In furtherance of the Unity Party-led government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s commitment to decentralize services, the Government of Liberia and development partners have dedicated two additional County Service Centers (CSCs) with a call for citizens to cherish and take ownership of the facilities.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a condolence message to the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, following heavy overnight rains that triggered a mudslide and flood on the outskirts of Freetown that led to the deaths of over three hundred persons and injury to several hundred others early Monday morning on August 14, 2017.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has submitted to the National Legislature for ratification a Bill seeking to establish and strengthen the legal framework of relevant authorities to adequately protect whistle-blowers and witnesses.
[Leadership; delegates, other distinguished guests]; my fellow Mandingoes, my fellow Liberians:
It gives me great pleasure tonight to finally honor your invitation to address the Federation of Liberian Mandingoes in the United States of America. This has been a long time coming, and has been delayed by the demands of my duties as a public servant, first as the former Minister of Finance & Development Planning; and then by my new portfolio with the World Bank Group providing support to more than 35 countries challenged by conflict, fragility, violence and forced displacement or refugee crisis. Of late, I have also thought it wise to remain discreet, prayerful and observant during this historic moment in our country’s democracy, and to support the first peaceful transition of power from one living president to another in Liberia since 1944. This transition, in my humble opinion, if managed well, will further establish Liberia as a true democracy, solidify the fragile peace we have maintained over more than a decade, and set the tone for the next era when Liberians can begin to cultivate an unshakable society where all tribes, religions, men and women, young and old can peacefully live together. Therefore, it is very important that all Liberians regardless of their tribal identities, political backgrounds, religion or otherwise, listen to their better angels and embrace a peaceful transition of political power.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to the Government and people of the Republic of Congo on the occasion marking their 57th Independence Anniversary, on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
Former Montserrado County senatorial candidate Sheikh Al Moustapha Kouyateh has officially endorsed the candidacy of the Standard Bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) George M. Weah for the October 10, 2017 elections.
Electricity tariff has dropped from 49 cents to 39 cents per kw/h, representing a 25 percent decrease in tariff in the energy sector of the country, according to a Liberia Compact implementation progress report.