UL Alumni Give Back To Alma Mater

first_imgIn a commendable act of humanitarian gesture and giving back to one’s alma mater, at least 50 alumni of the University of Liberia jumpstarted the campaign to give the UL a facelift by giving more than US$4,000.00 and pledging more than 200 gallons of oil paint. Making remarks at the launch, UL President, Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, lauded the Alumni Association for the gesture and recounted the many contributions the Association has made to the institutions since he took over as president.“When we came on board, one of the first things we did was to challenge the University of Liberia Alumni Association, ULAA, to partner with us in the provision of scholarships, which it responded favorably. If the Alumni Association can respond positively when we were in ‘intensive care,’ I have no doubt that it can do even more; we are grateful to you,” he said.He named the provision of scholarships, primarily to its members and students, some of whom are in other parts of the world, including Connecticut, USA.Serving as the chief launcher, Alumnus and current Minister of Defense, Mr. Brownie J. Samukai, a member of the Class of 1984, said the UL had a profound impact on his young life for which he will always be internally grateful. “That’s why we want to come back every time to this school,” he said. “The four years I spent here were the best time of my life.”Other notable alumni who came to the aid of their alma mater were Banker John B. S. Davies, Class of 1998, President and CEO of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI); Counselor David A. B. Jallah, Dean of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law; Mr. David Farhart, former Minister of Finance; Dr. Eugene Shannon, former Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy; Mr. Thomas Doe Nah, Executive Director of the Center Transparency and Accountability International (CENTAL); Mrs. Atty. Nedia S. Kamara, who also represented her husband, Mr. Boima S. Kamara, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank; and Senior Economist, Samuel D. Tweah, Jr., among others.The Administration of the University of Liberia, in collaboration with the UL Alumni Association (ULAA), recently launched the campaign to paint some of the infrastructure on the campuses of the University. The program was held in the UL Park on the Capitol Hill Campus of the institution, a release signed by Mr. Norris Tweah, vice president, University Relations 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

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Public hearing delay for prospective taxi service

first_img“It’s due to the economic downturn,” they said.“There’s a limited number of customers, and if people are not coming to Fort St. John for business, people don’t have money to spend on taxis … people have lost jobs that they would normally have taken a taxi to go to work with. Those things impact us.”To help boost business, they have acquired 35 to 40 per cent more drivers in 12 months, and they say they have addressed the issue of unavailable cabs, saying they have up to 19 through peak periods.The public can attend any time between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day of the hearing.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A Grande Prairie-based cab service looking to enter the Fort St. John market has had their public hearing delayed.First stated to be from Feb. 1 – 3 at the Pomeroy Hotel, Yellow Cabs will have to wait two weeks, until Feb. 24 – 26 to make their case to the Transportation Board.“It all happened because of the other party’s request,” said Baljit Thundal of Yellow Cabs, who spearheaded the application to the transportation board. She says the hearing was delayed so that both parties could attend.- Advertisement -However, A Facebook post on the page for Fort St. John Yellow Cabs speculates that Teco Taxi requested a delay to ‘show that business is slow.’ The public hearing was first requested for April or May, according to Thundal.“We hope this won’t disrupt your schedules as this is what Teco taxi wants- anything to delay the hearing and show that business is slow. So, we will be posting this further and also on other media forms. Once again, these are the final dates- and we hope to see you guys on these new dates! Just 50 more days !!”A spokesperson from Teco Taxi told Energetic City confirmed their business right now is slow.Advertisementlast_img read more

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