Abraham Jarque, 36, who lives in the Zinnah Hill Community, where he ekes a living from rock-crushing, has appealed to government to create job opportunities for many other young people by introducing mechanized rock-crushing.Mr. Jarque has been in the rock crushing business for the past 10 years. He told the Daily Observer yesterday at his rock-crushing site on the GSA Road that if government should bring in rock-crushing machines, many of the youth, who he said are loitering for no reason, would at least gain employment. According to him, crushing rocks is a difficult work, which he thinks should be done by rock-crushing machines instead of doing so with human hands.With that belief, Mr. Jarque has called on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to encourage investors who would venture into rock-crushing through which many hard-working Liberians will find work. Mr. Jarque added that crushing rocks was not part of his plans while growing up as a youth, “but since I now find myself doing the trade, all I ask is for the government to introduce mechanized rock-crushing to attract other lazy and unwilling youth to work the trade.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) – A former prime minister who led Tunisia’s transition government after the fall of its autocratic leader has launched a new political party to counter-balance the Islamists running the North African country.Beji Caid Essebsi announced the formation of the Nida’ Tounes, or Call of Tunisia, party on Saturday before thousands of men and women _ including a number of artists _ in a packed hall. The 85-year-old said he wants a party “that unifies everyone, without exclusion.” He called it a “balancing force that can create conditions for an alternative.” The moderate Islamist Ennahda party was elected after a transition period following the January 2011 ouster of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. However, hardline Islamists are emerging and last week clashed with police over an art exhibit they judged blasphemous.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Top Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Comments Share How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family How do cataracts affect your vision?