A Liberian lawyer, Lafayette Gould, has alarmed that the growing wave of violence across the country poses serious security threat to the fragile peace. The Liberia lawyer says violence is the main catalyst that threatens national security adding that most violent acts are carried out by young people. He referenced the Thinker Village and Barnesville mob violence in 2015, as well as the Nimba County incident that led to the damages of properties and the loss of lives.
Amid continued efforts by the government of Liberia to ascertain the cause of death of former Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) Managing Director, Harry Greaves, public pressure remains unrestrained with some making strong revelation about government complicity in Mr..Greaves death.
In the wake of criticisms against a recent statement by Senator Armah Z. Jallah that the Liberian Government violated the Accra Comprehensive peace accord by restructuring the Liberian army, former personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) have threatened to disrupt normal security if the Government fails to give their benefits within 72-hours.
Information Minister Eugene Nagbe has stressed the need for a comprehensive dialogue between Government and the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) to address the continuous abuse of media freedom by some individuals. Minister Nagbe observed that media freedom is being regularly abused and violated by some individuals who have over the years claimed that they are not journalists, but continue to enjoy the freedom traditionally reserved for journalists.
Internal Affairs Minister Dr. Henrique Tokpah is urging traditional leaders across the country to take over the peace of Liberia as the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) leaves the country soon. Minister Tokpa told a cross-section oftraditional leaders that the role of chiefs and elders remains critical to the maintenance of peace and stability in the country.
The Liberian Government has signed a landmark Loan Agreement with the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) for the immediate pavement of the Gbarnga-Salayea Road. According to a MFDP dispatch, Liberia’s Finance Minister Amara Konnehand Mr. Suleiman J. Al-Herbish, Director General of the OPEC Fund for International Development on Monday, February 22, 2016 in Vienna, Austria signed the landmark Loan Agreement worth US$20 Million to support the pavement of the first phase of the Gbarnga-Mendikorma road project.
The mysterious death of former Liberia Petroleum Refining Company Managing Director, Harry Greaves, has left the country in a state of awe, but government’s attempt to scout independent experts to ascertain causes into Mr. Greaves’ death seems to confuse citizens even further.