“We will be more than happy to help Liberia,” World Bank Country Manager for Liberia, Ghana and Sierra Leone, Mr. Yusufu Crookes, has assured.
Making the disclosure last Wednesday in Washington, D.C. during high level stakeholders meeting with donors and the visiting Liberian delegation, Crookes disclosed the Bank will work with the Government to develop a framework through which the Bank’s supports would be channeled. Continue reading
As head of the Liberian delegation at the African Regional Consultations on the Arms Trade Treaty, Hon. Sando Wayne, has reiterated Liberia’s support for the establishment of a continentally-viable treaty which will curtail the spread of illegally weapons across the African sub-region.
Making an intervention during the plenary discussions by the delegates attending the conference in preparation for the July Diplomatic Conference aimed at negotiating a treaty, the Deputy Minister for International Cooperation and Economic Integration at Liberia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that Liberia was in agreement with several African countries calling for a robust treaty with universal applicability which will halt the rapid proliferation of illegal weapons used to fuel violent crimes and conflicts, inflicting immeasurable sufferings on innocent people, and placing unnecessary burdens on the capacity of states to respond. Continue reading
Public sentiments have indicated that both the National Election Commission (NEC) and main opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) are in a blame game over the party’s failure to field a candidate in the pending Montserrado County District # 11 by-election. The election is slated for July 3, 2012.
NEC Tuesday (May 22) announced that it did not receive a nomination paper from the CDC, causing the party not to field a candidate in the by-election intended to fill the vacancy created by the demise of its partisan, Rep. Moses S. Tandapollie.
But the CDC, in its reaction, stated that NEC denied it from fielding a candidate, because the party went at the commission headquarters with the name of its nominee, but was rejected on ground that the deadline has elapsed. Continue reading
The Director General of the West African anti-money laundering institution has urged continued support from member countries for the effective implementation of the anti-money laundering and terrorist financing measures in the region.
Dr Abdullah Shehu, who heads the Dakar based Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), was recently addressing ambassadors of the Economic Community of West African States accredited to the Senegalese capital Dakar. Continue reading
One of the several local infrastructure construction companies in Liberia, SSF Entrepreneur, has received immense plaudits from top government officials and the general public for its level of contribution to the rebuilding process of Liberia.
The company has been regarded as the most successful local road construction company competing with international companies like CHICO and CICO in infrastructure development. Continue reading
The last in a series of three regional consultations on the establishment of a national social welfare strategy and policy for Liberia is taking place in Gbarnga City, the capital of Bong.
More than 25 participants, including county superintendents and sectorial (health, education and planning) decision-makers gathered from Lofa, Bong, Nimba, Rivercess and Grand Bassa are brainstorming on the proposed policy at the Gbarnga Consultation which closes Wednesday. Continue reading
The Ministry of Public Works has assured the Liberian people that its priority is to create great accessibility throughout the country to enhance the easy movements of people, and goods and services as a way of bolstering economic growth and development.
Speaking at the dedicatory ceremonies of two major roads in Paynesville last week, Acting Public Works Minister Victor B. Smith said the construction of more roads in the country was very fundamental to the country’s development. Continue reading