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

Student business team plot next move for ‘Hotspots’ board game

first_imgAn enterprising team of TY students are forming a smart gameplan ahead of the all Ireland finals of the Student Enterprise Awards – and they are calling on Donegal to support their next move.Loreto Letterkenny’s Emma Howard, Aifric Ní Fhearraigh, Jade McCollum and Alanna Sweeney designed ‘Hotspots’ a boardgame based on Donegal Tourism that won the Donegal Enterprise Competition on March 14th.The team are eagerly anticipating the National Finals for Student Enterprise which will be held in Croke Park on May 2nd. All regional winners will be present. Team HotspotsThese ambitious students’ Hotspots Board Game is bilingual, being playable in English on one side and in Irish on the other, to fit in with 2018 being ‘Bliain na Gaeilge’. This exciting new Board Game contains a number of Donegal’s high profile tourist destinations including Glenveagh National Park, Fanad Lighthouse, Malin Head, Horn Head and Slieve League as well as some of Donegal’s top businesses. The game has been endorsed by Foras na Gaeilge and by Daniel and Majella O’ Donnell.Deputy Joe McHugh launched the exciting board game on the 19th of February. Since their regional win, the girls are now looking at ways of adapting the board game for different counties. They have sold 513 games to date.‘It has been an amazing journey and we have learned so much’ said Sales Director, Aifric Ní Fhearraigh.The girls are now calling on Donegal to support them ahead of the National Finals, you can do this by boosting their social media platforms by liking and sharing their pages. Their Facebook is – @hotspotsboardgame2, Twitter – @Hotspotsgame and Instagram – @hotspotsboardgame.  Minister Joe McHugh launched Hotspots, pictured with the team’s classmates enjoying the game  Hotspots is currently on sale in Brian Mc Cormick Sports and Leisure, Tinney’s, Tourist Info Letterkenny, Oideas Gael, Four Masters Bookshop, The Silver Tassie Hotel, The Mulroy Woods Hotel, Precious Moments, Sprint, Easons Letterkenny, Siopa Uí Dhomhnaill, Croithlí, Siopa Mhicí, Josie Molloy’s Gweedore, The Old Seadog Downings, Sweet Haven Downings, Glenveagh, Lurgybrack Open Farm, Fanad Lighthouse, Oakfield Park, Toymaster Ballybofey, The Villa Rose Hotel, Jackson’s Hotel and The An Grianán Theatre.Student business team plot next move for ‘Hotspots’ board game was last modified: April 23rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:hotspotsLoreto Letterkennymini-companystudent enterpriseTransition Yearlast_img read more