LWSC, NTA to Receive Huge CRS Funds

first_imgThe Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) and the National Transit Authority, through a recommendation, have been singled out to be recipients of a large portion of government’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds.The Liberian government is now strategizing how to synchronize all CSR funds from various State Owned Enterprises, Commissions and Agencies to support government’s priority projects.This, according to Minister of Finance and Development Planning Amara Konneh, is in an effort to ensure that these funds meet the dire needs of the Liberian masses. This is a change from when each SOE was responsible to carry out its own CSR programs, but such programs are yet to make any impact in the lives of ordinary Liberians.Minister Konneh noted that synchronizing all of the SOEs CSR funds to prioritize specific central government initiatives in order to support performing utility entities that are impacting the lives of the people or those that need to start doing that, are necessities that are now overwhelming.According to the Finance and Development Planning boss, government’s decision to now try to synchronize the CRS funds is because the SOEs are not spending wisely their corporate social responsibility funds which have increased from over US$300 thousand from 2006 to US$13million, to trickle down to the ordinary people.Minister Konneh identified the LWSC and NTA as two of those institutions which if fully supported, will impact the lives of Liberians through the provision of service which will at the same time leave a good legacy for the President when she ends her mandate in early 2018. He said before an entity can qualify for such support, Government has to ensure its financial viability and operational effectiveness. He praised the LWSC for doing an excellent job by providing pipe-borne water supply throughout central Monrovia and other parts through its recent 90 days deliverable.He noted that a substantial amount of money from the CRS funds will be placed in a water fund to empower LWSC to be more effective in providing water for the entire citizenry. We have to invest a huge amount of funds in pipe-borne water supply through LWSC, said Minister Konneh.“There is urgency for us to provide safe drinking water to our people. It is sad to see our people in the morning with gallons on their heads going from well to well searching for water. This water thing is urgent and we must begin to act now. We must give the LWSC the necessary support to provide water to our people,” stressed.“Madam President, the LWSC is doing a tremendous job in Monrovia and there is a need for them to be supported more to continue this good work. With just a small amount of US$1M this corporation was able to do a tremendous job in Monrovia, what about when we provide them with US$13M? They will do a whole lot.”The LEC was on the extreme of LWSC, receiving a lot of criticism for doing little to provide electricity in the capital.The entity’s officials were also accused of internally stabbing the entity in the back by being involved in criminal activities which are impeding the provision of electricity in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

TIR CHONAILL ABÚ: CAPTAIN MURPHY SAYS HARD WORK WAS KEY TO VICTORY!

first_imgDONEGAL Captain Michael Murphy said sweet victory over Kildare at Croke Park in the All-Ireland Quarter Final was just reward for the hard work put into the county effort by the players and management team.Murphy revealed that he played through the pain barrier when he came on as a sub in the 28th minute despite a hamstring strain.Said the delighted Glenswilly man: “It’s no secret that Jim McGuinness, Rory Gallagher and the whole management team came in they had great faith in us. “Every man worked hard on their game to try and find ways of improving themselves.“It’s amazing when a whole group of lads get together and they are pulling in the one direction what can actually happen.“I suppose we were just delighted that we managed to put in that hard work. Sometimes when you do put in the hard work it’s nice to see a few benefits.“Maybe over the last few years this team has shipped a lot of flak for having a bad attitude – or maybe not working hard enough is another one. “I suppose this year you can never get it right. We were working too hard now in certain quarters.“It is just a matter of the whole lot of us sticking together. That’s the way we are at the moment and that’s the way we will continue to be.”The county captain said the players never lost faith in their ability to claw their way back into the game in extra time.“We have always been coached and we always had it going through our minds that you keep going until the final whistle,” said Murphy.“When they were three down midway through the second period (of extra-time) it would have been very easy to lie down and go through the paces. “But we knew that there were scores in the team. We felt we were keeping Kildare out relatively well and it was just a matter of trying to construct a few attacks and we managed to get over a few scores. We are delighted that the scores managed to go over.”He said he wasn’t risked from the start because of a slight hamstring tear, adding: “I picked up a slight tear in the hamsting last week in training and the medical team didn’t think that there was 70 minutes in it.“I suppose I had to play a lot more in the end but I thought it was best coming in from the bench rather than starting the game and having to come off.“It’s amazing what a few painkillers can do.” TIR CHONAILL ABÚ: CAPTAIN MURPHY SAYS HARD WORK WAS KEY TO VICTORY! was last modified: July 31st, 2011 by gregShare 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:Donegal Captaindonegal v kildareglenswillyMichael Murphylast_img read more