LMTU Proposes New Policy to Govern “Pem Pem” Riders

first_imgFeeling the pain of government’s ban on commercial motorcycling in Ganta, Nimba County, the Liberia Motorcycle Transport Union (LMTU) has proposed a new policy to govern commercial motorcycling across the country. The new policy would prohibit persons under 18 years of age from operating commercial motorcycles; that they should now run from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. to avoid any reoccurrence of motorcyclists being killed under the cover of darkness, as it was allegedly reported in the case in Ganta.Among other measures, each bike must carry a picture of the particular rider assigned to it, as well as names of bike owners; that all motorbikes be painted with a particular color, according to their location; that no unregistered third party be allowed to operate any commercial motorbike.LMTU also called for riders to abide by the rule of law by going through proper periodic training in order to keep them informed of the traffic regulations.While calling on the government to endorse the new policy, they also called for speedy investigation into the death of their member whose gruesome death sparked the recent demonstration in Ganta.The ban on the movement of commercial motorcycling in Ganta has hampered every activity of the youth, most of who depend on it to sustain themselves.The September 30 riot, which led to the ban on commercial motorcycling activities in Ganta by the government, was due to the assaults on a police station, the DEA office and the properties of business man Prince Howard. Mr. Howard, who was accused by the angry crowd for his alleged complicity into the gruesome murder of the cyclist, suffered an arson attack on his Alvino Hotel in Ganta City. An LMTU official told the Daily Observer that the proposed policy would be presented to the Liberia National Police, the Ministry of Transport and other relevant authorities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Galatasaray want Arsenal legend Henry to play on in Turkey

first_img1 Thierry Henry Galatasaray are interested in signing Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, according to reports in Turkey.The Gunners’ all-time leading scorer has confirmed that he will be leaving MLS side New York Red Bulls after four and a half years in America.Big-spending Ligue 1 sides Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in the striker but now Galatasaray are hoping to tempt the Frenchman to Turkey, according to newspaper Fanatik.The 19-time Super Lig champions have managed to land big-name stars like Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba over the past few years and now want to add Henry to their side.It is unclear whether or not the 37-year-old will even continue playing, with retirement an option, and he says he will use the next few weeks to decide on ‘the next chapter’ of his glittering career.And if he decides to play on, Galatasaray are ready to make their move.That would disappoint Arsenal fans, who would love their former striker to return to the club in a coaching capacity.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Action For Cancer Care says it is taking nothing for granted after yesterday’s meeting with Department of Health officials.Cancer campaigner Betty HolmesOfficials agreed to appoint another general surgeon to Letterkenny General Hospital as well as appointing to GPs in a supportive role.DACC say the meeting at the Dept. of Health in Dublin with key stakeholders, Donegal TD’s, Co-operating for Cancer Care North West and Donegal Action for Cancer was a good day for Donegal. “This meeting was requested by DACC and it was great to have that acknowledged at the start of the meeting as DACC have worked so hard regarding these key issues” said Betty Holmes.“To sit at a table with 28 people all in different roles was quiet an experience as the meeting was so well chaired with everyone given time to speak, be heard and answered in a very respectful manner, was quiet unusual.”DACC have already their request into Minister for Health Leo Varadkar T.D with the following:*We are asking that the agreed commitments, actions & time frames be put to us in a letter please. *We are asking also that our questions which we have submitted are also answered please as some were not covered on Friday.*We are asking that a date now be set for a follow up meeting in the same format with the same participants for mid-May no later, propose Friday 15th or 22nd May in Dublin.* This is vital to ensure that the commitments given are in fact being followed up as agreed.*Minister we are asking please if you can be in attendance at the next meeting.“DACC would like to say a very big thank to Eamonn & The Good & New Cancer Charity for providing DACC with transport & a great careful driver Peter Bradley who took good care of us. “And to you the people of Donegal for all the messages of support it meant so much & helped us keep going. DACC will continue to keep a tight eye on how things are progressing and indeed when we get answers to our other questions including our concerns regarding the 425 men with prostate cancers  and the 160 women and men with bladder cancers that need to be followed up and also the waiting lists among other things.”‘NO TIME TO TAKE AGREED COMMITMENTS ON HOSPITAL FOR GRANTED’ – DACC was last modified: March 1st, 2015 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:DACCdonegalhospitallast_img read more