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‘Audit Two Critical Line Ministries before Merger’

first_imgOne of Liberia’s lead human-rights advocates, Atty Samuel Kofi Woods II, has called on the Liberian Government to conduct a comprehensive audit of the Ministries of Finance and Economic Planning before their official merger.The Former Public Works Minister and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Liberia Law Society made the call during a Thanksgiving and Appreciation Service held at the Melvin B. Cox Methodist Church in lower Caldwell.Atty Woods was honored at the church for his many contributions to the state, church and humanity.Speaking at the well-attended honoring ceremony Sunday, Woods said if an audit has already been conducted, the Public Accounts Committee of the Legislature should conduct the necessary hearings to establish a firm foundation for the merger of the ministries.He also described such a move by the National Legislature as critical to Liberia’s socio-economic development.Atty. Woods further contended that the Liberian people need to know the status of both institutions in terms of personnel, plans, actions and other recommendations that could assist the new merger.In a carefully worded press statement issued in Monrovia Monday, Atty. Woods recalled that issue of the merger of the two institutions has been a source of controversy with employees demonstrating against the transition.Meanwhile, the former Public Works Minister Woods has recommended that the National Independence Celebrations, July 26, this year be celebrated as a day of fast and prayer.He also noted that there are too many unfortunate and strange developments occurring in Liberia, which he referred to as ‘Signs of the Times’ that compel Liberians to reflect upon.The former Labor Minister also explained that the level diminishing trust in public officials, the Ebola plague, tragic violence in Nimba County and its attendant’s consequences are indeed worrisome.The change of venue of this year’s Independence Day celebrations, raging poverty and anger amongst Liberians as well as indifference, arrogance, disdain and complacency in the Liberian society are reasons not to celebrate in pomp and pageantry.Liberians, he said, should rather engage in a moment of mediation and reflection.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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HUGE NUMBER OF EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE DURING DONEGAL HERITAGE WEEK

first_imgNational Heritage Week takes place Saturday, August 22 to Sunday, August 30, 2015 with Donegal hosting a huge number of events.The aims of Heritage Week are to raise awareness of our heritage and to encourage its preservation, conservation and promotion.County Donegal is the county with the most events taking place outside of Dublin and Cork. Events include heritage open days, guided walks, fieldtrips, exhibitions, conferences, illustrated talks, historical re-enactments, birds of prey, whale watching, garden tours, traditional skills demonstrations, craft fairs, skills training, launch events, film screenings, storytelling, traditional music and children’s activities.The County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide is compiled by the County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council and is a free, pocket-size guide with details of 105 Heritage Week events taking place across County Donegal and most of them are free. The County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide will be launched by Dr. Lochlann McGill, President of the Donegal Historical Society, in the County Museum, Letterkenny next Tuesday, August 11 at 12 noon. Everyone is welcome to attend. RSVP to County Museum at HYPERLINK “mailto:museum@donegalcoco.ie” museum@donegalcoco.ie or by telephone on (074) 912 4613.HUGE NUMBER OF EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE DURING DONEGAL HERITAGE WEEK was last modified: August 5th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Donegal Heritage Weeklast_img read more

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