th Grade Exam Monday
[Observer] The West African Examination Council's (WAEC) Monrovia office announced yesterday that it will begin to administer this year's WAEC exams to 12th graders across the country from Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1.

Pres. Sirleaf Threatened With Impeachment Again
[Observer] A member of the House of Representatives, J. Gabriel Nyenkan, has threatened to impeach President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, "for criminal facilitation and her role in the alleged changes in the Public Procurement Concessions Commission (PPCC) Law to favor the London-based company,

New U.S. Ambassador Presents Letter of Credence
[Observer] The new United States Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Christine Ann Elder, on Thursday presented her Letters of Credence to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at her Foreign Affairs Ministry office in Monrovia.

South Korea Presents Six SUV Vehicles to Foreign Ministry
[LINA] The Embassy of the Republic of South Korea to Liberia has presented six new SUV vehicles to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, valued at nearly US$133,000.

Set Her Free - Indicted Former Commerce Minister Beysolow Requests Court to Drop Charges
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Former Commerce and Industry Minister Miatta Beysolow who was indicted during the February 2016 Term of Court and charged with economic sabotage, misapplication of entrusted property, criminal conspiracy and facilitation as well as the violation of the Procurement and Concession procedures and processes has requested the court to drop all charges against her.

LDEA Prepares for Unmil Drawdown
[Observer] As the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) continues on its drawdown process to turn over the country's security responsibilities to the Government of Liberia by June 30, the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) has confirmed its preparedness to handle and execute its mandate responsibly.

'I'm a Liberian Citizen'
[Observer] With debate surrounding dual citizenship in Liberia and the level of impact it might have in the ensuing 2017 general and presidential elections, one of the most formidable and potential presidential aspirants, Alexander Cummings, has made his case clear, declaring that he is, indeed, a Liberian citizen.

LACC, USAID Sign MOC
[Observer] The Liberia Anti- Corruption Commission (LACC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in the area of the commission's human and institution capacity development, a press release said yesterday.

Joint Security Storms Abandoned MOD Building
[Observer] In the wake of the United Nations Mission in Liberia's (UNMIL) drawdown, a joint security team comprising members of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Liberia National Police (LNP), and Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS) yesterday stormed the Ministry of Defense building in Congo Town, Monrovia, in search of suspected drug addicts.

AMEU Graduates Challenged to Benefit Liberia
[Observer] Bishop David R. Daniels, Presiding Prelate of the 15th Episcopal District and Commencement Speaker for the 16th Commencement Convocation of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU), on Wednesday challenged the 184 graduates to do something positive to contribute to nation building.

Political Breakaway-Freeman's MPC Partisans Crossover to Cummings ANC
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Even though the Government of Liberia has dropped all charges against the Political leader of the opposition Movement for Progressive Change (MPC)

Caterpillars Invade Zota in Bong County
[LINA] The Bong County Health Team has confirmed reports of another army worms invasion of several parts of Zota District in the county.

Anti-Drug Agents Deployed Nationwide - DEA Boss
[LINA] The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has deployed agents in all 15 counties and established detachments at the Roberts International Airport and the Freeport of Monrovia.

Political U-Turn?-Dr. Mcintosh's Reportedly Opting to Quit Unity Party
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -FrontPageAfrica has reliably learned from well-placed Unity Party sources that Dr. Toga McIntosh has decided to abandon his quest to contest for the standard bearer ship of the Unity Party to eventually pursue his dream in another political institution.

GAC Finds Over U.S.2.6 Million Questionable Expenditure During World Bank Liberia Ebola Audit
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The General Auditing Commission (GAC) of Liberia completed and submitted the Ebola Emergency Response Project (EERP) Audit to the World Bank recently in line with the request made by the World Bank for the GAC to audit the amount earmarked by the World Bank to eliminate the Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia . According to the report, the World Bank provided US$28,184,871 directly to the Government . The Government disbursed US$ 16,023,029 during the audit period and had a balance of US$12, 161,842 at June 30,

Without Incident-House Holds First Successful Session in a Month
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Following the Supreme Court ruled, mandating them to return to status quo-anti, members of the House of Representatives on Thursday held its first successful session without incident.

Evicted By Storm - Liberia's Capitol Hill Residents Left Without Homes, Cry for Help
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -It was a night to remember for some neighbors to the office of the President on Capitol Hill, when heavy storm Wednesday night left them homeless.

Bomi Supt. Davies Moved By Citizens' Involvement in Agriculture
[LINA] Bomi County Assistant Superintendent for Development, Ernest Gray Davies, says the participation of citizens of the county in agricultural activities over the past two years is impressive.

Min. Shoniyin Meets Uneca Boss Lopes
[LINA] Acting Foreign Minister B. Elias Shoniyin has thanked the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) for the supportive roles he continues to play on behalf of Liberia.

Tokpaipolu Public School Gets Books, Material Donation
[LINA] In continuation of efforts to support rural public schools, a shipment of 10 cartoons of donated textbooks and instructional materials has been presented to the Tokpaipolu Public Elementary School in Tokpaipolu, Salala District, Bong County.

Lipa Certificates 314 Civil Servants in Performance Management
[LINA] The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has certificated 314 civil servants in Performance Management System following a three-month training course.

House Honors Court Order, Returns to Status Quo
[LINA] The House of Representatives Thursday began its regular session with roll call in adherence to the Supreme Court's order for the body to return to status quo.

Cabinet Reviews Performance Scorecard, Priority Projects
[LINA] Cabinet has reviewed its performance report, received highlights of key priority projects and mandated collective engagements of Cabinet on achievable targets that are implementable in real time.

PUL Assures It Will Showcase NBC's Activities
[LINA] The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has assured the National Bureau of Concessions (NBC) of its commitment to showcase the bureau's activities in rural communities through media outlets across the country.

'Garner Trust in Leadership,' Bowier Tells ULSA
[LINA] Former Information Minister Emmanuel Bowier has challenged the leadership of the University of Liberia Staff Association (ULSA) to strive to win the trust of the people they lead.

Bong Loses a Son
[Observer] Several family members rushed to the residence of Mr. Jusu Bono Momo last Sunday morning when the shocking news of his death reached them.

Learning From the China's Model of Poverty Reduction Strategy
[FrontPageAfrica] The World Bank Organization describes poverty in this way: "Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack of shelter. Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor. Poverty is not having access to school and not knowing how to read. Poverty is not having a job, is fear for the future, living one day at a time," among others. Despite the many definitions, one thing is certain; poverty is a complex societal issue. No matter how poverty is defined, it can be agreed that it is an issue that requires everyone's

Court Temporarily Releases Detained AFL Soldier Tolbert
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) personnel Melvin Tolbert who resigned from the army recently will spend his first night out of the Edward Binyah Kesselly Barrack detention center Thursday, where he has been detained for the past 22-days.