-To Boost LRA Capacity
The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Friday (Dec 14) received donation of a brand new Toyota Hilux Pickup from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to boost the Authority’s capacity in the collection of lawful revenues.
The vehicle will be used specifically to enhance the implementation of thecountry’s Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) Stretegy outreach programs. Read more
-To Boost LRA Capacity
-L$16 Billion Investigation On Course
-Information Gathering Complete
Finally, U.S. Embassy near Monrovia has broken silence and categorically clarified circumstances surrounding investigation on reported missing 16 billion printed Liberian banknotes.
The clarification comes amid frustration and growing distrust amongst Liberians over the failure of those who are handling the investigation, including a special Presidential Taskforce set up by President George Mannah Weah and a USAID hired international Firm to provide update on the investigation. Read more
-Takes Issue With Sen. Johnson
A zealous partisan of former ruling Unity Party (UP) Whroway Bryant, has sharply reacted to Bomi County Senator, Sando D. Johnson over comments attributed to the senator.
Addressing a press conference Saturday in Monrovia, Bryant said “it’s saddening and bewildered with extreme concern about the recent allegation attributed to Hon. Sando Johnson, Senator of Bomi County; alleging that the Executive Branch headed by the President George M. Weah stole the alleged missing 16 billion”. Read more
-Foreign, Defense Ministers Hold Sections
Ahead of the Summit of Heads of State and Governments of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) scheduled for December 22, 2018, Foreign and Defense Ministers of the 15 ECOWAS countries recently concluded various sections in preparation for the December 22 conference.
A dispatch from Liberian Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria disclosed that the ministers held both the 41st Ordinary Session of Mediation and Security Council (MSC) and 81st Ordinary Session of Council of Ministers. Read more
By John L. Momoh
Scrutinizing the credentials of new investors and advising them on their investments is one of the principal functions of the National Investment Commission (NIC), apart from attracting domestic and direct foreign investments to Liberia.
Unfortunately, sometimes a lot of people sit by the fence and make conclusions from their own figments of imagination, without making careful analysis of the operations of the entities that they are talking about, a situation in which the NIC sometimes finds itself. Read more
The Government of the United States has announced its intention to support Liberia’s Pro-Poor Agenda with a planned budget of approximately $112 million (USD) for the 2018 fiscal year. The planned support for Liberia was announced in a Joint Statement of Collaboration between the Governments of Liberia and the United States released today. Read more
-Signing Ceremony Set For Friday At Finance Ministry
As part of efforts to further strengthen the fisheries sector of Liberia, the Liberian government is to shortly receivea grant of US$3.1 Million dollars from the Icelandic government.
According to the Director General of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority NaFAA, the grant will support the sustainable use and conservation of the oceans, seas and marine resources for development in line with goal 14 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more