NaFAA Exec. Director Lauds Chinese Government

first_imgNaFAA staff with their instructors in China for Mariculture training— As 25 NaFAA staff return from training in ChinaThe director general of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) has commended the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for remaining committed to its pledge of bridging capacity gaps by ensuring the man power development of Liberians under the Coalition for Democratic Change government, led by President George Weah.NaFAA Director-General, Madam Emma Metieh Glassco, who spoke on Monday, shortly after the arrival of the 25 NaFAA staffs from People’s Republic of China (PRC) following a month of training course in Mariculture, termed the training as timely.Madam Glassco added, “China is a friend at the right time.”Mrs. Glassco noted that said training of the 25 NaFAA Staffs has created a window of opportunities, as those trained are now capable to train other Liberians into basic fisheries skills, particularly mariculture.While rating their experiences, some of the 25 NaFAA’s staffs, narrated that the mariculture training was intensive and rewarding, and afforded them an opportunity to interact with world class fisheries professors and experts.The spokesperson of the 25 NaFAA staffs, Tete Babyte Doe, said the trip to China was an eye opener in the field of mariculture and, as such, they have gathered information that would be used to adequately enhance development in the Liberian Fisheries sector.The head of the NaFAA delegation to China, commended the Chinese Government for the opportunity, but also lauded the Liberian government, through NaFAA, for affording them the opportunity to gain knowledge in mariculture.It can be recalled in July 2019, 25 NaFAA Staffs departed Liberia for a month-long training in China as part of efforts of the CDC led-government towards achieving the Human resource development component of the Pro Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development, a statement from the NaFAA said.The training beneficiaries include fisheries managers, technicians, enterprise supervisors as well as other professionals engaged in varying activities within the Fisheries sector of Liberia.The training was aimed at enhancing participants’ theoretical knowledge and practical skills in mariculture, strengthening the friendly exchanges between China and Liberia, and expanding cooperation between the two nations in the marine fishery.The training took place at the Fujian Institute of Oceanography (FJIO), located in Xiamen city – a special economic zone lying in the southeastern coast of China. Fujian Institute of Oceanography is a full-funding public institution affiliated to Fujian Provincial Department of Science & Technology, as well as a non-profit comprehensive maritime research and development institution.The training course focused on the culture technology for “Fish, Shrimps, Shellfish and Crabs”, which was conducted through lectures, teaching practice, field trips and so on.The Lecturers were Scholars and Experts from universities and scientific research institutions such as Fujian Institute of Oceanography, Xiamen University, Fisheries Research Institute of Fujian, Guangdong Hisenor Group Co., Ltd. of Guangdong Haid Group, Xiamen Kehuan Marine Biotechnology Co., Ltd.The head of the NaFAA delegation made presentations on basic national conditions, administrative organs and managerial methods of governmental maritime sectors; fundamental profile of sea areas and marine fishery resources.Other areas were, Fishery production, marine fishing, mariculture, fisheries infrastructure construction, trade and processing of aquatic products, Marine economic development planning and strategy, Marine related policies, laws and regulations, International cooperation, main cooperative countries, present cooperation ways and management modes in marine related industries.Those who made the trip to China for the month long training were John Pekey Glayflor Jr., Human Resource Officer; Tete Babyte Doe, Associate Fixed Assets Director; Patience Wilson Kennedy, Customer Service Officer; Zubah Kollie Yennego, Procurement Assistant; Anthony F. Williams, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer; Yarkpawolo Kpasaquio Johnson, Manager, Aquaculture Extension; and Oscar Dargbah Daryoue Aquaculture Extension Officer.Others were John S. Morley, Fisheries Observer; Fred B. Wright, Aquaculture Technician; Glanedea Nancy Kolleh, Data Field Coordinator; Rachel Leela Suah, Enumerator; Zoe Yarwhere, Executive Secretary, Director General’s Office; Emmanuel Tony Hallawangar, Receptionist; and Tony Bright Cole Jr., Office Assistant.The rest included Richard Nelson Kargbo, Fisheries Officer; George Adtudu Armah, Technical Officer; as well as Alice Bropleh Weah, Deborah Tarmen Armah, Annette M. Johnson, Abraham M. Johnson and Monibah Leo Keymah.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Summer of sun creates ‘Love Ireland’ at top Donegal hotel The Shandon

first_imgA summer of heat and sun is becoming the summer of love with engagements at one Donegal hotel having TREBLED on last year.It’s not just ice-cream and prosecco sales rising in the best summer since 1976, romance is top of the agenda too.And forget about ‘Love Island’ – it’s ‘Love Ireland’ when it comes to couples declaring their adoration for each other at the Shandon Hotel & Spa at Marble Hill. “The number of bookings at the hotel involving marriage proposals has gone through the roof,” said Shandon Hotel & Spa resort General Manager Carolynne Harrison.“Last summer we had around one every week; now it’s one every other day and of course we always put on a special welcome when we get a call saying a surprise proposal will be taking place during a couple’s stay.“I think the warm weather since May has something to do with it. It really has been an incredible summer for businesses along the Wild Atlantic Way here in County Donegal.“We’ve had to double orders for champagne and prosecco since the summer season began. “I think the good weather must just increase the desire to celebrate something and the increase in the number of engagements is all part of that.“And of course there’s simply nowhere better on our ‘Love Ireland’ than the most beautiful place on the island right here in Co Donegal.”The Shandon Hotel is now practically booked out until the end of August, with advance bookings for the autumn at another record high.“The season is no longer the summer months, it’s all-year-round now as more and more people come to Ireland on holidays, but in particular to Donegal,” said Carolynne.The 4-star Shandon Hotel & Spa recently spent €2M on an extension and refurbishment and now has 68 rooms. Summer of sun creates ‘Love Ireland’ at top Donegal hotel The Shandon was last modified: July 30th, 2018 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more