A group of women from Maryland, Sinoe, Grand Kru, and River Cess have announced their resolve to establish a sub-regional advocacy platform for women’s rights to customary land. They note that there is growing marginalization of women’s rights to land by local leaders despite the passage of the Land Rights Act.
Marie Zoegoe, superintendent of the River Cess’ chapter of the Liberia Marketing Association, has been suspended for 30 days alongside her deputy Luke Blodyu, who runs the Yarpah Town Market.
A group of marketers in Yarpah Town are calling for an audit of the head of the River Cess’ branch of the Liberia Marketing Association after they say the association’s president has not properly accounted for funds collected from marketers and donations made to the association by politicians.
The Supreme Court of Liberia has ruled against Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor’s decision to suspend elected members of the Liberia Marketing Association leadership.
The Liberian government has announced with immediate effect that it is removing the current leadership of the Liberia Marketing Association, headed by Alice Yeabah, and replacing with a temporary set of leaders.
Amid a prolonged conflict at the Liberia Marketing Association spurred by the suspension of three officials by the office of Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor, the trade body is meeting in Grand Gedeh for a special convention.
During the Christmas season, business is usually booming in the markets. However, traders in Buchanan are noticing that the pace of business has slowed down significantly this year.
Residents of Grand Bassa are appealing to the government to swiftly intervene as the accelerating depreciation of the Liberian dollar against the U.S. dollar is increasing economic hardships for rural dwellers, who mostly deal in the local currency.