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Public Works Minister wants adequate budgetary appropriation…

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Public Works Minister, Mobutu Nyenpan, wants adequate budgetary appropriation to finance roads development across Liberia. Minister Nyenpan made the remarks Tuesday, June 16, 2020, when he appeared before the House of Representatives. Mr. Nyenpan was answering questions regarding bad road network between Nimba County and Southeastern Liberia. Minister Nyenpan said:” The current appropriation was inadequate to finance the Nimba to Southeastern Corridor.” The Public Works Minister, however, said:” Government is securing donor support for the pavement of the Corridor, while rehabilitation works are carried out to allow movement of people and goods during the current Rainy Season.” For now, the House of Representatives has required the Public Works Ministry to submit to its Committee on Public Works, road contracts awarded between 2018 to present,…

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Liberia records additional eleven new Coronavirus cases

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Liberia has recorded eleven new confirmed cases of the corona virus, bringing the total number of cases to five hundred and nine confirmed cases of the virus. There has also been one new recovery, bringing the total of recoveries to two hundred and twenty –two. An NPHIL update disclosed that there are two hundred and fifty-four active cases taking treatment while there is no new death as the total number of deaths stands at thirty-three. Nine-hundred-eighty- eight contacts are being traced. In a related development, a campaign to ensure the compulsory use of nose masks by citizens and foreign residents is expected to be launched shortly in Monrovia. The campaign is styled “Masks For All”. It is being spearheaded by the National Public Health…

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World Food Programme  Collaborate with Government to Provide Food  to Vulnerable People Affected by COVID-19 Crisis in Liberia

  Monrovia – The World Food Programme (WFP) Liberia remains committed to collaborating with the Government of Liberia (GOL) for the successful execution of the GOL COVID-19 Household Food Support Programme (COHFSP) as an important safety net for people affected by COVID-19 in Liberia. This programme is providing a month’s supply of food (50 kg of rice, 10 kg of beans and 1 gallon of vegetable oil per household) for around 2.5 million most vulnerable people across all of Liberia. Transportation and distribution will cost approximately US$3.60 per person and are covered under the WFP budget.   Guiding Principles of WFP Interventions WFP’s top priority is to meet the food security and nutrition needs of the most vulnerable and needy communities in Liberia. WFP distributes…

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Workers of Cavalla Rubber Corporation/ MOPP Living under Appalling Condition

    Plebo, Maryland County – Cavalla Rubber Corporation, one of Liberia’s largest rubber plantations, has come in the spotlight once again for not living up to bulk of its social development agreements, as workers of the company continue to complain about the bad livelihood conditions in the concession area.       In its social development agreement, the company is expected to provide good healthcare, education and good housing facilities for its staffers. But the company is paying deaf ears to constant concerns of its workforce and affected communities. Employees of the CRC are becoming weary of maltreatment and the appalling condition of their housing units.     But the company,  continue to  denied the claims, saying, “There is no bad labor practice at CRC/MOPP”…

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GVL reduces workforce

Golden Veroleum (Liberia) Inc. (GVL) has announced a reduction in its workforce about 440 employees across its concession areas in Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties. The redundancy exercise cites the downturn of the global economy, including the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic happening globally and in Liberia, poor infrastructure causing the company spending high logistics cost, high vehicle and road maintenance costs, and the slumping price of palm oil on the company’s operations and unsustainable losses as the basis for reluctantly taking such measures. The workforce reduction took place in second week of May 2020. The number of employees redundant constitutes about 10% of the company’s workforce. The company states that “the continued low crude palm oil prices, high overhead costs associated with the company’s…

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Africa COVID-19 cases top 100 000

  The COVID-19 pandemic today reached a milestone in Africa, with more than 100 000 confirmed cases. The virus has now spread to every country in the continent since the first case was confirmed in the region 14 weeks ago. Despite crossing this threshold, the pandemic, which has struck with such devastating force in much of the world, appears to be taking a different pathway in Africa. Case numbers have not grown at the same exponential rate as in other regions and so far Africa has not experienced the high mortality seen in some parts of the world. Today, there are 3100 confirmed deaths on the continent. By comparison, when cases reached 100 000 in the World Health Organization (WHO) European region, deaths stood at more than…

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Central Bank To conduct Forensic audit at Grand Kru MC2 Bank

– District #2 Representative Hon. Cllr. Jonathan Fonati Koffa has requested a comprehensive audit of the Mc2 Bank (Grand Kru Rural Community Financial Institution) in Grand Kru County. According to report, Rep. Koffa’s call for audit is due to prolong civil servants complaint about delay and irregularities in handling their salaries by Mc2 in the County. It is reported that some civl servants have not been paid for 8 months, and some five -six months in the County. Cllr. Koffa said because the Mc2 Bank appears to be operating in secrecy and salience coupled with numerous complaints from customers and civil servants he wants the Central Bank, which is the regulator to intervene to resolve that matter. Rep. Koffa’s communication dated May 5, 2020 to…

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Grand Kru  Citizens Overwhelm  with Rep Fonati Koffa’s Generosity

The citizens of the southeastern county of Grand Kru, the birth home of the Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah have overwhelmingly expressed their thanks and appreciation to their lawmaker,  Representative, Jonathan Fonati Koffa for his generosity since his ascendancy as their lawmaker in the National Legislature.   The citizens’ comments come in the wake of Representative  Fonati Koffa   numerous contributions to the growth and development of the county,  adding  Koffa  recent donation of COVID-19 preventive materials. including the donation of  45 KVA generator to the rally time hospital   is a clear indication of his  love   for his people.   Representative Jonathan Finati Koffa’s continue  contributions to the county prior to the out break and the out break  of the Covid 19 pandemic  have superseded…

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Liberia Leader Extends “Stay Home Order” By Additional Two More Weeks

President George Manneh Weah The President of Liberia,  Dr. George Manneh Weah announces additional extension of the measures intended to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the Country. The Liberian Leader is renewing the order for people to stay at home and observe the protocols that were originally instituted on April 10, 2020 by an additional two weeks. Health authorities have advised that in the wake of the unresolved crisis, the need for the measures to remain in place still is pertinent. However, because of the government’s decision to provide food aid during the period, corridors will be opened to enable food products move from one county to the next, while observing social distancing, face covering and other measures. Last month President Weah announced a…

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pul members  will continue the use of ITS appropriate institutional and Union’s identity cards at all times to carry out ITS…

MONROVIA, Liberia, May 8, 2020)  ….The  Press Union of Liberia, at a mass meeting today, May 8,  has  resolved that its members  will continue the use of their appropriate institutional and the Union’s identity cards at all times to carry out their duties. A statement issued following the assembly rejected the action of the government through Deputy Information Minister Eugene Fahngon to restrict the movements of journalists as a clear attempt to undermine the role of media people in the war against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Union also sees the constraints being imposed by the government as running contrary to the warning of the United Nations Secretary General in his statement marking this year’s World Press Freedom Day. The press union  is warning that  the government of Liberia will be held responsible for…

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