The Foundation for International Dignity (FIND) has called on the international community to invest in Liberia’s 2017 general and presidential elections in order to keep the country’s progress of peace and stability on track.
(Monrovia, Wednesday, October 12, 2016): The Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, has been inducted as Chair of the West Africa Tax Administration Forum (WATAF) in a colorful ceremony held at the 11th General Assembly of the heads of West Africa Tax Administrations held in Dakar Senegal from 28 – 29 September, 2016. WATAF is the ECOWAS auxiliary for all tax administrations across West Africa.Continue reading “Liberia’s Revenue Authority Chief Heads WATAF…Assures Proactive Leadership”
Monrovia, June 17, 2016 – The Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Mrs. Elfrieda Stewart Tamba has applauded the contribution of the Swedish Government to the development of Liberia, including the Liberia Revenue Authority.
Sweden has been helping with Liberia’s postwar development program in several areas including strengthening of the financial sector though its development arm—Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).
“The Swedish government has been good partners to Liberia….especially in your goal to reduce poverty,” Commissioner General Tamba stated recently when she led an LRA delegation to the Swedish Embassy in Monrovia. The visit was a follow-up to the one paid to the LRA by the Swedish Ambassador to Liberia Ms. Lena Nordström in late January.
The Commissioner General acknowledged the Swedish Government’s goal to support poverty reduction and indicated that the more private sector trade is improved in the country, the better it will be for Liberia and Liberians.
“We have come to concretize our relationship with the Swedish Government,” the country’s chief tax collector said, adding, “Though we have benefited from the Swedish Government through the SIDA basket, we come to seek a more direct Technical Assistance from the Swedish Government.”
Commissioner General then presented an official letter requesting technical support to enable the LRA to achieve its strategic objectives and outcomes, and to establish partnership with the Swedish Revenue Authority.
The Swedish envoy indicated that her government intends to help people living in poverty better their lives because it is part of Human Rights.
The head of Development Cooperation at the Embassy added that Sweden’s support focus on Strengthening Democracy, Gender Equality, and increasing respect for human rights.
The long running corruption case involving the Communications and Documentation Director at the Ministry of Public Works took a dramatic turn on Friday, July 10, 2015 at “Criminal Court C” with LACC investigator Abraham Sheriff telling the court that the LACC investigation found no evidence that Mr. Jesefu Morris Keita and Public Works Comptroller Abraham Samukai received any kickbacks from Mr. David Kortie. Continue reading “State Witness Vindicates Keita In Corruption Case…Says He Took No Bribe”
(First Published June 2015)
By D Kaihennneh Sengbeh/Freelance Journalist
“They are sitting down and doing no intervention on this road,” he complained. By the middle of July if nothing is done at all, this whole Bardnersville road will cut from the rest of Monrovia,” the middle-aged citizen, riding on a motorbike along with this writer from Bardnersville Junction to Bardnersvile Estate, angrily lamented Wednesday evening (June 17, 2015).
By the time we arrived at our destinations, our trousers’ legs were already soiled as a result of the many pot holes filled with water that even the world’s best motorcyclist cannot escape.
While the just-come William Gyude Moore and his engineers might be restlessly working on revamping roads and bridges leading to the southeastern region for the hosting of this year’s Independence Day celebration (July 26), which is under only five weeks from now (at the writing of this article), his ability to adequately manage the country’s cumbersome infrastructure challenge is on the line in Montserrado — more especially in Gardnersville, Bardnersville, Johnsonville and Dixville.
One of Liberia’s renowned human rights activists has called on the government of Liberia to take tougher actions against traditional Zoes and leaders who are engaged in the unlawful practice Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in in the country.
Mr. Roosevelt A.K. Woods, Executive Director of the Foundation for International Dignity (FIND), said Liberia is part of the global community that respects human rights and dignity, and cannot afford to keep practicing acts that are deemed inhumane, which the world is fighting against.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has arrived in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire to participate in the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group from May 25 to 29, 2015.
Other highpoints of the meetings are the election of the Bank’s 8th President, the commemoration of its 50th Anniversary, and the formal admission of South Sudan as its 54th regional member country and its 80th global member.