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November, 2023


LRA Stands By Administrative Decision

(Monrovia, November 30, 2023) -The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) maintains the suspension of James Afif Jaber, Assistant Commissioner for Real Estate Tax Division, for gross administrative breach. The LRA stands firm on this action in line with its HR Management Policy, Disciplinary Guide, and Professional Ethics Standards. All LRA employees, including James Afif Jaber, are subject to disciplinary measures based on professionalism and adherence to established protocols. The LRA upholds rigorous ethical standards applicable to all staff, regardless of position, emphasizing its commitment to revenue collection for national development andRead More

Liberia: Senate Concurs With House of Representatives -Ratifies US$22 Million Gboni Enterprises Incentive Agreement

At long last, members of the Liberian Senate have concurred with the House of Representatives on the passage of an investment incentive agreement between the Republic of Liberia (RL) and Gboni Enterprises Incorporated. In September this year, the House of Representatives ratified the agreement following reports from its Joint Committee on Investment & Concessions, Judiciary and Ways, Means, Finance & Development Planning on the “Investment Incentive Agreement between the Republic of Liberia and Gboni Enterprises Inc”. Gboni Enterprise is a 100% Liberian-owned oil and gas importation and Distribution Company thatRead More

President Weah Urges JPTT Members to Work with Honesty and Patriotism

MONROVIA, LIBERIA – The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah has challenged members of the Joint Presidential Transition Team (JPTT) to demonstrate a high degree of honesty and love for the country in their deliberations for the smooth transfer of power from the outgoing to the incoming administrations. President Weah, addressing the inaugural meeting of the JPTT Friday, November 24, 2023, at the Executive Mansion, said it was important they put the national interest first, and carry the “spirit of unity and success that has brought usRead More

LRA Conducts Customs Security Workshop To Boost Border Management & Revenue Growth

The Customs Department of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Thursday (Nov 23) commenced a two-day Integrated Border Management (IBM) Security workshop in Ganta, Nimba County. The workshop aims to strengthen cross-agency collaboration and understanding among various security bodies responsible for border control and management. The workshop brings together representatives from joint security agencies including the Liberia National Police, Liberia Immigration Service, National Security Agency, and the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency. Over 30 dedicated border security personnel are actively engaging in the exercise. Assistant Customs Commissioner for Ports Operations, Edwin F.Read More

Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Liberia’s Runoff Election

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release Novemeber 15, 2023 Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Liberia’s Runoff Election Once again, the Liberian people reaffirmed their commitment to democracy in yesterday’s runoff election. We commend their dedication to exercising their right to vote broadly and peacefully. The United States will continue to promote accountability and will call out anyone who undermines the electoral process through fraud, violence, or intimidation. At each step of this election, Liberians from all walks of lifeRead More

Afreximbank records deals worth about US$1 billion as Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2023) continues

The third day of the third Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2023) concluded with attendees witnessing the signing of financing and other agreements valued in excess of one billion dollars between the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) ( and several leading business entities from across the continent. United Bank for Africa PLC – US$ 150 million The Bank also signed a US$150-million trade finance facility agreement with United Bank for Africa (UBA) PLC, under the Ukraine Crisis Adjustment Trade Financing Programme for Africa, to be utilized to finance trade and trade-related transactions inRead More

Liberia:  Joint Security Deports Illegal Ghanaian Immigrant

Joint Security has confirmed the removal from the country of a Ghanaian, Sumson Essien Jr., from Liberia and back to his home, Ghana, after a Joint Security investigation established he entered Liberian borders and engaged in employment without resident and work permits, in violation of Liberia’s Alien and Nationality Law and the Decent Work Act of 2015. The law requires an alien travelling to Liberia must first obtain Resident and Work permits before engaging in employment activities in the country. The suspect was arrested in Rivergee County after he wasRead More

Liberia: Runoff Campaign Ends Ahead of Tuesday’s Presidential Runoff

The campaigning activities ahead of Tuesday’s November 14, 2023 presidential runoff election between incumbent President George Weah and main opposition leader—Joseph Boakai ended Sunday with accusations from both the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change and the opposition Unity Party. Joseph Boakai speaking during a news conference Sunday alleged that CDC supporters attacked opposition members in Nimba County leaving many injured. Boakai highlighted a close call with gunfire during a campaign activity in Zor Zualay, Nimba County, where the UP’s vice standard bearer Jeremiah Kpan Koung and Senator Prince Johnson hadRead More

Liberia: Weah Makes Final Reelection Plea

Monrovia, Liberia – The President of the Republic and Standard-bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Dr. George Manneh Weah has termed Tuesday’s runoff election as a pivotal moment for Liberia’s future, urging voters to reelect him for sustained peace, development, stability, and progress. President Weah said Liberians should take pride in looking back on the past six years, in the progress made wherein the country has seen many improvements in education, healthcare, infrastructure, and economic development. The CDC Standard-bearer highlighted specific steps taken to elevate the development bar,Read More

EU EOM deploys 36 Short-Term Observers – bringing total number to around 90 observers

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Liberia deployed on Sunday 12 November 36 Short-Term Observers (STOs) to all 15 counties of the country. A Delegation of 6 members of the European Parliament headed by Mr Leopoldo Lopez Gil and around 8 diplomats from EU Member States accredited in Liberia will also be integrated in the mission. EU Election Observers come from the 27 different EU Member States, as well as Canada and Norway, bringing the total number of EU Observers on run-off Election Day to around 90. OnRead More