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first_imgIn one of the Liberian government’s most impressive moves, the Liberia Maritime Authority and other related agencies joined together to reclaim the beaches and waterways of communities around Monrovia. The project got underway in 2010 and despite many challenges it has been able to sustain nearly 1,900 Liberians in the slum communities where it was established.Today, the beaches in New Kru Town, West Point, ELWA and Mamba Point are visited by families and their healthy environments provide children with places to enjoy their weekends.The effort to reclaim those beaches came at a high cost. All things considered, the continuation of the project is one of the most effective means to develop areas of interest to boost the tourism industry as well as empower Liberians from the lower rungs of society’s ladder.That brings me to my recent visit to the Blue Lake in Tubmanburg, Bomi County (Sunday, April 27). Driving through Tubmanburg on a Sunday afternoon, smiling faces of Bomi County residents greeted us, and just a short time later, we meandered towards the location of the once popular Blue Lake. Though Tubmanburg is a city crying for development, for there were broken-down homes and mud houses visible here and there, the people seemed contented of their lot. The road from Monrovia to Tubmanburg was direct and in good condition; with the exception of some pot holes that we found from time to time that are crying for attention.We moved from the TOTAL Gas Station in the center of the city and our vehicle crawled towards our destination, passing by the former Police Barracks. The large tract of land was being guarded by a couple of police officers, who sat lazily at their post. The road to Blue Lake was rough, and due to how low our vehicle was, Jonathan Armah Baxter thought it wise to avoid any potential damage to the vehicle. Therefore, I joined the accompanying bus with members of the APM Terminals Limited soccer team. In about four minutes, our bus arrived on the hill and to our right I saw the beautiful landscape of the Blue Lake below. Beyond it, overlooking the lake were three dilapidated structures that residents said were used to manage the lake before the civil-war.Out of the bus, we strolled down to the lake, and met four young men who said they were the caretakers of the Blue Lake. The men were Kaffa MacKay, Ezekiel Jacob, Mohammed Sow and Johnson Brown.Mackay said, “Many people come to see the lake, and there is a boat that they take them across the lake.” The trip, he said, cost US$5 for non-Liberians and if they are Liberians, “They pay L$50 and sometimes L$100 per trip. Visitors don’t visit the lake like before,” he said.The caretakers said though they are not paid monthly, “We are paid after we collect money from visitors.”The beautiful landscape, with its green surroundings, impressed several of the footballers who wondered if the city’s authorities have any future plan to develop the Blue Lake to benefit the cityThough many of the footballers expressed surprise over the poor conditions surrounding the Lake, the fact that there were four caretakers present during our visit indicated that Tubmanburg city has plans for its development.But the surprise was that the Liberian civil-war, which has been the reason for many lapses in infrastructural development, was once again the reason I learned, Tubmanburg and its interested areas have been left to rot since 2006.But the most shocking news is that Bomi County is the home of President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf and House Speaker Alex Tyler, two of the county’s leading citizens whose influence should be enough to promote the county’s development.The lack of infrastructure and what seemed like deliberate neglect of the city does not speak well of our leaders who have their origins in Tubmanburg.  That also brings about the question of the so-called County Development Fund and how much is used to revive Tubmanburg, a city that once hosted the Liberian Mining Company, (LMC) that earned millions of US dollars from the bowels of Tubmanburg.That legacy speaks volumes of the apathy that many Liberians have shown towards their counties of origin and act as an example of the lack of interest some have in the places of their birth.Jonathan Armah Baxter expressed disgust with a county that produced many soccer stars like Albert Nah, Mark Fino, Armah Baxter, Pete Roberts, Morris George, Raymond Godfrey to name a few; yet, can no longer uphold the legacy of its history.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img0Shares0000“Dream on,” France coach Didier Deschamps tells Juventus fans of signing Paul Pogba. © AFP / FRANCK FIFEMILAN, Italy, Oct 10 – Manchester United are in trouble and fans of Italian champions Juventus are right to dream of signing Paul Pogba, France’s World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps said on Wednesday.“All of Manchester United are in trouble. Pogba is still the same and is one of the best midfielders in the world,” Deschamps told Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport of the tensions between Pogba and United boss Jose Mourinho. “However, I’ll never comment on relationships between players and coaches.”Pogba has been linked with a return to Juventus, whom he joined for free in 2012 after walking out of United after the club failed to tie him to a new contract.He then returned to United in 2016 on a five-year contract for a then-record transfer fee of 105m euros (£89.3 million).Deschamps suggested the prospect of Pogba once again quitting United for Juventus was not so far-fetched.“Dreams are a part of life,” he added. “Maybe the fans hadn’t dreamed of Cristiano Ronaldo, who ended up signing.“Sometimes dreams come true, but compared to a few years ago it would cost Juve a lot more to buy Pogba now.”Deschamps managed Juventus in the mid-2000s after the club were demoted from Serie A amid a match-fixing scandal, having played for five years with the club until 1999.“Today’s Juve is as strong the one with which I won the Champions League in 1996,” said the 49-year-old of the Italian champions’ last European triumph.“The difference is also down to details. This Juventus has the means to be among the favourites.“Cristiano Ronaldo makes Champions League victory almost obligatory.“With him, Juventus have guaranteed a player who can be decisive in important moments. He is a great professional,” Deschamps said.“Serie A is an important league anyway, even if the Premier League is ahead because of the superior financial means.“The arrival of Ronaldo guarantees greater exposure for the league abroad, a bit like Neymar in Ligue 1.“Of course people talked about Juventus before, but it’s clear that the marketing effect of a champion like CR7 (Ronaldo) allows you to reach every corner of the globe.”Deschamps, meanwhile, said he was happy coaching France but believes former France and Juventus teammate Zinedine Zidane could return to Italy having left Real Madrid last summer.“That position is already occupied by a great coach like (Massimilano) Allegri, who is doing a great job,” said Deschamps.“Maybe Zidane, with his Bianconero past like mine, will have his chance. We’ll see.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgLetterkenny Gaels Club NewsOur joint White Collar boxing event in association with Glenswilly GAA which was held at the weekend was a massive success.Thanks to all our sponsors, boxers, Danny Ryan & his team, Marty Friel, DJ Oisin and everyone else involved in making this happen. Our Night at the Races is on next Friday 7th of November in the Arena 7. Come along and support this event.We would like to wish Fr. Joe O’Donnell all the best in his new parish and thank him for all his help & support during his time at Aughaninshin.We would also like to welcome Fr. Gillespie to the parish and wish him well in his new position.Please be advised that Pairc na nGael is now closed for the winter to allow for remedial repair work however Sunday morning underage football training continues until further notice. Underage football training continues every Sunday morning at the pitch from 11-12pm. Indoor coaching will commence on Friday 7th November for U-6 & U-8.Times etc. TBC. Check Facebook for more info.Camogie training has finished outdoors for this season.Thank you to all coaches, players and family members who helped make the summer so enjoyable.Indoor training will commence after Halloween-Tues evening group moves to Wed 6-7pm LYIT sports hall. More details to follow. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome.Hurling training for U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 takes a break for a few weeks and will resume on 6th November at the Aura from 6.30pm-7.30pm.This is open to boys and girls from 4 to 13 years.Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information. U-14 & U-16 girls football has now finished for a few weeks. Check Facebook for upcoming winter sessions.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS TO HOST NIGHT AT THE RACES NEXT WEEK was last modified: October 29th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more

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first_imgHAD enough turkey? Fed up with being cooped up like one?Fear not…those good people at the Donegal Mountain Biking Club have a cunning plan to get you into the great outdoors – the Snowman Race!“We think snow is out of the question and we hope the wind goes away too,” said organiser Findhan Strain. “The event starts at noon on Saturday two miles outside the Glen Bar in the village of Glen. It’s a nice 10k event“Everyone from complete beginner to an advanced stage are very welcome and are guaranteed a good day’s craic.”Race entry fees are €20. Online registration and more details can be found at:http://www.donegalmtb.com/Snowman/SnowmanXC.html (or registration on the day is also possible).© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com SHAKE OFF THOSE COBWEBS WITH THE SNOWMAN RACE! was last modified: December 29th, 2011 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 MOUNTAIN BIKING CLUBxmas racexmas racewlast_img read more

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first_img “I’ll tell you what, it’s always a barn-burner with them,” UCLA coach Jillian Ellis said. “That was one of the all-time best games, as far as competitiveness. … (USC) is a good team and a dangerous team. They have a lot of personality.” USC (6-4-1) opened a 2-0 first-half lead on goals by freshmen Stacey Strong just 78 seconds in and Nini Loucks, a Canyon High of Canyon Country product, in the 29th minute. UCLA’s women’s soccer team rallied from a two-goal deficit, and Iris Mora scored late in overtime to deliver a 3-2 triumph Friday night over archrival USC in a Pacific-10 Conference opener in front of 1,736 at Drake Stadium. Mora, a Mexican national team star, chested down Bristyn Davis’ cross, then one-timed a right-footed blast past Trojans goalkeeper Veronica Simonton and into the left corner of the goal, lifting the fourth-ranked Bruins (11-1) to their seventh successive victory and sixth in a row over USC. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 UCLA rallied with goals 27 seconds apart in the 53rd minute. U.S. U-20 star Stacy Lindstrom scored after Caitlin Ursini’s shot struck the right post, and U.S. national-teamer Jill Oakes – from Harvard-Westlake of Studio City – got the equalizer from Mora’s free kick. UCLA outshot USC 24-6, and goalkeeper Valerie Henderson needed to make only two saves. Simonton made 11 stops. Cal State Fullerton 2, Cal State Northridge 0: The Matadors’ school-record, nine-match winning streak came to an end in a Big West Conference loss at Fullerton. Rebekah Patrick scored from Desiree Flint’s pass in the sixth minute, and the Titans (10-2, 2-1 Big West) doubled their advantage on Erica Pryor’s 72nd-minute goal. Kellie Cox, a Quartz Hill High product, and Mexican national-teamer Marlene Sandoval assisted Pryor’s goal. center_img The Matadors (9-3, 1-1) had several good opportunities in the second half. Fullerton goalkeeper Karen Bardsley, and England national-teamer, stopped Rachel Gillis’ 48th-minute header off Devon Nizich’s corner kick. Fullerton held a 20-9 shot advantage over the Matadors, who play Sunday at UC Riverside, which is 2-0 in Big West play following Friday’s victory over Pacific. TENNIS: FINK REACHES ALL-AMERICAN SEMIS USC freshman Amanda Fink, a Calabasas High product, continued her stunning run through the Riviera ITA All-American women’s tennis championships, winning two matches to reach the semifinals. Fink, the 2003 Daily News Player of the Year, ran her winning streak to nine matches with victories over Stanford’s Theresa Logar in the round of 16 and California’s Susie Babos in the quarterfinals. Fink beat Logar 6-3, 6-1, and she rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Babos, the No. 2 seed. Next up is Texas Christian’s Nicole Leimbach, the No. 3 seed, in Saturday’s semifinals. Fink will play Sunday in the noon final or the third-place match. The other semifinal pits fifth-seeded Daniela Bercek of Duke against eighth-seeded Alice Barnes of Stanford. Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships: Third-seeded Ben Kohlloeffel of UCLA was beaten 7-5, 6-4 in the third round by Baylor’s Lars Poerschke at Tulsa, Okla. Poerschke will meet fifth-seeded Jerry Makowski of Texas A&M in Saturday’s quarterfinal. Only one other seeded player, No. 1 Ryler DeHeart of Illinois, reached the final eight. Fall Intercollegiates: USC’s Tarlynn Snyder and Cal State Northridge’s Kanykey Koicitumanova won second-round matches at Cal State Fullerton’s annual women’s tournament. Snyder defeated UC Riverside’s Catrisha Cabanilla 6-3, 6-0, and Koicitumanova swept UCR’s Erynne Oki 6-3, 6-2. Cal State Northridge’s Natalie Siordia lost 6-2, 6-1 to Cabanilla in the first round. WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: CAL LUTHERAN SNAPS LA VERNE’S STREAK Mo Cloverdale had 18 kills, with a .484 hitting percentage, and Summer Plante-Newman added 15 as unbeaten Cal Lutheran stunned fourth-ranked La Verne 3-1 in Thousand Oaks, snapping the Leopards’ 56-match Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference winning streak. Kaylin Oddo hit .414 with 14 kills and Christie Barker added 10 for the Regals (10-0 overall, 7-0 SCIAC) in a 30-15, 30-28, 15-30, 30-21 triumph that provided sole leadership in the conference. La Verne’s last SCIAC loss was by forfeit, to Cal Lutheran, on Oct. 6, 2001. Its last on-court defeat was against Occidental on Oct. 31, 2000. Jodi Lindsay had 12 kills to lead the Leopards (11-5, 6-1). UCLA 3, Oregon 0: Nana Meriwether had nine kills – with no errors at a .643 percentage – and 10 blocks as the Bruins captured their first Pacific-10 Conference victory, beating the Ducks 30-15, 30-23, 30-24 at Pauley Pavilion. Colby Lyman had 13 digs for No. 21 UCLA (8-5, 1-3 Pac-10), which limited the Ducks (10-6, 0-5) to a .009 hitting percentage. Mira Djuric led Oregon with 11 kills. USC 3, Oregon State 0: Bibiana Candelas had 22 kills as 17th-ranked USC (6-6, 2-2) swept the Beavers 30-28, 30-19, 30-14) in a Pac-10 match at Lyon Center. Staci Venski added 17 kills with no errors, hitting .415 for the Trojans. Kristin Murray led Oregon State (5-6, 1-4) with 11 kills and a .500 hitting percentage. Long Beach State 3, Cal State Northridge 0: Ali Daley and Erika Chidester combined for 27 kills and 11 digs, both hitting better than .350, as the visiting 49ers swept CSUN 33-31, 30-21, 30-25 in a Big West Conference match. The Matadors (3-12, 1-4) have lost five successive matches. Long Beach State is 13-4 overall, 3-1 in Big West action. Darla Donaldson led CSUN with 12 kills (.304), and Val Kepler added 10 (.412). Pepperdine 3, San Francisco 0: Sophia Milo had 16 kills, with an .833 hitting percentage, and Katy Daly and Julie Rubenstein added 12 apiece as the Waves (9-6., 2-1 WCC) extended their winning streak over the visiting Dons (12-5, 0-2) to 24 matches with a 30-25, 30-16, 30-15 West Coast Conference sweep. St. Mary’s 3, Loyola Marymount 2: Missie Stidham had 28 kills, Kaui Salzman added 19 and Christina Kirk contributed 17 as the Gaels (11-3, 2-0) pulled out a 30-27, 28-30, 30-24, 25-30, 15-13 West Coast Conference victory in Moraga. Emily Day, Heather Hughes and Dina DeBernardi combined for 36 kills and 34 digs for LMU (11-5, 0-3). The Master’s 3, Point Loma Nazarene 1: Sisters Rachel and Amanda Roleder had 19 kills apiece to lead the Mustangs (7-10, 3-6 GSAC) to a 30-20, 27-30, 30-19, 30-24 Golden State Athletic Conference triumph over Point Loma Nazarene (12-7, 4-5) in San Diego. Pomona-Pitzer 3, Occidental 0: The Sagehens swept Oxy 30-12, 30-22, 30-18 in an SCIAC match in Pomona. MEN’S SOCCER: IANNI LIFTS UCLA PAST WASHINGTON U.S. under-20 national-teamer Patrick Ianni scored on a 35th-minute free kick, and No. 12 UCLA posted its third Pacific-10 Conference shutout in as many games, beating Washington 1-0 in a men’s soccer game in Seattle. Eric Reed made four saves for the shutout as the Bruins improved to 7-2-0 overall. Washington is 6-3-0 and 0-2-0 in Pac-10 action. San Francisco 1, Loyola Marymount 0: Rob Valentino headed in Cameron Kolovos’ free kick with 12 seconds remaining to give the visiting Dons (5-3-1, 1-1 WCC) a West Coast Conference win over LMU (3-4-2, 1-2). MEN’S WATER POLO: CAL LUTHERAN WINS CONVERGENCE OPENER Kelby Tursick scored three goals to lead Cal Lutheran past host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 8-7 in its opener at the two-day Claremont Convergence men’s water polo tournament. Cal Lutheran dropped its second game to George Washington, a 13-5 defeat that left the Kingsmen 4-10 this season. 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first_img Tags: Gadaffi GadinhoLawrence Kigonyambarara city fconduparaka fcpaul mucureziRashid MugammadSaddam MugaruraStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueVianne Ssekajugo Gadaffi (center) poses for a picture with Mbarara City officials after signing for the Ankole Lions on Thursday. (PHOTO/AGENCY)MBARARA – After arguably their best top flight campaign in ages, Mbarara City FC have no intentions of slowing down.The Ankole Lions who finished 5th with 46 points in the 2018/19 season, have secured the signing of Onduparaka fans’ favorite Gadaffi Gadinho.Gaddafi is understood to have put pen to paper on a two year deal that will see him don the all-white kit until at least 2021.The capture of Gadaffi was confirmed by Mbarara City FC Public Relations Officer Saddam Mugarura on his official Facebook account.“Mbarara City Football Club have signed Gadaffi Gadinho for two years, read Mugarura’s post.Gadaffi has been a prized asset at Onduparaka ever since they joined the top flight in 2016.However, he has been in and out of the team throughout that period due to consistent injuries and indiscipline issues.Last season, the stylish midfielder scored 6 goals and made five assists and was a key component in the West Nile based club’s 6th place finish.He becomes the second player to cross from Onduparaka to Mbarara after defender Rashid Muhammad did likewise at the start of the just concluded season.Gaddafi is expected to team up with former KCCA FC midfielder Paul Mucurezi in the upcoming season and the pair will surely be one to watch out for.After securing the services of Gadaffi, Mbarara are now understood to be on the hunt for more players with Express’s Lawrence Kigonya and Vianne Ssekajugo on top of their priority list.Comments last_img read more

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first_imgOAKLAND — The Slim Reaper exited and the grim reaper took his place, poised to take this Warriors dynasty with him into the long goodnight.But Golden State fought him off, beating the Rockets 104-99 without Kevin Durant but behind an inspired fourth quarter run that had Oracle Arena rocking like it was 2015 all over again.The Warriors are now armed with a 3-2 lead in this best-of-seven series with their arch-rivals. They guaranteed that they will play another game in Oakland.But they are …last_img read more

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first_imgThe January 11 Google Doodle pays tribute to South African author and anti-apartheid activist, Alan Paton – commemorating his 115th birthday.The Google Doodle depicting South African writer Alan Paton on a train journey through the South African countryside, a trip that inspired the idea behind his best work, Cry, The Beloved Country. (Image: Google)CD AndersonSouth African writer Alan Paton, author of the classic South African novel Cry, The Beloved Country was born on 11 January 1903. Google celebrates the life and work of the author with a commemorative Doodle on the search engine’s homepage.The Doodle depicts Paton looking out on the South African countryside during a train journey that many believe was the moment the idea for his most famous work was first conceived. Paton had worked as a teacher and later as the headmaster of the Diepkloof prison for young black offenders where he took note of the effects of racial discrimination on South African youth.Through a number of his own progressive educational and social programmes at the facility, Paton hoped to reduce the suffering of prisoners, some as young as nine, and help them re-enter society on a better footing than most had arrived.Google, in a statement on the unveiling of the Doodle, hoped that highlighting Paton and his works on such a ubiquitous portal for many young people using the internet, his life story would reach new audiences.Other notable South Africans who have featured on Google Doodles in the past include Nadine Gordimer, Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko.For more information on Alan Paton, read these Brand South Africa articles below:South African literature31 books every South African should readSource: Google, eNCAWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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first_img9 July 2014President Jacob Zuma will officially launch Chinese automaker First Automotive Works’ new R600-million truck manufacturing plant at the Coega industrial development zone outside Port Elizabeth on Thursday.Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Tuesday that the investment was a clear sign of the maturing relations between South Africa and China, adding that it would boost economic activities in and around Nelson Mandela Bay.“The first batch of heavy commercial vehicles which will be assembled will form part of phase 1,” Davies said in a statement. “This phase of the project is expected to yield 5 000 units at full capacity and to create approximately 450 jobs, with more expected in the supplier base.“The second phase of the project will be geared towards the assembly of light motor vehicles, with a production unit target of 35 000 cars.”Davies said First Automotive Works’ investment complemented the work currently being done by the government in the automotive sector.According to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), incentives worth R6.2-billion have been approved for 195 projects by vehicle and auto parts manufacturers under the government’s Automotive Investment Scheme since July 2009, helping to create 9 850 new jobs and sustain 46 373 existing jobs.In addition, since December 2012, incentives worth R26.1-million have been approved for minibus taxi manufacturers under the DTI’s Automotive Investment Scheme for Peoples Carriers, creating 191 new jobs in this sector.The DTI is working on extending the incentive scheme to truck and bus manufacturers, and recently published guidelines on the Automotive Investment Scheme for Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles for public comment.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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first_img28 August 2014Mayors and councillors should be at the forefront of the fight against water leakages in South Africa, says KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu.Mchunu was visiting KwaMashu Township in Durban on Tuesday as part of the government’s War on Water Leaks campaign.“We will continue with this campaign across the province, and mayors and councillors must demonstrate leadership and be at the forefront of this campaign,” Mchunu said, while encouraging communities to report water leaks and illegal connections to the authorities.“Through the War on Water Leaks campaign, we are educating the people of this province about the importance of fixing leaking taps in their homes,” he said, noting that one drop per second from a leaking tap wasted up to 30 litres of water an hour, meaning that one household could waste 10 000 litres of water per year through leaking taps.“This excludes water leaks in schools, hospitals, clinics, government offices, public buildings and other recreational facilities in various municipalities.”He said that water leaks and illegal connections did not only occur in residential areas but also in industrial areas.“In this regard, government is committed to working with captains of industry, business chambers, small and commercial farmers in order to ensure that we comply with the water laws in the country.”The Premier announced that the provincial Water and Sanitation Department had allocated R2.4-million to eThekwini Municipality to take care of water leaks in the Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu (INK) areas.“In the INK Area (Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu) about 533 leaks have been identified and fixed. About 375 illegal connections have been removed. 950 cases have been investigated,” he said.“At the end of second quarter in December 2012, eThekwini Municipality was losing more than 237-million litres a day – an increase of 3.467 million litres every day when compared to the whole of the 2011/12 financial year period. In 2011/12 the eThekwini Municipality a total of 85.6-billion litres – more than 234-million of litres a day.”He encouraged municipalities to use the Municipal Water Infrastructure Grant to implement water conservation programmes, and to concrete action plans in partnerships with Water Service Authorities, Water Boards and other bodies such as the Water Research Commission, the Strategic Water Partners Network, the KwaZulu- Natal Water Conservation Forum and tertiary institutions.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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