On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the Liberian government released a statement criticizing the organizers of the June 7 protest for their unwillingness to present their petition to the government; however, the protesters say the government reneged on its agreement to have an elected senior government official receive its petition.
Liberian citizens residing in the U.S. gathered on Friday before the Liberian embassy in Washington D.C. to present a petition to the ambassador accredited to the U.S., George Pattern. The gathering was held simultaneously as the mass protest in Monrovia.
President George Weah has met for the first time with leaders of the pending June 7 protest in Monrovia.
After a few months of being at a standstill, the Fairground Road construction has resumed in Buchanan.
Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor is calling on young women in Liberia to defy all the odds and build resilience in the quests for increased women’s participation in decision-making, if women must achieve gender balance in national leadership.
Bong’s third district representative, Marvin Cole, has described claims that he is conspiring with Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor to overthrow the government of President George Weah as “false and malicious.”
Technicians of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation are working to repair the damaged 36-in transmission pipe that carries water to Paynesville, Congo Town, and Monrovia.
Bong’s Sen. Henrique Tokpa has begun to distribute medical supplies and equipment worth US$350,000 to hospitals and clinics in Bong.