The completion phase of the Gbarnga – Ganta highway around the vicinity of Ganta has come to a standstill due to the delay in finalizing compensations to those whose properties are in the right away.On Tuesday May 26, all work along the road leading to the Guinea border was halted and the constructing company’s (CHICO) equipments were parked with no work going on.Two days earlier (May 24), CHICO machines began clearing the road shortly after the payment of compensations to affected property owners, but tension brewed after those affected complained of being underpaid for their properties. On May 23, dozens of affected property owners filed their complaints of underpayment at the office of the City Mayor of Ganta. The exercise was headed by Mr. Ousman A. Kamara, Assistant Minister of Administration, Ministry of Public Works.Ernest W. Doitoe, Esther Dahn and Rachel Monkohn were among those who claimed that their properties were undervalued.The proprietor of the Gbalalue Business which included both a motel and a drug store was valued at less than US$2000, which the owner claimed was undervalued.When contacted, the Public Works Resident Engineer in Nimba County, Lahiason Waritay confirmed the halting of the work, stating that it was due to some discrepancies by those who complained that they were underpaid.“We halted the work and are waiting for the appraiser or technical team to arrive and conduct a resurvey for those affected to be paid before resuming the work,” he added.In an earlier interview, Assistant Minister Kamara admitted to some mistakes and said a team was expected from Monrovia to resurvey or reappraise the properties of those claiming more money for their properties.Clearing and demolition of properties by CHICO started on Sunday May 24 beginning at the Guinea border to the city center. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
Fort St. John’s Rec Hockey League will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 25th, at 7 p.m. at Maxx’s Sports Lounge.For the second straight year, the league is welcoming new teams to join the action. As well, rec hockey is in need of referees for the upcoming season.- Advertisement -Anyone looking for more information can email email@example.com, or show up to the AGM.
REDLANDS – Rhonda Fouch was looking at the CIF-Southern Section basketball playoffs brackets when a powerful sense of d j v came over her. She had seen “Bonita at Redlands East Valley” before. In a what-are-the-odds scheduling quirk, Bonita was scheduled to travel to meet REV in the first round of both the boys and girls Division II-AA playoffs. And rather than have Bonita make the trek to Redlands on consecutive days, Fouch got on the phone to her athletic director counterpart at Bonita, Eric Podley, and soon arranged a rare girls/boys playoff doubleheader Friday night: Girls at 6 p.m, boys at 8. “We thought it would be a nice chance for people to make one trip and see both games,” Fouch said. “I know some people are doing that.” Consolidating the games onto Friday night saved faculty members from having to staff the Saturday game. It also allowed the cheerleaders on both sides to root on their teams in one night – and have tonight off. “We’re all for it,” Bonita cheerleader Lindsay King said. “We can cheer for both teams in one night.” Said fellow cheerleader Amanda Sourapas: “It’s like we’re more united when both games are at the same place.” The girls had the benefit of the boys watching their game, and then the girls returned the favor. “I liked the way it turned out because the boys could root for the girls, and they love the attention,” REV girls coach Robert Tompkins said. As it turned out, the consolidated trip turned out to be a bad one for Bonita. REV defeated the Bearcats girls 63-31, and then the Wildcats boys team rolled past the Bonita boys, 72-53. The only down side to the arrangement? CIF regulations required REV officials to clear the gym between games, forcing fans to pay twice if they wanted to see both games. “I know why they did it that way, but I think some people left rather than pay $8 twice,” REV coach Bill Berich said. Ronnie Fouch, the AD’s son, led REV with 20 points. Trone Jackson had 18, Robert Ellis contributed 16 and 6-foot-4 senior forward Darnell Ferguson had 12 points to go with a game-high 16 rebounds. Danny Hatch led Bonita, the No. 3 team out of the Miramonte League, with 14 points. Junior 6-3 center Tanner Zylstra added 11 points. REV, the Citrus Belt League runner-up, improved to 19-9 and faced second-seeded Bishop Montgomery on Tuesday at a site to be determined by coin flip. REV reached the I-AA semifinals last season, and “some of our guys think we can get back there again, even though we’re probably not as talented,” Berich said. In the girls’ game, junior point guard Nicole Hamilton led REV with 21 points on 7-of-16 shooting, including three threes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more
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