Farmers Union Contributes to Fight against Ebola

first_imgThe National Farmers Union Network of Liberia yesterday donated several farming products to the National Task Force on Ebola to help support government in the fight against the deadly virus.The items, donated to the General Services Agency (GSA),  included  18 bags of 25Kg rice, 17 bags of potato and over 275 bottles of red oil.Speaking at the donation ceremony held at the GSA  premises, the program officer of the Farmers Union Network of Liberia, Mr. John Alphanso D. Perkins, said the virus has greatly affected the country’s economy and livelihood, and  has continued to take away the lives of those they consider as partners in progress.According to him, since indeed the farmers union is considered as one of the highest producers of food in the country, the union recognizes the importance of joining the fight; indicating that the donation is timely.  Because of such donations from many quarters around the country, many are surviving the epidemic.He explained that the donation was the first of its kind by the Farmers Union Network of Liberia since the outbreak of the epidemic.Receiving the items from the union on behalf of the National Task Force, GSA  Director General, Madam Mary T. Broh, expressed appreciation for the Union’s  effort in supporting the fight against the deadly virus.She stressed the need for farmers to produce and provide more food for those she considered mostly in need as this time.She promised that the donation will be turned over to the head of the National Task Force, making sure that it is used for the intended purpose.The former Monrovia City Mayor, now Director General of the GSA, who was seen in a very joyful mood, said the name of the union is going to be locked down in the database of the National Task Force record.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgThe minister pointed out that one-third of people in Delhi stay in slums while over half of the citys population resides in unauthorised colonies but the development plans are always exclusive and not inclusive.Asserting that there is no clarity in peoples thoughts about development, Sisodia said, “No economics theory says development means widened roads, big buildings and flyovers. Unless the youth is assured that there are adequate and affordable arrangements for education there can only be development of the city but not individuals”.”I have not be an educationist but I know that changes in design of education system can only bring inclusiveness. Whenever it comes to government schools, people ask if mid-day meals are being served on time, uniforms being distributed or washrooms are in proper shape or not.”But no body focuses on why the standard of learning is low in schools which have all the facilities. I went to a government school recently in Dwarka and I was shocked to see that Class X students were not able to read and write even small and common words properly,” he said.He also said that human development and human resource development are different paradigms. PTI GJS DV 04281451 DVlast_img read more

11 killed 15 wounded at Guatemala liquor store massacre

first_imgRelated posts:Guatemalan president: Pot legalization in Uruguay is ‘an important step’ Guatemala City street gets facelift, and what a difference it makes Guatemala’s Busito del Sabor: It’s a trip! Extradited Guatemalan ex-President Portillo due in U.S. court Tuesday GUATEMALA CITY — At least 11 people were killed and another 15 injured in an armed standoff at a liquor store in Guatemala, rescue officials said.Rescue workers who responded to the scene found victims dead in “hiding places,” in the store’s bathrooms, and in the alleys by the store, Sergio Vasquez, spokesman for the volunteer firefighters told local media.They arrived at the liquor store in the village of San Jose Nacahuil, about 25 kilometers (16 miles) north of the capital, after getting an emergency call “and a person with a calm voice indicated there were several injured,” Vaszquez said.An investigation is underway to determine the cause of, and who was behind, the carnage.Guatemala has seen a wave of violence that has left more than 6,000 people dead a year – one of the highest murder rates in the world.Officials estimate as many as half the violent deaths are associated with drug trafficking and the battle between gangs or “maras.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more