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To Enhance Economic Activities in Gbarpolu County: US$3.2M Road Construction Kicks Off

first_imgFinance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh says when the 55-kilometer road linking Gbarma to Weasua is completed it will enhance business activities for local entrepreneurs, and create the needed opportunities to improve the standard of living of the citizens.Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the road project held in Tekpeimah on last Saturday, Minister Konneh said, “On behalf of the President and Vice President of Liberia, we are happy to be here and to appreciate the citizens of this district for being peaceful and contributing to the country’s reconstruction.” He believes the road project, when started, will also create job opportunities for one hundred youths within Gbarma District. “Each town will get people working on this road, we will recruit young people from each town like Gbarma, Zoowo, Tekpeimah, Belle Bassa and Sawmill Camp to work and generate income for their households in the period of two years,’’ he assured.Minister Konneh indicated that the road construction would begin in two phases: the first phase will start from Weasua to Gbarma, while the second phase will continue from Gbarma to Tekpeimah to speed up the process.The cost of the project is valued at US$3.2M and will be completed in two years, Minister Konneh said.He further revealed that the Government of Liberia will construct a police depot, a 10 bedroom clinic and an elementary school for the people of Gbarma District. He noted that at the moment there is ongoing negotiation with Cellcom GSM Company to provide telecommunication for the people of Gbarma District.The ceremony brought together President Pro Temp Armah Zolu Jallah and members of the Gbarpolu Legislative Caucus, Superintendents, Commissioners, Town Chiefs, Students, and Elders of Gbarma District.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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Listen: Niall McDermott on LYIT Donegal reaching a first Cup semi-final

first_imgBEFORE yesterday evening’s game against Tolka Rovers, LYIT Donegal coach Niall McDermott admits that he was more nervous than ever.However, McDermott was beaming as his side toasted an historic Hula Hoops Presidents National Cup quarter-final win. LYIT Donegal won 83-73 to confirm their place in the semi-finals for the first time ever.“Absolutely delighted,” McDermott told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub. “In Cup games, it’s win or go home. So, the only thing that matters is the result Cup games are always tight and scrappy. There is very rarely a blow-out in a Cup game.”LYIT Donegal have been riding high in the League this season, with McDermott having added several new additions.The likes of Mario Garcia and Manny Payton excelled again as they defeated Tolka in a thriller. The Dubliners pulled out all the stops in an attempt to derail LYIT Donegal.McDermott said: “They were Cup finalists last year and that experience is invaluable. We only have one player who has played in a Cup final before.  “We knew they’d be ready for this. They brought two new players in just for this game. They put all their resources into it.”But LYIT Donegal prevailed in front of a big home crowd at An Danlann. As McDermott spoke, the court was awash with underage players shooting hoops. It was a sure sign that the impact is already being felt locally.McDermott added: “The Cup is what it’s all about. We’ve been to quarter-finals many a time. We’ve never been to the semi-finals. That’s one of the most nervous I’ve been before a game. There was a lot of pressure.” Listen to the full interview below …Listen: Niall McDermott on LYIT Donegal reaching a first Cup semi-final was last modified: December 1st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Andrew McGeeverletterkennyLYITLyIT DonegalManny PaytonMario GarciaNiall McDermottlast_img read more