Tag Archives: Liberia

Liberia: Sen. Karnga Against Lands & Mines Ministry for Regulator

By Fpa Reporter Monrovia — Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence (Liberty Party, Grand Bassa) has come out swinging against a controversial electricity legislation which aims to give the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy regulatory powers for the Liberia Electricity Corporation. The Senator, in a communication expected on the floor of the Senate Thursday, voiced her dissatisfaction […]

Liberia: Hydro Will Be Ready December 2016

By Jimmey C. Fahngon President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has disclosed that electricity supply from the Hydro plant will begin December 2016. The government had earlier announced that the Hydro will become operational in December this year. Related Topics Liberia: Lebanese Regrets Brutal Treatment… Liberia: Ebola Fund Audit Report Expected… Nigeria: Russian Firm to Build Nigeria’s U.S…. […]

Liberia: Ebola Outbreak Pushes Date for Completion of Hydropower Project

By Morrison O.g Sayon The completion of the much-publicized Mount Coffee Hydro Power Project has been extended to next year as disclosed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. President Sirleaf has attributed the extension of the project to the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has claimed over thousands of lives in Liberia. Earlier, the Government […]

Liberia: Plan to Resell Oil Block 16 Contract Exposed

Monrovia — Classified documents obtained by the Independent Authoritative Heritage reveal that there is a plan at foot by the Liberty Petroleum Corporation to resell Oil Block 16 Contract to a giant company at the expense of the Liberian people, most of whom, are living in abject poverty. It can be recalled that recently, the […]

Liberia: ‘They’re Stealing Our Wealth’

Businessman turned politician Benoni Urey is annoyed over the arbitrary manner in which the Liberian government is giving out oil blocks to foreign companies without realizing that poverty is the biggest enemy of the country. He said recent sale of some off-shore oil blocks is tantamount to “stealing the wealth” of the country, urging the […]

Liberia: Eco-Lighting Helps Battered Monrovia See Beyond Ebola

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Photo: A worker at the Liberia Energy Network demonstrates how the solar-power lights are used. By Boakai Fofana Monrovia — In a shop near the heart of the densely packed West Point neighborhood in Liberia’s capital that was quarantined in August to slow the spread of Ebola, retiree Abubakar K. Sherif is hard at work […]

Liberia: Nocal Bid Round Explained

press release Monrovia — All informed Liberians would agree that the year 2014 has been one of our most challenging years. What with the dreadful Ebola virus killing our people, damaging our sense of security, and devastating our economy. Just prior to the onslaught of the Ebola virus disease, our economy was being affected adversely […]

Liberia: Speaker Tyler – ‘New Oil, Gas Laws to Reflect Good of Society’

The Speaker of the House of Representatives has reemphasized the need to ensure that the New Oil and Gas Laws will reflect the good of society and strengthen the overall growth and development of the country. Speaker Alex Tyler said the validation phase on the New Oil and Gas Laws is a key component in […]

Liberia: Sirleaf Signs National Budget, Vetoes Signature Bonus for Oil Blocks

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has signed the 2014/2015 fiscal budget into law, but has vetoed a line item which calls for signature bonus in the amount of US$ 25 million on account of oil blocks. According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian President said in good conscience she had decided to exercise the right […]

Liberia: Decision Day – Supreme Court Set to Rule in Greaves Vs. Nocal

Monrovia — FrontPageAfrica has learnt that the Supreme Court of Liberia is expected to rule in a Writ of Prohibition filed against the National Oil Company of Liberia and its head, Mr. Randolph McClain within 24 hours beginning Wednesday morning. Mr. Harry Greaves, Jr. a Liberian businessman through his legal counsel, Cllr. Frank Musah Dean […]

Liberia: Nocal Steps Up Ebola Fight – Provides Quarter of Million U.S. Dollars

Monrovia — The National Oil Company of Liberia has stepped up its support towards efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia. The company has now contributed more than a quarter of a million dollars in cash and essential health materials since the outbreak of the virus in Liberia more than six […]

Liberia: ExxonMobil Gives U.S.$150,000 Grant to Red Cross

By Morrison O.g. Sayon An oil company operating in the country has contributed US$ 150,000 grant to the Liberia National Red Cross Society to enable the society intensify the fight against the deadly Ebola virus. Yesterday, ExxonMobil provided the Liberian chapter of the International Red Cross the US$ 150,000 grant to fund Ebola public health […]

Liberia: Liberia Petroleum Company Gives U.S.$75 K to Combat Ebola

Monrovia — The Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) says it will contribute US$ 75,000 to the National Ebola Task Force set-up by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on July 26. Addressing a news conference on July 28, LPRC Managing Director T. Nelson Williams said the decision was taken after an extraordinary board meeting in which the body […]

Liberia: Pro-Temp Accuses Urey

Senate Pro-tempore Gbehnzohngar Milton Findley, has pointed accusing fingers at presidential hopeful Benoni Urey of masterminding protest at the Capitol against a planned sale of oil blocks 4, 6, 16, and 17, respectively. Pro-tempore Findley claimed that Tuesday’s protest by young people on the grounds of the Capitol Building was orchestrated by Mr. Urey, once […]

Liberia: ‘Bong Power Plant Project On Course’

The United States Embassy in Monrovia has disclosed that the hydro power plant project in Suakoko, Bong County, remains on course. Recently, this paper reported that USAID has withdrawn support from the construction of a one megawatt hydro project in Bong County. However, U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac clarified that USAID is still committed to provide […]

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