The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Axel Addy has outlined successes achieved by his ministry in 2014.Appearing as guest on the ELBC Super Morning Show (SMS) recently in Paynesville, the Minister intoned that the Ministry went to a retreat last year and developed a three-year strategic plan which attempts to find innovative ways to address the ministry’s mandate.He said at that retreat the ministry shifted its focus in 2014, to ensure that there is no new crisis, with the Ebola epidemic already existing in the country.The Minister disclosed that the MOC constituted a small team that met with importers of petroleum products, rice and others to learn about challenges they are facing in importing these products and they were able to achieve their target.With such achievement done last year, Minister Addy added that the ministry has been and is able to maintain a steady supply of seven brands of rice and fuel on the Liberian market.He stressed that the ministry has also established a Customer Service Center which deals with consumer complaints and the processing of IPDs.According to Minister Addy, a one stop shop will be established at the ministry by the end of the first quarter of this year and the Liberia Revenue Authority and Central Bank of Liberia will be included into it.Commenting further, the Liberia Commerce Minister said the ministry has embarked on a journey to build the capacity of staff by sending them abroad for training and building their capacities through the Liberia Institute for Public Administration, adding that they are seeing progress.The Commerce Minister indicated that this is the first time the ministry’s staffs went through orientation to understand the mandate of the ministry and their job descriptions, which he said was done through the Human Resource DepartmentHe said “one of the innovations we have put in place at the ministry is what we called the Welfare Committee and that manages staff, deals with debts in the ministry between the employees, including various issues. This is beginning to prove very positive because our staffs have vehicles that they can use to do their work.”Commenting on the generation of revenues by his ministry, the minister pointed out that the ministry doubled its revenue generation in 2014 and has planned to triple it this year.The Minister of Commerce stated further that the ministry is working with the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) to generate more money for government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
According to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) rules Muhoroni will be officially demoted to the third tier Division One league this Sunday if they fail to honour their tie against Nairobi City Stars at Camp Toyoyo.“That is the rule and we have to follow it. We are standing by our word,” FKF Secretary General Robert Muthomi told Capital Sport.When reached for comment, Muhoroni Youth chairman Moses Adagala said they had officially written to the federation asking them to hold their fixtures as they await a decision of the Appellate Court on their status in the NSL.FKF CEO Robert Muthomi (right) exchanges pleasantries with Muhoroni Youth chair Moses Adagala during a past event. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMuhoroni had gone to the High Court in Kisumu contesting their relegation from the KPL arguing that they were unduly demoted having been disadvantaged with their games starting late in the season.However, Justice David Majanja threw out the petition, leading to the club heading to the Appellate arm of the judicial body.“We have our case at the Appeals Court and we wrote to FKF telling them to put our matches on hold until we get a determination. However, they said they will not postpone our matches. I am telling them that we will not play until we hear the result of our case,” a defiant Adagala said.He however failed to disclose the exact date for the determination of the case only saying ‘In two weeks, we will know our fate.”Muthomi has however quashed Muhoroni’s claims saying they do not have an injunction from any arm of the judiciary stopping them from listing Muhoroni in the league roaster.“They wrote to us three days to the start of the new season telling us of their decision. To us, that is their personal decision. We don’t have an injunction stopping the league and we made it clear to them that the season will continue as we wait for their appeal,” Muthomi said.Muhoroni Youth chairman Moses Adagala.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaAdagala however remains adamant that the club will stick to its guns, daring the football managers to demote them.“They are trying to fix us by putting us in the fixtures but we will not be deterred. I am waiting for them to relegate us but I want them to know we are not pushovers. I assure our fans that we will be playing and no one will demote us,” the defiant Adagala further noted.Muhoroni and by extension Adagala is not new to run-ins with the federation with the club having been suspended from the KPL last year due to failure in meeting club licensing requirements, though the Sports Disputes Tribunal would later hand them a reprieve.Adagala was banned for 60 days last year over alleged crowd trouble while he has frequently been accused of the same especially at the club’s home ground in Muhoroni.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Muhoroni Youth players line up before their match against Kariobangi Sharks at the Kasarani Stadium on November 4, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 19- Just two weeks into the new National Super League (NSL) season, former Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Muhoroni Youth is facing a technical knock-out from the second tier after dishing out a second consecutive walkover last weekend.Muhoroni were set to play Police FC at their sugar-belt backyard but were a no show, just a week after dishing out three free points to KCB at Camp Toyoyo on what was to be their first match in the second tier since relegation.
Ireland’s newest Euromillions winner has fled to Donegal to escape the limelight.Belfast man Joe Clarke scooped a stunning €12.5 million in the New Year’s eve draw.The garage owner, 60, called in to his local Spar shop last Thursday and learned he was a multi-millionaire. The well-known former internee, who spent days hooded when lifted by the British Security Forces in 1971, left Belfast on Friday to spend some time in Donegal.A pal said “Joe has a place in Donegal and he loves to get away from it all by traveling down there.“He packed up his family and headed down there. He loves the peace and quiet of it all there.“He can buy half the place there now if he wants.” LOTTO WINNER FLEES TO DONEGAL HOLIDAY HOME TO ESCAPE LIMELIGHT was last modified: January 6th, 2013 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:euromillionsholiday homeJoe Clarke