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March, 2024


Analyst: World Bank’s Report On Liberia Outdated

A Policy Analyst—Narvin Jusay-Fanonkon Ireland has described as outdated, the recent World Bank report on the poverty ration on Liberia. On Monday, the World Bank released its poverty assessment report on Liberia, highlighting that nearly one million Liberians live in extreme poverty and 2.5 million live in absolute poverty. The bank’s Country Manager in Liberia— Ms. Georgia Wallen said the report finds that nearly 6 out of every 10 Liberians live in poverty based on the national poverty line. “And in the context of multiple crises, the plight of theRead More

Liberia: Gov’t Cancels All Diplomatic Passports Until…

The Government of Liberia has with immediate effect issued a directive, cancelling all diplomatic passports issued during the regime of former President George Weah. The authority believe such a decision is intended to enhance the integrity and credibility of the country’s travel documents. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Foreign Minister Sara Beysolow Nyanti announced that holders of diplomatic passports have until April 18, 2024, to return their passports for the issuance of new ordinary or service passports. She emphasized that holders of diplomatic, official, and service passports with aRead More

Liberia: Sen. McGill Unearths Massive Corruption At Public Works Ministry

Press Statement for immediate release. Monrovia – March 18, 2024: Today we want to bring to your attention a matter of utmost concern regarding the recent contract awarded by the Ministry of Public Works in the sum of Twenty-One Million United States Dollars (US$21 Million). While we fully support the much-needed rehabilitation and construction of roads across the country, it is imperative that these projects are executed in full compliance with the laws of Liberia. The recent actions of the Public Works Ministry have an odor of venality and nefariousnessRead More

The European Union Election Observation Mission to Liberia presents its final report with 22 recommendations

The European Union Election Observation Mission to Liberia presents its final report with 22 recommendations; the EU stands ready to support Liberia in their implementation MONROVIA, 05 March 2024 – Announcing today the release of the final report of the 2023 EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Liberia, its Chief Observer Andreas Schieder, Member of the European Parliament, noted: “These were the first general elections since the departure of UNMIL solely organised by the Liberian institutions and they marked an important milestone in further strengthening democracy”. He further acknowledged thatRead More

LRA New CG James Dorbor Jallah Takes Over Outlines His Vision for A ‘New’ LRA

Monrovia, Liberia – March 1, 2024 – The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) welcomed its new Commissioner General, James Dorbor Jallah, who officially assumed leadership of the Tax Authority on Friday, March 1. Commissioner General Jallah outlined his ambitious vision for reform and progress in revenue collection, emphasizing the pursuit of autonomy for the LRA. In his inaugural address, Commissioner General Jallah underscored the vital role of revenue collection in national growth and development, calling for the unwavering commitment of all LRA staff. He assured employees, taxpayers, the business community, andRead More