On the streets of our larger cities, you can often see disabled persons directed by children and begging. It often gives the impression that people with disabilities in Liberia are not qualified to work.
The city governments of both Monrovia and Paynesville have received a huge boost to tackle issues of waste management that have gradually overwhelmed their capacities.
The World Bank has donated ten vehicles to strengthen three programs at the Ministry of Health – the Community Health Assistant Program, the Performance-Based Financing program, and the Nursing and Midwifery Division.
In Liberia, public service pay is categorized into two major trunks. Cabinet ministers directly manage the Special Allowance, completely different from the set salary for the banded positions. For example, a cabinet minister might have the discretion to pay a special assistant US$2,000 as Special Allowance in addition to regular salary while other special assistants within the Civil Service Agency payroll system are making far less.
Public procurement is the process through which hard-earned taxpayers’ monies are used to better the lives of its citizens. Contemporary public procurement has gone beyond just buying goods, works, and services. Developed countries like France, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, for example, are now using public procurement to mitigate climate change, fight corruption, bribery, human trafficking, or child labor.
The Liberia Land Authority has launched its official website in a bid to fulfill requirements by the Millennium Challenge Corporation to provide accessible information to the public on land rights.
The Ministry of Health’s Family Health Division has begun implementing a one-year project on adolescent sexual reproductive health and family planning, in an effort to stem an increase in teenage pregnancies and maternal deaths.
Former U.S. Treasury Under Secretary, David Malpass, has been named the World Bank’s new president after a unanimous selection by the bank’s executive directors on Friday, April 5. Malpass was selected to serve a five-year term, which commences on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.