The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) recently gave US$100 to each of 100 Ebola survivors in Kakata, Margibi County, following a two-day intensive training on business management. At the end of the training, Madam Roseline Toweh, YWCA National General Secretary, said the business grant is intended to empower the survivors to start businesses of their own to sustain their families. The project, she said, is sponsored by the Association of Evangelicals in Liberia (AEL), and will last for 14 months, beginning this month. She said the project also seeks to put women and men who were directly affected by the Ebola virus in a better position to sustain their families.The project will provide US$200 for each of the targeted survivors, but the money, she added, will be given in two segments.“Today we are giving out the first US$100 for you to start your business, but that is not all we have for you under this project. Our (associates) will come with you beginning next week to collect your identification (ID) cards, because we are going to use US$50 to open a bank account for each of you, and the balance US$50 will be given to you later to add to your business,” Madam Toweh told the smiling beneficiaries. The bank account, she said, will be controlled by the beneficiaries, while the YWCA will only monitor the process, noting that the recipients are expected to save some of their profits in the account since the YWCA might not always be in the position to help them.“We are not opening the accounts for ourselves. When the accounts are opened, each of you will have your bank books, but all we want is for you to save some of your profits. Our (associates) will work with you all through the banking process, and will only give us the deposit slips from the banks so we can give our report to the donors. But the money is for you. You do not have to pay it back to the YWCA,” she told the beneficiaries.The project seeks to improve the livelihood of Ebola survivors and help them provide care for their children.As part of the project, YWCA will pay school fees for orphans who are being cared for by targeted survivors in Kakata.The recipients of the grant expressed gratitude to the YWCA for what they referred to as a “life changing opportunity” for them, promising to use the funds wisely.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The second accused in the murder of Major General Janaka Perera, was today sentenced to life in prison.The Anuradhapura High Court sentenced the second accused when the case was heard today. Perera and several others including his wife were killed in a bomb blast in Anuradhapura in October 2008.The LTTE was blamed for the attack.
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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Ministry of Transportation says they are working as fast as they can to fix highway 97 south from Prince George to Chetwynd.The road remains closed due to a washout after last week’s flooding.Earlier this week, Transportation Minister Todd Stone said they hoped to have the highway opened to single-lane alternating traffic by the end of this week.- Advertisement -When the Ministry was reached today, they still have no specific day for when the road will open but assured crews are working day and night to fix the highway and have it open to traffic as soon as it is safe to do so.They also reiterated for the latest updates to check DriveBC.ca and TransBC.ca.
However, the United boss is already looking towards the 2018-19 campaign to overhaul Pep Guardiola’s side.He is taking a leaf out of Ferguson’s book after United were beaten to the Premier League title by Mourinho’s Chelsea in both 2005 and 2006, before going on to reclaim the championship themselves.“I always remember Sir Alex said in 2005-06, when we won the second title with Chelsea, that we [United] need to improve a lot because they’ve raised the bar to such a level,” said Mourinho.“They [Chelsea] won two titles in a row – the second title was easier than the first – and then the biggest manager in the Premier League said United needed to improve a lot.“That was the click for the improvement of the team. In 2006-07, United won the title back.“It has to be like that. “That’s why every match until the end of the season is an important match for us. It’s not just about the points and finishing in the top four, which is important.“We must try to finish second, try to play the best we can and improve the players individually the best we can and be the best possible team at the end of the season.“Then we must try to start next season in a good way, like we did this season, but try to be consistent and not to lose points like we did in some matches where we shouldn’t.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was furious with his side’s sloppy defending as they made a host of mistakes that allowed Spurs to claim the joint second fastest goal in Premier League historyMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 3 – Jose Mourinho is following the example of Manchester United predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson by forging a plan to catch Manchester City next season.Mourinho has admitted defeat in the Premier League title race, with United an ominous 15 points behind City with just 13 games remaining.