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“You are Queen of Monrovia”

first_imgAmid the controversy over the actions of Mary Broh in the “unlawful demolition of homes” as some aggrieved property owners have accused her of doing, she recently received an honor from the ECOWAS Women in Liberia as “Queen of Monrovia.”At the honoring program on Tuesday, the Chairlady of ECOWAS Women in Liberia, Chinyere Nwabudike, said Broh has tirelessly worked in keeping the city and its surroundings clean.“We the women of ECOWAS are watching you keenly, and we appreciate what you have done in Monrovia and its environment – indeed you are doing well,” she said.“In recognition of your outstanding role in our society, especially Monrovia and its environs, and the tedious work you and your staff have been doing to make Monrovia clean, we are happy to honor you with this award as ‘Queen of Monrovia.’ I don’t care what people are saying out there. No matter what people are saying, continue what you are doing as we highly appreciate it.” Before the certification process, the group also crowned the GSA boss as “The Queen Mother of Monrovia” for her tireless efforts in making the city and its environs clean, asking Broh to cherish and appreciate the title.Receiving the honor, Madam Broh said she appreciated the group, adding, “Our people deserve better. Liberians deserve better; and they deserve a better environment.”“A clean city creates a healthy society. Clean people are always healthy. Our environment must be clean no matter what, and regardless of what has been said out there,” Broh added. “My detractors are just 1%; and therefore, we have to continue the work, although many people call me ‘Mary Break it.’”The GSA boss, who is also the head of the Presidential Taskforce for the Beautification of Monrovia, called on the ECOWAS Women to help provide business skills training for women in Liberia, adding that they should also help provide training for young girls and women in the area of business sustainability, calling it their “weakness.” “Even though they are in the informal sector, we like to make sure that you teach them,” she added.Broh also stressed on collaboration for cross border trading for the women, saying it is useful for them to find out what others do in their countries as well as “helping each other for the growth and betterment of the country.”Meanwhile in a telephone interview last night, Madam Broh reflected on the exhausting job being done by the Presidential Task Force to get the city of Monrovia cleaned up.“Right now everything is up in the air because of the case in court,” Madam Broh said, “but you know that our mandate ends this coming Saturday and with President Sireaf’s arrival it could be extended.”Madam Broh expressed appreciation to members of the Presidential Task Force and invited our reporter to join her at the compound of the General Services Agency (GSA), “to see the difficult job that is being done to get the city cleaned.”“You will not be able to eat after you are done with the job, I can tell you that,” Madam Broh warned, but added, “It is good job we are doing as you realize that many of the areas are unhealthy and the task force members have done a great job.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgRAPHOE LOCAL NOTESWeek ending Friday 17th February 2012TRAINING PROGRAMMES COMMUNITY GARDENINGRaphoe Family Resource Centre has had many queries from members of the community around organising an accredited community gardening course. We are hoping to run this course in Feb/ Mar 2012. The programme will approximately last for 6 weeks and will cover topics such as soil preparation, planting seeds, planting out, sowing indoors and pest control in the garden. If you would like to participate in this course please contact us on 074 9145796.HEALTHY WALKSIf you’re in or around Raphoe and would like to keep fit join us on a Healthy Walk every Thursday meeting at the Raphoe Family Resource Centre at 9.30a.m. Everyone Welcome!WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LISTRaphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES /PROGRAMMESTuesday: – 3rd & 4th Classes from 3.15 – 4.00pm; and for 5th & 6th Classes from 4.00 – 5.00 p.m.Wednesday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.15 – 3.15pm; 1st & 2nd Classes from 3.15 – 4.45 p.m. Teen Club for 1st – 3rd Secondary Students 7.15 – 9.00 p.m.Thursday: Junior & Senior Infants from 2.15 – 3.15; 1st & 2nd Classes from 3.15 – 4.45 p.m. Teen Club for Transition / 4th and 5th years from 7pm – 9pm.Registration forms are now available at the Family Resource Centre for all the above activities/programmes. COUNSELLING SERVICESRaphoe Family Resource Centre offers a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service is for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. The service operates on an appointment basis only.Please contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.PILATESPilates Class in Raphoe Family Resource Centre, every Monday from 1.00 2.00p.m.JOAN’S JIVE CLASSES FOR WOMEN & MENJiving with Joan has resumed in Raphoe Family Resource Centre every Tuesday Night from 8.30 p.m. – 10.00 a.m. All WelcomeSTAGE DOOR DRAMADrama class every Monday from 5.00 – 6.00p.m. Information please contact Aisling on 0876360059LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMSLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a friendly baby and toddler group situated in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. We are open every Wednesday morning from10.30 – 12 noon. Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a group that focus on fun for the kids and the opportunity for parents, grandparents and extended family to have discussions with other adults. It is a great way to introduce your child to a social environment while you can discuss parenting tips with others. There is no charge but your kiddies will enjoy playing with all our lovely toys, having messy play, singing and dancing and a light lunch is provided. FOX N CREW HIP HOP/STREET DANCE CLASSDance Classes in Raphoe Family Resource Centre every Wednesday, 5 – 8 yr olds from 5.00 – 6.00 p.m. and 9 – 15 yr. olds from 6.00 – 7.00 p.m. Fee €6.00 for further information contact: – 0858409804 / 0876142326RAPHOE BOXING CLUBThe Raphoe Boxing Club will host a major boxing tournament in the Cathedral Hall Raphoe on Friday 23rd March when a highly rated Raphoe Select will face a star-studded N.W selection and club coaches Brendan and Danny Ryan and Tommy Stewart will have 14 quality contests down for decision on the night that will feature 5 Ulster and 2 Irish Champions in action on the night.Very special thanks goes to our main sponsor Mike Kelly (building and scaffolding contractor) and to all the generous business people of Raphoe for their continued financial support and to Ronnie Goudie of the Cathedral Hall Committee for all his help.Senator Jimmy Harte has sponsored a new kit of Polo Shirts for the Boxing club members and everyone at the club would like to extend a sincere thanks to Jimmy for his generosity over the years as it is greatly appreciated.RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.SLIMMING WORLD GROUPSlimming World Group meets in the Volt House Hall the Diamond, Raphoe, Every Thursday at 5.30 p.m. & 7.30pm. Tel. Dervla on 086 1211004. ST MARY’S GAAAnyone between the ages of 14 -30 interested in Cardiac Screening contact Julia Blake at 0862611290.BOXERCISE CLASSESBoxercise Fitness Class @ Cathedral Hall, Raphoe. Tues Morn 10-11am & Thurs Evening 6-7pm. Fantastic all over body workout and very good fun. Female instructor. Info @ 0863238437.RETIREMENTBest Wishes to Robbie McKnight from Carnone, Raphoe on his retirement from Clonleigh Co-op, Castlefinn. We wish Robbie and his partner Anne Morrow good health and happiness in the future, from his mates.RAPHOE BADMINTON CLUBRaphoe Badminton Club’s Annual Badminton Tournament will be held in the Recreation Hall from Thursday 23rd February – Friday 9th March. Usual events run. Finals will be played on Friday 9th March. For further details contact Joe Magee (074)9145451 (after 7pm), Sammy Magee (074)9145444 or check out the Raphoe Badminton Club page on Facebook.RAPHOE TIDY TOWNS APPEAL 2012The Tidy Town Application for Raphoe in 2012 will be arriving as usual in the coming weeks therefore the Tidy Towns Committee are seeking your great help and support as always. In recent weeks the Tidy Towns scheme workers have collected up to 50 bags of litter from some of our approach roads with a number still to do for Spring Clean 2012. The Strabane road and the road from Ballinalecky to Sheldon’s lane were very badly littered. The area on the Convoy road at Brae head wood is very bad and it is shameful to see so much illegal dumping at this beautiful area near the waterfall. Other areas have been noticed also and the details have been passed on to the Co Council authorities for investigation. You can help us this year again by keeping your properties/businesses and gardens to a good and tidy standard, donate paint, shrubs or flowers, tidy derelict properties, put out window boxes or hanging baskets & keep your area litter free. The success of Tidy Towns each year is community effort by all in Raphoe from children right through to our seniors which is very much appreciated.If you can help us in any way it will be very much appreciated. Special thanks to all the Tidy Towns staff, Fas & Dept’ of Social Protection Ballybofey & Letterkenny, Donegal Co Council Roads dept’, Ms Suzanne Tinney Donegal Co Council, DLDC Rural Scheme & RCIA Ltd The Volt House, all local Schools & Churches, & our entire community for their ongoing support over many years. If you can help or require further information on Tidy Towns activities please contact the office on 9145692 the Supervisor’s Mobile on 0879473527 or call in to the Office at the Volt House.Thank You from all in Raphoe Tidy Towns 2012.SENIORS SECURITY AND PERSONAL ALARMSSensor Lights, Internal Lights, Seniors Personal Alarms monitored smoke detectors & monitored carbon monoxide detectors for senior citizens.For further information or an application form for any of the above please contact Martin Laird at the Tidy Towns Office the Volt House Raphoe telephone 9145692.Raphoe People NewsletterCommunity News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at [email protected] or to Lisa [email protected] Thank You.CONVOY BROWNIE GUIDE UNIT “Convoy Brownie Guide Unit is celebrating their 50th birthday this year.To mark the occasion we are having a 50th celebration on Friday 24th February in St. Mary’s Hall Convoy @ 7.30pm.If you are a past member of Convoy Brownies we would be delighted if you would come along and share in the celebration with us. There will be many memories and photographs on display. If you have any photographs or memorabilia, we would love you to share them with us.Please let us know if you can come on the night, you can e-mail us [email protected] CONCERTLeslie Matthews Big Fundraising “Leap Year” Concert in aid of The Donegal Hospice in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday 29th February 2012 at 8.00p.m sharp (doors open at 7.15p.m). Admission €10 or £10 pay at the door (tickets can be purchased from The Mount Errigal Hotel).Relay For Life REWIND TO THE 80s DISCO NITEIn Friel’s Raphoe, on Saturday 24th March 2012 dancing 9.30-1pmMusic by Strabane Radio DJ Sean MAC (80s Dress optional)All proceeds in aid of Irish Cancer SocietyPlease come along & enjoy a night that promises to take you down memory lane while you boogie the night away to your old time favouritesTickets are now on sale at €5.00 eachYour support will be much appreciatedSmith/McCarron SchoolIrish dance classes for girls and boys in Cathedral Hall Raphoe each Wednesday evening from 4.00p.m to 5.30p.m.SEND YOUR COMMUNITY NOTES TO: [email protected]: RAPHOE & DISTRICT LOCAL NOTES was last modified: February 17th, 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:NOTES: RAPHOE & DISTRICT LOCAL NOTESlast_img read more