President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed confidence that the re-emergence of the new Ebola virus disease outbreak in lower Margibi County will be nip in the bud. “I am confident that the situation will be put under control,” she asserted.
Authorities of the Ministry of Education are expressing uncertainty over reopening of schools across the country, pending advice from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. However, the Education Ministry says it is planning to supplement classroom education with “a Teaching- by- Radio” program.
The Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the government-owned Liberia Electricity Corporation or LEC says the corporation is operating in a US$20 million-deficit. Suggesting that due to the huge debts incurred, the management was finding it very challenging to meet the expectation of its customers, as well as living up to international standards of practice.
Former Gbarpolu County Senator Daniel Naatehn, has lamented that the people of Gbarpolu are faced with serious economic challenges due to the Ebola epidemic in the country.
The Press Union of Liberia has fined the Nation Times Newspaper L$2,500 for ethical breach and requested its Publisher, journalist Octavin Williams, to apologize and retract a misleading headline against Vice President Joseph Boakai in a story published on April 8, 2015.
The opposition Liberty Party is reported to be in serious negotiations with businessman-turned politician Benoni Urey for membership. Information gathered by this paper suggests that a team of Liberty party officials headed by former policy advisor Darius Dillon has of late been in persistent ‘behind-the-scene’ discussions with Urey to get on board the Party ahead of the 2017 Presidential election.
The Government of Liberia has discounted recent comments and allegations by the Liberia Council of Churches or LCC of its poor performance in fighting corruption.
Montserrado County Senator George Weah has admonished Liberians to put aside their differences and remain religiously tolerant.
Despite the country’s engagement with the fight against Ebola, two senior officials of Sinoe County are at each other’s throat. Sinoe County Superintendent J. Milton Teahjay has claimed that Senator Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan is seriously engaged in pre- election campaign activities across the county.
It may be shocking to many political pundits that the stronghold of Senator Prince Y. Johnson, Nimba County over the weekend petitioned the Congress for Democratic Change or CDC political leader, Senator George Mannah Weah to contest the impending 2017 Presidential election.