The House of Representatives has passed a resolution to allow the Executive Branch to use US$47.5 million from the 2019/2020 budget, which has not yet been approved by the legislature.
After initially expressing interest in meeting with the June 7 protestors, President George Weah has now followed up and invited the organizers to a meeting at his office.
The U.N. office in Liberia has threatened to withhold direct support to the country if the government does not address challenges in making timely and accurate reports for funding support it receives from U.N. agencies.
President George Weah has instructed Charles Gibson to take over as officer-in-charge of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, replacing James Verdier, who ended his tenure over the weekend.
Bongâ€™s third district representative, Marvin Cole, has described claims that he is conspiring with Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor to overthrow the government of President George Weah as â€œfalse and malicious.â€
A presidential team has visited the cash strapped Liberian Government Hospital and made donations that offered temporary relief to the hospital.
November 12 brought scores of substance abusers, commonly referred to as â€˜zogos,â€™ to the Foreign Ministry to petition President George Weah to establish a drug rehabilitation program to address their plight.
On January 22, Liberia experienced its first handover of power from one elected leader to another in 73 years. Pres. George Weahâ€™s inauguration followed a historic election that saw a loser in a presidential race accept the results and concede defeat to the winner for the first time in many years.