Happy birthday Liberia
Happy birthday Liberia, and Happy independence day to all Liberian countrymen at home and all across the globe, your country turn 162 years old on the 26 of July this year, forget not and pray for the almost 200,000 of your countrymen who died in a senseless war, all the while holding your heads up high, for the future holds nothing but endless possibilities, and always remembering the words of your national anthem, In union strong success is sure, you cannot fail, and that you are all in the same boat together, one nation, one people, and one common destiny. You are of many Tribes but one people.... God bless you all. - Siyabonga Mthimunye
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Monday, July 25, 2016) President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has bestowed upon 11 personnel of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) some of the nation’s highest honors for dedicated services to the country.
Four of the 11 persons served the nation in ambassadorial posts at various missions, while the rest serve as support staff at Liberia’s missions in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Accra, Ghana; Conakry, Guinea and the Consulate General of Liberia in New York, United States of America. Two of the four still serve the Foreign Ministry as Ambassadors-At -Large.
They were honored by the Liberian President, who is also Grand Master of the Orders of Distinction, during the Investiture Ceremonies as part of celebrations marking Liberia’s 169th Independence Anniversary in the Foreign Ministry’s C. Cecil Dennis Jr. Auditorium on Friday, July 22. Read more...
Monrovia, Liberia: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has commended the Alpha KapaAlpha Sorority for the construction of the Omega Market Village in Paynesville and described the organization as a “True Partner” whose dedication,commitment and passion contributed to the realization of the project.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader was speaking on Saturday, July 23, 2016 when she officially dedicated the Omega Market Village in Paynesville City outside Monrovia.
The Liberian leader disclosed that there is a roadmap in place that will lead to a full relocation of marketers from the densely populated Red-light Market to the Omega Village. She said there are plans by government to expand and complete the Omega Market village project in 2017 and stressed the need to take ownership of the Village to ensure that it is maintained properly. President Sirleaf called on the Business Community to erect stores and business centers including educational facilities at the Omega Village to meet the needs of the marketers and their associates. Read more...
Liberia's failure to pass a long-awaited law recognizing the rights of rural communities to their ancestral lands could plunge the West African nation back into civil war, a coalition of civil society groups said on Thursday. The draft Land Rights Act, which would acknowledge customary rights to land, was submitted to Liberia's Senate in September 2014, but activists have criticized a lack of Read more...
The Minister for State for Presidential Affairs, Dr. Edward B. McClain, Jr. is dead
(Monrovia, Liberia – Saturday, July 23, 2016) The Government of Liberia announces with profound regret and sadness, the death of the Minister for State for Presidential Affairs, Dr. Edward B. McClain, Jr. in his 71st year. Minister McClain was also the Chief of Staff to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the State and Presidential Affairs Minister, and Chief of Staff to the President of Liberia died on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at about 2:25 am Central African time at the Wilgers Life Hospital in Lynwood, Pretoria, South Africa.
Minister Dr. Edward B. McClain, Jr. died following a period of illness.
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Wednesday, July 20, 2016) The Inter-Ministerial and Agencies’ Steering Committee on Liberia’s 169th Independence Anniversary has released the Calendar of Events to mark the observance with unarguably Liberia’s only medical doctor, who is also a renowned biomedical research scientist, an inventor, and political activist at the same time, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan, M.D., selected as this year’s National Orator.
Dr. Nyan, who hails from Killepo-Towroken, River Gee County, holds a degree in human medicine from the Humboldt-Universität-University zu Berlin Medizinische Fakultät – Charité in Germany. He completed his postdoctoral fellowships at the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine in the United States of America. Trained in infectious disease research, Dr. Nyan has over a decade of experience working in public health systems in pathogen diagnostics and the development of affordable diagnostic tests for underprivileged communities. Read more...
In an effort to upgrade the educational standards at its Alma Mater, the Ricks Institute Alumni Association USA, Inc. (RIAA USA Inc.) headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, launched the first ever Virtual Educational Program (VEP) in Liberia which will begin the opening of school in September 2016. The Virtual Educational Program (VEP), is the signature program of the administration of the current National Chairman of RIAA USA, Inc., Mr. Dave Llewellyn Dixon, CPA. Read more...