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One killed In Grand Kru Flood Disaster

..As County Leadership Send Out SOS Call, BUT Representative Fonati Koffa Says No Way For Reliefs Items To Get To The Victims Due To The Bad Road Condition. At least one person has been pronounced dead by drowning in flood in Barclayville, Grand Kru County. The county especially, Barclayville according to a situation report, is experiencing extreme flooding – displacing hundreds of residents this rainy season. Grand Kru County is one of the most impoverished counties in the country with a population of about 57,106, according to the 2008 population census. Communities affected by the flood include Fleneken, Felorken, Topoh, Juduken and the stretch of road between Newaken and Gblebo and Barclayville where the death of the 39-year-old man occurred.Women and children are reported to…

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 Flood Ravages Grand Kru

-Koffa Seek Government and international Communities assistance   The exigencies of nature unleashed its toll on Grand Kru County recently when the two days rain that fell on June 20, 2018 in the coastal enclave left the townships of Topoe, Barclayville city, Zluken, Feloken,  Youtuken,  Flenoken and  Blabo heavily flooded with thousands  homeless and over 300 houses destroyed. According to latest reports from the county, the flood is said to have been caused  as a result of the strong winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean that uprooted the traditionally built houses thus, leaving them vulnerable The report noted that the River Nur which has its tributary in Nimba, Grand Gedeh and passing through River Gee and Grand Kru, and emptying into the sea overran its…

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SWAT signs partnership agreement with LADA   To Boost  Rice Production in Liberia

  SWAT signs partnership agreement with LADA   To Boost  Rice Production in Liberia   (L-R). COP for LADA Willem Van Campen and Mr. George Nehme(CEO –SWAT)   The Management of Supplying West Africa Traders (SWAT),  on  Wednesday signed a Public private partnership(PPP) agreement with Cultivating New Frontier in Agriculture (CNFA)/Liberia Agriculture Development Activity (LADA)  to support the production and distribution of local rice. The agreement will also help empower Liberian Rice Farmers in enhancing  their  ability to  actively get involve in machindize  farming   that could alternately  encourage them to improve  their  production. By this, according to the agreement  farmers  will sufficiently supply locally produced rice to  importers who will  in return   market  the   commodity  directly to the public for consumption. The PPP agreement  will help,…

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CSO  Opposed  LRA Commissioner’s Removal

  CSO  Opposed  LRA Commissioner’s Removal     Commissioner General Tamba     A civil society organization (CSO) named and styled the Societal Reform Initiative for Peacebuilding Network of Liberia, has rejected calls by a group of individuals calling themselves Concerned Citizens of Liberia (CCL) and that has  called on President George Weah not to reappoint the current Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Elfrieda Tamba, whose tenure ends this month.   Giving reasons for President Weah not to reappoint Madam Tamba, CCL’s spokesman Sonco Harris said his group is against officials who were appointed by the last government to serve in their tenures. “They are not the only ones qualified to work, so we want the president to appoint someone other than…

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LRA to Pay Bridgeway over US$357K

    LRA to Pay Bridgeway over US$357K   The Tax Court at the Temple of Justice has ordered the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) to pay Bridgeway Corporation US$187,019.47 plus interest of US$170,671.86 totaling  US$357,691.33, as tariff illegally imposed on the consignment of cigarettes imported by the company. Judge Mozart Chesson’s ruling also held LRA in contempt and ordered the institution to “pay US$200 into the Judiciary’s account within 48 hours; and they must present a receipt to the court for their auditors’ misleading of the court and because of the odious tactic designed and intended to delay, harass and frustrate the case.” LRA’s auditors had earlier contended that they imposed the tariff on Bridgeway Corporation, but the company later sold the product to their customers…

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Trump Comments, Irritates   Africans,

  Trump Comments, Irritates   Africans, President Trump greeting President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria at a working luncheon in honor of African leaders in New York last September.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times   CAPE TOWN — South Africa and Nigeria have joined a chorus of nations condemning President Trump’s inflammatory remarks on immigration, as Africa experts warned that the controversy threatened to set back American interests across the world’s fastest-growing continent. Since Thursday, when several participants in a meeting with Mr. Trump said he had asked why the United States should take in migrants from “shithole countries,” including Haiti and African nations, the Trump administration has been erratic in its account of what happened. On Friday, Mr. Trump insisted on Twitter that “this was not the…

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President Weah Makes Additional Nominations, Appointments in Government

  President Weah Makes Additional Nominations, Appointments in Government Monrovia, Liberia – President George Weah has made additional appointments/nominations in Government affecting the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), the National Security Agency (NSA), the Liberia Agriculture Commodities Regulatory Agency (LACRA), the National Lotteries Authority, the Ministry of Information Culture Affairs & Tourism (MICAT), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Governance Commission, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as well as other agencies. These appointments/nominations are subject to confirmation by the Honorable Liberian Senate where applicable.    National Oil Company of Liberia   Saifuah Mai Gray                                            President/CEO Eric Daniels                                                     Vice President for Finance Dr. Lester Tenny                                               Vice President of Technical Services Carmena C. Yeke                                            General Counsel Board of Directors-NOCAL Cllr. Charles Gibson                                                  Chairman…

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Liberia, World Bank Sign US$11.07 Million Education Grant Agreement

. Liberia, World Bank Sign US$11.07 Million Education Grant Agreement   Monrovia, Liberia: The Government of Liberia and the World Bank have signed a new grant agreement totaling US$11.07 million for the Global Partnership for Education-funded “Liberia Getting to Best in Education Project.” Finance and Development Planning Minister,Hon. Samuel Tweah, signed on behalf of the Government of Liberia, while World Bank-Liberia Country Manager,Madame Larisa Leshchenko signed on behalf of World Bank. “Liberia Getting to Best in Education Project” is a four-year initiative intended to improve equitable access to early childhood education, improve teacher quality in early childhood and primary education and support the government to strengthen national school accountability systems. The signing ceremony took place Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.…

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To  prevent economic shutdown   President  Bugari  Signed National   budget

  To  prevent economic shutdown   President  Bugari Signed  National   budget President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday lampooned the National Assembly for passing badly mutilated budget, saying that ordinarily, he would not have signed the budget, but for the need to prevent shutdown of the economy. The President stated this when he signed the N9.120trn 2018 budget, into law at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Wednesday. The  President who complained that major provisions in the 2018 budget he presented to the National Assembly were either removed or drastically reduced, said he will however send a Supplementary budget to the National Assembly. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives were conspicuously absent st the traditional signing ceremony but were represented by the Chairmen of…

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Influx of Aliens In Southeastern Liberia Poses Serious Security Threat

  Influx of Aliens In Southeastern Liberia Poses Serious Security Threat Over four months  southeastern Liberia mainly grand kru, Maryland, Sinoe Counties has been dominated by the influx of Aliens believed to have come from Ghana, Ivory coast, Mali etc under the pretend of   engaging in illegal mining in the counties. According to report emanating  from the southeastern counties the aliens continue to invade the counties mainly  Grand Kru County    and settle down in the rural part of the county with huge dredge machines and other earth moving equipment  to  engage   in active illicit  mining without  due respect  for the local authority in the county. Aliens  enter the southeastern counties through different points by night some of which are not bordering entrance point while the…

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