Sports Minister hails Taekwondo, Table Tennis Qualifiers

first_img Loading… She is making history at 20 as the second female to fly the Green-White-Green flag in the Olympics since Athens 2004. Read Also:Sports Minister  lifts Junior Olympic Triple Jumper Elizabeth Anyanacho, a 300 level student of Statistics at the Federal University of Technology Owerri, is the current national champion and the 2019 African Games. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian female to qualify for Taekwondo in 16 years and second female ever Taekwondo Olympian for the country as well as table tennis player, Cicilia Edem Effiong. He said their qualifications have further raised the hope of a good outing at the games. The Minister also reiterated the need to catch athletes at a very young age considering the fact that Anyanacho, who has been part of an active high performance taekwondo programme aimed at producing international champions and Olympians, started Taekwondo at age 15 .Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Disney Characters Who Would Make Great Role Models10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Of The Most Powerful Women Across The Globe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universelast_img read more

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TRANSCO CLSG to Complete 4 Substations in 2020

first_img3rd from right, TRANSCO CLSG manager, Minister Varney Sirleaf of Internal Affairs, TRANSCO CLSG Chairman, Minister Murray and others posed before tea break.-Calls on gov’t to prepare for power distribution to householdsThe general manager of Transmission Company in Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (TRANSCO CLSG), Mohammed M. Sherif, says all is done to complete the first four substations in March 2020, as planned.This, Sherif said, will now help to connect households across the country.He made the remarks on Monday, December 9 during the annual donors’ coordination meeting held at a resort in Monrovia where he assured the donors’ community, and the Liberian government of the project completion as scheduled.TRANSCO CLSG is a regional transmission company, established by international treaty to build 1,303km transmission line and substations from La Cote d’Ivoire, linking Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.“We have few challenges, but all the substations in Liberia with the exception of Botota will be completed this December. Our problem is the transmission line, which runs from Mann in La Cote D’Ivoire to Yekepa in Liberia, but due to some constraints, including raining season that was so heavy,” Mr. Sherif said.He said in addition to the raining season, the project also stalled because of a damaged bridge on the St. Paul River that led to contractors being unable to move their equipment from Yekepa, Nimba County to Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.“We ended up talking with the Senegalese Contractors that were paving the road between Ganta and Sanniquellie, which delayed for three months. This extended the planned timeline for us. The Liberian government, particularly the Public Works Ministry, helps to resolve the issue with the Senegalese Company,” Mr. Sherif said.Additionally, he said TRANSCO CLSG also encountered challenges in approving funds, which resulted in a meeting in Belgium, where contractors, TRANSCO management, TRANSCO engineers and also some external partners addressed the issues that actually helped to end the project in March.“By the end of March, next year, pre-testing, and conclusion will be completed. Again, it will be very unfortunate if the CLSG line comes to Yekepa and the Government is not ready to connect the households, which does not fall under the mandate of TRANSCO CLSG. We hope that when the line comes to Buchanan, all households will be connected and then Mount Coffee line will also connect households in Montserrado County, which is far lower and affordable than current power,” Mr. Sherif said.He said while it is exciting to bring the line to help the Liberian government, given the financial and economic constraints, the issue of distribution to households must be considered a serious priority, despite constraints faced by the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC).“We are on the regional front, but LEC needs to address a wide range of issues, including managing the system to cut down losses and illegal connections. TRANSCO CLSG internally developed a strategy to collaborate with government and donor to respond if any situation of circumstances,” he said.He said in order to get the power, LEC will have to sign the power purchase agreement (PPA), which is initially Cote D’Ivoire and sign transmission service with TRANSCO that will transmit the electricity to destination requires.World Bank Country Manager Khwima Nthara, said the importance of the project for Liberia cannot be overemphasized, and therefore expressed optimistic that the project will benefit all the neighboring countries.“This project is critical in equalizing development for Liberia. We are now nearing dry season and very excited about the supply of electricity. Therefore, we look forward to commissioning in July. We know the extent to which this project will help alleviate the challenges for Liberia, especially electricity,” Mr. Nthara said.He said the World Bank is looking forward to the scheduled date for the completion of the project, because it’s a project that is being long awaited by Liberians and the international or donors’ community.He then committed the World Bank to the project, particularly working with all stakeholders and the governments as well as development partners in making sure that this project comes to frustration because the benefits will be immense.“This project will help Liberia to export power large customers, especially the mining sector. This will be a success for the government,” he said.The 2-day event brought together Government officials, donors’ community, partners, officials of the Liberia Electricity Corporation, and TRANSCO management.Full House of Partners, donors’, gov’t officials and TRANSCO CLSG.Liberia’s Mines and Energy Minister, Gesler Murray, said the energy sector remains critical for the development of Liberia because it offers many potentials.“We have a lot of work to do over the next couple of days. Again, we have to remove illegal and non-paying commercial customers if we are to have any chance of meeting deadline or demand of mount coffee in 2020 raining season and operational CLSG,” Mr. Murray said.He said this will involve a theft removing system on the LEC commercial system, which also requires help from various partners.“We have to know exactly what the CLSG under this timeline looks like. We have to work hard to identify the commercial and viable loads that sign up and paying on time. We also need to continue LEC proactive engagement with our neighboring states to make sure that we have workable plans and legal and financial framework for both import and export,” Mr. Murray said.The high-table at the opening of the coordination meeting in Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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BUDGET: PRINGLE PROPOSES €800M PUBLIC SERVICE SPENDING INCREASE

first_imgThomas Pringle TD has submitted a pre-budget proposal to the Minister for Finance outlining proposals aimed, he says, at creating fairness and taxing those that can afford to contribute more while not reducing expenditure on key public services.This would actually increase revenue by €880million, he says in his pre-Budget proposals.“Perpetual austerity is doomed to fail and in our case the continued insistence by the government on fiscal reduction is targeting the most vulnerable in society,” said the Donegal TD. “There is no doubt that the country has to be able to pay its way but the fiscal consolidation is stifling demand in the domestic economy and not giving citizens any confidence to invest in the limited circumstances that may be available to them.“By taxing high income earners in a more proportionate manner, increasing the PRSI contribution for self-employed contributors to 8%, introducing a part-time work scheme, making some minor adjustments to the child benefit payment and investing in creative industries could lead to an increase in revenue of €880m without having to cut expenditure in the areas of social protection, education and health.“From this, it is possible to increase revenue without the need to target low income earners and other vulnerable groups in society which would in reality only moderately affect those on higher incomes but with considerable savings. This in turns allows additional revenue generated to be used to fund the deficits in the Health, Education and Social Expenditure budgets and activation measures in the proposal.“This budget submission is by no means complete due to the limited resources available, but it lays the foundation for creating some fairness and by proposing tax increases on those that can afford to contribute more and by not reducing expenditure on vital social services, attempts to give the domestic economy some room to breathe and encourage growth. “The impact on our society will be immeasurable and the damage very difficult to undo if we continue on the path of fiscal adjustment outlined by the government and the troika. We need a debate on the impact of the policies being pursued and a mandate for the government to renegotiate the terms of our funding.“Giving the economy and society a breathing space may generate the growth that the government require to lessen the impact of the fiscal adjustment so far.” BUDGET: PRINGLE PROPOSES €800M PUBLIC SERVICE SPENDING INCREASE was last modified: November 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BUDGET: PRINGLE PROPOSES €800M PUBLIC SERVICE SPENDING INCREASElast_img read more

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