National Election Commission ordered to disallow the certification of CPP Senator elect of Lofa County.

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The Presiding Justice in Chambers has granted the government of Liberia petition for the writ of prohibition to disallow the National Election Commission to certificate Senator elect of Lofa County J. Brownie Samukai.

Associate Justice Joseph Nagbe said the petition for the writ of prohibition being properly applied for and taking into consideration the controlling laws cite, is hereby granted.

He ordered the clerk of the court to issue the peremptory writ of prohibition, send a mandate to the first respondent, NEC, disallowing the certification of the second respondent J. Brownie Samukai,Jr., until his disability imposed on him by his conviction is removed according to law. And is here by ordered.

The government of Liberia through the Ministry of Justice filed a writ of prohibition on March 29, 2021 to prevent Senator Elect of Lofa County, J. Brownie Samukai Jr. from being certificated by the National Elections Commission.

The government prays that Samukai is judicially disenfranchised citizen and a convicted felon.

Students of Baryata Elementary School in Electoral District #2, Bong County, smile as friend of Joshua D.K .Better, donates forty two pieces of sitting desk to the school.

By. J. Boimah Johnson
Email.jangarjohnson@g mail, Com.

In an efforts to buttress the government of Liberia the office of friends of Joshua D.K .Better a political group in Bong County, has donated 42 pieces of sitting desks to Baryata Public school in Electoral District #2.

Making the presentation in Baryata during the week, Mr Joshua D.K. Better a representative hopeful stated that the donation was his team own way of identifying with the school going kids in other to provide a conductive learning environment.

He stated that as a former student of the institution he deems it necessary to provide sitting capacity for the students as the results of students sitting on the floor to acquire quality education.

Though the cost of the sitting desk was not disclosed by Mr. Better during the presentation of the forty two pieces of the sitting desk on the school main campus of the Baryata Public School to the administration, students and parents.

The Baryata School which operates under the government as public school is catering to more than one hundred and fifty school going kids in Baryata and its surroundings villages in other to help students of the area to acquire quality education is said to be heavily challenge.

Mr .Better stated that he was so discourage to see students using their copybooks as sitting desk to sit on it in their various classes as a mean of trying to acquire education, something that led him to quickly intervene by providing the sitting desks that allow three persons to sit on one.

“I am happy today to be here at Baryata Public School to donate sitting desks to the students, administration and parents of this noble institution where, I started my primary education, and today I want to present to you all on behalf of team Joshua D.K .Better 42 pieces of sitting desk to this historical school said Mr. Joshua D.K .Better”

Mr Better however encourages the administration and the students to observe the health protocols prescribed by the Ministry of Health and National Public Health Institute of Liberia in order to combat the COVID-19 in Liberia.

He acknowledges the administration and students of the Baryata Public School to always wear their nose masks and wash their hands as prescribed by health authorities while on campus and off campus.
Receiving the sitting desks on behalf of the institution the principal Mr. James Dolo lauded, Mr Better for the donation and terms it as timely.

Mr .Dolo said students have been sitting on the floor to acquire quality education, something he said was an embarrassment to the institution.

“On behalf of the Baryata Public school, we will like to appreciate Mr Better and his team for this kind gesture, and we are also calling on him to keep working in the interest of his former institution and other institutions in the district to improve the education sector especially Electoral District #2, in Bong County, Mr. James Dolo added”

He told our Bong county correspondent, that Mr. Better is the first aspirant to identify with the school, by providing sitting capacity for students who parents cannot afford the finance to send their children to the urban area for now to perused quality education.

Mr Dolo also used the medium to call on other aspirants that are eying the representative seat in the District to seen reason and go on their aid as the institution faced lack of challenges.

The Young Leaders Empowerment forum (YOLEFO) Kick Starts A Two Days Intensive Leadership and Career Development Training In Gbarnga, Bong County.

By: Image TV Bong County Correspondent
Contact: 0880205406/0775260307

The young leaders Empowerment forum (YOLEFO) is currently holding two days intensive leadership and career development training at Gbarnga YMCA multi purpose Youth center.

The program is being held Under the theme, “Breaking the fabric in leadership and ceerrer development in Liberia”.

The Young Leaders Empowerment Froum is a youthful organization founded in March 2021 of this year in Gbarnga, Bong County.

Giving the Over view of the training at the start of the program the CEO and founder Amb. N. Franklin D. Lablah, narrated the organization was established in order to change the narratives of young people in Bong and adjecent counties.

Mr. Lablah explained that the two days career and leadership development training program is focusing on high schools students in Gbarnga.

He name the Dolokelen Gboveh, AG mission, William VS Tubman Gray, EJ Yancy in Totota lower Bong County among others as academic institution in Gbarnga to benefit from the training.

The YOLEFO CEO believes that bringing new version of leaders with good minds & behaviors for generational and social benefits remain the organization major undertaking in Bong County.

Mr. Lablah narrated that improving young people through career development skills training programs will greatly help Liberians especially younths in achieving their goals most especially students in Leadership.

The ( YOLEFO) Boss told Journalists that the training is targeting twenty five youthsl most especially students in the county.

He believes that after the training, participants will be knowledgeable about the development of career and leadership on their various school campuses in Gbarnga.

The Young emerging Leader Franklin Lablah, used the medium to encourage young people of the county to take advantage of the two days intensive training if they must be valuable in society.

He caution, humanitarians, philanthropist organizations, Government officials and other good will individuals to help support the dream of the organization in the county

He believes when the young leaders Empowerment forum (YOLEFO) is supported there will be changes in attitudes and minds of youth across the Country.

Meanwhile a facilitating member of the training Madam Marline Tokpa Jarwoe who spoke during the symposium narrated that bad leadership development isn’t a good narrative for emerging Leaders in Liberia.

The Bong County civil societies chairperson named the characteristics of bad leadership stating that bad leaders fail to see the strengths of team mate and just don’t listen to their citizens who elected them in various offices.

Also making remarks, Bong County electoral district 5 Representative Hon Edward W.Karfiah who supported the program narrated that helping young people in Bong County will continue to be his major undertaking while repensentating his citizens at the national legislature.

Hon Karfiah explained that his sponsorship towards the young leadership Empowerment forum is his own way of indentifying with the young people of the county.

However participants who attended the career and leadership development training program appreciated the efforts of the organizer for organizing said program in Gbarnga, thereby encouraging their friends to practice good Leadership skills in their different schools in the county.

According to student Mathaline Doba and other who spoke to Journalists after the training practicing good Leadership skills in Liberia should be the agenda of the day while working to see a better Liberia

She believes that when other local and national organizations begin to train Young emerging Leaders Liberia stand a very good chance to develop.

School Expels LGBT for Exposing His True Identity To The Public.

By: D. Sewarlu Email: dsewarlu@gmail.com Contact: 0880063524/0775251213

The principal of the Trinity United Methodist School Mr. Nyenkan C Wleh has with immediate effect expel Michael Kanneh, a young man who was recently seen arguing with an elderly woman in a social media video about wearing makeup.

According to authorities at the school the act recently Carried out by Michael was against the schools belief and has the propensity to destroy the school reputation, stating that though the school is still carrying out investigations and will be ready to release evidences as to why the action of expulsion was taken.

The School and it’s administration has made it clear that they see the act as a violation of the code of conduct for a student of the institution to be involved in any act that depicts homosexuality as it prints a bad image for the school itself.

Bong Superintendent, Esther Walker Is again Under The Spotlight as She Admits to Apposing Governing CDC candidate in the December 2020 Senatorial Elections.

By:Josiah Pailay
Bong County:

Bong County Superintendent, Esther Walker, has admitted to supporting Unity Party’s Prince Moye, over her party’s candidate, Henry Yallah in the December 2020 Senatorial Election.

In another leaked audio, Superintendent Walker is heard confessing that she supported former Deputy Speaker, Prince Moye over CDC’s Henry Yallah because Yallah didn’t work for the people of Bong County during his nine years spell.

Madam Walker further clarified that it was never a crime to support Moye despite her position as National Women League Chair of the governing Coalition for Democratic Change.

Madam Walker said she and other local officials were threatened by hierarchies of the governing CDC that failure on their part to support former Senator Yallah would have led to their suspension and or dismissal, something she described as a complete trash.

The Bong County Superintendent further explained in the leaked audio that she was tired working under a regime where no appointed official has the right to make independent decisions.

It is understood that Madam Walker has since her suspension sometimes ago being in bed politically with former Deputy Speaker Moye, who is a well known spy on the CDC led government.

During her suspension, Senator Moye reportedly provided a monthly compensation of thirty thousand Liberian Dollars to Madam Walker, and allegedly aided the Bong Superintendent’s son, Philip Bestlow, escape justice after raping a teen in Bong County.

Superintendent Walker further said in the audio that her relationship with Senator Moye is more cherished than hers with the governing CDC where she alleged that no one is allowed to make independent decision.

When contacted by IMAGE TV-LIBERIA, Madam Walker reiterated her statement in the audio, stating that her life is not tied around the CDC government, and will continue to speak and make critical decisions in the County regardless of her alignment with the governing party.

She has once again come under serious public condemnations for betraying and disrespecting the mandate of the party that made her relevant in the Country.

Meanwhile, citizens of Bong County are calling on President George Weah to with immediate effect dismiss Madam Walker on grounds that she is not in the interest of the government.

Credit: GTV-Liberia

Liberia’s Ministry of Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism Frowns at the Political Leader of the Alternative National Congress for Recent Statement Made Against the Government.

By Darlington W. Kwarbo

PRESS STATEMENT

Monrovia, May 26, 2021: The Ministry of Information, Culture Affairs and Tourism takes note of the tirade recently uttered by the political leader of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander Cummings, who has again repeated the routine and unsubstantiated claims of corruption against the Weah Administration, while also spewing out allegations of state-sponsored crimes.

That these false claims are once again being made without an iota of evidence – just the rut soundbites about “16 billion” (which was debunked by the Kroll report) or the “25 million” lies – hoping that the unsuspecting public will accept the stale strategy is not at all surprising. What is surprising to us is having a politician desperately attempting to resuscitate his miniature political stature by acting out of character and throwing insults to satisfy his base.

Not once in the entire statement did Mr. Cummings cite any evidence of corruption other than raving about “rogues” or “stealing”. The government has taken unprecedented actions to help
curtail the societal menace of corruption, including by the introduction of landmark legislations which would expand the powers of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission to independently investigate and prosecute offenders, and also empower whistle-blowers. Where there have been probable cause to act against impropriety, the President has done so – including prosecuting his officials.

The government also investigated to finality, with the assistance of the U.S. embassy, the deaths of some professional Liberians – just as it did in the case of the “16 billion” hoax and the mop up exercise. None of these reports implicated the government in any “state-sponsored murders”, the reason no international rights group has made the claim – not even the annual U.S. Human Rights report.

That a leader of a political party will regurgitate word on the street just shows the level of despair.

Regarding suggestions from some quarters about a War and Economic Crimes Court, the government’s position on the matter remains the same: It is a sovereign decision that the Liberian people should make. This has since been the position of the Liberian government expressed by President Weah to the United Nations and the Liberian Legislature.

Signed: ________ Ledgerhood J. Rennie
MINISTER

John Warner, Ex US Senator and Husband of Elizabeth Taylor, Dies at 94

John Warner a former Navy secretary and one of the Senate’s most influential military experts, has died at 94. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Former Sen. John W. Warner, a onetime Navy secretary who was once married to Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor, has died at 94, his longtime chief of staff said Wednesday.

Warner died Tuesday of heart failure at home in Alexandria, Va., with his wife and daughter at his side, Susan A. Magill said.

“He was frail but had a lot of spirit until his last days,” Magill said.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), who isn’t related to John Warner, said he was “devastated” by the news.

“To me, he was the gold standard in Virginia,” Mark Warner said on Twitter.

John Warner, a Republican, was elected to the Senate in 1978 and served five terms before retiring in 2008.

Warner with his wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor, in 1977.
Warner with his wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor, in 1977. (AP)
A former secretary of the Navy, Warner was one of the Senate’s most influential military experts.

He was a key supporter of the war in Iraq and served for a time as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He was a conservative but had an independent streak, and was hugely popular with Virginia voters.

Warner was married to Taylor from 1976 to 1982. He was the sixth of the Hollywood actress‘ seven husbands.

Several Injured as Two locomotives belonging to ArcelorMittal collide Head-on.

Nimba County – Several persons are reported injured after two locomotives belonging to ArcelorMittal collided.

The incident which occurred at about 11:30pm Friday night when one of the locomotives transporting ore from Yekepa, Nimba County to the Port of Buchanan in Grand Bassa County collided with another locomotive returning from Buchanan left about 14 person seriously injured as the result of the collision.

Reports reaching us states locomotive 094 was returning from Buchanan after experiencing a mechanical breakdown in Mongbain Town, Nimba County when the oncoming train ran into it on the track.

The train which had some mechanical problem nonhad three-employees onboard while the one heading to Bassa with the ore had on board 11 people transporting 120 buckets of ore for export.

The victims which include four children and women have been undertaking treatment at the Ganta Methodist Hospital.

Those hospitalized include the two operators of the two trains, an expatriate and 11 non-employees.

Meanwhile, residents of Nimba County have blamed the incident to the result of poor communication from the management of the company.

Representative Hopeful Gets honored by a women group in Bong County.

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Bong County: Several women under the banner “Kpaii District women Association” a non for profits organization in Bong County have honored Jousah Better for his numerous contributions to the livelihood development of the ordinary people in the County.

The organization which was founded in early 2017 has little over one hundred members with the purpose of bringing together women of like mind’s to organize themselves to create village saving and loans among others.

The well decorated program was graced by prominent citizens of the county including local leaders, youths and women organization in Jorquelleh District # 2.

According to the president of the organization Madam Leliah Torkolon, Mr. Better over the time past has contributed positively to the growth and development of the organization despite the challenges.

She told our Bong County correspondent since the formulation of their organization in 2017, Mr Jousah D. K. Better has been the only person that continues to support their workings.

“We have asked other people to help us in the past but there have been no fruitful results, but for you that is not the case, today you are in our midst telling us to find a land space for the organization to build our office we are happy of that” said madam Torkolon added.

For his part the honorees Mr. Jousah D K Better expressed total happiness for the honor bestowed upon him by the woman group and term it as a success, He however encouraged the women group to stand with him in order to replace his boss Senator Moye.

The representative hopeful in the upcoming by election in Electoral District#2, Bong County assured the woman group in the district, if elected as the next law maker for the district he will provide more loans for business women and men in order to improve their living standard in the society.

Mr. Jousah D K Better who works in the offices of former representative Prince Kermue Moye as chief of staff has caution citizens of the District to elect him to continue the developmental activities of his boss Senator Moye in the district, and the county at large.

He told the women, electing him to serve the district will not be a mistake because he understands the legislative proceeding at the lower house, based on his working experience with honorable Moye for the past eight years at the House of Representatives.

He ended up by asking the women group to search for a suitable land space to be purchase for the construction of their organization office.

Mr. Better is among several sons in the district that have expressed interest in contesting for the representative seat in the district, that is currently vacant due to its lawmaker ascendancy at the house of Senate.

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US Embassy Near Monrovia Frowns On The Liberian Senate Appointment Of Senator Prince Y. Johnson As Chair on the Senate Committee on Security and National Defence.

MONROVIA – The United States Embassy in Monrovia has expressed serious disappointment in the Liberian Senate following the election of former warlord Prince Y. Johnson as the chairman of the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security.

Senator Johnson was elected to the post on Tuesday may 13, 2021 on white ballot after Senator Steve Zargo of the Liberty Party withdrew from the race at the eleventh hour despite being assured by members of the collaborating Political Party of their unflinching support for the position.

However, barely 24 hours after the election of Senator Prince Y. Johnson, the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia in a statement stated that while U.S. government is proud of its longstanding partnership with the Ministry of National Defense and Armed Forces of Liberia which will continue — they can have no relationship with Senator Johnson.

The U.S. Embassy: “Senator Johnson’s gross human rights violations during Liberia’s civil wars are well-documented; his continued efforts to protect himself from accountability, enrich his own coffers and sow division are also well known. That the Liberian Senate would see fit to elevate him to a leadership role – particularly in the area in which he has done this country the most harm — creates doubts as to the seriousness of the Senate as a steward of Liberia’s defense and security.”

The United States also raised concern over Cllr. Varney Sherman who has been sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for corruption involving judicial bribery, remaining as chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Human Rights, Claims and Petitions.

several individuals including Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon (Liberty Party) have expressed dismay over the ascendency of Senator Johnson as head of the Senate Committee of Security and National defense.
Senator Dillon in a Facebook post also expressed his disappointment on the withdrawal of Senator Steve Zargo (Lofa, Liberty Party) from the race after being assured of their unflinching support for the position.

“Notwithstanding, we will not relent in our fight for accountability and justice by and through the growing calls and demands for establishment of a War and Economic Crimes Court for Liberia to bring violators of the public trust to justice. God remains our guide and strength!” Senator Dillon stated.

According to Dillon, the election of Senator Johnson as the Chairman on National Defense and Security is troubling and can best be described as a stab in the fight for accountability.

The elections for some leadership positions became necessary after the December 8, 2020 special senatorial elections where some members of the Senate’s leadership were unable to retain their various seats in the Senate.
As per the Senate rules, elections for leadership positions are for six years. However, those elected on Tuesday will serve for three years. This means, they will turnover power in January 2024.

Despite calls from the US Embassy Near Monrovia to the Senate to rethink their decision, several individuals have given a opposing view to the US Embassy resent Statement, one of such individual is the Leader of the No Position Citizens of Liberia Alex S. Konah who took to his social media page asking as to whether the Prince Y. Johnson who served as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Security and National Defense during the administration of former President Ellen J. Sirleaf is different from the Prince Y. Johnson that was recently re-elected to the same position.

According to him if the US Embassy truly stands for the peace and security in the country they should have declared no confidence in the election of Senator Johnson as head of the Senate committee on security and national defense during the administration of former President Sirleaf.

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