Across social media, Liberians are salivating at what Ghana was able to accomplish with its Year of Return tourism push. The Ghana Tourism Authority branded its campaign as a “major landmark spiritual and birth-right journey inviting the Global African family, home and abroad, to mark 400 years of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia.”
In a historic and monumental move for the Liberian community in the United States, President Donald Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2020 into law. The law contains a key provision facilitating permanent residency for Liberians living in the U.S.
After United States Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey issued a statement of concern over “worsening political conditions in Liberia,” the Liberian government has responded to defend itself.
I am deeply honored and humbled that His Excellency, Dr. George Manneh Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia, has nominated me to serve our country in another capacity, having served as chairman of the Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission.
At the Ministries of Public Works and National Defense, employees have been advised to expect an additional 8.4 percent reduction beginning with their unpaid September salary.
The Justice Ministry has launched its gravest threat yet against the Council of Patriots since the group emerged early this year as the government’s most decisive critic. The threat comes as the group plans to initiate a protest on Dec. 30.
The civil society group, Naymote Partners for Democratic Development, is warning that there is a general decline in perceptions of political governance in Liberia.
A major education sector stakeholder conference has been announced in Monrovia by the Ministry of Education as part of an annual system-wide review of the sector.