The Council of Patriots has agreed with the call of the international community to delay the protest but says they disagree with the proposed Sunday, January 5, 2020 date; they have therefore, suggested Monday, January 6 for the protest. Read more
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Grand Cape Mount County Senator Victor Watson has cautioned Liberians against continued violence in the country which has the propensity to derail the growth and development of the country.
Speaking at a news conference held in Monrovia on Sunday, December 29, 2019, Senator Watson said the planned December 30 protest poses serious concern to Liberia’s economy and democracy. Read more
The Chairman of the Youth League of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Mr. Jefferson T. Koijee, has outlined the importance of political tolerance, but with caution.
Koijee, who is also the Mayor of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC), pointed out that the country truly needs a democracy where people can differ on political ideologies, but that those disagreements should not serve as a cornerstone for division. Read more
Key development partners to Liberia have called on the Council of Patriots not to continue with the December 30 demonstration until January 12, 2020 when the Government of Liberia shall be fully prepared to provide security and logistical support. Read more
The diplomatic missions of the United States, European Union, France, Germany, Sweden, and United Kingdom near Monrovia have urged the so-called Council of Patriots (CoP) to share with the Ministry of Justice all required details regarding its plans for the proposed demonstration on December 30.
The foreign missions noted that this was necessary for the Government of Liberia to take all necessary measures to allow protesters to exercise their constitutional rights of free speech, assembly, and petition, and at the same time to preserve public order and safety. Read more
-In The Interest Of Peace
The Inter-Religious Council Of Liberia (IRCL), the group comprising the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) and the National Muslim Council of Liberia (NMCL), that has promoted religious harmony, peaceful co-existence and responsible citizenship since 1990, during its extraordinary Leadership meetings held on Wednesday and Thursday, December 4th and 5th respectively in Monrovia reaffirmed its mandate and desire to continue to lead efforts of mediation, peacemaking, reconciliation and advocacy against all ills in society as our primary contribution to sustaining peace, democracy and reconciliation in the country. Read more
Dakar, December 5, 2019 – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, with the technical support of the World Bank Group’s Advisory services, has completed the implementation of an investment climate Scorecard to help attract private investors and enhance cross-border investments in ECOWAS’ 15 member countries, which are home to more than 350 million consumers. Read more