The World Bank on Wednesday, May 9, provided 12 vehicles to the Health Ministry to support its maternal, neonatal, and child health delivery services across the country.
Michael Sahr, communications officer at the World Bank’s Monrovia office, says the construction of the 66 kV transmission line to Kakata under the Liberia Acceleration Electricity Expansion Project has suffered delays.
In the current Liberian context, a pro-poor form of governance demands stabilizing recurrent expenditure and increasing investment in public capital (goods) and other social services that enhance the productive capacity of the poor.
President George Weah has constituted a special committee to review all existing government concessions and agreements.
The government of Liberia has broken grounds for the pavement of the 81-kilometer road from Gbarnga, Bong County to Salayea in Lofa County.
Byron Tarr’s older brother Phillip Tarr and I graduated Bassa High School together in 1960. Somehow, our paths diverged and the younger Byron entered my orbit in the late 60s.
Within Liberian circles on social media in recent weeks, a UNICEF report published last year has resurfaced, claiming that Liberia tops the list of countries with the highest proportion of out-of-school children. Are there really more children out of school in Liberia, a peaceful country, than in Afghanistan and South Sudan, both countries that are actively involved in civil conflicts?
As the controversial Partnership Schools for Liberia initiative enters its second year, a report conducted by the Center for Global Development has revealed that the program is costly to run, although it significantly raised students’ learning in its first year, compared with standard public schools.