IMF Boss to Meet with Legislature

first_imgThe Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms Christine Lagarde, has reportedly expressed the desire to engage the Liberia National Legislature during her two-day visit here July 16 and 17.The IMF boss’ request was conveyed to the Senate last Thursday in a letter from President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.According to President Sirleaf, Ms Lagarde will use the opportunity of her visit “to gain a deeper understanding of Liberia’s post-Ebola challenges and discuss with key stakeholders, opportunities for partnership support to Liberia. She has expressed a particular desire to engage the Legislature.”President Sirleaf reminded the lawmakers that the IMF is a key international financial institution which includes Liberia’s membership that goes back to the 1960s. It serves as a key partner to Liberia by working through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and the Central Bank of Liberia. This support, President Sirleaf noted, is largely achieved through programs that provide balance of payment support to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL).“I should also note that the IMF provided exceptional support to Liberia during the Ebola crisis. In view of this, I ask that you honor Ms Largarde’s request by convening a joint session of the 53rd Legislature to provide her the opportunity for this engagement. The interaction, the President suggested, could be scheduled for Friday, July 17, at an hour appropriate to the Legislature.The letter was turned over to the leadership of the Senate which is expected to advise plenary thereon today.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Suspicious house fire in Charlie Lake

first_img– Advertisement -The Fort St. John RCMP and the Charlie Lake Fire Department are investigating a suspicious house fire on Charlie Lake Crescent. Photo:  A home in Charlie Lake has been completely destroyed by fire – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca The fire broke out shortly before 10pm on Saturday and Charlie Lake Fire Chief Al Pinkerton says the call came in as a structure fire.[asset|aid=3119|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d002326df4a52b3963fdcd96beb0817c-Al Pinkerton_1_Pub.mp3] At one point fire crews from both Fort St. John and Charlie Lake were on scene to fight the fire.Neighbours say the house was a rental property that is currently unoccupied. The cause of the fire, that destroyed the home, is still under investigation.If you have any photos or video of the fire, email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.comlast_img read more

Late Ambrose Kirya penalty hands SC Villa unlikely point off URA FC

first_imgAction between URA FC and SC Villa on Friday. (PHOTO/URA FC)Uganda Premier League SC Villa 1-1 URA FCLuzira Prisons Stadium, LuziraFriday, 01-11-2019LUZIRA – SC Villa vice captain Ambrose Kirya scored a 92nd minute penalty to ensure the Jogoos draw 1-1 with URA FC on Friday.Kirya who had played a missing in action role all day, sent Alionzi Nafian the wrong way after the custodian brought down Faizo Muwawu in the area.Earlier, Brian Majwega had converted from the spot to hand URA FC a deserved lead.URA started the game strongly and Saidi Kyeyune pulled an effort wide.Moments later, Kyeyune sent Joachim Ojera on his way but the winger went down in the area under the challenge of Saidi Keni. However, referee William Oloya waved play on and signaled for a goal kick after the ball went out.Ojera who was a problem for Villa all afternoon would not be denied twice as he fell over from a Yayo Lutimba shove prompting Oloya to award a penalty.Brian Majwega stepped up and sent Keni the wrong way to put the Tax Collectors 1-0 up inside the first 10 minutes.URA FC were in close control of proceedings and could have increased their tally only yo be let down by poor finishing.Kagimu shot straight at Keni after good work down the right by Ojera.The skippers then miscued a Cromwell Rwothomio low cross while inside the Villa area.He was then sent through on goal by Kyeyune’s clever free kick but pulled his effort over the bar.Mikadad Ssenyongo then rattled the post as he pounced onto a Rwothomio poor header.Rwothomio got a glorious chance to seal the points but after nut-mugging Alishe, his goal bound effort was pushed out for a fruitless corner by Keni.Villa struggled to create chances throughout the game.Their first realistic opportunity came 25 minutes from time with Muwawu forcing Nafian into a finger-tip save.From the resultant corner, the hosts could not force the ball over with Alishe and Kirya all failing to sort their feet in a goal-mouth scramble.Muwawu then pulled a shot wide after he was played in by Kibumba’s low cross.With time running out, Villa would steal a point from almost nothing.Emmanuel Kalyowa played a ball over the top and Muwawu pounced but before attempting a shot, he was brought down by Nafian inside the area. Kirya took responsibility and scored in what proved to be thw last piece of action.The result means the Villa have now gone 9 games without defeat since losing their opening game away to Kyetume FC.The win sees SC Villa move onto 17 points for the season but remain 4th on the log.For URA FC, they remain 10th with 11 points.Comments Tags: Ambrose KiryaBrian MajwegaJoachim OjeraSaidi Kenisaidi kyeyuneSC VillaUganda Premier LeagueURA FClast_img read more