Daily Media Summary, Nov.14, 2013


The Bureau of Public Affairs

Ministry of Foreign

Monrovia, Liberia 





Today’s top stories dominating the papers selected for news summary include: the  Exchange of US$36M Note To Finance China-Sponsored Projects between Liberia  and China, the presentation of  Letters of Credence to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf by the new French Ambassador accredited to Liberia, amongst other related stories.




Liberia, China Exchange US$36M Note To Finance China-Sponsored Projects

The Heritage newspaper reveals that the Government of the People’s Republic of China has allocated the amount of US$36 million to the Liberian Government to cover expenses for four Chinese sponsored projects in Liberia. The gratuitous assistance was made during Tuesday’s note of exchange ceremony between both countries held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan and the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China accredited to Liberia, His Excellency Zhao Jianjua represented their respective countries at the ceremony. The paper quoting a Foreign Ministry release says Chinese Ambassador Zhao disclosed during the ceremony that the amount is an initial amount against US$100 million intended to finance the refurbishment of the Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) Sports Complex in Paynesville, the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) in Paynesville, the construction of annexes for the National Legislature/Capitol Building in Monrovia and the Ministerial Complex to be constructed in Congo Town outside Monrovia.

Related Captions: Liberia, China Exchange US$36M Note – To Finance China-Sponsored Projects (The NEWS),Liberia, China Exchange US$36M Note To finance China-Sponsored Projects (The Insight)

Ellen Receives Letters Of Credence From New Ambassador Of France To Liberia

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says Liberian remains committed to share values, amongst which are the promotion of international peace and security, the rule of law and god governance and the building of a vibrant and transparent economy which will discourage all forms of corruption in the global community.


“We believe that these principles would create a healthy environment in protecting the rights and freedom of mankind,” she said.  According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader made the assertion when she received the new Ambassador of France to Liberia, His Excellency Joel Godeau, who presented his Letters of Credence to the President at a ceremony held at her Foreign Ministry office, the Heritage writes.

Related CaptionNew French Ambassador – Presents Letter Of Credence (The Insight)

Other Stories

Radio Veritas Back On Air

Radio Veritas FM 97.8 is back on air after it temporarily went off the air due to electricity challenge. The management of Radio Veritas FM 97.8 earlier informed its many dear listeners and clients that it temporarily went off the air so as to adequately power its 4 kilowatt transmitter. Radio Veritas sincerely regretted the inconveniences which were experienced by the public, who were unable to access its signal since lateTuesday morning. According to the paper, the problem had developed recently, but worsened in the past week. Meanwhile, the management of the station has assured the public of its usual services to it, theHeritage reveals.

Journalist Seeks Ellen’s Help – To Treat Dislocated Spine

The NEWS newspaper has reported that the health condition of Broadcast Journalist, James Gant is stable but gradually deteriorating and could worsen in the coming months if urgent financial assistance is not available to enable him seek medical treatment in Accra, Ghana or elsewhere. Gant, a staff of the Ministry of Information, Culture Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), was involved in a motor accident when a moving vehicle ran into him and others around Cow Factory, Somalia Drive in June 2012. He said the incident occurred at 8:00pm soon after he and others were crossing the road when this moving vehicle ran into them and escaped the scene. Gant indicated that due to the accident, he had been advised by Doctors not to perform any hard work or lift heavy object that could further damage his chances of recovering from the spine dislocation. The Journalist said anyone wishing to help him seek medical treatment in Ghana should kindly contact the Managing Editor of The Inquirer Newspaper Philip Wesseh on Cell #0886373454/0776373454, the NEWS newspaper reports.