Non-Essential Government Employees Requested to Continue to Remain Home; Will Receive Full Pay and Benefits
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Tuesday, September 30, 2014) The Government of Liberia has extended the decongestion measure at all public institutions by requesting all non-essential government employees to continue to remain at home with full pay and benefits, until otherwise instructed.
According to an Executive Mansion release, during the period, non-essential government employees are strongly encouraged to engage in community-based awareness and clean-up exercises aimed at preventing and halting the further spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease in Liberia.
Government is also thanking all public servants, especially those at the forefront of the fight against Ebola, for continuing to deliver essential services to the Liberian people.
It further reminds all that the crisis is not yet over; but that the government and people have made significant progress by putting in place the structures necessary to contain and subsequently eradicate the Ebola virus from the country.
To build up the gains, the government encourages all public institutions to keep a safe working environment for all employees. It further advised that established safety protocols must be reinforced in all workplaces, including hand washing and periodic general cleaning up exercises.
President Sirleaf Meets with the Members of the 53rd National Legislature; High on the Agenda is the Fight against the Ebola Virus Disease
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Monday, September 29, 2014): President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has held a meeting with the members of the 53rd National Legislature on the current Ebola outbreak now ravaging the country. She met with members of both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the discussion was held at the Capitol Building, the seat of the National Legislature, on Monday, September 29, 2014. Full story...
Ebola A Helpful Guide for Liberia:
By:Peterlyn Killen RN ( MSN/MHA)
Over the recent months, Liberia has been in a state of confusion as it relates to Ebola. At this point the damages are evident, hence, a good guideline to help stir the nation in the right direction is eminent. It’s imperative that experts understand the mental effect and state of mind of the citizenry involve, in order to provide adequate help.
The first step is the mental perception and acceptance of this plague. For many Liberians, this is like the stages of grieving that according to psychologist are experienced by people from all work of Life.” Death in itself forces people to self-evaluate, create fear and panic. These are the five stages of grieving, which unfortunately does not happen in a specific order and differing for each individual.
1. Denial and isolation- in the minds of many Liberian this can’t be real, it’s a conspiracy or witchcraft. It can’t happen to a Liberian only our neighbors, this is where the government has to focus on awareness and present the real facts and realistic statistic to the nation. No sugar coating the fact, the sooner people realize the truth the quicker it can be accepted and worked upon. The various media outlets in Liberia must have detail pictorial and video of the last and horrible stages of Ebola, Liberians have to see to believe. These video images must be ran daily until people begin to accept. Full Article...
Petroleum Prices Drop Again
MONROVIA - The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in close consultation with the management of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company, (LPRC) has announced that there will be reductions in the pump prices of gasoline (PMS) and fuel oil (AGO) by 12 cents and 15 cents respectively.
This means, the wholesale price for gasoline is US$3.88 cents and fuel oil is US$3.93 cents, while the pump price for gasoline is US$4.06 /L$345 and fuel oil is US$4.11 /L$350. There will also be a five Liberian dollars reduction in the price of fuel oil due to the exchange rate differential.
The reduction will take immediate effect on Monday, September 29, 2014. The circular was signed by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Axel Addy and LPRC Managing Director, T. Nelson Williams, II.
This is the second month in a row that the prices of gasoline and fuel oil have dropped. Full story
Coco-Cola International to Expand Its Production in Liberia; Expected to Add Bonaqua Mineral Water and Canned Juice Components
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Friday, September 26, 2014) Coca-Cola International has reaffirmed its commitment to further invest in Liberia as its contribution to post-war reconstruction terming its partnership as not just “a fair weather”.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the vice president and chief administrator for Coca Cola International, Alexander B. Cummings, at the head of a high-level delegation informed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that his company, having worked in Liberia for over 50 years, was pleased to announce an expansion of its production by adding pure water and canned juice components to its product. Full story...
Monrovia (AFP) - Liberia has warned it may slip back to civil war along with neighbouring Sierra Leone if the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa is allowed to continue to spread. Full story...
The Ebola outbreak is having a devastating effect on the economies of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, crippling major industries and forcing people out of work. The three nations hardest hit by the virus are among the poorest on the African continent. Combined, their GDP is less than 3 percent of Nigeria's, the regional economic powerhouse. Full story...