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  • Liberian President Ellen Johson Sirleaf this week warned the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel that worldwide economic losses due to lack of proper water and sanitation total some $260 billion USD every year.
  • 7 Feb 2011- 12:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Relief agencies in Liberia are rushing to provide water and latrines to thousands of people who have fled political unrest in neighboring Côte d’Ivoire, but may not be able to keep pace if the wave of refugees continues. The United
  • 4 Oct 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Sub-Saharan Africa could become the world's major producer of bio-energy by mid-century, and some investors are already setting the pace with investments in the region's biomass potential. With lush climates, generous rainy
  • 13 Sep 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Liberia suffers from "critical neglect" of its water and sanitation infrastructure despite government plans to spend more than $143 million USD on the sector through 2011, according to the head of a coalition demanding even
  • 7 Dec 2009- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia The Liberian government's inter-ministerial team, established to investigate water pollution by the country's largest rubber company, said last month that the firm is guilty of polluting water bodies with a chemical called
  • 25 May 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia L ocal residents near Liberia's Firestone Natural Rubber Company claimed that the company is polluting drinking water sources in their communities with processed rubber dumped into a nearby river. The residents complained about
  • 19 Jan 2009- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia The Liberian government's priority in 2009 is cleaning up major water bodies and waterfalls that have been used as waste disposal sites, the country's Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy told OOSKANews. "In fact, we are
  • 5 Jan 2009- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Liberia has announced that it is now regulating international and local nongovernmental organizations operating in the country's water sector, after recent study findings indicated a lack of coordination in the water service sector
  • 6 Oct 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Liberia's Environmental Protection Agency has warned residents in the capital against dumping waste in water bodies like swamps, creeks and rivers. Residents who defy the warning risk imprisonment, the agency said. "The
  • 16 Jun 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia The United States Trading Company (USTC), bottler of Coca-Cola in Liberia, has started construction of a wastewater treatment plant at its compound in Paynesville, outside Monrovia. "The purpose of the plant is to treat wastewater
  • 23 Mar 2008- 21:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, MONROVIA, Liberia, ABU DHABI-Abu Dhabi needs to stop dragging its heels to speed up decision-making on a new power and water plant. The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company (ADWEC) is urging the government to decide on the plant
  • 16 Mar 2008- 20:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia — The Liberian government has announced it would request legislation to stop rivers in the capital from being sites for dumping of sewage and other waste. The government has warned residents against dumping human and other waste in the
  • 17 Feb 2008- 22:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia — Residents along the Mesurado River, the main river running within the Liberian capital, are using the river as a dumping ground for waste, and the government is calling for a halt to the practice. "Our people need to understand
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent new yorK, ny, united states, MONROVIA, Liberia — For the first time since the country's civil war ended in 1989, the Liberia Hydrological Service has received modern water quality testing equipment. The equipment from the United Nations Children&
  • 23 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia, AMMAN, Jordan — Water from wells being used for commercial purposes in the capital were constructed near latrines and dump sites and could be contaminated, according to the Liberia Water and Sewage Corporation. Company chief Hun Bu