The 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)
LANCASTER – An ex-convict released from federal prison in March has been charged with 11 robberies in Lancaster, deputies said. Daryl King, 39, is believed to have robbed several businesses around Challenger Way and Avenue K between early June and mid-July, and also is being investigated in connection with other Lancaster robberies, officials said. “He’s a bad guy,” sheriff’s Lt. Donald Downton said. Investigators are releasing little information about King and the crimes of which he is accused because the investigation into other robberies is continuing, and they don’t want to influence witnesses before he goes to court, Downton said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.“We know there are other victims,” Downton said. King, a Lancaster resident, was arrested July 27 as a result of a two-week operation conducted by the sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit as well as Lancaster sheriff’s station detectives. The operation included 24-hour surveillance, officials said. After arresting King, detectives served a search warrant at his residence and said they found evidence connecting him to the business robberies at Challenger Way and Avenue K as well as to the robberies.