The Liberian International Attack-Centre-Forward and Current Captain of the Lone-Star National Team Sam Johnson, who was born in Ganga City was finally unveiled by his new team Mjallby ALF in Sweden.
He will be part of the Swedish Team Mjallby ALF in the 2020-2021 seasons in the Swedish top Flight League.
By: Saah R. Nyandanweh
Formal Olympian wardrobes are rarely “cool” — and rarely available to smaller countries with less promotional muscle. But this year Liberia changed that narrative.
They have only three athletes competing, but have fielded a Summer Olympic team almost every year since 1956. They have never, however, won an Olympic medal, and have had to scrounge for sponsorships before almost every Games. That’s where Telfar Clemens, the Brooklyn-based designer famous for his “Bushwick Birkin,” comes in.
Clemens is a Liberian American designer who founded his own company in 2004 with the motto, “Not for you, for everyone.” When Emmanuel Matadi, one of the Liberian sprinters, found out Clemens was Liberian, the team decided to reach out. The resulting collection — which also includes performance looks and doesn’t really resemble anything seen before in the Olympic arena — had a lot more meaning than anyone might expect, for both the team and designer.
Read on to find out the story behind the collaboration, and how it all came together.
By Vanessa Friedman
Governor Tarlue and Dukuly were recently re-nominated by President George Weah after he ended the tenure of former governor Nathaniel Patray who resigned before ending his tenure. At his confirmation, he announced that the CBL is working on a two-year plan to build a mobile wallet retail system for the country.
“In the next two years we are going to build a retail system which will accept mobile wallet across network. Which means if you are using MTN you will be able to transfer money to someone using orange network. People will also be able transfer money from their Eco-Bank Account to mobile money users.
“We want to be less reliant on cash and more reliant on the digital space. I have discussed this with the African Development Bank, the UNDP and other partners and they have all agreed that they will do it so we have a commitment.
“I want to make sure that our economy is not a currency base economy not surely bas on money. We want to ensure that people pay their feels and bills just from their phones. Other countries in Africa are doing it we can do it as well.”
He also informed the Committee members about commitment made by Liberia’s partners to fund the program that would make Liberia more reliant on the digital space and less reliant on cash. In response to concerns about politicizing the CBL, he promised to maintain professionalism in the CBL.
He also vowed to ensure that the new denomination of banknotes that is expected will go through commercial banks which will enable a proper tracking system to avoid reoccurrence of what happened with the previous US$25 million used by Finance Minister Samuel Tweah which raised lot of concerns about the transparent manner it was disbursed.
Before coming to CBL, Governor Tarlue was Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission (LERC).
He returned to Liberia in September 2018 accepting the call to service from President Weah, who appointed Tarlue to a four-year term as LERC Chairman. The Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission is a nascent institution responsible for regulating the electricity sector in Liberia by determining the legal and regulatory framework for generation, transmission, distribution, trading, import & export, and sales of electricity within Liberia.
Executive Governor Tarlue was born in Liberia but has spent much of his academic and professional career in the United States since graduating from Monrovia’s American Cooperative School in 1983.
He is a risk and compliance management expert who has served with four banking and investment institutions. From 2013 to 2018 he was the Compliance Officer for J.P. Morgan Chase’s Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering Regulations (AML) Team. He served in similar roles with BNY Mellon NA (2008-13), Deutsche Bank (2007-08), Merrill Lynch and HSBC Bank NA (2004-07).
Chairman Tarlue received a Master’s in Public Administration in Public Policy Analysis from Kean University (2001) and Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from King University
By Henry Karmo @ frontpageafrica.com
Several Market Women Wednesday morning woke up to the news of the demolition of their market named “Better Day Market” located behind Access Bank in the Red-Light Community.
They have gone for their normal business transaction when their saw their market table broken and their wheelhouses demolished.
In an interview with this paper, the marketers decried the action by the Liberia National Police and the Paynesville City Corporation for demolishing their market structures early Wednesday morning.
Beatrice Weah, the Chairperson of the Better Day Market said the action by state authorities is a total violation of their rights to private property.
She said the market is on a private land and it is not part of the Red-Light Market.
She indicated that the ongoing process is intended to give way to the ongoing road process, but wonders why their market will be demolished when they are not in the first place on the road.
Madam Weah narrated that in 2006, they as market women who basically sell red oil and other assorted goods on the road before the Access Bank, were asked by the Government to leave because their presence there was causing traffic and over population of the area something, she said, prompted them to search for the land that the demolished market was located through a negotiation with the land owner.
She furthered that the area was a dump site which was cleared by them (marketers) and made it their market with the name “Batter Day”.
The Market women chairperson further mentioned that they are independent and are not headed by the leadership of the red-light Marketing Association.
Madam Weah furthered that even if they are to go to the designated government market in Omega, it does not have space to accommodate all of the marketers, adding “The place is not big and it a wet land that needs to be developed.”
The chairperson did not hold back to disclosed that their husbands are not working, and it is through the market that they are able to send their children to school and take care of other domestic things for the family.
According to her, government is not seeking their interest, especially during the rainy season.
She called on the Liberian Government to reconsider her decision to build them structures that were demolished by the LNP.
Also speaking was the Superintendent of the Batter Day Market, Kebeh Sumbo who disclosed that the demolition of their market came as a surprise, because they are not obstacles to the developmental project.
She said the leadership of the market is renting the area with a rental fee of five hundred (US 500.00) United States dollars every month.
“This land is a private land; we are paying rent every month” she noted.
She told the media that the leadership and that of the land owner have entered into a lease agreement that will allow them to pay 16 thousands United States Dollars annually.
For his part, Prince Tugbeh, a man claiming to be one of the administrators of the land which hosted the demolished market said they have all legal documents for the land and payments that have been made by the marketers.
By: Alphonso Toweh @ NEW REPUBLIC LIBERIA
Tuesday, Internal Affairs Minister Honorable Varney A. Sirleaf held a meeting with the leadership of Red-light Market headed by its President Mary S. Walace and the President of Gobachop Market McClain Jallah.
A release from the Internal Affairs Ministry said the meeting was also attended by Acting Public Works Minister Honorable Ruth Coker-Collins.
During the meeting, Honorable Coker-Collins reiterated the need for relocation of marketers as the Government undertakes the demolitions in the Red-light area beginning Monday, July 12, 2021.
The two Market superintendents agreed to be relocated effective immediately, with a deadline for the relocation on Sunday, July 11, 2021.
Marketers will be relocated to the 14th Gobachop Market in Omega Community.
At the same time, Madam Walace has called for relocation of all smaller adjacent markets including the Coal Field and Pipeline. For his part, Gobachop Market superintendent Jallah hailed the Government for the current clearing of huge garbage stockpiles. The Public Works Ministry is collaborating with Market leaderships for a smooth transition including clearing of alley ways for vehicular movements to and from the new location.
Meanwhile, Minister Sirleaf is encouraging all marketers to cooperate fully with the relocation process under supervision of the existing leaderships in Red-light and Gobachop, as well as the Municipal Government of Paynesville. The release concluded.
Read the AllAfrica original article on New Republic.
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Liberia's former first lady is set to appear in court in Britain accused of a string of torture offences and human rights violations. Agnes Taylor, the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor, has denied all the charges, which date back to Liberia's civil war almost 20 years ago. In 2012, her former husband was sentenced by The Hague to 50 years in prison for aiding rebels who committed atrocities in neighbouring Sierra Leone.
By; Al Jazeera's Catherine Stancl