Author Archives: The Monrovia Times

Over Tuition Hike, Senate Summons Education Minister Prof. Sonnii

Liberia’s Education Minister Ansu Sonnii has been summoned by the Liberian Senate over the arbitrary hike in tuition and other school-related fees across the country The decision to cite Minister Sonii followed a communication to that body by Montserrado County freshman Senator Abraham Darius Dillon. In his communication Tuesday, Senator Dillon said despite the economic hardship, the country is witnessing

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LNP Cracks Down On Armed Robbers – As Five Alleged Armed Robbers Arrested

Monrovia, Liberia – In the wave of vigorous Police night patrol operations, the Liberia National Police has arrested five alleged armed robbers. The five suspected armed robbers were arrested on September 3, 2019, at 2:00 AM in the Rehab Community, Paynesville with single barrel shotgun and other deadly weapons. Those arrested include Franklin Menlor, 33yrs, alias, “Yaya Touray”, Wedding Mehn,

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NEC Declares Abu Bana Kamara Of The CDC As Winner Of District #15 By-Election

The National Elections Commission of Liberia (NEC) has declared Abu Bana Kamara of the CDC as the winner of the just-ended district #15 by-election. Making the pronouncement the Acting Chairman of the National Elections Commission Hon. Jonathan Weedor on behalf of the Board of Commissioners reported that all of the 6 precincts or 20 polling places in the Montserrado County

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World Bank, Liberian Government Signed 19 Million Financing Grant Aimed At Ensuring Management Reform For Institutional Strengthening Project

The World Bank and the Liberian Government have Signed a 19 Million USD financing grant aimed at ensuring management reform for institutional strengthening project During the signing ceremony in Monrovia on Wednesday World Bank Liberia Country Director Pierre Laporte said the provision of the grant to the Liberian Government is intended to improve domestic revenue mobilization system and strengthen financial

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Speaker Chambers, IMF’s Resident Rep. Hold Talks On Economy

House Speaker, Dr. Bhofal Chambers has applauded the IMF and other economic partners of Liberia for their engagements with government in helping to reach a solution to mitigate the shocks in the Liberian economy, but cautioned that they need to go further in working with Liberia on critical law reforms, aimed at tapping on other economic potential sectors of the

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National Economic Dialogue Kicks Off September 4th – 250 Delegates Expected

The National Economic Dialogue propose by President George Weah is expected to commence in the early part of September this year. The conference which is high on President Weah agenda is expected to look at durable solutions geared toward resuscitating the struggling Liberian economy. Following the pronouncement by President Weah, the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) has been given the

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President Weah Makes Powerful Case For Liberia, Africa At Tokyo Summit

(Yokohama, Japan) – His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah says technological innovation, coupled with its proper application, is essential not only to solve socio-economic problems but also to mitigate political challenges confronting Liberia and Africa as a whole. Giving Africa’s current place in the global community and evolving realities on the African continent, President Weah said he was more than

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