For at least one week now, operations at the Salala Rubber Corporation plantation have become paralyzed as a result of an ongoing protest by workers demanding better working conditions.
The Minister for Commerce and Industry, Wilson Tarpeh has blamed the recent artificial shortage of gasoline in the country to ‘misunderstanding’ by petroleum importers regarding the collection of road funds announced by the government.
In the wake of the abrupt artificial shortage of gasoline across Monrovia, some major retailers were rejecting Liberian dollars. An investigation conducted by The Bush Chicken found that the companies’ retail filling stations were only accepting coupons and United States dollars earlier on Tuesday, October 30.
In Maryland, a confluence of unfortunate events has skyrocketed the price of basic commodities, leading to gas being sold for L$2,000 (US$12.82) for a gallon.
As hundreds protested in Monrovia over the alleged missing billions of dollars in Liberian banknotes, it was business as usual in Ganta, with no protests in sight.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced it will be terminating its service to Monrovia and Freetown beginning on March 29, 2019.
The management of Firestone Liberia has notified 76 workers of its Rubberwood Department that their contracts with the company will be terminated immediately at the end of September.
Mulugeta Abebe, the United Nations Development Programme’s deputy country director for operations in Liberia, says the agency will continue to be a key and reliable partner to the government.