United States Announces Intention to Support Liberia’s Pro-Poor Agenda with $112 Million in Aid

The Government of the United States has announced its intention to support Liberia’s Pro-Poor Agenda with a planned budget of approximately $112 million (USD) for the 2018 fiscal year.  The planned support for Liberia was announced in a Joint Statement of Collaboration between the Governments of Liberia and the United States released today. Both countries expressed their intention “to actively collaborate in exploring the most sustainable ways to achieve the inclusive growth goals of Liberia’s pro-poor agenda.”  In particular, the United States, acting through its Agency for International Development (USAID), will seek to help Liberia effectively and transparently manage its journey to self-reliance.  In that connection, USAID intends to use its assistance to Liberia to prioritize inclusive economic development as the fundamental driver of change…

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Liberia: Chief Justice Entangled in Integrity Web

Liberia’s Supreme Court Chief Justice, Francis Korkpor, has come to the limelight for signing to a judgment made by the full bench of the Supreme Court in a case he’s accused of having special interest. The case in question is an appeal for the reopening of the Intestate Estate of the late Peter Bonner Jallah, Sr. in which Peter Bonner Jallah, Jr, served as an Appellant/Respondent and Rev. Ola Jallah, Mazzah Jallah, Justine Jallah and Beatrice Jallah served as Appellees/Petitioners.

Dewitt vonBallmoos and his Magic in Taking Social Security to another level in Liberia

Think Social Security is just for the retired? Think again! There’s something there for everyone. When we think of Social Security, we usually think about a monthly check when we retire. The truth is the Social Security system offers a lot more than just retirement benefits. There are also benefits if you become disabled, survivor benefits if you die and benefits if you need medical care. All of these benefits offer a valuable safety net for risks that could occur decades before retirement.

Liberia: Pres. Weah Intensifies Roads Construction Crusade

By Sherman C. Seequeh The passion, restlessness and exuberance President George Manneh Weah brings to national development is not only unmatched in Liberia’s leadership history but is paying off quite tangibly and substantively in the last few months of his incumbency. And much of this is particularly expressed in his allotment of resources towards the construction of paved roads and making sure that contractors don’t sleep on their contracts.

At WAMZ Confab Minister Tarpeh Recommits Liberia To ECOWAS Free Trade, Barrier Removal

Liberia’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Professor Wilson K. Tarpeh, has reiterated Liberia’s commitment to the full implementation of ECOWAS’ free trade protocols. Minister Tarpeh, on behalf of President George Manneh Weah and the Liberian Government, has also promised the Liberian Government’s commitment to removing trade barriers.

We’ve improved every aspect of Ghanaians’ lives – Nana Addo

According Nana Addo, an improved macroeconomy is a fundamental requirement for stimulating the investments needed for the significant expansion and growth of the economy. play President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said over the course of the last twenty-three (23) months, the period of stay of his government in office, his administration has worked on strengthening the fundamentals of the economy.

Liberia: Pres. Weah Admonishes Officials to Contribute to Development by Paying Taxes

Monrovia, Liberia: President George Manneh Weah has called on members of his cabinet and other officials of government to honor their tax obligations as to financially equip Government execute its mandate consistent with the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development. The President reminded government officials about their tax commitments and how this is significant to transforming the nation and the lives of the people of Liberia.

Be celibate or leave the priesthood, pope tells gay priests

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy, and it would be better for priests who are actively gay to leave rather than lead a double life, Pope Francis says in a new book. While he has previously spoken of the need for better screening of candidates for the religious life, his comments suggesting that priests who cannot keep their vows of celibacy should leave are some of his clearest to date. Francis made the comments in a book-length interview with Spanish priest Fernando Prado called “The Strength of Vocation”, in which he discusses the challenges of being a priest or nun today.

Will we ever again see an African Ballon d’Or winner like George Weah?

There has not been one African player on the Ballon d’Or podium since Weah won in 1995 but what chances do Africa’s best talents stand in the future? George Weah remains Africa’s only Ballon d’Or winner. Of the current African crop, Mohamed Salah is the best bet to follow in his footsteps someday and – perhaps – is the closest thing we have to Weah himself. Like Weah, Salah was born, bred and developed within African football borders before moving to Europe. That is an increasingly rare pathway for young African prospects to follow.

Modric beats Ronaldo, Griezmann, Mbappe & Messi to 2018 Ballon d’Or prize

The 33-year-old became the first Croatian to claim the award after a year in which he has won the Champions League and reached the World Cup final Luka Modric has beaten off competition from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi to be named the winner of 2018’s Ballon d’Or. The Real Madrid midfielder played a pivotal role for his club as they stormed to a third consecutive Champions League title, as well as captaining Croatia to second place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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