The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has clarified that the Liberian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon was closed more than 30 years ago, contrary to publications, alleging the existence of a Liberian Embassy in the Lebanese capital with a Lebanese Chief of Mission. The ministry said Liberia has however maintained an honorary consulate in Beirut.
Office of the Press Secretary to the President has strongly rejected media reports that the President is “shielding corruption” when she asked leaders of the Liberian media to analyze the recent audit Report of the Ebola Trust Fund by the General Auditing Commission (GAC) in the context of the extreme emergency with which the nation was confronted.
The Chairman of the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms or LINCSA, James Fromayan, has called for a speedy enactment of the “Small Arms Control Act” currently before the 53rd Liberian Legislature.
As the Ebola Virus disease ravages the country, a renowned Liberian human rights lawyer Atty. Samuel Kofi Woods, II, is mobilizing strong international support to help the government and the country deal with the killer disease, with a pending arrival of what would be the fastest Ebola test machine in Liberia.
A year from, Liberia is expected assume responsibility for all aspects of its own security - taking over the residual tasks still performed by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, acting pursuant to powers vested in her by both the Constitution of Liberia and the Declaration of the State of Emergency, has issued, under authority of the Constitution, a Proclamation suspending the holding of the October 14, 2014 Senatorial Elections. A Foreign Ministry release says the President has also suspended all voting rights associated and connected with the Senatorial Elections.
The Senate Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate says it is time for the Central-northern region of Liberia to produce a President.
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has told health workers in Ganta, Nimba County of a “big boost” to government’s fight against the Ebola virus, as partners pull in support, constructing facilities to augment Liberia’s response against the disease.
A court document available to the New Dawn newspaper appears to show how defense lawyers have been filling multiple motions for bail or separate trials in the murder case of late Police Officer Amos Tutu, perpetually stalling a full trial wherein the accused are expected to exonerate themselves.
A Liberian opposition party, Movement for Progressive Change or MPC has donated 5 Million Liberia Dollars to orphans, and homeless children who lost their parents to the ongoing Ebola fight that has taken a serious toll on the country’s health sector.