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Liberia: Appointment of Senators as associate justice, arrival of Eton CEO dominate press

President Weah appointing Senator as Associate Justice and ETON CEO arriving in Liberia for talks with government officials dominate the headlines in the Thursday, August 9 editions of Liberian newspapers.President George Weah has appointed a sitting member of the upper house of Senate to replace retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Philip Banks.

Another By-Election will be held to replace Senator Joseph Nagbe who represents Sinoe County in the Senate. The Daily Observer, Inquirer and Heritage newspapers published this story as their front page banner headlines, while the FrontPage newspaper published it on its front page.

The Daily Observer published it under the caption: “I’m Going to the Supreme Court with My Own Style”-Associate Justice Designate Nagbe” the Inquirer, ‘Nagbe Named To Replace Justice Banks’, while the Heritage published it under the title: As PRESIDENT WEAH NOMINATES SENATOR NAGBE: BY-ELECTION IMMINENT IN SINOE. The FrontPage for its part published it udnder the caption: BY-ELECTIONS AND HARD TIMES.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Asian company, ETON Finance Pte Limited, Dr. Yungseoung Jin, arrived in the country Wednesday evening to hold discussions with Liberian government officials on financial and technical details of the proposed US$536 million loan financing agreement.

The proposed ETON loan agreement has generated national and international controversies about its viability and potential to provide desperately needed financing to construct roads in the
Southeastern and Western regions of Liberia.

The Inquirer and Daily Observer newspapers published this story on their front pages. The Inquirer published it under the caption: ETON Representative Arrives, while the Daily Observer published it under the title: ETON CEO Arrives To Finalize US$536M Loan Deal.

Other headlines in the Thursday editions of Liberian newspapers include:MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE ACCOUNT BOOSTS LEC FOR RAPID CONNECTIONS (Heritage); Foreign Minister Assures African Court Of Liberia’s Commitment To Uphold The Protection of Human Rights (Heritage); World
Bank To Support Government’s Roads Project (The Inquirer); GoL, Partners Validate Food Security Survey (The Inquirer); Liberians, Ivorians End Cross-Border Meeting (The Inquirer).

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