Liberia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Prof. Al-Hassan Conteh, has thanked Nigeria for the capacity development program and scholarships extended to Liberia that helped to strengthen the post-war country’s educational sector.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has told 10 retirees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that their departure from Government doesn’t mean that they are forgotten and stressed that “there is always life after retirement.”
The National Elections Commission (NEC) has disclosed that the replacement of lost or damaged voter cards will begin August 7 and end on August 12.
According to the NEC Chairman Jerome Korkorya, the adjustment was necessary to allow time for a thorough review of the voter roll.
Chairman Kokorya made the disclosure Friday at a press conference held at the NEC Headquarters in the Monrovia suburb of Sinkor.
He stated that the replacement of lost or damaged cards will be done at in 99 centers across the country.
He indicated that there will be one replacement center in each electoral district, one at each of the 19 magisterial offices and one in each of the seven shared electoral districts.
Chairman Kokorya explained that shared electoral districts are those located in two magisterial areas and are in Montserrado County Districts 11 and 13, Bong County Districts 2 and 3; Lofa County Districts 3 and 4, and Nimba County District 7.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued Executive Orders No. 85 and 86 respectively – waiving customs duty and storage fees at the Freeport of Monrovia; and extension of executive Order 78 – exempting the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation from customs duties and selected items.
Liberian small farmers on Saturday displayed locally produced crops at the Jorkpen Town Market on 8th Street Sinkor during an exhibition. The Market Place which was established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for easy access to made-in-Liberia products, has become a tourist attraction center where every goods produced in Liberia can be found.
The Director General of the West African Monetary Agency (WAMA), Mr. Momodou B. Saho, says the ongoing ECOWAS conference comes against the backdrop of slowdown in growth momentum in the sub region reflecting developments in the largest economy of Nigeria.