The Central Bank of Liberia has opened its seventh Rural Financial Institution in Sanniquellie, Nimba County with local business entrepreneurs and county officials praising the CBL Governor, Dr. Mills Jones and staff for their economic and financial inclusion nationwide.The opening of the Nimba Rural Community Finance Institution (NRCFI) in Sanniquellie makes it the second financial institution constructed by the CBL and the Afriland First Bank in that County, the first one located in Karnplay, Gbelleyger District in Nimba County.The CBL, under Dr. Jones’ leadership, had inaugurated and opened five similar financial institutions in Karnplay, Gbeh-lay Geh District, Nimba County; Barclayville, Grand Kru County; Fish Town, River Gee County; Bopolu, Gbarpolu County; and Cestos City, River Cess County.These financial entities have since been bringing relief to government employees, businesses and other citizens in terms of moving to distant areas to get banking services including money transfer services.NRCFI is under the management of the Afriland First BankPresenting the banking license to the chairperson of the board of NRCFI, the CBL Governor urged citizens to utilize the facility by banking their money and paying back money credited to enable others to benefit.Gov. Jones declared, “We have to make the lives of the people of Rivercess County better and simple economics says, when you save you invest,” adding, “it is good to save your money for economic growth.”He noted that the CBL and Afriland Bank have done it with the creation of the rural financial institution, but it is the determination and hard work of the people that will bring growth and improve livelihoods.Earlier, Mr. Thomas King, Sr. Analyst, Microfinance and Financial Inclusion Unit of the CBL, who introduced the program, noted that the opening of the NRCFI would ease the problem of the residents to go to distant areas such as Tappita, Saclepea, Ganta and nearby villages to encash their salary checks, savings account, direct deposit and to utilize money transfer services such as MoneyGram or Western Union.At the dedicatory ceremony in Sanniquellie, traditional leaders praised the CBL and its leadership including the chairperson Board of Directors of the Afriland First Bank, Mrs. K. Margaret Korkpor, wife of Liberia’s Chief Justice, Francis Korkpor, for their tireless efforts in providing another banking institution to them.For her part, Mrs. Korkpor urged Nimbaians to make use of the facility by saving their money. She also promised them that the bank under her supervision as chairperson will provide better services to them.Also speaking, Nimba County Development Superintendent, Dorr Cooper cautioned Nimbaians against using the bank as a political tool by the people of the county noting that development should now be the inner objective of all Nimba citizens.At the same time, the traditional leaders vowed to support and sustain through the buying of shares and economic and financial interaction.Meanwhile, Hamadou Bayo, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Afriland First Bank, which provided technical assistance prior to the opening of the NRCFI, said the bank will serve all the financial transactions of the people of that county.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
After being busted with a large amount of marijuana at his stall in the Stabroek Market a few days ago, 30-year-old Jason Dundas appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan charged for the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.Remanded: Jason DundasDundas of Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) denied that on August 22, 2019 at Corn Hill Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession 43.772 kilograms or (96.5 pounds) of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.Short facts presented by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield detailed that on the day in question, ranks acting on information went to the defendant’s stall and requested to carry out a search.During the said search, a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be marijuana were found wrapped in several parcels hidden in the stall.After Dundas was cautioned and told of the offence, he reportedly claimed ownership of the illegal drugs.Prosecutor Mansfield objected to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds of the penalty the charge attracts and the prevalence of the charge.As such, the Chief Magistrate remanded the defendant to prison until September 25, 2019.
FC BarcelonaGranadala ligala liga live First Published: September 21, 2019, 6:08 PM IST Barcelona sit fifth in La Liga after a bumpy beginning to their title defence has seen them win only two of their opening four league games. Lionel Messi could make his first start of the league season at Granada, after coming off the bench in the second half in Dortmund during the Champions League. The Argentinian had been nursing a calf problem sustained on August 5.”I thought he played well given the difficulty of the game,” coach Ernesto Valverde said. “And given he has not done any pre-season. He was involved and good. Hopefully more minutes will help him and tomorrow is another day when he can play.” Ousmane Dembele will not be involved after he took a knock against Athletic Bilbao last season. Also, Jordi Alba is expected to be unavailable against Granada. The full-back has a hamstring problem, meaning Junior Firpo will likely make his first start since joining Barca from Real Betis in the summer.La Liga 2019 Live: GRANADA VS BARCELONA Live StreamingWhere to watch La Liga 2019 Granada vs Barcelona live in India?The Granada vs Barcelona match in La Liga will be played at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes in Granada. The La Liga Granada vs Barcelona live telecast will be on Facebook in India at 12.30AM.How and where to watch La Liga 2019 Granada vs Barcelona live streaming?The Granada vs Barcelona live stream will be available on Facebook and facebook.com website in India. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.