The Government of La Cote d’Ivoire has announced that it will in March this year reopen its border with Liberia. The disclosure was made by Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara at the second Joint Council of Chiefs and Elders Meeting (JCCEM) held in Guiglo, western Cote d’Ivoire from January 16-18, according to acting Internal Affairs Minister Varney A. Sirleaf.
A day after President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf reposed confidence in the capacity of the country’s security forces to handle the state of affairs in the absence of the United Nations Mission in Liberia, she is asking the UN to “remain for some time”.
Although the government of Liberia under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has crafted a bill for legislative consideration aimed at protecting the wellbeing of mentally ill persons, health authorities are lamenting the bill passage is long overdue.
Liberia’s former Interim Head of State, Dr. Amos C. Sawyer, has encouraged Nigerians to work together in strengthening the institutions of governance. According to a dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja, Dr. Sawyer spoke earlier this week when he served as the guest lecturer at the opening session of the Maiden Edition of the 2016 Annual National Political Summit held at the Abuja International Conference Center.
On the heels of merger talks and political maneuverings amongst political actors, the opposition Liberty Party of Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine is fast losing its members to the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC).
The only Cultural Centre many young Liberians have heard of is the defunct National Culture Center or Kendeja as it was popularly called. However, there is another, the Beh-Sao Cultural Village, located about 55km northwest of Monrovia in Bomi County which was established during the administration of President William R. Tolbert upon the recommendation of Minister Edward Beyan Kesselly, Sr, as the custodians of the village revealed to me during my visit there on, Sunday, January 24, 2016.
The Manager of the Port of Greenville Joseph Daffa Wiles, taking the stand as third state witness in the ongoing trial of former National Port officials Matilda W. Parker and Christiana K. Paelay, told the Criminal Court “C” that the conduct of wreck removal exercise at the port of Greenville was done but he could not remember the name of the company that did the work.