ESLRF Lauded for Progress with Farmers

first_imgESLRF CEO Ms. Smith traditionally welcomes Dieng to the Orphan Grain Farm During his recent visit to Liberia, the Regional Director for West and Central Africa of the World Food Program (WFP), Abdou Dieng, praised the Emma Smith Life Recovery Foundation for its enormous work with farmers in the country, specifically Montserrado County.This was after Dieng had also lauded WFP-Liberia and some of its beneficiaries for the level of work done by the foundation and its partners.Mr. Dieng, chatting with several farmers during a show case visit of some WFP-sponsored projects at the Orphan Grain Farm in Lower Johnsonville in Montserrado County, said he is impressed with the level of commitment local farmers have invested to grow more food in the country.He made the statement when he climaxed his visit on Wednesday, April 19 with a tour of WFP and Government of Liberia-supported projects in Montserrado County.He arrived in Liberia to hold bilateral discussions with development partners, including representatives of the European Union, USAID, and the World Bank, officials of the Embassies of Sweden and Germany, among others.Ms. Smith, the Executive Director of the Emma Smith Life Recovery Foundation (ESLRF), said the WFP executive’s visit to the country is a big boost, adding that it has reawakened Liberian farmers to redouble their efforts toward food production.She added that her foundation with support from WFP and other partners will continue to buttress the efforts of Liberians farmers.The foundation with support from WFP-Japanese grant pilot project is currently working with over 7,000 famers in Montserrado County, she said.She named food items such as rice, beans, and oil; and various tools including shovels and cutlasses as some of the materials her organization provided to the beneficiaries with support from WFP.She called on WFP and the Ministry of Agriculture to continuously empower farmers, if agriculture must enhance food security.Meanwhile, several farmers from the Orphan Grain Farm including other surrounding farm members within Montserrado County have hailed the WFP and the ESLRF for supporting them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Henry has ‘everything’ to become good coach – Deschamps

first_img0Shares0000Thierry Henry has “everything” to become a good manager, France coach and former international teammate Didier Deschamps said of the newly-named Monaco coach © AFP/File / Valery HACHEPARIS, France, Oct 14 – Thierry Henry has “everything” needed to become a good manager, France coach and former international teammate Didier Deschamps said of the newly-named Monaco coach.“Thierry’s ready,” Deschamps told TF1. “He has everything” to be a good coach. “He’s throwing himself into an exciting, exhilarating project where he’ll have to take responsibility. It’ll be up to him to take the reins.”Former Arsenal star Henry was named Monaco coach on Saturday, his first job in club management after leaving his position with the Belgian national team.The 41-year-old French World Cup winner, who had been working as an assistant to Belgium coach Roberto Martinez since 2016, returns to the club where he began his professional career.Henry replaces Leonardo Jardim, who in 2017 guided Monaco to their first Ligue 1 title since 2000. He was sacked on Thursday after a string of poor results left Monaco in the relegation places.Deschamps, who captained the France team featuring Henry that won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000, also started his coaching career at Monaco, back in 2001.“The first season was very complicated,” he said, wishing Henry “lots of courage and big success”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

CUTLIFFE UNHAPPY WITH LACK OF RESPONSE OVER POLLING CLERK POSITIONS

first_imgVEC committee member and Commissioner for Oaths, Peter Cutliffe has said he is being inundated with calls from the public loking to fill polling clerk positions.Mr Cutliffe said he now feels the positions should be advertised and not kept to a certain few people.“I have had immense support from the public in highlighting this issue & all I can do is redirect all enquiries to the offices of the County Registrar, who manages the process of recruiting polling-clerks and, to my knowledge, personnel for the subsequent counts. “What I am really trying to do is to enable unemployed people to apply for these positions , which to my knowledge command payment of approx €500 per day”, said Mr Cutliffe.The Minister for Environment has himself expressed his wish that unemployed people be afforded the opportunity to apply for these positions.“I understand that overall there is almost 600 positions available between polling -day & the subsequent counts and I again call on the County Registrar to clarify the position for unemployed people in the County, from whom I have had no feedback to date”, concluded Mr CutliffeCUTLIFFE UNHAPPY WITH LACK OF RESPONSE OVER POLLING CLERK POSITIONS was last modified: October 24th, 2012 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:Country ResgistrarPeter Cutliffelast_img read more