LIBERIA: Sanitation Problem as garbage swallows Gobachop market

Another View of the Huge Stock pile of dirt at Gobachop market

he issue of sanitation at the popular Gobachop Market in the commercial district of Paynesville is a serious problem confronting marketers as well as community residents. The market is almost taken over by a heap of garbage, prompting marketers to alarm over the situation. The marketers explained that the garbage is causing serious embarrassment and health hazard for them.

LIBERIA: CSO Calls for Increment in WASH Budget

Rep. Prince Moye, Chair on the National Budget Committee making remarks

As the National Legislature reviews the 2017/2018 Fiscal Budget, United Youth for Peace, Education, Transparency & Development is calling on the Legislature to increase the budget for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). In a petition statement presented by the local WASH CSO group, the group reminded the Legislature about the important role WASH plays in the social and economic development of any nation.

Zambia: European Investment Bank to set base in Zambia

European Investment Bank

The decision by the European Investment Bank (EIB) to set-up a country office is a clear endorsement by Europe that Zambia is one of the best investment destinations in Africa, Minister of Finance, Felix Mutati, has said. ‘’The plan to set up a country office in Zambia by a Triple A (AAA) credit rated organisation like the European Investment Bank whose board of governors are Finance ministers in the entire European Union, means the international community is steadily appreciating the government’s algorithm for the economic recovery programme and stabilisation programme, Zambia-Plus,’’ Mr. Mutati elaborated.

Zambia: Joseph Phiri unravel his incredible musical talent

Joseph Phiri

KhutilaNazo (Be satisfied with what you have) marks as Joseph Phiri’s debut musical studio album. The newly unveiled musical album is a glory, loaded with messages of counsel to youths, and all those that can interpret his lyrics. Phiri a Zambian born and bred artiste says he opted to counsel populaces following a pain-staking-observation of the changing times, with many losing their ethnical moral to western ethos.

Zimbabwe: Young Kadoma artistes’ plea on child marriages

Trice the group's leader

A group of artistes under the Kadoma-based stable ‘Born-To-Shine’ have added their voices against the orgy of child marriages .The group’s lead singer Tatenda Chisamba popularly known as Trice in showbiz spoke to this paper about the song entitled ‘No to Child Marriages’ where he said as young artistes they came up with a positive message to chastise particularly parents who marry off their daughters to fend off poverty.

LIBERIA: WaterAid launches 5-year transboundary strategy

Group photo, Staff and Partners of WaterAid following the launch of the 5-Year Transboundary Strategic Plan

WaterAid Transboundary Programme of Liberia and Sierra Leone has launched a five-Year Strategic Plan. The Transboundary Strategy runs from 2016/17 – 2021. The Strategy will guide WaterAid Liberia and Sierra Leone Transboundary Programme for three years to come (2016/17-2018/19), after which WaterAid shall be operating two distinct Country Programmes in the last 2 years (2019/20 – 2020/21). Five years budget for WaterAid Liberia is estimated at E7,126,351 , while Sierra Leone is estimated at E7,418,425 in (GBP). The 5-Year Strategic Plan which is been described by the British Charity as a road map, will address critical WASH issues in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

LIBERIA: Evangelical Congregational Church Ends 48th Annual Conference ..several projects targeted

Bishop G. Abraham Powell of the Evangelical Congregational Church of Liberia (ECCOL), delivering a Special Message at the close of the Conference on Sunday

The Evangelical Congregational Church of Liberia (ECCOL) has ended its 48th Liberia Annual Conference with several key projects earmarked for the development of the Church in Liberia. According to the Church, the 48th Liberia Annual Conference focused on uniting the Church(ECCOL), future activities and how the Church fits in the development of Liberia. The 48th Liberia Annual Conference of the Evangelical Congregational Church of Liberia (ECCOL) brought together about four hundred Delegates from 6 of the 15 counties of Liberia.

Sierra Leonean soul star Azania to spend equal time between Geneva and New York in 2017

Sierra Leonean soul star Azania articulates her career move for 2017 during a recent interview in Lido Restaurant in Harlem, New York

Despite the heavy rain, Sierra Leonean soul queen Azania braved the wet and cold weather last Tuesday just to keep a scheduled interview appointment at Lido Restaurant in the heart of Harlem in New York City. Many other artists would have simply cancelled the interview due to bad weather. But not Azania who fully understands the true value and power of publicity for artists, musicians and entertainers. During our conversation, She updated her career status relative to the past two years that she has lived and worked in Geneva, Switzerland. And her plans for 2017 among other things.

Revolutionary art work tagged “INSIDE ASO ROCK” an artistic representation of what’s going on inside Aso Rock Villa.

INSIDE ASO ROCK

This painting by Mazi Daniel Awgu is a revolutionary painting created to change the way things work in Nigeria, change the mindsets of Nigerians, even in this current economic recession facing the country which has exposed the average Nigerian to hardship. In this interview our Nigerian correspondent, tried to find out why Mr. Daniel Agwu Nwankwo who refers to himself as a prophet with paint and brush conceived this idea, using the seat of government, Nigeria’s Presidential Villa, Aso Rock Villa where the president lives and operates from as a focal point to drive home his message of change and hope to Nigerians. The painting is tagged “Inside Aso Rock”.