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Liberia’s VP visits Sunon Asogli power plant

Management of Sunon Asogli Power led by the Chairman Mr Yang Qun and staff on Saturday, 10th of August 2019 welcomed the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia Dr Jewel Taylor and Mrs Genevieve Kennedy, Ambassador of the Republic of Liberia to Ghana. “As Ghana is celebrating its Year of Return, Dr. Jewel Taylor visited Ghana with her delegation to attend the HACSA summit and we were privileged to have her visit the plant,” a statement by the management of Sunon Asogli Power, said. The statement said she wanted to acquaint herself with the Energy sector of Ghana and understand the operations in the industry. Dr Taylor was introduced to Shenzhen Energy and Sunon Asogli Power and was particularly interested in clean energy such…

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‘ECONOMIC CRIMINALS’

A COMPLETE LIST AND PUNISHMENTS AS PRESCRIBED BY THE TRC The establishment of War and economic crimes courts in Liberia has gained strength. But the begging question is while most people are shaming and naming alleged war criminals, who are those listed by the TRC as economic criminals? And what are penalties prescribed by the TRC for their alleged actions? Concord Times gives you details of what constitutes economic crimes, names of the accused and penalties as recommended by the TRC. What constitutes Economic Crimes? According to the TRC final report, an economic crimes is any prohibited activity committed for the purpose of generating economic gain or that in fact generates economic gain by persons and actors whose economic activities contributed to gross human rights…

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RESPECT ELECTORATES’ MADATE

PRESIDENT WEAH PUTS AGITATORS ON SPOTLIGHT AT UNGA The beauty of democracy comes not only when you win elections; it is also and perhaps most importantly when you fail to win, and nurse your defeat and patiently await another round of elections. This is not the case with some politicians and their supporters in Liberia, and this is certainly not something contestants of the 2017 presidential elections can afford and stomach. There are some Liberians who think the presidency is their birthright, bequeathed to them by their elitist forebears. Once eluded by elections results, mainly the presidency, they would cause heaven to break apart, they will seize the peace of the nation until the victor, whom they consider highly unlikely for leadership, is thrown into…

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LETTER TO THE MASSES OF LIBERIA – II

By Sherman C. Seequeh My Dear Masses of Liberia: In this second letter of mine to you, I want to draw your attention to and disabuse your minds from doomsayers’ usual proposition that we, as a people, are still in Egypt. By this, they try to make the impression that nothing has changed since the Weah administration took over a year and half ago and that conditions we suffered during the dark days of corruption and marginalization of the masses still exist. In other words, they are inferring that our Change for Hope slogan during the 2017 elections is betrayed. I don’t want you to buy in or get amused by any of those misperceptions. The intent of the doomsayers to keep the “We’re Still…

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COMMERCE MINISTRY BACKS IG’S ACTION AGAINST FUZION

Tuesday: September 17, 2019: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry says its decision to close down Fuzion Bar and Restaurant in Sinkor, Monrovia was straightly in the right direction and not any political witch-haunt as widely speculated on the social media. As part of its ongoing Third Quarterly Nationwide Inspection of business houses across Liberia, the Commerce Ministry, On Monday, September 16, 2019, shut down Fuzion Bar and Restaurant for its refusal to allow the Inspectorate of the Ministry carry out its work. Though the MOCI, re-opened the Fuzion Bar and Restaurant on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 following an appeal from the legal team of the business, the closure of the facility was greeted with wide spread social media reports, alleging that the Ministry’s action…

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DILLON EARLY SHOW OF TRASPARENCY: A CASE IN POINT

Abraham Darius Dillon’s quest to be elected in the Liberian House of the Senate, like any other political hopeful, was hinged on a plethora of campaign promises. But for him two, among his many pledges, sank well in the minds of voters: make public his assets through declaration and in print and take only five thousand United States dollars as pay monthly. He had belabored the issues of exposing monthly earnings of law makers to the public, taking only the amount of five thousand United States dollars off whatever amount there is as monthly salary and committing the balance to public account for county development to the extent that all eyes were turned to his direction for fulfillment. Of course, these two pledges had not…

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BONG CITIZENS CRITICIZE ‘FIND’ FOR PROTECTING ‘ZOGOS’

By Patrick S. Tokpah The Foundation for International Dignity, FIND in collaboration with the New Life Foundation has safely removed vulnerable youths commonly called “Zogos” occupying the Methodist Mission compound and burned the area. The Foundation for International Dignity (FIND) is a pro-democracy and human Rights organization working to promote peace, good governance, the rule of law and access to justice in Liberia. FIND was established in 2002 as a regional organization to respond to the growing human rights concerns of Liberian refugees. The organization later registered in Liberia as a non-for-profit national organization in October, 2003 following the end of the civil war in the Country. In an interview with reporters following the exercise, FIND’s Acting Executive Director, Aaron GV Juaquellie said the action…

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PRESIDENT WEAH CREDITS UN FOR ’16 YEARS OF UNBROKEN PEACE’ OUTLINES PLAN TO REDUCE POVERTY, BOOST GROWTH

“Liberia is a UN success story”, President George Manneh Weah told the annual United Nations high-level general debate in New York on Wednesday. “After being devastated by a brutal civil conflict that lasted for 14 years, peace was restored and maintained by what was then the largest peacekeeping force in the history of this Organization”, he explained. “Under the auspices of the UNMIL [UN Mission in Liberia] peacekeepers, Liberians enjoyed 16 years of unbroken peace”. President Weah explained that when the peacekeeping force withdrew two years ago, the Government stepped up to maintain the peace. “However,” he said, “long after the guns have been silenced, the survivors have to live with the collateral damage of the war-wounded, the shattered families, the displaced populations, the resettlement…

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MCA-L SPONSORS TRAINING OF LWSC STAFF IN MANAGING CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

The Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia (MCA-L) has sponsored the training of 27 persons in administering contracts associated with construction projects. Eighteen of the trainees were managers, engineers, technicians, and others from the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC). The training was conducted by the firm of Nicholas O’Dwyer Ltd., the Ireland-based consulting engineering firm hired by MCA-L to supervise the ongoing reconstruction of the raw water pipeline, from Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant (MCHPP) to White Plains Water Treatment Plant (WTP). During the training, trainees received guidance on the characteristics of standardized contracts designed by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (known by their French acronym FIDIC). These standardized contracts are used for construction projects funded by major donor agencies, such as the World Bank and other…

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HOSPITAL PATIENTS TURNED AWAY AS MEDICAL STRIKE BITES

A medical workers’ strike in Liberia has paralyzed the country’s already faltering health care system, leaving its biggest hospitals in disarray and thousands of patients without care. Government doctors, nurses and other staff are protesting against low wages, delayed payments and poor working conditions that include shortages of crucial equipment and regular electricity blackouts. Liberia, one of the world’s poorest countries where most people live without reliable access to electricity and clean water, suffered from a 2013-16 Ebola outbreak that killed more than 4,800 people, including more than 150 healthcare workers. “We are sitting and our children are sick, and they told us not to enter the gate,” said Gifty Harris, a young mother sitting against a wall with her baby on her lap outside…

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All Liberia Party Standard Bearer Benoni Urey speaking to media executives at his residence in Careysburg.

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