LIBERIA: Call for WASH Commission Establishment Intensifies

Representative Gayah Karmoe of Bomi Receiving Petition from citizens

Liberians have petitioned members of the National Legislature to pass into law a Commission that will set policies and guidelines governing the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector of the country. The petitioned by citizens was recently presented at a WASH Governance Forum organized by United Youth for Peace, Education, Transparency & Development in Liberia(UYPETDL) with support from the British Charity, WaterAid.

Liberia: WaterAid Turns over Disable Friendly Latrine in Bomi

Staff of UYPETDL posting with WaterAid Team Leader and Policy Officer

As part of its Equity and Inclusion Policy in the provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) service delivery, the British Charity "WaterAid" has turned over a latrine facility to the disable in Bomi County. The Charity in concert with one of its local partners, United Youth For Peace, Education, Transparency & Development in Liberia (UYPETDL) turned over the latrine to the disable in Cooper Town Community in Tubmanburg over the weekend. Providing an overview of the project, the National Executive Director of UYPETDL Timothy Kpeh said the objective of the project is to bring about equity and inclusion in the provision of WASH service delivery in the country.

Africa: Star Times expands into Africa after completion of headquarters in Kenya

Star Times in Kenya a job creation to native Africans (photo courtesy)

Star Times one of the biggest suppliers of digital modems plans to venture into a major expansion of its services in Africa after completion of its headquarters in Nairobi Kenya. Speaking to this reporter in her office in Beijing the company’s Vice President Ms. Quo Ziqi boasted that her company has registered major success in China and now it is the time for other consumers in partner states of Africa to enjoy the same services.

Questions and Answers with Ambassador H.E. Abdulrahaman A. Shimbo

Ambassador Abdulrahaman A. Shimbo on his left is an interpreter during an interview Ms. Zhang Xuan

Recently the Tanzanian Ambassador to China H.E. Abdulrahaman A. Shimbo held an exclusive interview with media representatives of three media outlets, namely Shout-Africa-Com, and other two media outlets from China the Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation (JSBC), and the Xinhua Daily News (XDN) following are excerpts from the interview.

Sierra Leonean author kicks-off “Ebola Outbreak in West Africa” book tour in America

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Sierra Leonean author, award-winning journalist, political activist and human rights advocate

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, the Sierra Leonean award-winning journalist, author, chair of the African Socialist Movement of Sierra Leone and human rights advocate arrived in New York City late Wednesday to begin a two-month book tour in the United States of America. Mr. Bah said the tour promoting his latest title “The Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Corporate Gangsters, Multinationals & Rogue Politricksters” kicks-off on Thursday, April 7 with a speaking engagement at Boston’s Wellesley College Africana Studies Department in Massachusetts.

Living Water Int’l WASH Project Makes Impact

Dish rock in Junkai

The issue of safe drinking water and improved sanitation has become a globalcrisis confronting billions of people the world over. Billions of these people living in third world countries are desperately in dire need of these services on a daily basis. Liberiais no exception when it comes to the issues of safe drinking water and improved sanitation.

Liberia WASH Consortium Intensifies Awareness on Water, Sanitation

Students of Sineo County parading on World Water Day in Greenville

The Liberia WASH Consortium has intensified awareness on the importance of access to improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The Consortium, as part of its Awareness Strategy recently concluded activities marking Water Action Month, as part of the official celebration of World Water Day, March 22, 2016. The activities were held in Greenville, Sinoe County in collaboration with its local Partner, “Association of Evangelicals of Liberia (AEL)” including the county administration, student community and the residents.

Sierra Leone, Guinea & Liberia get 6 months TPS extension

Attorney Amaha Kassa, Esq. Founder & Executive Director of African Communities Together - ACT

Leaders of Africans Campaign for TPS Renewal are ecstatic and heaving a sigh of relief over Homeland Security Secretary Mr. Jeh Johnson’s announcement Tuesday of an additional six months Temporary Protected Status (TPS) extension from May 22, 2016 to November 21, 2016 for Ebola affected countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Current Sierra Leonean, Guinean and Liberian TPS beneficiaries who intend to extend their status must re-register in a 60 day period from March 22, 2016 through May 23, 2016, according to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Liberia: Big Explosion at Whein Town Dumpsite

Drainage dug by the MCC where contaminated water is flushed into some parts of the community

For several years now, residents of Whein Town Community in Paynesville, outside the nation’s capital Monrovia have complained about the unhealthy state their community is in due to the presence of the Whein Town Dump site.

Liberia WASH Consortium Holds PPP Dialogue

Section of participants posed for photo at the close of the Workshop

The Liberia WASH Consortium has completed a 2-day Dialogue on Public Private Partnerships for the Sustainable Operation of Small Water and Sanitation Systems in Urban Liberia. The Dialogue held from February 24–25, 2016 took place at the Monrovia City Hall, bringing together stakeholders with focus on water and sanitation.