President George Weah has made 29 new appointments in government. The appointments according to the executive mansion take effect as of Friday, when the names of the newly appointed officials were released.
The Ministry of Labor is currently investigating officials at the Liberia Electricity Corporation for alleged dismissal of its communications manager, James Kpargoi.
Monie Captan, the CEO of the Millennium Challenge Account Liberia, says the Liberia Electricity Corporation is losing 62 percent of its revenues to power theft, amounting to US$4.26 million monthly.
The European Union has joined the Liberian government to launch a US$42 million electricity project aimed at increasing access to electricity in Monrovia.
Ahead of the by-election in Montserrado’s 15th district, several residents in the district have named the lack of electricity, safe drinking water, roads, security and equipped schools as priority areas that must be addressed through their new representative.
On Wednesday, May 1, the Liberia Electricity Corporation broke grounds in Schiefflin, Margibi for a US$31.8 million project to electrify communities along the Monrovia to Roberts International Airport corridor.
On Friday, April 5, Baba Shabu, a renowned Liberian painter, celebrated his 90th birthday with an exhibition at the newly-established Art House on U.N. Drive in Mamba Point.
Duannah Kamara, the managing director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation, says the utility company is considering revisiting the current tariffs on water.