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‘Mining Must Make Africa Prosperous Not Poor’ – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic Ghana , Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the mining industry has what it takes to help make the economic transformation sought after in Africa, and, thereby, make the African peoples prosper. Speaking at the 2019 edition of the Investing in African Mining Indaba, the world’s largest mining investment conference, on Tuesday, 5th February, 2019, President Akufo-Addo stated that it is not right that Africa, which is so rich in the minerals that are sought after by the world, should remain inhabited by the poorest people on the globe. Whilst acknowledging that African countries have not always done well in the negotiations with the companies that have mined her minerals in the past, African, today, has come of age, and should…

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President Weah Lauds LACC Over Assets Verification, Validation

Anti-Graft Boss, Cllr. James Verdier President George Manneh Weah, says the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) 2018/2019 “Assets Verification and Validation” exercise is laudable and calls on all officials of Government to join him in cooperating and complying with the campaign. President Weah said the campaign is in harmony with Section 10.2 of the National Code of Conduct, which requires the assets of all public officials and employees of the Government to be verified and validated for investigation purposes. Acknowledging receipt of a letter from the LACC/ dated February 1, and received on February 4, the Liberian leader assured the Commission of his fullest cooperation as per the LACC’s communication. President Weah said LACC’s renewed assurances to combat corruption are a cardinal pillar for the success…

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Senate to Probe Troubling  NPA Cargo Tracking Agreement

MONROVIA, Montserrado – The Liberian Senate has mandated its committees on Commerce, Public Cooperation, and Judiciary to probe the controversial Cargo Tracking Agreement entered into by the National Port Authority and Global Tracking and Maritime Solution. The Senate’s decision comes after Grand Cape Mount’s Senator Varney Sherman drew attention to growing concerns from the public over the agreement. Many stakeholders, including the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, have condemned the agreement. The LCC has said the agreement could create economic hardship for citizens. Sherman said his decision to seek the Senate’s intervention was triggered by comments in the media that the agreement threatens economic stability if it continues to be enforced. “I write the Senate’s plenary after reading several local dailies in which the Liberia Chamber…

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Why Trump, Kim choose to meet in Vietnam in late February?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 — U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced in the annual State of the Union (SOTU) speech a second meeting with the top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Un, on Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam. U.S. experts believed that the two sides chose the meeting timing and location based on multiple considerations. WHY FEBRUARY IN VIETNAM? Douglas Paal, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, told Xinhua that the two leaders’ meeting venue has to be in “neutral territory with enough hotel rooms to accommodate the crowd.” Speaking of the reason for the two sides to choose late February, the expert said that “Trump needs a win after the elections and shut down”…

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Farmers   target Liberia ‘s self Sufficiency in rice production

  Recently during  a trade fair to show case made in liberia products on the parallel market a Liberian agriculture Company for the very first time since the civil crisis produced and package  Rice made in Liberia. Actually it was amazing to see beg of rice written with  the inscription made in Liberia. The introduction of the locally produce rice spouted  huge argument among several Liberian including consumers,  importers, distributers and retailers,  wondering  as to whether the commodities is rebeg rice just to attract the public attention   that Liberian are capable  of producing its own  rice, or it is for  real that the rice is locally produce in the country. But Liberian who actually believe that the commodity was really produce  in Liberia also  question…

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 Previous Gov’t Damage Liberia Economy

       -Former President Sirleaf  Predicted Hard Time     A little over a year since the coalition for democratic change (CDC) Government took control of state power, its opponents have laid blame for the bad economic state of affairs in the country. And when president George Weah spoke on the economic situation in the Liberia, he announced a gloomy outlook of the situation, amongst others, indicating that he met empty coffers with barely US$5 million for government officials. He was still debunked by his predecessor , Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who stated she left a very healthy economy and good amount of money in the coffer, though she did not say how much her government left. And she continued that had the new CDC Government looked…

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Imminent, Severe Food and other assorted goods shortages In Liberia If….

As NPA rolls out new platform which, Liberia Chamber of Commerce says, “adds no value” The Liberia Chamber of Commerce has warned the Liberian government of imminent and severe food and other assorted goods shortages if it implements the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) deal with Global Maritime Tracking Solution (GMTS). The CTN deal, which is implemented by the Government of Liberia (GoL) through the National Port Authority (NPA) in partnership with GTMS, will see the company tracking all containers coming to and passing through all seaports in the country at an additional cost of US$175. An LCC statement said the move by the government is duplicating requirements that are already being complied with by the importers of cargoes into the country, and it will also pose an…

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Seboe, Predict More Economic Growth in CDC Gov’t  First Term

  Momserrado County Distric t 16 Rep. Dixon W. Seboe: predicts  double  growth in the Liberian Economic   in the  first term  of president Weah administration if adequate economic and political variables are put in place. The House  Banking, Currency Chairman recently told  his fellow parliamentarians at that  The exchange rate of the US dollars to the Liberian dollar, (L$162 to 1 US$), coupled with the soaring prices of goods,  continue to leave the impression on the  minds of  many Liberians  that the economy would crash soon  probably this year or 2020. But,  in an effort to combat the expected drown economy, the chairman . Seboe, is proposed that the economy must be shifted from an 8-hour to a 12 to 14-hour economy. The House’s economy…

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Nigerians  to review Buhari’s chan

The Federal Government has put in motion a process to review the change agenda of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari about four years after its inauguration. The government also said when he assumed office in 2015, Buhari was confronted with two choices of either doing the right thing to reposition Nigeria or deepening the suffering of Nigerians. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Policy Development and Analysis, Ibrahim Bapetel Hassan, stated these in a statement on Sunday to herald the forthcoming National Policy and Development Summit, organised in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. Hassan said the summit would “review the change agenda with a view to highlighting successes recorded, challenges and lessons learnt in…

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Turning the Curve of Dormancy to a Complete Restoration of FaInfrastructural cilities

  Years of civil war and other reasons caused most of the company’s facilities around the country to lied idle in ruin due to lack of maintenance and repeated looting. Previous management teams started the resuscitation of the company’s facilities but the processes were stalled by either legal or other impediments.   The current management team is now turning the curve of dormant and failed infrastructure to a full restoration of its facilities. For instance, the Crude Storage Terminal located within the perimeter of the Freeport of Monrovia which has not been operational but dormant for three decades has been fully rehabilitated, refurbished, upgraded and reconstructed to the standard of the American Petroleum Institute (API) under a Consolidated Leased Management Agreement with a local petroleum…

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