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Nimba Lawmakers must redirect their qualms

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Nimba Lawmakers must redirect their qualms

“As is to be expected, the Government of Liberia will dutifully undertake a repair of the damaged roads and bridges, but the cost will be sourced from funds directly allocated for the development of Nimba County,” was the decision announced by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf when she address the nation last Thursday, July 10, 2014 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which currently hosts the Presidency. Even though there’s yet to be a full-scale assessment of the damage sustained by steel giant Arcelor Mittal,  President Sirleaf told the nation that the cost to repair and restore the properties destroyed by a group of violent Nimba citizens, when determined, will be a subject of discussion between the government and Arcellor Mittal.

 

Re-examining the fight against Ebola

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Re-examining the fight against Ebola

Health workers at the front of the battle against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease were recently reported to be returning from their respective areas of assignment across Liberia, especially where the virus is reported. The attributing factors for this latest development, especially in such emergency situation in the health sector are the overwhelming number of Ebola patients and either lack of  logistics, including hand gloves or their limited supplies for protection, while attending to reported Ebola cases.

 

Ebola Battle: Helping Ourselves, as Gov't, Partners Strive

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Ebola Battle: Helping Ourselves, as Gov't, Partners Strive

The alarming rate at which the deadly Ebola Virus Disease or EVD is spreading in Liberia, as well as the desire for some patients to be kept in homes and churches may have attracted the attention of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf early last week. It is in view of the foregoing that the Liberian Leader, last Monday, warned of prosecution should anyone be caught hiding people suspected of the Ebola disease.

Last Updated ( Monday, 07 July 2014 01:53 )
 

Urgency for total involvement in fight against Ebola

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Urgency for total involvement in fight against Ebola

I from all indications, the Ebola Virus Disease or EVD may now be spreading at an alarming rate in Liberia and the Mano River Union basis. And unless there is TOTAL INVOLVEMENT by all sectors of the Liberian society, we may be in a long battle with the EVD at our disadvantage. The urgent need for the concerted efforts of all societal stakeholders to include political parties, civil society organizations, academic institutions, Community Leaders, Liberia Marketing Association, the Media, Transport Unions, banking institutions, as well as the business community, among others,  must be emphasized.

 

The UP leadership must intervene

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The UP leadership must intervene

The timetable for Candidate Nomination for the Special Senatorial election in October has been released by the National Election Commission or NEC. The process, launched Monday, June 30, begins Wednesday, July 2, and ends Thursday, July 24, 2014. The National Election Commission has already said that the nomination process will be centralized, and that all applicants for election must comply with the its Candidate Nomination Procedures by appearing in person to submit application to the Nomination Center.

 
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