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  • Nimba PMC Acting Chair Removed

    first_imgThe Nimba County Council Sitting has removed Mr. Edwin Tenwah as acting chairman and treasurer of the Project Management Committee over alleged corrupt practices.The decision to remove Mr. Tenwah came after he failed to return L$ 22, 000 he took from market women in Bahn City, to clear the market ground when he claimed there was not enough fuel to run the machine to do the work at the time.He was also reported to have used US$700,000 in addition to US$100,000 allotted to the County to fight the Ebola Virus Disease during the heat of the Ebola crisis.During Mr. Tenwah’s deliberation to the Council, he reported using US$ 107,000.00 to fight the Ebola Virus Disease when the County was instructed to use US$100,000.00.When asked whether the Nimba Legislative Caucus was informed, his response was negative, but added that the money was for administrative cost prior to releasing the US$100,000.00.Concerning the money he allegedly collected from marketers, he was earlier instructed by the lawmakers to return it, but he failed to adhere to their instructions, which led to his removal.The decision was reached when the chairman of the council Senator Thomas Grupee called for a motion from the delegates and it was moved by Rep. Samuel Kogar that Mr. Tenwah should be removed from the PMC for alleged “corrupt practices” which was immediately seconded and at the subsequent motion, ten voted in favor of his removal while one voted against.Mr. Tenwah was meanwhile replaced by Mr. Peterson Walker as PMC treasurer while Mr. Osudu Dahn occupied the comptroller post which Mr. Walker was occupying.Mr. Tenwah took over the leadership of the PMC as acting chairman last year when Mr. Clinton Layweh was suspended for allegedly mismanaging several hundred United States dollars from Nimba County coffers.Concerning the fate of Mr. Layweh, the chairman of the Nimba Council, Caucus chair Senator Grupee said based on the allegation of financial misapplication, an auditing committee was instituted but allowed Mr. Layweh to remain as PMC chair until he was eventually found guilty to the charges.The Project Management Committee officials are elected to three conservative years in office, and they can only be removed by the Nimba Council.In March 2013, Mr. Edwin Tenwah was elected as its treasurer, forming part of a three-man team of officers to govern for a period of three years.There have been numerous complains of alleged extortion (of money) from people by officers operating under the PMC during road constructions in Nimba, but nothing much was done.This year’s County Council Sitting was described as one of the best because all the county’s 11 lawmakers, including Senator Prince Johnson, was in attendance.The opening statements were merely reconciliatory with lawmakers calling on each other to unify so bring development to Nimba County while they urged citizens to address them constructively and not on social media as it is usually done.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Mourinho claims he ‘didn’t insult’ Juve in celebration row

    first_imgTrailing to a superb strike from former United star Cristiano Ronaldo, the visitors hit back thanks to Juan Mata’s fine free-kick before Leonardo Bonucci’s own goal clinched the points.Mourinho responded in typically controversial fashion as the United manager marched onto the pitch at the final whistle with his hand cupped to one ear.“In a beautiful Italian city, they insulted me for 90 minutes. I didn’t insult them. I just made a little thing,” he told BT Sport.“I know the millions of Inter fans are happy with that. But I respect Juventus, their players, the manager, the quality they have.”The gesture was meant to ask the Juventus fans why they were no longer taunting him, as they had throughout the game to reference to his time as manager of their rivals Inter Milan.Mourinho had also clashed with Juventus in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford when he held three fingers up to away fans, in reference to the treble he won with Inter in 2010.Bonucci was furious and confronted Mourinho, who was quickly escorted down the tunnel by a member of United’s backroom staff before the explosive situation could escalate.However Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri played down the controversy.“Everyone has their own personal reactions and how they celebrate. I can’t say whether he’s right or wrong,” he said.– ‘Big victory’ –United’s thrilling fightback was the perfect response to the taunts from Juventus as Mourinho’s men put themselves back on track to qualify for the last 16.Mourinho was delighted with the way United recovered from falling behind to Ronaldo’s sublime second half volley in a comeback that echoed their famous 1999 Champions League final win over Bayern Munich.“We performed at a high level. After the goal we had five minutes to wake up again. We were there from the first minute until the last,” he said.“It is a big victory for us, not just because we needed the points but because it was away from home against an amazing team.“They are a fantastic team with an amazing record at home. We had to come and not feel inferior. They have more potential than us. Everybody knows their ambitions.”United, second in Group H, could book their place in the knockout stages if they win their next group match against Young Boys, depending on the result of Valencia’s match against Juventus on the same night.“We thought we had two finals to play. Now we have one final at home to Young Boys,” Mourinho said.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho gestures towards the Juventus fans © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOTURIN, Italy, Nov 8 – Jose Mourinho insisted his provocative celebration of Manchester United’s dramatic 2-1 Champions League win at Juventus wasn’t meant to insult the Italian club.Mourinho’s side snatched a vital Champions League victory in Turin thanks to two goals in the last four minutes.last_img read more

  • Lewis Hamilton wins US Grand Prix but made to wait for title

    first_imgMercedes won the Formula One constructors’ title for the fourth year in a row on Sunday but Lewis Hamilton was made to wait despite cruising to a U.S. Grand Prix victory at one of his favourite circuits.Hamilton, presented with the winner’s trophy by former U.S. president Bill Clinton, now looks sure to finish off the job and become Britain’s first four times world champion in Mexico next weekend.The Mercedes driver’s fifth victory in six years at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas extended his lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who finished second, to 66 points.There are a maximum of 75 points still to be won from the three races remaining.Win the Constructors’ Championship… Celebrate!!! pic.twitter.com/n9D7PKDg0u- Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) October 23, 2017″I love this track, I think this track is now my favourite to be honest,” said Hamilton, interviewed by Usain Bolt on the podium and joining the Olympic sprint champion’s signature victory pose.”A big congratulations to the team. They work so hard back at the factory and here.”The victory was the 62nd of Hamilton’s career and his ninth of the season.4 years in a row!! I’m so proud of our Teams achievement today!#4TheTeam #Champions #StillWeRise #USGP @MercedesAMGF1 pic.twitter.com/AuYpHqs7GL- Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) October 23, 2017Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen took third, despite finishing fourth at the flag, after Red Bull’s Max Verstappen — who had passed the Finn with a great overtaking move — was hit with a five second post-race penalty that dropped him to fourth.advertisementAP Photo”It is an appalling decision. They have robbed all of the fans here,” raged Red Bull principal Christian Horner as Verstappen left the pre-podium room.”It was a great grand prix and they have screwed it up.”???!!! #USGP ??º?? #F1 pic.twitter.com/f3YH8OETC1- Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) October 22, 2017Hamilton had started on pole position, waved away for the formation lap by Bolt after an extended pre-race presentation reflecting the sport’s new U.S. ownership and desire to jazz things up.Celebrity boxing title fight announcer Michael Buffer gave his long and resonant call of ‘Let’s get ready to rumble’, after announcing the drivers to the crowd one by one, and the battle was on.But it was Vettel who struck the first blow from second place on the grid, beating Hamilton into the first corner as the Briton moved across and squeezed him as tight as he could without making contact.Six laps later and Hamilton was back in front and this time he stayed there.”At the start it was looking good, we got past Lewis, but we had to realise we couldn’t go at his pace,” said Vettel.HAM: “I know a lot of you would like to drive an F1 car. I can tell you that it’s the best feeling in the world” #USGP ??º?? pic.twitter.com/qHzyde6lAa- Formula 1 (@F1) October 22, 2017″We were then in no-man’s land and were not quite sure. We decided to pit again, with a fresh set of tyres, and it was a bit more exciting but overall it was not the result we needed.”The German dropped down to fourth after his second stop but passed Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas with five laps to go and team mate Raikkonen obligingly let him pass.HAM: “Since 2012 this crowd has been growing year-on-year. I think this track is now my favourite” #USGP ??º?? pic.twitter.com/83qxZKD6DW- Formula 1 (@F1) October 22, 2017Bottas finished fifth with French driver Esteban Ocon sixth for Force India and Carlos Sainz, on his Renault debut after leaving Toro Rosso, seventh.Mexican Sergio Perez was eighth for Force India with Brazilian Felipe Massa ninth in a Williams and Russian Daniil Kvyat taking a point for Toro Rosso.last_img read more