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.
With less than nine months ahead of the 2020 midterm senatorial election, Margibi’s Senator Oscar Cooper has announced his re-election bid for the county’s senatorial seat.
Following months of controversy over the China Union payment of US$750,000 in social development fund to Margibi, a county sitting was finally on December 2 to resolve looming questions about the usage of the funds following the revocation of a Supreme Court writ of prohibition on an early resolution of the County Legislative Caucus which was hatched in Monrovia.
Police in Margibi are investigating the circumstances surrounding the attempted suicide of a 46-year-old man who reportedly threw himself off the roof of a local guest house in Kakata.