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Father of Three Calls For Help

LIBERIA-An SOS call is being made to humanitarian organizations and well meaning individuals by Alfred Bamba the father three newly born babies to assist in providing financial or material support to enable him cater to his children.

According to Mr. Bamba, the triplets (two females and one male) were born prematurely with lots of risk factors which he alone cannot bear, stating his current income may not be enough to cater to the kids as.

Making his appeal, the twenty-eight (28) year old Alfred Bamba said the situation has overwhelmed him as he was only expecting a single child and as such will need the help of the government of Liberia, well-meaning Liberians, and humanitarian organizations to enable him take care of his newly born babies.

“As I speak right now my people I’m out of money, I taught it was just one child my woman was going to give birth to”,

According to Medical reports, pregnancy usually lasts about 40 weeks which means babies that are born before the 37th week of pregnancy are premature and some risk factors associated with preterm birth may include immature lungs, difficulty regulating body temperature, poor feeding, and slow weight gain.

Mr. Bamba is meanwhile calling on anyone with a job opportunity to kindly contact him on this number +231770641462 as he is desperately in need of any help he can get from the public.

By; David Sewarlu

NaFAA Distributes Life Jackets to Fishermen

Monrovia – The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority on Friday January 20, 2023 launched the President Weah’s Lifejackets distribution project which aims at providing life jackets to fishermen across Liberia.

The launch which took place in the borough of New Kru Town on the D-Tweh football field Bushrod Island, brought together fishermen from across the country.

According to the Director General of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) the project had a successful lifejacket launch where fishermen will for the first time in the history of Liberia will receive free lifejackets from a sitting president who has made the fisheries to gain huge attention locally and internationally.

Madam Glassco disclosed that the decision was made due to request in 2021 by fishermen during the grand launch of the outboard engines in the port city of Buchanan to President Weah for the purchase of lifejackets for their safety at sea.

Madam Glassco mentioned that President Weah being conscious of the concerns of the fishermen with regard to their safety at sea and also being cognizant of the alarming death rates, has brought in four forty-foot containers of SOLAS-recommended life jackets to be distributed to each fisherman across Liberia “one life-jacket to one fisherman”.

She described the lifejackets distribution as one of the best safety measures the CDC-led government wish to put in place for the fisherfolks.

By: David Sewarlu

Western Cluster Liberia Investigated.

LIBERIA-The House of Representatives has mandated three of its committees to investigate the operations of Western Cluster Liberia.

The Committees are WAYS, Means and Finance, Mines and Energy and the Judiciary.

Plenary decision followed a communication from Nimba County Lawmaker, Samuel Kogar

According to Representative Kogar, Western Cluster Liberia is operating outside of its Memorandum of Understanding, and that the status of the Company remains unclear which according to him is violation of the MOU.

Based on Representative Kogar communication, the three committees were given the mandate to thoroughly investigate the company’s operation and present a report to Plenary in two weeks.

By David Sewarlu

Liberia Telecommunications Authority Holds Public Consultations Forum On the Quality of Service Regulations in regards to GSM Companies.

Ernest Johnson
0886673864/0775003873
ernestjohnson013@gmail.com

GANTA: The Liberia Telecommunications Authority on August 4, 2022 held a day Public Consultations Forum with Stakeholders at Ganta, Nimba County

The forum was focused on the Quality of Service Regulations in regards to GSM Companies operating in the country.

The Public Consultations brought together over one hundred participants including the Students populace, Liberia Marketing Association, Motorcycle Union, Schools Administrators, FLY Nimba Coordinator, Ganta City Mayor, The Press Union of Liberia amongst others.

According to the LTA Director of Public Affairs, Madam Jarsea T. Burphy, the gathering is mainly intended to solicit feedback from consumers of services provided by GSM Companies in Liberia.

During the forum, many consumers made emphasis on the instability and poor quality of network services provided them.

Meanwhile, Madam Burphy has given the consumers the assurance of speedily working on those constraints they are faced with that had been put before the LTA.

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Liberia Land Authority Concludes Workshop On Speedy Adjudication Of Land Related Matters.

David Arbar Sewarlu dsewarlu@gmail.com +231770190860/+231880063524

GBARNGA: The Liberia Land Authority has concluded a three-day workshop on the speedy adjudication of land and related matters in various courts in Liberia

The workshop was attended by Circuit and Probate Court Judges, Magistrates, and other judiciary actors from the fifteen Counties in Gbarnga, Bong County.

The event which commenced on August 1-3 at the Passion Hotel in Gbarnga City, Bong County was part of the Liberia Land Authority’s effort to begin the speedy adjudication of land and its related matters, especially for circuit and probate court judges, magistrates, and other judiciary actors in Liberia.

Marking remarks at the opening of the program in Gbarnga, the Director for Administration/HR and Training Aryee K Williams narrated that the exercise was meant to enhance the understanding of justice actors on the work of the LLA as well as the Land Administration in the promotion of the 2018 Land Rights Act and the Act against the criminal conveyance of land in Liberia.

Director Williams further noted that the event was designed to speedily address and apprehend major issues of arising land challenges faced by the judiciary and key justice actors who play critical roles in policy formulization and the revitalization of the ongoing legal land reforms process by the 2018 Land Rights Acts enacted by the national legislature.

The three days event was supported by the Inclusive Land Administration Management (ILAMP) with funding from the Swedish International Agency (Sida) and implemented by Lanmateriate.

Participants of the event were drawn from the National Trial Judges throughout the fifteen Counties in Liberia.

Speaking earlier at the ceremony, the chairman of the Liberia Land Authority Atty. J Adam Manobah, Sr argued that the absence of a well-coordinated and a speedy adjudication of land related matters, it would be difficult to address the many land conflicts and its related matters, as well as promote land ownership and investment by community members and investors.

The chairman however called on judiciary actors from across the country to act now and accelerate efforts in resolving land conflicts as institutions they heavily rely on them in the adjudication process of land cases in the Country.

He extended his profound gratitude to the Chief Justice of Liberia Cllr. Francis Korkpor as well as Judiciary Actors for the collaboration and expressed hope that all would be done by the two institutions in the adjudication of land and its related matters across the Country.

For her part, Bong County superintendent Esther Y Walker extolled the administration of the LLA for the exercise and expressed her office’s unflinching support for the process.

According to madam walker, the event is not only meant to widen the existing knowledge of judiciary actors but would further help in the interpretation of the 2018 Land Rights Act and the works of the LLA across the Country.

She narrated that as the result of limited knowledge of the Land Rights Act, citizens are yet to understand their rights in land matters, thus serving as proponents for land conflicts and disputes in communities across the country.

AFL TO PARTICIPATE IN Ivory Coast 62nd NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS

IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE

BARCLAY TRAINING CENTER, MONROVIA- 4 AUGUST 2022: A contingent from the Armed Forces of Liberia has arrived in the Ivorian City of Yamoussoukro to participate in the country’s National Day celebrations.

Ivory Coast is expected to observe its 62nd Independence Celebrations on August 7, 2022.
The delegation which is headed by Deputy Defense Minister for Operations, Prince K. Vincent, includes the Armed Forces of Liberia Chief of Staff, Maj/Gen. Prince C. Johnson, III, and Assistant Minister for Public Affairs, Sam K. Collins.

This is the first time that the new Liberian army has been invited to participate in the Ivorian Independence celebrations.

Speaking upon the team’s arrival in the Ivory Coast, Armed Forces of Liberia Chief of Staff Maj/Gen. Prince C. Johnson, lll, said “The Liberian military is grateful for the invitation extended to the AFL to participate in the Ivorian Independence celebrations.”

He added that the invitation shows the level of cordiality between the Armed Forces of Liberia and the Armed Forces of the Ivory Coast.

The Armed Forces of Liberia is the only foreign military that is expected to participate in the parade of troops doing the Independence Day celebrations of the Ivory Coast.

Since the arrival of the AFL contingent in the Ivory Coast, they have been involved in rehearsal drills ahead of the main program.

MONROVIA: Liberia National Police Investigates John F. Kennedy Medical Center

LIBERIA-The Liberia National Police (LNP) has launched an Investigation involving the management of the John F. Kennedy Memorial hospital for the recent death of a patient who allegedly jumped from the facility’s 3rd flood and died.

According to reports, Dennis Koon 43yrs old had been in the hospital for treatment but had attempted escaping the facility on several occasions due to his inability to make payments.

Hours following the man’s death, death, John F Kennedy hospital management in a release, refuted media reports surrounding Dennis’s death.

In the release, the management of JFK indicated that Dennis was readmitted on July 6, 2022 after spending 27 days at the hospital by a report from the hospital social services department. According to the hospital, the late Dennis was informed that he would be discharged today, during which time, he whispered to his colleagues that was going for a walk and also use the washroom.

“A few minutes after, students of the TNIMA alerted trauma nurses that a patient had jumped from the 3rd floor and collided with the concrete below sustaining major injuries to include massive head trauma”, JFK release noted.

The release further states that Dennis was pronounced dead 10minutes after was rushed into the trauma unit by Nurses. He reportedly died as a result of Traumatic Brain Injury and Secondary jumping from 3rd floor bathroom of the JFK.

The JFK management release extended condolences to the bereaved family over the death of their loved one as his body was being deposited in the morgue.

Meanwhile, Some Liberians have pointed accusing fingers at JFK for negligence over the death of the 43 yrs old man.

The LNP has however assured the public of their plans to providing Information as the Investigation continues.

By: David Sewarlu

Leaders Should not be Complacent with the Positions. Says Richard Saah Gbollie

MARGIBI: A Senatoral hopeful in margibi county Richard Saah Gbollie called on the leadership of various communities in the county to not be complacent but work to bring changes to their communities.

He further called on other Community leaders to follow the leadership of world Bank Community if they want to bring development in theirs community. Adding, sanitation and hygiene are to be looked at.

Hon. Gbollie who donated the amount of 20,000 LRD as initial contribution to the newly inducted leadership also Pledged additional 100,000LRD toward the Developments of the Community.

Also speaking, the chair of the Community Madam Tellewo Coral Jallah thanks Hon. Gbollie for honoring their invitation to serve as guest speaker, for his contribution towards the development of the community and vowed that the money Will be use for the intended purpose.

The newly inducted Community chair also use the occasion to appreciate the dwellers of World Bank Community and promised to work with everyone there by calling on the opposition parties to join her in moving the community forward.

Name: Alfred J. Joemah
Number: 0777868791
WhatsApp number: 0886772585
Email: joemahalfredj71@gmail.com

Dr. Smith Care Initiative Graduates Several Women in Skills Training.

Kakata: A group under the banner Dr. Smith Care initiative in collaboration with the Lula Dream on 16 July graduated over Seventy Students from Various Skills Training program in Kakata City, Margibi County.

The two months program which cover different disciplines including, Soap making,Peace building among others was sponsored by a representative hopefor of district three, Margibi County, Dr. John Sulonta Smith Jr.

Speaking at the occasion, the Chief Executive Officer of Dr. Smith Care initiative Dr. John Sulonta Smith expressed delight over the Successful Completions of the two months Skills Training program stating that Skills training Programs are ways of empowering citizens particularly those who didn’t acquired formal education.

Dr. Smith however disclosed that all is now set for the extension of the program to nearly every part of district#3 and beyond.
At the same time, he admonished the graduates to make use of the skills and knowledge acquired in order to make a difference in their respective Communities.

For his part, the Former Vice president of the Federation of Liberian Youths (FLY) Mr. Jacob Flomo appreciated Dr. Smith Care initiative and the Lula Dream for their numerous support towards the people of district#3 Margibi County.

He meanwhile used the occasion to encourage the graduates to remain focus and put into practice what they have learned.

He at the same time called on the government of Liberia to support the graduates and the institution in making sure that their dreams come true adding that the program will help Citizens become independent if extended to every Community within the District and Margibi County at large.

The graduates however lauded Dr. Smith and the Dr Smith Care initiative for the support and knowledge they have acquired, something they said will live with them for the rest of their lives.

Name: Alfred J. Joemah
Number: 0777868791
WhatsApp number: 0886772585
Email: joemahalfredj71@gmail.com

LNP Charges and Forwards Man, 27 to Court for Alleged Murder

PRESS RELEASE

July 6, 2022 The Liberia National Police has forwarded to court a 27 year-old man identified as Patrick Kollie, a resident of Police Academy Community and an employee of the Executive Protective Service (EPS) in connection to the shooting incident that took place on July 4, 2022 at the Police Academy Junction that left one person dead.

During police preliminary investigation, it was established that while suspect Patrick Kollie was on his way to his Police Academy residence, he came across some alleged attackers who tried to molest him, thereby impeding his movement.

The investigation further revealed that while the argument was ongoing between the suspect and the alleged attackers, Agent Kollie went into his parked vehice and took his assigned arm, 9MM Norinco pistol with serried number LR/EPS/409730767.

Accordingly, the investigation established that when the alleged aggressors realized that suspect Patrick Kollie was in possession of firearm, they they took to their heels and passed by an approaching motorbike.

The investigation established that while the alleged Criminals were passing by an approaching motorbike, suspect Kollie fired a round behind the aggressors, thus hitting deceased Valentine T. Johnson above his left eye and exited behind his head leaving him unconscious and subsequently pronounced dead by doctor on call at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center.

Additionally, it was revealed that when suspect Kollie realized that when he hit the wrong person, he immediately got into his vehicle and absconded the scene.

suspect Kollie admitted discharging fire arm and further said that he was attacked by a group of Criminals who wanted to take his assigned arm. He added that in the process, the arm got discharged thereby hitting a civilian who was riding on an approaching motorbike.

The investigation also established that suspect Patrick Kollie’s action clearly shows that he was in flagrant violation of rule 4 of the basic firearm cardinal rule that states, “Beware of your target and what is beyond your target”.

In view of the foregoing and circumstances surrounding the death of deceased Valentine T. Johnson, coupled with physical evidence (9mm Norinco pistol) adduced as well as eye witnesses accounts, the investigation has resolved to charge Suspect Patrick Kollie with the crime of Murder which is in violation of Chapter 14, section 14.1 of the penal code of the Republic of Liberia and forwarded to court for prosecution.

Signed: _____________________
H. Moses Carter, Sr.
Head
Press and Public Affairs Division (U-122)
Liberia National Police, RL
Tel: 0770800122