APNU/AFC Ministers lied to the National Assembly

first_imgDear Editor,Several issues have been plaguing Berbicians since the APNU/AFC coalition Government took Office, unfortunately, the coalition is reluctant to address these issues and continues to foster incompetence so it is only appropriate that some of these issues are publicly ventilated despite that they will continue to be unresolved.The situation of the health sector is at an all-time low, even the dead are not being spared by this Government because of the mismanagement of persons who are political activists of this APNU/AFC Government that are placed in key management positions. The refusal of Government officials to explain to the taxpayers of this country is disrespectful. The Public Health Minister remains a statue in her response to the numerous health-related issues that exist.The situation at Guyana Water Inc continues to financially destabilise residents since the increases are in excess of 500 per cent or even more. The Government officials of GWI refused to engage the customers in order to bring resolution. GWI is guilty of damaging public infrastructure and refuses to fix or reinstate them to their original state.Another issue that is going to contribute to the unemployment that already exists in Region Six is the Cabinet and NDIA hijacking the Regional Budget that was appropriated by the National Assembly for Agriculture and Drainage and Irrigation. The RDC of Region Six was bypassed by Cabinet and secretly transferred the monies to NDIA.Cde Zulfikar Mustapha, MP, questioned both Minister Holder and Minister Bulkhan in Parliament and both Ministers assured that this would not change since the system is working efficiently. These Ministers are lying to the Guyanese people since the decision was taken before the Budget presentation. This APNU/AFC coalition Government boasts about respect for local democracy but secretly destroys democracy.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

Rep. Ricks Toweh Joins Liberty Party

first_imgRep. Ricks Toweh, District # 6, Nimba CountyRepresentative Ricks Toweh of Nimba County Electoral District # 6 has joined the opposition Liberty Party (LP).Rep. Toweh made the declaration in Saclapea City over the weekend when the standard bearer of Liberty Party, Cllr. Charles Brumskine, chose Mr. Harrison Kanwea as his presidential running mate for the October elections.Rep. Toweh in his remarks said the Liberty Party has been asking him to join the party as far back as 2005, before he got into politics.“Now that I have tested politics, I think it is now time that I join the Liberty Party and am therefore pledging my support to the party along with my supporters,” he said.Meanwhile, his critics say that Toweh joining the Liberty Party would not make a difference on the county’s political landscape, as he is unpopular in his district and the county at large.Many District # 6 citizens are demanding proof of Toweh’s impact in their district, especially when it comes to spending the funds allotted for the district from the 53rd Legislature of Liberia.In his remarks, Rep. Toweh boasted of joining the party with about 500 supporters, a number critics are doubtful of.It may be recalled that Rep. Ricks Toweh ran on the ticket of the now defunct National Union of Democratic Progress of Senator Prince Johnson. After the party fell apart, Rep. Toweh’s status in terms of party connections, remained in limbo until Saturday, March 18, 2017, when he finally found a political home in the LP.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

REVEALED: THE TOWNS AND VILLAGES GETTING FAST BROADBAND

first_imgJUNIOR Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the release of a list of towns and villages (attached) which will get high speed broadband by the end of 2016.However people living in the countryside will still struggle with shockingly bad connections for many more years to come.Commenting on recent developments, Minister of State, Joe McHugh TD, confirmed: “I welcome the commitments by Eircom, ESB and Vodafone that they will provide almost 70% of addresses in Ireland with high-speed e-fibre broadband by the end of 2016. “The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources is working with Local Authorities to drive the commercial rollout of high speed broadband to an increased number of homes and businesses, where over 1million homes in Ireland are already benefitting from improvements.“This Government is committed to a programme of activities which will help facilitate these developments, including addressing geographical and infrastructure challenges, most notably in rural areas, upgrading both business and consumer access and ultimately maximising the use of State assets where possible. These goals will ultimately result in 1.6million of the 2.3million addresses in Ireland having high-speed broadband by end of 2016, whereby an additional 66 towns across Donegal will benefit by 2017.“The focus of these developments is to ensure we are not limited by speed or location and the projects will involve moving from copper lines to fibre cables. Placing fibre at the core of this strategy means that a solution will be delivered that will meet the needs not just for today’s generation but it will deliver infrastructure capable of serving demand for decades to come.“The ability to encourage businesses to set up in rural towns and villages is heavily dependent on access to fast-speed, high quality broadband, and we need to ensure that the emphasis is placed on rural areas. Telecommunications companies are now shifting from cities and towns in urban areas to further afield across the country and this will have a very positive knock on effect on local communities. Not only will it offer younger generations the very real and attractive opportunity to stay in their communities and work, it will also help encourage young families from urban areas to move away from over-crowded services and a more expensive standard of living. This will lead to positive developments such as increases in school numbers, post offices, local services etc.”  REVEALED: THE TOWNS AND VILLAGES GETTING FAST BROADBAND was last modified: November 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more