Vice President of the Republic of Liberia On the Occasion of the Nomination Of His RUNNING MATE For the 2017 PRESIDENTIAL AND REPRESENTATIVE ELECTIONS Monday, July 10, 2017 – National Headquarters, Unity Party Congo Town, Liberia My Dear Partisans of the Unity Party; Friendly Political Parties, Auxiliary Groups; Our beloved and committed supporters and sympathizers; Fellow Liberians;
-SAYS Dr. TIPOTEH Presidential Aspirant Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh says that the wave of endorsements of government and former warring faction aspirants is the clearest sign to date that the corrupt are endorsing the corrupt to get protection from persecution.
The Code of Conduct in Liberia has started to take effect, with the rejection of two vice presidential candidates. NEC said it rejected the vice standard bearers of the opposition Liberty Party, Harrison Kanweah and the Alternative National Congress, Jeremiah Sulunteh.
-Dedicates Three New Buses, Visits Cape Mount County The Standard Bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) George Manneh Weah is concluding preparations for a robust campaign for the October presidential and representative’s polls. The former soccer star has promised to surpass opponents in gathering campaign logistics, and it appears he has done just that. He brought into the country dozens of four-wheel jeeps, hundreds of motor bikes and logistical Lorries, and over the weekend, he unveiled three huge buses.
Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine yesterday drew massive crowd when he went to file his nomination papers with the National elections commission. The crowd mostly young people, market women and nearby shop owners chanted slogans and sang as Brumskine made his way through the SKD sports stadium where the nomination process is taking place.
A conglomeration of drivers, under the banner Yelow ‘Bus Driver Association’ has stormed the Liberia National Police Headquarters in Monrovia, demanding the LNP to provide security for their buses. Yellow Buses are commonly referred to as ‘Killer Bean’ because of their reckless style driving in the city. Speaking in separate interviews with our reporter, the angry drivers said their demand is in respond to the constant burning of their vehicles by reckless and angry motorcyclists.
The Community Court of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), has expressed dismay over the proposed reduction of the number of Judges from seven to five. It said the institutional reforms announced in Monrovia, during the recent statutory meetings held in June 2017, did not augur well for the development of community justice in the sub regional space.
Serious drama occurred recently at the House of Representatives when Unity Party lawmakers rejected to hear a communication from Grand Bassa County Representative Jeh Byron Brown seeking plenary intervention to probe a collapsed US$30 million agreement which was intended to do mechanize rice production in Lofa County. The African Development Aid (ADA) Project was funded by the late Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Kadhafi with some US$30 million intended to mechanize the production of rice in Foya District, Lofa County.
Mo Ibrahim Foundation Announces The 2017 Ibrahim Leadership Fellows From Liberia, Botswana And Senegal
LONDON: The Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced today the 2017 Ibrahim Leadership Fellows, who will make up the programme’s sixth cohort. The three Ibrahim Fellows are Robtel Neajai Pailey (Liberia) who will join the African Development Bank (AfDB), Ndapiwa Segole (Botswana) who will join UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Oulimata Fall (Senegal) who will join International Trade Centre (ITC). The programme is designed to mentor future African Leaders. The candidates, chosen from among a pool of over 2,000 applicants, will take up posts in these three multinational organisations and benefit from direct mentorship of their current leaders.
The President Pro-tempore of the Liberian Senate and Chairman of Gbarpolu County Legislative Caucus Sen. Armah Zolu Jallah has lauded the bilateral relationship which subsists between Liberia and Mainland China, which he said has accrued many dividends to both countries including reciprocal diplomatic ties, road construction, sports, and health. The Pro tem was speaking when he received in audience on Wednesday, July 5th at his Capitol Building Office, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China.