Commerce Minister Wilson Tarpeh, who chairs the National Steering Committee for the COVID-19 food distribution, says senators are responsible for the high administrative cost requested by the U.N. World Food Programme to head the food distribution.
The United Nations World Food Programme has disputed the government’s claim that it needs US$9 million as administrative fees to implement the country’s COVID-19 Household Food Support Program.
Liberiaâ€™s chief medical officer, Dr. Francis Kateh, says the Liberian government has only provided US$500,000 of the US$3 million requested by the Ministry of Health and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.
Liberiaâ€™s commerce minister, Wilson Tarpeh, has informed the House of Representatives that there will be a serious shortage of gasoline on the Liberian market in the coming weeks.
Liberiaâ€™s commerce and industry minister, Wilson Tarpeh, and the managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refinery Corporation, Marie Urey Coleman, appeared together on Tuesday, Feb. 4 before theÂ House of Representatives to explain the ongoing gasoline shortage on the market.
Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Findley has reiterated the Liberian governmentâ€™s commitment to the development of stronger protections for intellectual property rights in Liberia and Africa.
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization has designated Liberia as host of its annual administrative and ministerial council meetings scheduled to take place later this month.
The Minister for Commerce and Industry, Wilson Tarpeh has blamed the recent artificial shortage of gasoline in the country to â€˜misunderstandingâ€™ by petroleum importers regarding the collection of road funds announced by the government.