GoL to Set up Industrial Processing Facilities in Nine Counties

first_imgFormer President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson SirleafThe Government of Liberia (GOL) in collaboration with development partners has disclosed plans to set up industrial processing facilities in nine of Liberia’s fifteen counties to boost agricultural production.The GOL took the decision recently at a special cabinet meeting that carefully reviewed a 150-day action plan focusing on agriculture, energy, health and infrastructure.According to the Executive Mansion, the 150-day period, dubbed “The Last Mile,” is intended to keep the administration on course and focused.The action plan states that four rice mills with a capacity of 10 metric tons will be operational in Nimba and Lofa counties, while eight cassava processing clusters will be equipped in seven counties, including Bomi, Montserrado, Grand Bassa, Nimba, Bong, Sinoe and Margibi counties. The completion and dedication of the Golden Veroleum Liberia and Sime Darby Palm mills, as well as the Robertsport and Messurado fishing facilities, are also being earmarked under the 150-day action plan.The four industrial rice mills to be installed in the two counties, Lofa and Nimba, are being procured by the Liberia Agribusiness Development Activities (LADA), a USAID-funded project, an official of LADA has revealed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man who ‘never had a licence’ in court for road traffic offences

first_imgA WATERFORD man who has never had a driving licence was before Letterkenny District Court on road traffic charges this week.Denis Daly (33) of McGuire House, Bath Street in Waterford, was charged with drink driving, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.  Sergeant Jim Collins told the court that Daly was in Donegal for the Donegal Rally when he was stopped by Gardaí on June 22, 2019. Gardaí detected a strong smell of alcohol from the car.A demand was made for Daly to produce documentation, but none were forthcoming.Solicitor for Daly, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client, a father-of-two who is in a long-term relationship had ‘sought solace for ongoing demons’. “His reading was 26, but his friend was a lot more and Mr Daly took the keys to drive,” Mr Gallagher said.“He was more capable at the time. He accepts the difficulties. The reading is at the lower end. He was ill-conceived on the day in question and there is no excuse.”Daly has a number of previous convictions for road traffic matters and the court heard that he never had a driving licence.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the matter until February 3, 2020.Man who ‘never had a licence’ in court for road traffic offences was last modified: November 5th, 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:Denis DalyJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more