CDC Gov’t lagging behind in fulfilling campaign promises

-NAYMOTE’s President Meter report shows By William Selmah,wselmah@gmail.com The Naymote Partners for Democratic Development has released its latest performance report on the CDC government’s commitment to its campaign promises, suggesting that the Weah administration still lags behind in fulfilling them. Of 92 campaign promises tracked, nearly two years after coming to power, only seven have so far been completed. But NAYMOTE also reports that 38 others are in progress. At the same time, the election watchdog group asserts that it could not rate 47 other promises due to lack of…

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Fire outbreak leaves 4 persons dead in Monrovia’s Congo Town suburb

-Community leader makes SOS call for help for Survivors As the Liberia National Fire Service has only one operational fire truck, homes and other areas continue to be gutted by fire, with the latest disaster claiming four lives in the early hours of Thursday. Tears flowed from the eyes of community residents, by-passers as they saw the remains of four residents of the Pago Island Community in Congo Town lied lifeless in a burnt structure. Four other persons sustained injuries. The residents gathered in their numbers, with some holding their…

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Garbage collection, disposal method in Liberia not working

-MCC, Support Partners must redesign Garbage Disposal Strategies By Edwin M. Fayia, III,fayiaedwin@gmail.com Several research and environmental studies have shown that from all indications, the wanton and indiscriminate disposal of garbage in general and used plastic bags and other medical wastes in particular, are indeed some of Liberia’s worst menace and nightmare. According to studies and research works conducted by some independent sanitation and environmental institutions in and out of Liberia, past and present garbage collections and disposals have not produced substantial and genuine results in most urban cities. On…

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Weird protest at Capitol Building: Woman denies being raped by Rep. Hanson Kiazolu

–As Montserrado District #17 women petition Lawmaker By Mark Mengonfia,mmenginfia@gmail.com The grounds of the Liberian Legislature has again witnessed another protest action, this time against alleged rape of a woman by a Lawmaker, but the purported rape victim has denied ever being raped by Montserrado County District #17 Representative, Hanson Kiazolu. It was on Thursday, January 16, 2020, when some women gathered to petition their lawmakers about the alleged action of Rep. Kiazolu. The women, who were believed to have been transported from district 17 by some officials of government,…

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Jeanine Cooper: A Clever Pick as Liberia’s Agriculture Minister Designate

-Her nomination by Pres. Weah brings new lease on life for the country’s Agriculture sector If given the chance to apply her professional and technical knowledge without undue political interference, she’s poised and well positioned to turn Liberia’s Agricultural sector around in a reasonably short period of time. That was what many who knows Ms. Jeanine Cooper’s track record thought on Thursday, January 16, 2020, when the Executive Mansion announced that President George Manneh Weah has nominated Ms. Jeanine Cooper as Liberia’s new Minister of Agriculture. Her nomination is subject…

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Man, 38 allegedly kills his wife in Lofa County, Liberia on suspicion of extra-marital affairs

By Garmah Never Lomo, A Report from Kokosor in Liberia’s northwestern Lofa County Says a 38-years-old man identified as Hallie James has allegedly beaten his wife, Siah Kendemai to death. According to the report, suspect James is said to have struck his wife on her forehead, something that left her unconscious. After the women collapsed she was rushed to the local Boma Hospital in Foya District, where she was pronounced dead on Arrival (DOA) by health personnel. Her corpse has since been deposited at at Boma Hospital morgue, while investigation…

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ALJA claims CDC Gov’t witch hunting COP leader Henry Costa

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA- The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has described the Liberian Government ongoing probe of President Weah’s foremost critic and Chairman of the Council of Patriots (CoP), Mr. Henry Costa, as a political ‘witch hunt’ meant to silence him for his advocacy. But the CDC government of President George Weah has repeatedly dismissed such claim. ALJA says the investigation is not a genuine attempt by the government to uncover the alleged forgery of the laissez passer or the emergency travel documents, which Chairman Costa used…

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Sierra Leone rejects Liberia’s extradition request, as Costa departs Freetown

By William Selmah,wselmah@email.com Reports from Freetown, Sierra Leone says vocal Liberian radio talk show host, Henry Costa has departed the country, after the government there apparently turned down an extradition request to stand trial on claims by authorities of the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) that he had falsified a travel document. On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Liberia’s Information Minister, Lenn Eugene Nagbe confirmed that the CDC government of President George Weah had sent a Diplomatic Note to Sierra Leone requesting that the fierce critic of the Weah government be handed…

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Firestone Liberia hosts Children’s Surgery International (CSI) to do free surgeries

-For ninth mission to Duside Harbel, Liberia, West Africa- Firestone Liberia welcomed Children’s Surgery International (CSI) back to Duside for its eighth surgical mission and ninth mission to Liberia, a press release from Firestone said on Wednesday. Firestone is Liberia’s largest natural rubber plantation, located over 32 miles east of Monrovia. The medical team arrived January 15, 2020, at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Margibi County and will be in the country for one week.  CSI, along with members of the Firestone Liberia medical team, will perform the operations,…

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Zogbo Town in Western Liberia under probe for Missing Child

Police in Tianee Grand Cape Mount County is probing people in Zogbo Town for the mysterious disappearance of a two years six months boy child identified as Momo Sabulla. This town is situated in Tewor, one of the five districts in Cape Mount. According to police source in this western Liberian County, the entire Zogbo Town residents including the town chief are all undergoing investigation as what led to the mysterious disappearance of the two years six months child.  The police said the Child father Varney Sabulla, age 23 and others…

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