GC Assesses Anti-Corruption Strategy Today


first_imgIn pursuit of a strategy to promote transparency and accountability in government the Governance Commission (GC) will today conduct a high level assessment roundtable on the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) at a resort in Monrovia.The Anti-Corruption initiative, according to GC, is a prime focus of government as manifested by the establishment and improvement of several institutions and agencies including the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), the General Auditing Commission (GAC), Internal Auditing Agency (IAA) and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).Corruption, according to the GC, is defined in the Liberian context as bribery, embezzlement and extortion; abuse of office, misapplication of entrusted property by an official of public or private institutions. Other forms of corruption are nepotism, tribalism, offering, soliciting or accepting sexual favors in exchange for the performance or omission of an act associated with entrusted authority.Also illicit enrichment, rigging of elections and the sale of votes are considered acts of corruption.A GC release indicates that the anti-corruption strategy endeavors to ensure a coordinated, consistent, efficient, realistic and sustainable fight against corruption and to promote full participation of all Liberians and other stakeholders in its elimination.GC hopes that the roundtable will assist the relevant authorities to develop a platform to plan, execute and monitor the anti-corruption strategy; design a system for implementation of the strategy, formulate ways to incorporate the national Code of Conduct within the implementation strategy, and sponsor public awareness programs promoting a culture of integrity and ethical behavior in society.The roundtable discussion on Anti-Corruption Strategy is expected to host Vice President and recently petitioned Presidential candidate, Joseph Boakai, who will chair the event.Also expected at the event are Dr. Alpha Simpson, DAH Consulting Inc. and Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh.Governance Commission Chairman, Dr. Amos Sawyer will deliver the opening statement.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Leicester confirm Shakespeare sacking


first_imgBut the 2015-16 champions have struggled this season and are third from bottom of the table with a single league win.Leicester vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said on Tuesday: “Craig has been a great servant to Leicester City – during his spells as an assistant manager and since taking over as manager in challenging circumstances in February.“His dedication to the club and to his work has been absolute and the contribution he made to the most successful period in Leicester City history is considerable.“However, our early promise under Craig’s management has not been consistently evident in the months since and the Board feels that, regrettably, a change is necessary to keep the club moving forward – consistent with the long-term expectations of our supporters, board and owners.“Craig is and will remain a very popular, respected figure at Leicester City and will be welcome back at King Power Stadium in future, both professionally and as a friend of the Club.”Former Blackburn and Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton, who had been working as Shakespeare’s assistant, will be Leicester’s caretaker Manager for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Swansea.Among the bookmakers’ early favourites for the job are former England boss Sam Allardyce, who left Crystal Palace at the end of last season, Wales coach Chris Coleman, Burnley manager Sean Dyche and Zenit St Petersburg chief Roberto Mancini.Shakespeare’s appointment earlier this year had sparked a striking upturn in form that saw Leicester secure their Premier League status and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.But Monday’s 1-1 home draw with West Bromwich Albion saw Leicester’s winless Premier League run reach six matches — the same as when Ranieri was sacked.Shakespeare had no previous managerial experience when he stepped into the hot-seat following Ranieri’s dismissal, which came with Leicester a point above the relegation zone.But he inspired the team to five straight league wins and they finished the season in a respectable 12th place.Shakespeare was given around £60 million ($79 million, 67 million euros) to spend on players in the summer transfer window and splashed out on striker Kelechi Iheanacho, Harry Maguire and Vicente Iborra.But Leicester’s only Premier League win came against newly promoted Brighton in August.Their only other points have been picked up in draws against Huddersfield, Bournemouth and West Brom, while Shakespeare oversaw wins against Sheffield United and Liverpool in the League Cup.He is the second managerial casualty of the Premier League season following the dismissal of Frank de Boer from the Crystal Palace job.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Leicester City sacked manager Craig Shakespeare after just four months in charge of the former Premier League champions, British media reported © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 17 – Leicester City have confirmed the sacking of Craig Shakespeare, just four months after handing him a permanent contract to manage the former Premier League champions.Shakespeare, 53, was promoted from his role as assistant coach on an interim basis following the shock dismissal of Claudio Ranieri in February and in June he was handed a three-year contract.last_img read more

DDA to plant 4 lakh indigenous trees


first_imgNew Delhi: As part of an afforestation drive of DDA, four lakh indigenous trees will be planted this year across various biodiversity parks and other green belts in Delhi, officials said. Neem, amaltas, gulmohar and other species which are native to this region will be planted, they said. “This year the DDA is going to plant four lakh local or indigenous tree species like, neem, peepal, bargad, gulmohar, amaltas, pilkhan, kachnar, jamun, sheesham, arjun, belpatra, which are native to this region, and found in and around Delhi,” a DDA official said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe plantation drive was launched recently, with planting of trees at a park near Commonwealth Games Village and a park at Vasant Kunj, in association with local RWAs. “The planting will be taken up in DDA’s parks, biodiversity parks, green belts, roadsides, yamuna flood plains and other places by involving local resident welfare associations (RWAs), other organisations and eco-clubs of various schools,” the DDA said. The involvement of school children in the plantation drive will create awareness and sensitise students about the importance of trees and their role in environment conservation, the official said. “Each eco-club will be supplied a maximum of 500 seedlings for planting per year, through students of class 6 and above. Students will maintain planted trees or plants for next 4-5 years till they pass out of school,” the DDA said.last_img read more