Youth Chair Commends USAID For Road Rehabilitation

first_imgThe chairman of the youth of the Doe Administrative District in Nimba County has hailed the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for rehabilitating the 21km feeder road linking Gogain on the main road to Tapita with Zuaplay and Dounpa in the Doe Administrative District.Mr. Langar made the commendation in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer in Tappita recently.He believes that the ongoing rehabilitation work will bring relief to residents of the district, which has been cut-off from the rest of Nimba owing to the deplorable condition of the stretch of road.Chairman Langar, as the brain behind the development of the district, congratulated the people of America whose money is being implemented through the construction of roads and other meaningful development now impacting the lives of the locals.“I am very satisfied with the level of work done so far and I believe that upon its completion, the road will be one of the best feeder roads in Nimba,” he said.He disclosed that already, the earth-moving equipment on the road have completed about 10 kms of the side clearing, while 2.5 kms of the road have been graded since the project commenced in April this year.Mr. Langar has meanwhile called on well meaning Nimbaians, especially those hailing from Tappita Statutory District where the Doe Administrative District is situated, to join him in the development advocacy of their district.On April 26, 2015, USAID broke ground for the rehabilitation of the feeder road connecting Gogain to Zuaplay and Dounpa to enable farmers to reach the market with their produce.This stretch of the road has been in deplorable condition since it was opened up by logging companies in the mid 1970s. Nearly all the creeks along the route are being covered with wooden bridges, something that posed death threat to commuters.That is one of the feeder road projects being undertaken by USAID through the U.S.- sponsored Food and Enterprise Development/FED, which is supporting farmers in food production in Nimba.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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Kolo Toure: Liverpool players now have belief they can salvage games under Jurgen Klopp

first_img Jurgen Klopp and Kolo Toure Liverpool defender Kolo Toure believes a recent improvement in the mindset within the squad means they now refuse to accept lost causes.Joe Allen’s 90th-minute equaliser in the 3-3 draw at home to Premier League leaders Arsenal salvaged something which was more valuable than a point – and that was belief.A week previously they stoutly defended a 1-0 lead in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final at Stoke and even the scratch side put out against Exeter in the FA Cup displayed character as they twice came from behind to secure a replay.Early in Jurgen Klopp’s reign the German had complained about the players mentality not being able to respond to late setbacks.“We concede one goal and it felt like the end of the world,” he said after Southampton’s 86th-minute equaliser in October, while “Eighty-two minutes – game over” was his response when Crystal Palace scored a winner eight minutes from time a fortnight later.Perhaps the adversity of an extended injury list has galvanised the remaining fit players or maybe the penny has finally dropped in terms of the extent of the commitment Klopp demands for his players but the result against Arsenal showed they no longer accept the inevitable.“There has been a big improvement recently [in our mental strength] and that’s very important when you’re at a big club. You can’t ever give up,” said Toure, whose whole-hearted effort is appreciated by fans.“When you refuse to lose games, you often find yourself winning them.“It’s always important that if you don’t win, you don’t lose.“We showed character and resilience and we didn’t give up until the end of the game.“It’s very important that we keep things going at home. We played against a good team in Arsenal who are top of the league, and it’s good that we haven’t lost to them.” 1last_img read more

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