The Ministry of National Defense will start recruiting new Armed Forces of Liberia personnel in Ganta beginning Feb. 1.
About 1,500 Liberia Marathon runners brought a portion of the city along Tubman Boulevard to a halt on Nov. 8 as police prevented unauthorized vehicles from traversing the route.
Lofa Senator Stephen Zargo, the chairman of the Senate committee on defense, intelligence and veterans affairs, says it will cost the Liberian government US$104 million to fully revamp the national army and police force.
Human rights lawyer and former minister of public works, Samuel Kofi Woods has challenged the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) to win the hearts of citizens. He made these statements at a program marking the 58th celebration of Armed Forces Day.
Sources within the US Embassy have confirmed that the United States government has donated a large consignment of weapons, including assault rifles, to the government of Liberia.