Ganta Breaks Ground for US$500K Multi-Purpose City Hall

first_imgMin Varney Sirleaf, maeks remarks after cutting the ribbon, symbolizing the ground-breaking for the Ganta City Hall project.Ganta City authorities in Nimba County on Saturday, May 4, 2019, broke ground to construct a multi-purpose city hall at the estimated cost of US$500,000.The project, according to Ganta City Mayor Amos N. Suah, will be completed in one year’s time to contain offices, guest rooms, conference halls, along with other modern facilities.“We will ensure that the building is completed in time so that our kids can have a place to celebrate any big event including Christmas,” the Mayor said.Construction work is already taking place as far as planting the pillars, to be followed by the first floor casting.In the wake of the construction work, the city authorities are soliciting funding from the residents, while at the same time, appealing to the government for support to meet up with the one year deadline of completion.The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by high profiled individuals headed by Internal Affairs Minister Varney Sirleaf and former Nimba Senator Hilary Gbomblee.Minister Sirleaf provided US$10,000 as President George Weah’s initial contribution to the construction and pledged government’s support to complete the project.“We are happy for this project, because it will host most of our workshops to cut down some of the expenses on renting private places for workshops,” he said.The Internal Affairs Minister praised Mayor Suah and his officials for undertaking such a huge project, but called on them to be accountable to every cent they will collect from the residents so as to get their continuous full support.With that caution, Mayor Suah promised to be very transparent with the citizens concerning the use of the money raised for the project. He said a committee will be set up to manage every cent collected, and give a periodic account to the public regarding expenditures.“We are calling on all the citizens, especially those residing in Ganta, to make meaningful contribution to speed up with the project,” Suah said. Ganta is one of the growing cities in Liberia. Yet the lack of city hall, pipe-borne water and access to the existing streets remain obstacles to the speedy development of the city.James V. Mulbah contributed to this story.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Spurs star Harry Kane admits: ‘Finishing below Arsenal would be hard to stomach’

first_imgTottenham star Harry Kane admits finishing below Arsenal this season would be a bitter pill to swallow.Spurs have sat ahead of their north London rivals since January, but Sunday’s defeat at home to Southampton means they can be overtaken on the final day of the campaign.Arsenal have closed the gap to two points following their draw at Manchester City and will finish second if they win at home to Aston Villa next weekend and Tottenham lose at Newcastle.A superior goal difference of 13 means a draw against the Magpies, who will be already relegated if Sunderland beat Everton on Wednesday, should be enough for Spurs – who are looking to finish above the Gunners for the first time since 1995.“Finishing third would be hard to stomach,” Kane said.“To finish above Arsenal would be a very good thing. It is not something I think we focus on at the start of the season but now we are here, it would be good.“It would be good for the fans to have the bragging rights for the first time in a long time. We want to finish second. It is in our hands, we have just got to win our game and the job will be done.“We all know what it means. We have not won the league this year but there is still a lot to play for and that is definitely one thing. The fans are urging us on.”Tottenham seemed destined to end their rivals’ hegemony in 2012, when they sat 12 points clear of Arsenal in February, but Harry Redknapp’s side collapsed and ended up fourth, one point behind.The dip has been far less dramatic this time around, but Spurs appear vulnerable heading into the final day.Their laboured performance against Southampton, in what was their final home game of the season, suggests there may be lingering disappointment from their failed title challengeThey have now taken only two points from the last nine available.“It has been a long season,” Kane said.“We have been fighting hard, mentally and physically, but I still think we looked good out there against Southampton. We played good football.“In recent weeks we just have not been finishing teams off. We have been going ahead, and then maybe lacked concentration.”The season has been particularly long for Kane, who has played every one of Tottenham’s 37 league matches and made 57 appearances overall for club and country.“I feel good. I look after my body, which is important,” Kane said. “I feel fit and ready. Hopefully we’ll finish strong next week and then I’ll look forward to the Euros.” Finishing below an out-of-form Arsenal would be a bitter blow for Spurs 1last_img read more