LEGISLATURE TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON POST AWARD PROCESS AUDIT REPORT
The lower house of the Liberian legislature will shortly hold a public hearing on the second post award process audit report recently released by the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative(LEITI).
The chairman of the House's Committee on Lands, Mines, Natural resources and Environment recently requested a meeting with the Head of LEITI Secretariat and his technical team aimed at fully understanding the nature of the report and the findings thereof so as to comprehensively seek the necessary solutions..Read more.
LEITI HOLDS DIALOGUE MEETINGS WITH CONCESSION STAKEHOLDERS
The Liberian adage that ‘anything you don’t know is older than you’ recently manifested in Sinoe and Maryland Counties when the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) with support from the Liberia Accountability Voice Initiative (LAVI), a USAID funded project disseminated the simplified version of over twenty six extractive based concession agreements in Liberia. Read more
‘OPEN THE PROCESS TO US’
-BONG AND NIMBA CITIZENS CHALLENGE GOVERNMENT
Liberians in Bong and Nimba Counties are calling for transparency in the distribution of social contributions from concession companies operating in their respective Counties.
On March 6, 2017 until March 20, 2017 a team from the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) lead by its Deputy Head of Secretariat, Mr. Myer W. Saye Sr. visited six concession affected communities in Nimba and Bong Counties for the dissemination of simplified concession agreements signed with the Liberian government over the years. The agreements are all extractive related-mining, agriculture, oil and forestry. Read more.
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LIBERIA DEVELOPS LAND MARK DOCUMENT
Liberia has now documented the Beneficial Ownership Disclosure (BOD) Roadmap, following a rigorous review with the International EITI Secretariat and other local partners.
The BOD was developed via cooperation between LEITI and a Multi-stakeholder Steering Group, following two workshops held in Abuja, Nigeria and Liberia 1-3 and 9-10, November 2016 respectively. The LEITI Secretariat was represented at the workshop by the Head of Secretariat, Mr. Konah D. Karmo and Sector Analyst Sarnyenneh Dickson. Read more.
LEITI REACTS TO RECENT GLOBAL WITNESS REPORT
May 12, 2017
The Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group (MSG) of the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) has reacted to a recent Global Witness report alleging illegality of all large contracts in the forestry sector and violation of other laws including the LEITI Act.
The recent Global Witness report on Liberia titled Holding The Line, is built on LEITI’s Beneficial Ownership Disclosure report as well as previous LEITI Reconciliation reports and alleges, among others, the existence of additional names behind the ownership of some forestry companies operating in Liberia which were not disclosed to the LEITI during the preparation of the Beneficial Ownership Disclosure report.
It can be recalled that LEITI released a Beneficial Ownership Report in December 2015 containing the names and particulars of beneficial owners (true owners) or people who have at least five percent shares in companies operating in the mining, oil, forestry and agriculture sectors of Liberia. The Multi-stakeholders Steering Group (MSG) of the LEITI considers these allegations contained in the Global Witness’ report that some companies in the forestry sector have made false declarations about their beneficial owners as serious and grave. Read more
BETHESDA WINS 2017 E-CLUB DEBATE
The Bethesda Christian Mission School (BCMS) in Paynesville along the Roberts field highway emerged as winners of the 2017 edition of the inter high school debate organized by the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI). Read more
VALUE ADDITION IS KEY TO THE EXTRACTIVE SECTOR’
Deputy Minister Zayzay avers
The Deputy Minister for Research and Planning at the Ministry of Internal Affairs is calling on the Liberian government to encourage value addition to extractive resources for the benefit of the people.
Mr. Augustus M. Zayzay says when companies are encouraged to start adding value to the resources locally; more Liberians will be gainfully employed and concession communities will progress. Read more
HOS CHALLENGES STUDENTS TO PUSH FOR TRANSPARENCY
April 26, 2017
The Head of Secretariat of the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) has challenged students of the Stella Maris Polytechnic-a local tertiary institution to use their intellectual abilities to push for transparency over the management of the Country’s extractive sector.
Speaking to a cross section of students recently at programs marking the dissemination of the abridged contact matrix at that institution, Mr. Konah D. Karmo cautioned the students to use the material to invoke the required advocacies that will further enhance transparency over the management of the country’s natural resources. Read more.