The minister of state for presidential affairs, Nathaniel McGill, has pledged L$5 million (US$25,000) in micro-loans to Coalition of Democratic Change constituents and families living within 52 communities in Montserrado’s sixth district.
As anti-rape protesters pressured the government to take meaningful measures to control a drastic increase in rape cases, many government supporters are driving the narrative that the protests were politically motivated.
To mitigate the impact of COVID-19, the Lutheran Church in Liberia is using its village loan savings program to empower vulnerable communities, focusing on women and girls.
Despite a reduction in new COVID-19 cases across the country, a former representative candidate in Montserrado’s 14th district, Kerkula Muka-Kamara, is warning against complacency in the fight against the pandemic.
The Ministry of Public Works has put out a notice requesting proposals for the construction of a 3.5 km road to Bali Island.
Montserrado’s Sen. Abraham Darius Dillon has submitted a draft bill seeking to limit the salaries of members of the National Legislature to US$5,000 or its equivalent.
With curfews limiting movements and shuttered businesses resulting in employees losing their jobs all across the country, the Coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the livelihood of many Liberians. But one group appears to be particularly susceptible due to the nature of how the virus spreads – sex workers.
Several family members of a five-year-old alleged rape survivor in Paynesville are being held by the police pending the results of medical examination from the Hope for Women medical facility that could determine whether their child was raped.