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Liberian newspapers zoom on Liberia’s debt ratio rating, donation by women lawmakers

APA-Monrovia (Liberia)

Liberia’s listing among countries with worsened debt ratios and ECOWAS Women parliamentarians donating to two orphanages in Monrovia dominate the headlines of Liberian newspapers on Thursday.

Liberia has been listed among Sub-Saharan countries with worsened debt ratios of five percent.

According to a World Bank report released in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, Liberia was listed among countries like Angola, Gambia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Burundi, Seychelles and Comoros, among others.

The report entitled: "Africa's Pulse", debt levels are on the rise in Sub-Saharan Africa, and in some cases, rapidly. Although the report did not indicate the debt level, it stressed that public debt in the region has continued to rise amid large or widened fiscal deficits and weak growth. The Inquirer newspaper published this story on its front page under the caption: Liberia Listed Among Worst Debt Countries.

ECOWAS Women Lawmakers, who were recently in Liberia for the week-long Delocalized Meeting of ECOWAS Parliamentarians donated food and other items, including cash to two orphanages in Monrovia as their way of identifying with 100 destitute Liberian children.

The lawmakers under the banner: The ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association (ECOFEPA), last Friday donated 50 bags of rice, four large bags of sugar, three cartons of bathing soap, three cartons of washing soap and four cartons of biscuits as well as US$400 cash to the Rock Divine and Martu Transit orphanage homes. The donations were made at the climax of the week-long Delocalized Meeting of ECOWAS Parliamentarians which focused on combatting counterfeit and expired medicines in West Africa.

The Daily Observer newspaper published this story on its front page under the caption: ECOWAS Women Lawmakers Donate to Orphanages.

Other headlines include: Korkoya Voted for Obama in 2008 (Daily Observer); Container Truck Victims' Families Protest  on Judiciary Grounds...Police Arrest Truckers Union President (Daily Observer); Korean Sues Diamond Spring Mineral Water (Daily Observer) and JFK Hospital Improving Facilities...To Spend Over US$3M (The Inquirer).

Diehard CEDECIAN Defects To Liberty Party (The Inquirer); Bomi College Gets Modern Computer Lab (The Inquirer) and LP's Membership Drive Boomed-Kanio Gbala Crosses Over; 500 Signed Up (The Analyst).


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