The collapse of a major bridge that runs across the Tuma River in Gbarpolu is making life difficult for residents of the many towns and villages connected by the bridge.
At a time when many health institutions are facing severe shortages of materials such as drugs and fuel, a Gbarpolu citizen has donated fuel to the county’s main referral hospital, the Chief Jallah Lone Medical Center.
As the conversation around electoral reform continues across the country, in Gbarpolu, the head of civil society organizations thinks the fees required for registering presidential and vice presidential candidates could hold the key in ensuring an increased quality of candidates.
Concurring with their colleagues across the country, citizens in Gbarpolu have recommended a change in the current electoral date and a reduction in the tenures of elected public officials.
Ahead of the 2020 senatorial elections, the stipendiary magistrate of the Bopolu City Magisterial Court, Augustine Tokpa, has recommended the establishment of a special tribunal to try cases of elections disputes.
Some women leaders of Gbarpolu have identified key provisions in the constitution for possible amendment to improve future elections in the country.
The Pro Tem of the Liberian Senate, Armah Zulu Jallah, has called all citizens of the country to remain focused on peace and security as the United Nations Mission in Liberia draws down its security force in the country.
The Peace Corps has announced that it is returning to Liberia after having pulled out volunteers during the Ebola outbreak. In this piece, a former Peace Corps volunteer, Nimu Sidhu, recounts how the Peace Corps held a national science fair.