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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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New Petroleum Price in Liberia

  GASOLINE (PMS) – Retail  US$ 3.30 US GL       GASOLINE (PMS) – Whole sale  US$ 3.12 US GL       FUEL (AGO) – Retail  US$ 3.70 US GL       FUEL (AGO) – Whole sale  US$ 3.52 US GL       KEROSENE (JET-A1) – Retail  US$ 4.21 US GL       KEROSENE (JET-A1) – Whole sale  US$ 4.21 US GL    

Lawmaker ‘ Demand  Quarterly Financial Report from Executive

 – Rep. Francis Dopoh: ““The importance of these fiscal outturn reports is to give the lawmakers an understanding…” River Gee County District #3 Representative Francis Dopoh II, on Thursday, January 31, 2019, during the 7th day sitting, walked out of the session in protest against the “majority members” of the House of Representatives’ stalling the exercise of check and balances over the Executive Branch of Government on the collection and expenditure of public funds. The House of Representatives on Thursday, January 31, 2019, voted for Rep. Dopoh’s letter to be discussed in an executive (secret) session, a decision which triggered the River Gee lawmaker to walk out, shouting over his head that “violations, no check and balances, lead to corruption.” In his letter, Rep. Dopoh…

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 Importation of  Flour, Biscuits  Etc Bans on the Liberian Market

Minister Tarpeh addresses the media yesterday in Monrovia The Government of Liberia (GoL) through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has banned the importation of flour, nails,  and biscuits,   into commerce of Liberia The minister of commerce and industry Wilson Tarpeh made the assertion yesterday at a news conference in Monrovia, when he indicated that local companies were prepared to supply the market. Minister Tarpeh said following an intensive investigation, the ministry discovered an active and illegal practice in existence involving the illicit issuance and/or manipulation of Import Permit Declaration (IPDs) by local importers, which is seriously reducing GoL’s revenues and undermining the visibility of local manufacturing companies. According to Minister Tarpeh, these illegal IPDs have resulted in the flooding of goods on the…

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Hunting for an Elephant in a Town Square

The Case of LoneStar/MTN in Network Hacking Saga A Paragon Consultants’ Candid Observation Background There has been quite uneasiness in the Liberian GSM sector when news broke that a British young man had allegedly hacked the Lone Star mobile phone network in Liberia. The self-taught hacker, Daniel Kaye, otherwise called Spiderman, claimed he was paid £30,000 to knockout the entire network of Lonestarcell between October 2016 and February 2017. The victim impact statement presented at the British Court by the former CEO of Lonestar claimed US$70 Million in losses as a result of the 3 attacks carried out by the British man. Mr. Babatunde Osho, former Chief Executive of Lone Star Cell in a written submission to the court said Kaye’s criminality had been devastating…

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Child Labor” Workshop Opens In Monrovia

  Ms. Lisa Cox one of the facilitators In order to abort the use of children in work place in Liberia, two international NGOs, the Winrock International, and Verite on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 begin a two-day workshop on Child Labor’ in Liberia. The workshop is funded by the United States Department of Labor, The project is being implemented in six countries and brings together human resource managers and stakeholders in the Liberian labor sector. The objectives of the workshop is to enhance the capacity of governments and the private sector to reduce/eliminate child labor through the improvements in national legislation, improved monitoring and enforcement of laws and policies related to child labor, Promoting businesses respect for human rights and increased corporate accountability, Development and…

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L C C  TRAINING WORKSHOP ON RE-MEDIATING RISK OF CHILD LABOR Start Today

Mr. J. Wendell Addy, President of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce MONROVIA – The Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) in collaboration with two international NGOs, the Verite’ and Winrock Intentional is expected to conduct a two-day workshop on identifying and reducing risk of child labor in commercial enterprises beginning January 23rd thru the 24th, 2019 at the head office of the Chamber on Capitol Hill in Monrovia. According to a press release from the LCC, this workshop is being offered free of charge, and is in response to increasing pressure faced by companies to ensure that they are operating ethically and sustainably. This workshop, the first of its kind to be offered by the LCC and its partners will help participants to better understand definition and legal framework…

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