Information Minister Eugene Nagbe

MONROVIA, LIBERIA – In spite of the Council of Patriots (CoP)’s peaceful assembly, normal activities are ongoing, mainly in the Monrovia, Paynesville, Duala and Sinkor, with business houses, including stores, and some banking institutions were opened to the public.

ELBC reporters who visited the commercial District of Paynesville said scores of Liberians were carrying out their normal activities.

According to our reporters, some Schools were in session but with very low attendance of students and teachers.

Commercial Banks, including Eco bank, LBDI, UBA and AFRILAD BANKS are all opened to the public.

At the same time, in Central Monrovia, the focus of the protest has not impacted normal activities, banks carrying out their normal transactions.

Information Minister, Eugene Nagbe, says government is already taking actions on the petition of the CoP in its quest to protest.
The CoP wants an investigation into issues surrounding the 25 million United States dollars infused in the Liberian economy and also President George Weah to declare his asset among others.

At the same time, Information Minister, Eugene Nagbe clarified that President Weah declared his asset to the General Auditing Commission (GAC) in 2019 in keeping with the law.

The Minister spoke to ELBC Monday, January 6, 2020 when he explained that a probe has been conducted by the GAC into the US25Million saga with systemic issues found at the Central Bank of Liberia.

According to Minister Nagbe, President Weah has instituted reforms at the CBL as recommended by the International Monetary Fund and the Kroll report with a new leadership currently in place at the bank.

He has further reiterated that government will not be distracted in moving the country in the right direction.

Minister Nagbe said policies of the government have already begun yielding fruits especially with the economy.

He noted that government is doing better in domestic revenue collection as well as remittances from partners into the national budget.

According to him government is continuing on its road pavement drive in most parts of the country, creating jobs for several Liberians.

Minister Nagbe said there is a lot of work ongoing in agriculture particularly cocoa and coffee in partnership with the European Union while light manufacturing is picking up.

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Jos Garneo Cephas Sr. has reported as online and broadcast Journalist on Human rights, Civil Society and development issues for the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS/ELBC) for about nine years. He worked in West Africa for Ghana Daily Guide Newspaper for ten years, as Human Rights Reporter, Liberia Desk Editor, and an international volunteer and Fellow of Journalist for Humana Rights (JHR). He Founded the Communication for Awareness and Development, a Non for Profit International NGO and the Vision Newspaper in Ghana, as publisher, Editor-In-Chief and stringed for the Voice Of America(VOA) at the height of the refugee crisis, covering more than 42,000 Liberian refugees in Ghana including other West Africans for several years in the sub-region. Jos Garneo Cephas Sr. has a BSc in modern-day Development Studies, and AA-Degree in Journalism, Public Relations and Entrepreneurship and Founder and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Liberia leading Social enterprise, Heartbeat Tourism for Sustainable Development(HTSD), Liberia Inc. He has numerous publications on opinions and developmental issues for leading Ghanaian and Liberian newspapers and magazines and online, and has provided national and international media consultancies, and is researching for a publication on “Tourism Its Impact and Youth Employment”.

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