Daily Media Summary (10-30-2019)

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Today’s edition of our news summary highlights stories about President Weah holding talks with UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres; President Weah Signing Laws to Stimulate Agricultural Growth; news about UN Convention Against Illicit Trafficking in Narcotics as well as story concerning VP Taylor’s decision to embark on Mentorship initiative in Rural Montserrado County, which is lauded by the Chinese Ambassador to Liberia.




Pres. Weah Holds Tete-a  tete with UNSG Guterres 


President George Manneh Weah and united Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres have been sharing theirs thoughts on the maintenance of Liberia’s peace as an indispensable factor for economic growth and sustainable development an Executive Mansion release said. The President, according to the release, used the Thursday, September 26, 2019 meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York to reconfirm Liberia’s unflinching commitment to working with, and upholding the guiding principles of the UN, which call for universal peace and security, pens the Daily Observer newspaper.


Related Captions: President Weah, UN Secretary General Me ( In profile Daily newspaper) President Weah holds talks with UN Secretary General ( The Inquirer newspaper) President Weah holds tete-a tete With UN SG On Dividends of Peace in Liberiathe Analyst newspaper)

Other Stories

Pres. Weah Signs Laws to Stimulate Agricultural Growth Including UN Convention Against Illicit Trafficking in Narcotics

 President George Weah has signed into law several Acts ratified by theLegislature, an Executive Mansion release has said. The instruments signed recently include the Act to Amend the Executive Law of Liberia to create a National Food and Feed Quality and Safety, the Financing Agreement Tree Crops Extension Project II (TCEP II) between Liberia and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Act to Establish the Liberia Fertilizer Regulatory Division and an Act to Establish Liberia Plant Pesticides Regulatory Services Bureau. IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries, pens the Daily observer newspaper imply


Pres. Weah Commits Liberia to Upholding UN Values   

According to the Daily Observer newspaper, President George Weah, who delivered his second address at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States of America, on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, has recommitted his country to supporting, upholding, and exhibiting the core values and founding principles of the United Nations. The aspect of the UN values has to do with promoting peace and security, human rights and justice for all. 

Labour Congress Launches Sensitization Manual for People Living with Disabilities                               

The Liberia Labour Congress (LLC) has launched a Sensitization Manual for the inclusion and accessibility of people living with disabilities in Liberia for employment at workplaces in the country. Performing the ceremony on behalf of Labour Minister Moses Y. Kollie, Deputy Labour Minister for Manpower Planning, Atty. Phil Tarpeh Dixon, commended the LLC for developing a manual that is intended to promote the rights of people living with disabilities at workplaces in the country.“We see this as not only a policy, but one that should claim the attention of all stakeholders in the labour sector of the country including the government, pens the Daily Observer newspaper. 


VP Taylor takes Mentorship to Rural Montserrado with Chinese Ambassador Lauding the Initiative                                                                


The Campaign to mentor adolescent girls across the country to value their bodies got a big boost Saturday, September 28, 2019, in Todee District, Montserrado County, with Liberia’s Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor leading the process. According to the Analyst Vice President newspaper, a release from the office of the said the day-long initiative under the theme: Your Body, Your Choice’’ featured presentations on topics on women empowerment under the auspices of the Jewel Starfish Foundation, the Analyst news imply.

We for Health” Launches Diabetes, Hypertension Awareness

 Montserrado County District#12 Representative George Beyan Samah, in collaboration with “We for Health,” a not-for-profit health organization, recently launched diabetes and hypertension awareness and screening program for residents of the Stephen Tolbert Estate and its environs, outside Monrovia. “We for Health” is a non-governmental health-related organization comprising individuals of like minds to cater to the health needs of people living with diabetes and hypertension, the Daily Observer newspaper imply