CENTAL Launches Integrity Club at U.L

first_imgThe Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) has conducted a training workshop for the formation of an Integrity Club (I-Club) on the campus of the University of Liberia (UL), a release has said. As an integral component of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) funded Open Expenditure Initiative Project, the workshop convened approximately 75 students who benefited from the training on integrity, leadership and good governance issues.UNDP representative Boye Johnson reaffirmed the entity’s continued support to the formation of the University Integrity Club. Mr. Johnson challenged those willing to become members of the club to exhibit exemplary lifestyles rather than allowing themselves to be carried away by the spoiled political system. He described corruption as an abstract term that is very difficult to fight physically, adding, “It therefore requires concerted efforts by all well-meaning citizens particularly from the education sector.” Johnson charged students to be torchbearers in the fight against societal ills that often result from illiteracy and poverty and lead to civil discontent and violent conflicts.The Coordinator of the project, Gerald Dan Yeakula, admonished participants to see the I-Club as an opportunity to build their capacity and youth empowerment. He noted that the I-Club can form a critical mass of young people determined to be leaders in their respective professions. The ongoing UNDP/CENTAL I-Club formation is a pilot exercise aimed at tackling corruption at the level of the education sector by creating a mass movement of the youth population that says no to corruption and promotes integrity values in schools. I-Club UL is a forerunner to others in the pipeline in universities to spearhead engagements around integrity issues that involve various stakeholders from university campuses and society in general.The idea of an integrity club originated in 2006 with the understanding that achieving national decentralization requires CENTAL and other relevant good governance advocates. CENTAL, with support from partners including the American Embassy and ActionAid-Liberia, has established integrity clubs in Bong, Nimba, Margibi, Grand Bassa and Grand Gedeh counties. Membership to the I-Club is open to all who abstain from corruption and uphold transparency, accountability and integrity in all their dealings.Anti-corruption activist and CENTAL Program Manager, Anderson Miamen, addressed the workshop on the topic: Understanding Corruption: Its Ramifications and Effects, Causes and Remedies. Norris Tweah, vice president, UL Relations, lectured on “The Place of Integrity in Creating an Enabling Environment for Youth Development,” while the lecture on “Leadership and Tips for Success” was delivered by Mohammed Bility, Deputy Commissioner of Customs for Policy and Compliance at the Bureau of Customs and Excise.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Manchester City want £16m for attacker as Serie A giants plan moves

first_imgRoma are locked in a three-way battle with Juventus and Inter Milan for Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic.The Montenegro international is expected to be on the move this summer after falling down the pecking order at the Etihad.The 25-year-old made just 17 appearances in the Premier League last season and is hungry for more action.That has sparked interest from several clubs and, according to La Repubblica, three Serie A sides are fighting for Jovetic’s signature.Juventus, Inter and Roma have made enquires and are hopeful they can persuade the former Fiorentina man to return to Italy.Manchester City are believed to want around £16m for the striker, who they purchased for £22m back in July 2013. Stevan Jovetic 1last_img read more


first_img Can you Crush a Can? By crushing our drinks and food cans (aluminium and tin) before putting them into the recycle bins we can save a lot more space for a lot more crushed cans – and maybe stop the unnecessary overflowing of bins at certain times of the week/year. It makes good sense to crush your cans, recycle, reduce dumping and protect the environment. Tip: use an old toothbrush to clean out food cans (including dog/cat food cans) where you don’t have to put your fingers near any sharp parts. www.meas-it.com    Bailte Slachtmhar – Gort a’ Choirce Ba mhaith leis an coiste buíochas a ghabháil le achan duine atá ag déanamh iarracht an sráidbhaile a choinneáil néata glan i rith na bliana – ní amháin i rith séasúr an tsamhraidh. Tá feabhas mór tagtha ar an bhaile le blianta beaga anuas. Buíochas fosta daofa siúd a choinníonn a gcuid póstaeirí amuigh ar imeall an bhaile agus buíochas ar leith daofa siúd atá ag déanamh iarracht an Ghaeilge a chur chun tosaigh ar a gcuid fógraíocht agus póstaeirí. Beidh moltóireacht na bliana seo ag toiseacht ar an 1ú Meitheamh. DD LOCAL: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: May 6th, 2013 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:DD LOCAL: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NEWS] Reuse – Fresh Flower Baskets In these times of austerity why not Reuse items from your floral wreaths/baskets? When flowers on floral wreaths or baskets become old and withered remove the dried up organic matter (flowers, leaves, twigs, stalks, etc) and place on a compost heap or in a compost bin. Synthetic materials must be disposed of responsibly. Retain the green oasis and the plastic water bath it sits in. Return to your florist and ask them to refill your wreath/basket with fresh flowers. Why not also Refuse the plastic sheet that most flower arrangements are covered with these days? According to the county council this type of plastic is not yet recyclable in this country. Alternatively, you can save the plastic baths/dishes, clean them and return them to your local florist as they are always glad to get these items and they will Reuse them. A useful solution that is much better than leaving them in the graveyard or putting them in the recycle bin or dumping them somewhere illegally. www.meas-it.com last_img read more