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26 September 2016, 6:43 pm

MONROVIA, September 26 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has stressed the need for full international support to Liberia’s 2017 presidential and legislative elections to ensure that the process is free and fair.

26 September 2016, 6:19 pm

MONROVIA, September 24 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says one of her key priorities as the Chairperson of ECOWAS is to reform the regional body in line with a decision by the Authority of Heads of State and Government.

26 September 2016, 6:14 pm

MONROVIA, September 24 (LINA) – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has acknowledged that the President’s Young Professionals Program (PYPP) has made

26 September 2016, 6:05 pm

MONROVIA, September 24 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has reaffirmed Liberia's commitment to supporting the United Nations in its endeavor to achieve world peace and security.

21 September 2016, 5:41 pm

MONROVIA, September 21 (LINA) – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has agreed to a plan to end the crisis in Guinea Bissau, including modalities

21 September 2016, 5:05 pm

MONROVIA, September 21 (LINA) - Liberia will be collaborating with Google and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID to bring best-in-class, reliable, affordable broadband infrastructure to the capital city of Monrovia.

20 September 2016, 7:20 pm

MONROVIA, September 20 (LINA) -The Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health has launched the 2016 Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS).

20 September 2016, 7:17 pm

BUCHANAN, September 20 (LINA) - Deputy Internal Affairs Minister Varney Sirleaf has said the development of Liberia can be stimulated through government’s decentralization 

20 September 2016, 7:14 pm

 

MONROVIA, September 20 (LINA) - The acting Commissioner for Customs Compliance at the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has stressed the need for a revenue summit to “address the dependency syndrome” facing the country.

Mohammed Bility made the statement recently at a two-day stakeholders regional dialogue in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County in preparation for the first National Revenue Summit in November.

The impending summit is to stimulate a culture of voluntary tax compliance and to raise awareness on the importance of Domestic Resource Mobilization in light of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, according to an LRA release issued here Tuesday.

“Over the time we have been very highly donor-dependent” on other countries “to support our development agenda,” the release quoted Bility as saying.

According to him, “It is not good for our country because in case of donor fatigue we will receive the biggest shocks.”

He added: “And we cannot just go to the summit without soliciting the views of you all, because you are the major stakeholders and we need your recommendations and suggestions so that we can include them in our agenda for the national revenue summit.”

The release said the series of dialogues will provide an opportunity to initiate discourse with various stakeholders, partners and taxpayers on a national Resource Mobilization Strategy.

The regional dialogues are expected to raise much-needed awareness on citizens' national responsibility and the need to widen the revenue base and expand the fiscal space of the country, LRA Policy Manager and Focal Person for the regional dialogues, Wellington Jah, said.

The discussions will solicit suggestions, comments and recommendations
from participants to inform the structure and organization of the national revenue summit, the Policy Manager noted..
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20 September 2016, 7:13 pm

MONROVIA, September 20 (LINA) - The World Bank and the Government of Liberia have signed a US$15.8 million financing agreement for the project titled “Liberia Social Safety Nets.”