World Bank Provides US$3.4m for Youths

first_imgThe World Bank has provided US$3.4 million agriculture package to benefit 10,500 youths from the 15 political sub-divisions of Liberia for 18 months.This was disclosed by the Community Livelihood Investment Project (CLIP) Manager Andrew K. Macgona, under the Social Protection Department at Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE).He said the role of LACE as implementing partner of the Government of Liberia and World Bank is to work with local partners, referred to as Community Facilitators (CF), in the counties.He further disclosed that in each county are 14 community projects focusing on agriculture for youths, aged between18-35 years.He said a five-day workshop convening on food security in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County will discuss the roles of CFs and stakeholders, procurement of project inputs, community sensitization and mobilization, tracking attendance of workers and keeping of records, preparation of payroll and wages, monitoring and evaluation. Others include roots and tuber crop production, swamp development, techniques in vegetable crops production and post-project monthly report.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Police search for lead in scam

first_imgWEST COVINA – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the people who defrauded an elderly woman of $15,000 by selling her fake diamond earrings.Police released a picture of one of the suspects, which was taken by a bank surveillance camera. The scam was pulled off Oct. 14 at the Westfield Shoppingtown West Covina. A woman walked up to the 60-year-old victim and asked for help in reading documents. The woman then segued into a tale of woe involving an ill sister in a hospital.She said she needed money to help pay the bills and was selling earrings. But the victim wasn’t interested.Enter the second suspect.He posed as a passer-by, listened to the same story and left to have an earring appraised. He returned with a wad of money. He said he sold one of the earrings for $10,000, according to Detective Kevin Bogart. The suspects met the victim at two banks, where she withdrew $15,000 for the earrings, Bogart said. The earrings turned out to be fake.One of the suspects was described as a Latino, about 55, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 180 pounds and of heavy build. He has brown eyes, brownish-gray hair and may have had a gold tooth.The other suspect was described as a Latina, 40 to 49, with black hair and brown eyes, 5 foot 3, 145 pounds and of medium build.Anyone with information on the suspects should call Bogart at (626) 939-8523 or (626) 939-8557. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com(626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more