The Country Manager of World Bank-Liberia has pledged the bank’s support to Liberia’s financial system, citing that strengthening Public Financial Management (PFM) system is a key component of the its support to many post-conflict environments. Read more
The Criminal Court “A” on Tuesday issued a notice of assignment in the case of District #10 lawmaker Yekeh Kolubah and five others charged with multiple crimes to appear on Friday, December 6, to resume trial in the case.
Lawmaker Kolubah went to the Temple of Justice on Monday, December 2, to sign the Sherriff’s attendance record book, after the Court granted him medical leave to travel to Accra, Ghana for treatment. Read more
-To Hold Census In Liberia
The Director General of the Liberia Institute Of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) has said a proclamation is now required from the office of the President to the Legislature requesting a Joint Resolution authorizing the Executive Branch to conduct the next national housing and population census at a specified date, preferably March 8,2021. Read more
By Nvasekie N. Konneh
For the first time in recent years, a group of Liberian artists participated in a major music festival in Morocco. The festival was organized by the Visa for Music, a cultural organization based in Morocco. Since 2013, Visa for Music has been organizing the festival annually as the meeting point of music of Africa and the Middle East. 2019 was the 6th edition of the event. This year edition was held under the sign of femininity with diversity of artists representing countries in Africa and the Middle East. Read more
-On US$25m Mop Up Exercise
The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) Executive Director, Atty. Mohanmmed E. Fahnbulleh, has disclosed that in three weeks the LACC will make a final report on the US$25 million mop up exercise by the Central Bank of Liberia to address the issue of excess liquidity on the local market. Read more
The Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Lenn Eugene Nagbe, has reassured Liberians that the government is exerting all efforts to ensure that the current economic situation is addressed.
“We do have an economic problem, the economy is under stress and we are almost at the point of recession.
“We are not there yet, our rate if inflation is very high and all of these things have reached a point where salaries for civil servants have been delayed for couple of months,” the government spokesperson noted. Read more
Liberian President George Manneh Weah has called on investors to explore and take advantage of the country’s vast natural resources.
The President said though Liberia is the oldest African republic, much of the country’s natural resources remain virgin, untapped and it would be mutually beneficial for national and international investors to partner with Government to make prudent use of the countries’ rich resources. Read more