Margibi’s capital came to a standstill on Saturday morning when an agent of the Executive Protective Service, Gabriel Kamara, stabbed a car washer to death after suspecting him of snatching his girlfriend’s phone at a local bar the previous night.
The trial of the suspects in the murder of German national Juergen Schedemamn has been postponed until the August term of court after the court allowed the public defender’s request for a jury trial.
On Saturday evening, hundreds of citizens defied a Coronavirus state of emergency and stay home order to run through the streets of Kakata to celebrate the return of streetlights to the Margibi capital.
A local NGO has donated a drum of diesel fuel to the government-run C.H. Rennie Referral Hospital in Kakata. The Professionals for Community Empowerment and Development group said the donation came after discovering that the hospital was now rationing electricity, a practice that threatened the health of patients, especially women in labor.
The Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services has begun preparing for the 2021 National Population and Housing Census, as more than 200 of its staff have gathered in Kakata for a 24-day training for mapping assistants.
As the February Term of Court opens across the country, many judges, magistrates, and court officials continue to voice strong dissatisfactions over the effects of the recent salary harmonization policy which has significantly slashed their salaries and benefits.
The office of Margibi superintendent Jerry Varnie says it has disbursed US$4,000 to eight community radio stations in the county. The disbursement followed a decision by citizens of the county at a council sitting on December 22 to allocate funding to community radio stations operating in the county. A total of US$5,000 was allotted during the council sitting.
A new city regulation relocating three parking terminals and barring street selling in Kakata has led to a weeklong protest by vendors and commercial drivers. The new regulation being enforced was introduced by the Kakata City Corporation.