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8 Teams for 3rd Division Regional Playoff

first_imgEight out of 30 teams, over the weekend, will advance for the National 3rd Division Playoffs after preliminary battles in four venues in Maryland, Margibi, Grand Cape Mount and Nimba Counties.According to the fixture, two teams from each of the 15 counties are to compete in the first ever-decentralized preliminary rounds of the 2014 National 3rd Division Playoff.Sinoe County’s Greenville FC and White House United FC as well as River Gee’s Survival FC did not show up for their games.However, in the southeastern region at the Harper Sports pitch, Tycoon FC of Maryland County and Grandcess FC from Grand Kru County triumphed in their encounters.Margibi County’s Young Pro-G FC and Kilo FC from Grand Bassa County qualified from the South Central Region at the Kakata Sports Pitch in Margibi County. According to the Deputy Secretary General for Operations at the LFA, Emmanuel Deah, Paye FC of Rivercess County filed a protest against Kilo FC for fielding an illegal player.“If Paye FC wins the protest, she will automatically qualify and Kilo FC will drop,” Mr. Deah said.In the North Western Region, No Bad Day FC and Joy Conquerors FC, both from Montserrado County, crossed over.In the last region, Mighty Dragon FC from Bong County and Sac FC of Lofa County qualified for the Playoff.The Secretary General of the LFA, Alphonso Armah, in a telephone interview described the preliminary round as successful and said the fixture for the Playoff will be announced this weekend.He stated that in an effort to promote and develop the game, registration fees for the 3rd division Playoff, like yesteryears, have been waived.“At the end of the 3rd division’s matches at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium three teams will be promoted to 2nd division,” Armah opined.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘No Indictment against NPA’

first_imgThe Joint Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Liberian Legislature has disclosed that it has no corruption charges against the Management of the National Port Authority (NPA) as had been widely speculated in the public.The Committee clarified in a statement issued on November 15, that the recent report it submitted to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on the Auditor General’s Audit of the National  Port Authority did not reflect any charges of corruption or malpractices by the entity’s management.This clarification by PAC contradicts media reports last week that the Joint Legislative Committee had indicted the NPA Management for alleged corruption or malpractices covering the period 2006/2007 and 2007/2008, respectively.The audit was conducted by the General Auditing Commission (GAC) which is the government of Liberia’s supreme auditing institution. But according to the Act establishing the GAC, the Auditor General shall conduct audits of public institutions and submit findings to the National Legislature for recommendation to the President for prosecution of those indicted in the audit.The PAC, however, noted that although the current management of the NPA was not in position during the audit period, it is responsible for implementing the recommendations of the AC and will be held accountable for any unfulfilled corrective actions.  At the level of the national legislature, the joint PAC Secretariat, which is run by senior accountants, economists and public administrators, reviews the audits conducted by GAC and subsequently advises the legislators on the next course of action which include a recommendation to the President to prosecute or dismiss those held liable by the audit.The PAC has meanwhile recommended to the President that further actions be taken to address the issues of the collection of arrears and illegal occupancy of properties owned by the NPA.The PAC also clarified that the illegal occupation of NPA’s properties by squatters was caused by past management of the NPA, not the current administration headed by Managing Director, Madam Matilda W. Parker.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more