TMASCO Seeks US$175,000 Loan

first_imgThe president of the commercial Tricycles and Motorcycles Association (TMASCO), Kollie Koiyan is calling on the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) and investors to empower the union with US$175,000 loan to purchase 50 tricycles.He made the appeal on Saturday at a one day workshop organized by the union to educate its members on defensive driving by ensuring that tricycle operators minimize accidents in the country.According to the TMASCO president, commercial tricycles will empower the unemployed to gain employment.“These tricycles are very expensive and ordinary Liberians cannot afford to buy them and that’s why we are calling on Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Governor Mills Jones to help us with the microfinance program. One of these tricycles costs US$3,500.”He said tricycles have helped to create jobs and improve the livelihood of Liberians as well as provide commuters easy and cheaper fares to their destinations. “To succeed in the transport business, you must first be ready to invest your time and effort to make it work. Proper regulation is also very important especially if you are going to employ a driver to manage it for you,” he cautioned tricycle owners and operators.He stressed the need for Liberians to get involved in business activities and thereby contribute to the growth of the country’s economy.Mr. Koiyan observed that foreigners can help in promoting Liberia’s economy, but it is Liberians who must take over the business sector.Business plays a major role in society by creating job opportunities for young people that leads to poverty reduction, Koiyan pointed out.He suggested that “If we want Liberians to become big business people, the government must provide loans to support Liberian businesses.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM NAMED: WOMAN’S HEARTACHE AS SHE FINDS HUSBAND’S BODY

first_imgA WOMAN who went to pick up her husband who was on a night out found his body at the side of a Co Donegal road – the victim of a hit-and-run driver.Jo McSherry found husband Alan dead on the roadside just outside Bundoran just after 5am on Sunday.Mr McSherry, who was 48, was walking the two miles from Bundroan to his home in the townland of Boyannagh when he was hit by a car. Gardai found car parts at the scene. It’s thought Mr McSherry had called home for a lift and his wife went to see if she could find him when she saw missed calls on her mobile phone.She found her husband less than a mile from their home.The couple moved to Leitrim from Merseyside around 15 years ago after visiting Bundoran in a camper van.The couple were well-known around Bundoran. Mrs McSherry had worked at the a local adventure centre whilst her husband did part-time maintenance work. He had been in the Bridge Bar, where he did some work, on Saturday night.The head of the traffic corps in Donegal Michael Harrison urged the driver of the car to come forward.Anyone with information should call Ballyshannon Garda station on 071 98 58530.  HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM NAMED: WOMAN’S HEARTACHE AS SHE FINDS HUSBAND’S BODY was last modified: August 26th, 2013 by John2Share 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:bundorangarda appealhit and runMcSherrymerseysidelast_img read more