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Liberia Observes International Day of Cooperatives July 1

first_imgBy Bisi KlahPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by proclamation declared Saturday, July 1, as International Day of Cooperatives to be observed throughout the country as a working holiday.She called on all Liberians as well as international organizations concerned to join the cooperative movement of Liberia through the Cooperative Development Agency (CDA) in executing appropriate programs befitting the observance of the day.Based on the principle of cooperation, cooperatives helped create new ethics and values in business and economics and are important in the world’s economic and social development, said a release from COOP. In 1895 ICA was formed, and since 1927 it observes the first Saturday of July as International Cooperative Day.In 1994 the United Nations recognized and reaffirmed that cooperatives were vital in the world’s economic, social and cultural development. However, two years earlier – on December 16, 1992 – the UN General Assembly proclaimed the first Saturday of July 1995 as the International Day of Cooperatives, marking the centenary of ICA’s establishment.She admonished the CDA to continue to play important roles in the country’s economic and social development which is vital to creating new ethics and sustaining values in business and cultural development.Cooperative enterprises are based on ethics, values, and a set of seven fundamental principles that keep people, rather than profit, at the center of their businesses.Cooperatives can be a self-help tool for people to create their own economic opportunities through the power of the collective and pull themselves out of poverty.They re-invest in communities in which they operate, securing not only the livelihoods of their members but also increasing the wealth of the community as a whole. By being sources of decent work, spaces for democracy and peace building, and an economic force (the top 300 cooperatives alone generate US$2.5 trillion in annual turnover, more than the GDP of France), cooperatives are truly a partner in transforming the world.To create awareness and share cooperative solutions for inclusive development, here, in Liberia, under the auspices of the CDA, the day’s activities will feature a Radio Talk Show.According to the CDA, the discussants, all agricultural experts with a focus on cooperative education, will delve on the topic “Inclusion” as the theme of 2017 International Cooperative Day.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DONEGAL VOTES YES – AND THAT’S OFFICIAL!

first_imgThe Yes campaign celebrate at the count centre in Bonagee.Donegal has said Yes!Both Donegal North East and South West has voted ‘yes’ in the Marriage Equality Referendum.The announcement was made just a short time ago by Donegal NE returning officer Geraldine O’Connor at the Bonagee Community Centre outside Letterkenny.There were shouts of joy as the result was finally read out.The electorate was 59,721 with the amount of those who voted was 30,723.The total invalid vote was 191.The total valid poll was 30,532 with 16,040 voting yes while 14,492 voted no.There were just 33 votes in the different in Donegal South West however.There was talk of a recount but this has ben discounted because the rest of the country had turned a yes vote.A total of 15,907 voted yes while 15,874 voted no. DONEGAL VOTES YES – AND THAT’S OFFICIAL! was last modified: May 24th, 2015 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)last_img read more

MOVILLE SEWAGE PLANT ‘SERIOUSLY POLLUTING RIVER’

first_imgA SEWAGE treatment plant in Moville is seriously polluting the river Bredagh, the Environmental Protection Agency said today.The EPA said half of the country’s water treatment facilities do not meet national or EU standards.The EPA said the level of performance is poor and needs to improve and further investment is required to change the way these plants are operated and maintained. The findings highlight the challenges facing the Government, which plans to create a body to take over the provision of water from local authorities as part of its proposals for water charges. MOVILLE SEWAGE PLANT ‘SERIOUSLY POLLUTING RIVER’ was last modified: February 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:MOVILLE SEWAGE PLANT ‘SERIOUSLY POLLUTING RIVER’last_img read more