Arthington Mayor Decries Deplorable Road Conditions

first_imgThe Mayor of Arthington City, Mr. Genius White has decried the deplorable road conditions existing in Artington and is therefore calling on the government to see reason to improve the road conditions in the area.He made the disclosure to the Daily Observer newspaper on Wednesday at his office in Arthington.According to Mayor White, almost 20 years there have been no improvement of roads in Arthington.He said that this was creating major economic hardship for the citizens as they find it difficult to travel from one place to another.“We absolutely want the improvement of our feeder roads. In most parts of the interior of the township there are no bridges for vehicles to travel from one place to another. During the rainy season people find it very hard to travel to Monrovia,” he explained.Mayor White said that there is a need for the Ministry of Public Works to intervene to improve the road conditions.“In recent times, transportation fare from Arthington to Monrovia was L$100 but now it has increased to $200 due to the bad road conditions,” he said.He said that the situation was brought to the attention of their lawmakers and still waiting for response.The Arthington Mayor has also lamented over the level of food production in his city, citing lack of support for farmers in his community.“This community is not far Monrovia but is isolated in terms of developments. The residents are lacking of basic social services such as safe drinking water and sanitation,” he said.Though Mayor White said that most of Arthington farmers are engaged in sugar cane farming, there was a need for farmers to get involved in food production.“There are many who are interested in growing food crop in Arthington but will need support from the government,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The ghost of the AFC

first_imgDear Editor,The Alliance for Change (AFC) has now invented an innovative and creative campaign strategy, which reproduces the inherent lies and deceit, but in another form.It was claimed by Mr Khemraj Ramjattan, on the Alliance on the Move programme, that PPP supporters are intimidating people from putting their names on the AFC candidates’ list. He further said the Guyana Police Force will be called in to deal with these PPP supporters. This is hard to believe, since no one can stop anyone from backing any candidate, that being an entirely private matter; unless these would-be AFC backers made a public proclamation to the effect.However, this is just a prefabricated excuse, or more like a good defence when the AFC fails at the LGE polls, which they are bound to!It must be recalled that, not so long ago, Mr Ramjattan lambasted and insulted the residents of the Upper Corentyne, accusing them of sitting down and drinking rum, and only waiting for the ‘lawyer boy’ to come and buy rum for them. Now he wants them to vote for him! He should apologise, and then ask for their support. Mr Ramjattan has always opined that Berbicians are illiterate and stupid, but he needs to understand that they have excellent long-term memories, and can recall insults verbatim.Moreover, the AFC is now promising roads, land, street lights, gun licences, and other favours once residents support them by signing on the LGE backers form. This is not only deceitful, but illegal. No political party can promise state resources in return for support and votes.Another ploy is their going into NDC areas where work was done by the Regional Democratic Council and taking credit for the work. This was done in the Kilcoy/Hampshire NDC, where I am the Chairman. This was raised at the last RDC statutory meeting.Furthermore, someone (named) told the viewers on the Alliance on the Move programme that only if the residents put their names on the AFC’s List can they gain access to the AFC Ministers, such as Mr Ramjattan and Mr Patterson, to ventilate their issues. This is a new form of corruption, holding the people at ransom to vote for the AFC. This is what should be investigated by SOCU and the GPF, not legal Cabinet decisions!Never in the history of this country has a political party been so barefaced and corrupted. Our State resources are being used to openly bargain for votes.Let the people beware of these illegal and nasty manoeuvrings of the AFC! The AFC’s ghost is now on the haunting!Yours sincerely,Haseef Yusuflast_img read more

AFC, K. Sharks play to draw at Kasarani

first_imgHowever, despite their improvement, they could not find the back of the net while Sharks will only have themselves to blame after failing to hit AFC when they were down in the opening half.The below par AFC Leopards were lucky to have gone to the half time break still level and had their Ugandan keeper Benjamin Ochan to thank after he bailed them out twice in succession at the stroke of half time.AFC leopards keeper Benjamin Ochan serves the ball upfield during their Kenyan Premier League match against Kariobangi Sharks at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 15, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the 44th minute, Ochan stuck out a foot to keep out a low strike from Patrick Otieno who had run behind the slow Ingwe defense off a counter to face the keeper one on one.From the resultant corner, Sharks took one off the training ground, Duke Abuya starting short to skipper Eric Juma who picked out an unmarked Patillah Omotto. However, the midfielder’s curling effort from the edge of the area was punched out by Ochan.AFC were hugely average in the game and barely posted any danger to Sharks who should have used more of their advantage to create scoring opportunities.Perhaps the only danger Ingwe created was in the 16th minute when Paul Were swung in a cross from the left but Samwel Olwande did well to cut it out with the burly Ismaila Diarra lurking behind him.Otieno then forced Ochan into a point blank save in the 25th minute when he ran behind Collins Shivachi inside the box, but could not lift the ball over the keeper who raced sprawling off his line.AFC Leopards defender Soter Kayumba closes down on Kariobangi Sharks striker Eric Kapaito during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 15, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the 37th minute Eric Kapaito missed the target by a whisker when he dived in to head a cross from Duke Abuya, but the effort bounced inches wide.In the second half, AFC coach Cassa Mbungo made changes, Diarra and John Wanda who had a horrible first half being hauled out for Odhiambo and Ochieng.The two brought an immediate impact and Leopards had a chance six minutes after the restart when Odhiambo’s cross from the right landed on Makwatta who took on a half volley to force Brian Bwire into a wonderful save.Ochieng landed on the rebound, but could not keep his header down, lifting the ball over the bar.Kariobangi Sharks defender Geoffrey Shiveka clears the ball under pressure from AFC Leopards forward Hansel Ochieng during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 15, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThree minutes later, Bwire pulled off another brilliant save to deny Ochieng who fired home a shot from the edge of the six yard box after Were cut back a cross from the left after one of his brilliant runs.Sharks were forced to play on the back foot with AFC raiding their half searching for goals. Makwatta had another chance in the 75th minute when he struck a belter from distance but Bwire once again made a good save.Four minutes later, the former Ulinzi Stars and City Stars man thought he had broken the deadlock when he connected well to an Odhiambo cross, but the referee’s flag was up for offside.Makwatta had turned well off an Ochieng pass but the assistant had the flag up, signalling that Odhiambo had interferred with the ball from an offside position.0Shares0000(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks forward Eric Kapaito battles for the ball with AFC Leopards Ismaila Diarra during their Kenyan Premier League match at Kasarani. PHOTO/Raymond MkhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 14 – AFC Leopards and Kariobangi Sharks played to a 0-0 draw in an entertaining Kenyan Premier League match at the Kasarani Stadium on Sunday afternoon.After a horrendous first half performance, AFC came back a rejuvenated side in the second period and the changes to bring on Austin Odhiambo and Hansel Ochieng proved to be the difference in terms of performance for Ingwe.last_img read more

Report: Bayern 4 Mainz 0

first_imgBayern Munich 4 Mainz 0: Muller helps ease pressure on Ancelotti Nicholas McGee Last updated 2 years ago 23:27 16/9/2017 MullerLewandowski-Cropped Getty Images Carlo Ancelotti can breathe a little easier after Bayern Munich thumped Mainz 4-0 in the Bundesliga. Thomas Muller offered a demonstration of his worth to Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti by starring in Saturday’s 4-0 Bundesliga win over Mainz.Bayern lost their last league meeting 2-0 to Hoffenheim and were unconvincing for long periods in seeing off Anderlecht 3-0 in the Champions League in midweek, with a number of players making their frustrations clear on the pitch.Ancelotti has been under pressure as a result of Bayern’s sluggish start to the campaign, with Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann tipped as a replacement. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing But it was Muller, who was dropped for the Anderlecht game and has expressed irritation at being in and out of the team, who starred in a performance that should ease the burden on Ancelotti.Muller opened the scoring in the 11th minute with an effort that deflected in off Arjen Robben, who eventually doubled Bayern’s lead after they spurned a host of first-half chances.Robert Lewandowski effectively wrapped up the points by converting a magnificent cross from Muller, with the Pole then doubling his tally to add gloss to the scoreline.75 – @FCBayernEN haven’t lost any of the 75 #Bundesliga games in which @esmuellert_ has scored at least one goal. Omen. #FCBM05 @FCBayernUS— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) September 16, 2017Daniel Brosinski provided an early demonstration of Mainz’s threat when his curling effort was turned around the post by Manuel Neuer, but the visitors’ promising start soon dissipated and Bayern took the lead in somewhat fortuitous fashion.Mainz failed to deal with a ball in from the left and Joshua Kimmich laid off to Muller, whose effort was deflected past Rene Adler by Robben.Robin Quaison almost caught Bayern cold as he latched on to Levin Oztunali’s throughball, only to be frustrated as Neuer kept out his powerful low drive.Adler performed heroics to deny Robben and Arturo Vidal with a stunning double save following great work down the left from Kingsley Coman, who then appeared destined to double the advantage but succeeded only in striking the underside of the crossbar from point-blank range with the goal at his mercy.Lewandowski then skewed wide with seemingly the entire goal to aim at, before the second goal Bayern’s dominance deserved finally arrived via Robben.Kimmich was again instrumental as he slipped in the Dutchman, who made no mistake in lofting the ball over Adler at the near post.Just five minutes after the restart Bayern made the game safe as Muller’s excellent low delivery from the right was calmly dispatched by Lewandowski.ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?! #LewanGOALski #FCBM05 4-0— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) September 16, 2017The same combination almost supplied a fourth goal but Lewandowski narrowly missed getting on the end of Muller’s centre.Lewandowski then failed to connect with an overhead kick from Muller, with Fabian Frei providing Neuer with work to do at the other end with a vicious volley from outside the area.Substitute Franck Ribery was denied by Adler at the near post before Vidal clattered a header against the crossbar, yet Mainz could not prevent Lewandowski from making it four by nodding in Kimmich’s cross.Sebastian Rudy would have made it five had his rasping volley not struck the woodwork and the only dissatisfaction in the Bayern camp after this performance will be that the scoreline was not even more emphatic. Key Opta stats:- Goalkeeper Rene Adler has conceded 31 goals in his last five BL appearances away at Bayern – an average of 6.2 goals per game.- Robert Lewandowski has scored at least two goals in eight of his last nine BL appearances when scoring (six braces, two hat-tricks).- Joshua Kimmich assisted three goals in his 54th Bundesliga game – the same amount as in his 53 BL appearances before.- Manuel Neuer saved five shots – the last time he saved more was in February 2016 in a 2-0 win at Wolfsburg (eight).- In his 100th Bundesliga appearance for FC Bayern Robert Lewandowski scored his 81st and 82nd goals – a new record. The previous record was held by Rudi Voller who scored 73 goals in his first 100 Bundesliga appearances for Werder Bremen. read morelast_img read more