The Liberian government is appealing for humanitarian aid to provide relief to victims and bereaved families of the affected mudslide community in Nimba.
Fifty-nine illicit miners arrested at the Kartee Gold Mine in Gbanipea have been released from detention by the Liberia National Police following intervention from officials of the county, including Nimba’s sixth district lawmaker, Rep. Dorwohn Twain Gleekia.
U.N. Women has begun a three-day training for lawmakers, non-governmental organizations and representatives of key government line ministries and agencies to build their capacity and commitment to gender equality.
The Ministry of Agriculture, with support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development, has launched the US$30 million Tree Crop Extension Project in Nimba.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s senior inspector for Nimba, Nelson Korquoi, has issued a warning to businesses in the county against inflating the price of the ‘Pro-Poor’ rice.
Nimba’s county superintendent, Dorr Cooper, wants a change in how counties are allotted county development funds. He says it is unfair for the second most populous county, Nimba, to receive the same amount as others – US$200,000.
The president of the Nimba County Community College has outlined several challenges facing the institution, noting that he met the college’s account empty with debt owed to several vendors.
The Ministry of Transport says it has registered 3,100 motorcycles in Nimba and collected L$11,119,525 (US$70,377) and US$6,100 in registration fees.