Nimba Budget Forum Officials Inducted

first_imgThe 12-member committee of the Nimba Budget Forum was on Saturday, August 20, inducted into office as part of the Integrated Public Financial Management Reform Project of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.The Nimba Budget Forum is tasked to honestly inform Nimba citizens on the transacting of public funds in the county; promote transparency and accountability in the management of public funds; reconcile opinions on the state of public finance; and build trust between local authorities and citizens.William Larpeh, Chairman of the Nimba Budget Forum, said the 12 member committee will create awareness among citizens on the National Budget as a political and economic instrument for decision making that impacts their lives.“The forum will train citizens on the workings of the National Budget and its mechanisms, advocate for Nimba’s fair share of the National Budget and provide citizens access to the National Budget document each fiscal year,” Mr. Larpeh said.He explained further that the Nimba Budget Forum will be responsible to track the flow of public funds from the national government to the county; conduct social audits of public funded projects in Nimba; track budget lines of Nimba’s public funds as they relate to various operations of government agencies;inform the citizens on all matter of public monies that impacts their lives and regularly publish and circulate fact sheets as they relate to opinions of citizens on the management of public funds.“Having stated this,” Mr. Larpeh said, “the forum is not and will not be or seek to become or replace the statutory mandate of government agencies entrusted with the responsibility to account for government funds.”The Integrated Public Financial Management Reform Project was introduced in 2012 to reform Liberia’s public finance sector by providing effective and efficient means and mechanisms to promote accountability in the country’s public finance. Its objectives are to enhance budget planning, coverage and credibility, fiscal policy management or reviewing the PFM legal framework, budget execution, accounting and reporting, among others.The integrated Public Financial Management Reform Project (IPFMRP) of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning is part of the “Open Budget Initiative of the Government of Liberia.” It is being implemented by a local civil society organization, “Grassroots Democracy,” based in Nimba.Last year Grassroots Democracy launched the media component of the Open Budget Initiative to enable media institutions to disseminate the information regarding the functions of the budget forum.In one of their analyses, the budget forum found out that in the 2015/16 National Budget, for example, Nimba County, with a population of 460,026 (2008 census), received US$608,491, a ratio of US$1.37 per person, while Grand Kru County, with a population of 57,440, received US$855,048, which translates to US$14.76 per person.The budget forum says it will check on all of these discrepancies to know what yardstick the government used in terms of equitable development, considering that the population of Nimba is more than the population of seven counties combined.The 12 member committee, comprising 10 men and two women, was selected from across the county from different professional backgrounds, including the media.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Spurs flop stripped of shirt number, Celtic star denies strike claims, Giroud to go?

first_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED Liverpool will listen to offers for 32-year-old Estonia defender Ragnar Klavan. (Liverpool Echo)Wilfried Zaha sees his future at Crystal Palace and is in talks over a new contract at Selhurst Park, following a summer of speculation over his future. (Daily Mail)Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is a target for Ligue 1 outfit Marseille, despite only signing a new four-year contract with the Gunners in March. (Daily Mirror)Nice manager Patrick Vieira says former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli – an Italy international – wants to leave the French club. (Canal+)Chelsea’s 20-year-old striker Tammy Abraham, Everton winger Yannick Bolasie and West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass are all loan targets for Aston Villa. (Daily Star)The future of Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli is uncertain after the 26-year-old missed out on a place in his side’s season-opening game against Crystal Palace. More doubts have surfaced after the signings of Sergio Rico and Fabri, despite Bettinelli’s key role the Cottagers’ promotion to the Premier League last season. (Daily Mail)Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole could be set for a surprise move to Bordeaux, where his former Black Cats boss Gus Poyet is manager. (Teamtalk) Ruben Loftus-Cheek in action on loan at Crystal Palace last season. Giroud moved to Chelsea in January for a reported fee of £18million 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade moving on RANKED Pogba starred in Man United’s Premier League opener against Leicester, but could he still leave the club this month? 3 Latest transfer gossip on targets 3 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND targets Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata insists there is no truth to claims he is refusing to play for the Hoops to try and force a move away from the club before the end of the transfer window. FULL STORY HERE.Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has refused to rule out a move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba, saying “there is still time to do business” in the summer transfer window, which closes for clubs outside the Premier League on August 31. (The Sun)United manager Jose Mourinho was apparently confused by Pogba’s suggestion of poor relations between the pair on Friday. (Daily Telegraph)Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea could become the highest-paid goalkeeper in the Premier League, with reports the 27-year-old is nearing a new £200,000-plus-a-week deal to stay at Old Trafford beyond 2020. (Daily Mail) The transfer window in England is closed but it remains open across Europe and there is still plenty of business to be done involving Premier League clubs this summer. Here’s a round-up of the latest news, rumours and gossip…Tottenham Hotspur striker Vincent Janssen appears a step closer to leaving the club after seemingly being stripped of his squad number. FULL STORY HERE.Marseille are set to rekindle their interest in Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud before the end of the month, according to reports in France. Giroud was an unused substitute in Saturday’s opening Premier League victory over Huddersfield and his future at Stamford Bridge remains unclear. FULL STORY HERE. Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen is interesting French giants Paris Saint-Germain. The delays to the Dane’s new Spurs contract are said to have alerted PSG, who are reportedly considering a £100million move for the playmaker. FULL STORY HERE.Juventus are hoping to beat Barcelona to the signing of Liverpool target Adrien Rabiot before the end of the summer. The French midfielder has entered the final year of his contract at Paris Saint-Germain and looks set to leave the club rather than sign an extension. FULL STORY HERE.Danny Rose is expected to leave Tottenham by the end of this month. The England defender has lost his place to Ben Davies and was not included in the squad for the opening game of the Premier League season, against Newcastle United on Saturday. He is being eyed by PSG and Schalke. FULL STORY HERE.Ruben Loftus-Cheek could still leave Chelsea before the end of the month. The 22-year-old England international is keen to stay at Stamford Bridge this season, but Schalke are also interested in signing him on loan. (Daily Telegraph) LIVING THE DREAM LATEST Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more


first_imgA New Zealand woman has launched an appeal to track down a couple from Kincasslagh.The woman contacted Donegal Daily following the death of her mother who was in regular contact with the couple.The couple are known to her only as Daniel and Mary-Anne. “I am desperately trying to find two people my mum has been in contact with over the phone for many, many years. She has recently died and, because I know they were very important people to her, I would like to be able to somehow get in touch with them so that I can tell them personally what happened,” revealed the woman.The woman said she believes the couple have a large family and that their eldest son is called Daniel also and he is studying in Oxford. Mary-Anne’s parents were named Frank and Mary who are now deceased.If any of our readers know of the couple they can contact us at and we will pass the woman’s details on.NEW ZEALAND WOMAN LOOKING TO TRACK DOWN LONG-LOST DONEGAL FRIENDS was last modified: February 17th, 2014 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) Tags:KINCASSLAGHNew Zealandsearchlast_img read more