Liberia to begin Food, Nutrition Survey, as 32% of children suffer poor nutrition

Liberia is to shortly begin a comprehensive food security, nutrition and vulnerability assessment survey. According to health and agriculture authorities, it is proven that abnormal growth referred to as (stunt) and poverty are mainly caused by food insecurity and nutrition. Some 32 percent of children in Liberia are stunted and that affects their reasoning. At the same time, more of these children are said to be subjected to poverty due to poor nutrition. Ahead of the survey, the Food and Nutrition Division at the Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with…

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Supreme Court Justice Ja’neh raps on leadership traits

A member of the Supreme Court bench has described honesty and transparency as traits of good leadership that should be practised by people in leadership. Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh stressed the importance for leaders to work in the open and avoid hiding things from their subjects. Speaking over the weekend at the installation of the students’ government of Ricks Institute in Virginia, outside Monrovia, Cllr. Ja’neh said that leaders who lead by example are good leaders, because it is one of the traits of good leaders. He challenged officials of…

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USAID-LEC sign agreement to bring electricity to thousands in Bong & Nimba

-Prz Sirleaf commends the Americans Monrovia, Liberia: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation that will jointly support the development and management of a 77 kilometers electricity transmission lines from Nimba County grid in Ganta to Gbarnga City, Bong County. The 33kv lines will provide electricity to 2,200 household and 150 businesses and institutions in the Suakoko area, including Cuttington University College, the Central Agricultural Research Institute, Phebe Hospital, among others. An Executive Mansion press release says…

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54th Legislature: Chambers credits Weah for his new Speaker post

-As Albert Chie becomes Senate President Pro Tempore By our Reporter Liberia’s 53rd Legislature was dissolved on Monday, making way for the seating of the 54th Legislature, who have elected their leadership in line with the Liberian constitution. The 1986 constitution calls for election of a Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Senate President Pro Tempore every six years, As was widely expected, Maryland County Representative Dr. Bohfal Chambers from the CDC won the election on white ballot, taking over from outgoing Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay. Bong County Representative Prince Moye of the…

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AFL Report reveals: “US$1.1m withdrawn and expended outside intended purpose”

-Eco Bank statement contradicts Defense Ministry balance statement By Frank Sainworla, Jr.  fsainworla@yahoo.com A probe into the Compulsory Contribution Fund of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) reveals that “US$1,147, 656.35 was withdrawn and expended outside the intended purpose for which the scheme was created.” According to the report dated January 12, 2018, a copy of which is in the possession of www.newspublictrust.com from within the corridor of power, findings from the investigation show “inconsistency in payment”. The deductions of US$20 and US$25 from each AFL enlisted man and officer…

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Ex-policeman jailed on illicit drug charges

A former officer of the Liberia National Police (LNP) has been detained at the Monrovia Central Prison for allegedly being in possession of several pieces of narcotic drugs. Officer Stephen Kollie was arrested over the weekend at his PHP residence by officers of the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) for allegedly being in possession of Cocaine, Heroin and Precursor. He admitted to the crime through a written statement during investigation by LDEA officers. Former officer Kollie was then charged with unlicensed Sale and distribution of controlled drug. The former police…

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Fire burns historic house that hosted Nelson Mandela near Monrovia

By Augustine Octavius The house that former South African icon and President Nelson Mandela lived while in Liberia during the liberation struggle was gutted by fire over the weekend in Monrovia’s eastern Congo Town Suburb. Thousands of United States Dollars damaged was caused by the fire that has left over 15 people occupying the four-bedroom homeless. Owned by the late Liberian Foreign Minister T. Ernest Eastman, the house was constructed in the early 50s. It was used by the late President William V S Tubman to host former South African…

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UP expels President Sirleaf for allegedly violating party rules

Sen. Commany Wesseh, Medina Wesseh  & Patrick Worzi also expelled By our Staff Writer The rift between the outgoing ruling Unity Party (UP) and its Standard Bearer Emeritus, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has come to a head, with the UP’s National Executive Committee over the weekend announcing her expulsion from the party. “The vote was taken as a result of several violations of the party’s constitution and other acts inimical to the existence and reputation of the party. Article VII Section 1(e) of the party’s constitution states the Obligation, Rights…

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CDC denies existence of any “Rest list” or “Corruption list”

By our Reporter The Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has dismissed as a fabrication a “Rest list” that has been circulating on Social Media and on local radio, targeting some figures who are not to be included in the incoming government of President-elect George Weah. CDC Secretary General Janga Kowo told www.newspublictrust.com on Sunday that, ”there is no Rest list…It’s absolutely not true.” Kowo said the CDC will later come out with a statement to debunk the purported list said to have come from the Youth Wing of the party…

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Speaker Nuquay says CDC was against passing Prez Sirleaf 4G Bills

-“House did the right thing” as 53rd Legislature adjourns By our Reporter Outgoing House Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay has said the 53rd Legislature did not act on any of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s 13 Bills submitted to them because it would have been inappropriate at this time of transition, little over a week before the inauguration of the newly elected Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) government Sirleaf’s attempt to have over a dozen Bills go through the outgoing  Legislature by this weekend hit a major snag on Thursday, with the Extra…

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