Disabled Community Wants Ellen to Reconstitute NCD Leadership

first_imgThe disabled Community, comprising the deaf, blind and other categories of vulnerable groups, is calling on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sr., to reconstitute the leadership of the National Commission on Disability (NCD).The group recently issued a statement signed by Thompson Wialison, chair of  the Steering Committee of the National Union of Organizations for the Disabled (NUOD).  Mr. Wialison is himself physically challenged.In their statement, the NUOD commended President Sirleaf and Veep Boakai for the generous Season’s gifts presented to them, but said the greatest gift they desire for now is the appointment or reconstitution of the three new directors at the NCD.“The Disabled Community wishes to remind President Sirleaf that on June 4 last year,  the Civil Service Agency (CSA) conducted an interview for the three positions at the NCD— the executive director, deputy for administration, and deputy director for technical services.   [Several qualified] disabled were interviewed and subsequently forwarded by the CSA to the office of the V.P. for onward submission to the office of the President for official appointment.  “Since the process started,”  the NUOD noted, “there have been some “unfortunate” delays among the bureaucrats regarding the submission of the names to the office of the President for appointment of the three new NDC directors.The disabled group is reminding the office of the V.P. to speedily submit the names to the office of the President so that [appropriate action] relative to the appointment of the three new NCD directors would be taken. This said NUOD, will enhance “the future growth and development of Liberians living with disabilities.”The Disabled Community has further congratulated  President Sirleaf and Veep Boakai for their numerous official lobbying initiatives with the international community for assistance to enhance their welfare, especially in the fight against  the Ebola virus disease (EVD)  that has plagued the country since March last year.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DONEGAL TD ACCUSES TAOISEACH OF BUNGLING OVER INVESTMENT FUND

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty has expressed his disappointment that, one year after the announcement of the Strategic Investment Fund, the government has failed to legislate for its implementation.During an exchange in the Dáil An Taoiseach Enda Kenny told Deputy Doherty that he is unaware when the legislation will be brought forward.Speaking afterwards Deputy Doherty said: “This is an astonishing admission from the Taoiseach. The Strategic Investment Fund, announced just one year ago last week, was to provide funds from the National Pension Reserve Fund for investment in the economy, provide capital for small and medium enterprises and the creation of jobs yet the Taoiseach cannot even tell me when the legislation to give effect to the fund will be tabled. “Compare this to the eagerness with which the government can legislate for things such as the household charge or cuts to social welfare and we can clearly see where this government’s priorities lie.”  DONEGAL TD ACCUSES TAOISEACH OF BUNGLING OVER INVESTMENT FUND was last modified: October 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL TD ACCUSES TAOISEACH OF BUNGLING OVER INVESTMENT FUNDlast_img read more