All around the city of Monrovia you see these large billboards with messages encouraging Monrovians to "Stop Corruption", and right under some of these billboards along Tubman Boulevard, are ducts belonging to LIBTELCO a company that is begging for an investigation. Read more...
What can the Government of Liberia do to promote ICT in Liberia? Construct a duct along Somalia Drive from Freeport to Red light in support of a Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) in Monrovia before it is too late. Invest in the expansion of the technology in Liberia.
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Thursday, May 5, 2016) President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made new appointments in government affecting the Ministries of Justice, State for Presidential Affairs, Internal Affairs, Public Works, Central Bank of Liberia, National Port Authority, and the Law Reform Commission.
According to an Executive Mansion release, those appointed include:
Ministry of Justice
Cllr. Frederick Cherue - Minister
Cllr. Harriette Badio - Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs
Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs
Cllr. Fonati Koffa - Minister of State Without Portfolio
(An additional portfolio within the Ministry)
Central Bank of Liberia
Dr. Mounir Siaplay - Deputy Governor for Economic Policy Read more...
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Thursday, May 5, 2016) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is arcane to balance the centrist-like editorial of the FrontPageAfrica newspaper, Vol. 10 No. 81 of Monday, May 2, 2016 under the caption: “The Government of Liberia Wasteful Diplomacy – Time for Government to Consider Cutting Cost”.
In its editorial, FrontPageAfrica indicated that with the exception of the United States of America, the People’s Republic of China and the government of South Africa, Liberians spend millions each year on travel to a third country as visa submission points to obtain visas to travel to other countries outside ECOWAS. Read more...
A strange ship purportedly carrying flag under Nigerian maritime has been abandoned in Robertsport City, Grand Cape Mount County, western Liberia at a site leading to a mountain in Sendelhun Town.
Panic is said to be building up in the area as locals are raising questions surrounding the intent of the abandonment of the vessel marked “TAMAYA 1” since Tuesday evening, May 3, after three unknown men allegedly disembarked it and absconded elsewhere via a canoe. Read more...
Monrovia - The Liberian Senate has reached a unanimous decision to halt ongoing discussions by Libtelco to purchase cellular company, Novafone.
The Senate's decision, according to a motion, is to give the committee on Post and Telecommunications, chaired by Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence of Grand Bassa County the chance to gather the needed information as it relates to discussions surrounding the alleged US$10m purchase of Novafone by Libtelco. Read more
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a new financing agreement of US$10 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to provide income support to extremely poor and food insecure households in Liberia. This agreement will also establish key building blocks of a basic national safety net delivery system of Liberia. Read more...
By Tiina Intelmann, EU Ambassador to Liberia
On 3 May the world celebrates World Press Freedom Day. The international day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the 26th Session of UNESCO's General Conference in 1991. The step responded to a call by African journalists who in 1991 produced the landmark Windhoek Declaration on media pluralism and independence. Read more...
(Monrovia, May 3, 2016) Fiber optic especially at the physical layer is one of the things few Liberians truly understand. I happened to be one of the few who do.
Fiber Optic for Liberia has always been a passion for me, it why I studied network engineering in school, it was why I focused on the physical layer as a LAN / WAN Engineer before coming home in 2006, with the idea of helping Liberia acquire the technology.
Since coming home I have written several articles about technology in Liberia and how different players were having both positive and negative effects on implementing ICT in Liberia.
This article is an attempt to generate an honest dialog about ICT immediate future in Liberia, and what can be done to halt the current track of waste, and turn the situation around, so that it is a win for ICT in Liberia, the Sirleaf Administration, LIBTELCO and the Liberia people. Read more...