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  • LLA Delegation Meets Several Liberians in Sweden

    first_imgMembers of the visiting Liberian delegation to Sweden posed with some resident Liberians there, shortly after the ceremony.The Liberia Land Authority delegation to Sweden has been holding discussions with authorities at Lantmäteriet and touring their facilities in Gavel and Norrtalji, a release has said. Lantmäteriet, is the Swedish Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authority.The visit is part of a knowledge-exchange tour covered under the inception phase of the five-year Capacity Building Project for inclusive Land Administration and Management in Liberia. According to the release, the implementation of the project is expected to begin in July 2019.The delegation also paid a courtesy call on a cross-section of Liberians who are members of the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) in Stockholm.The LSA seeks to unite and foster peace, social integration and communal networking among Liberians and descendants of Liberians living in Sweden and Swedes who have lived in Liberia.At a well-attended Easter recreational program organized by LAS for Liberian children and some African nationals living in Sweden, the Land Use and Management Commissioner at the Liberia Land Authority, Ellen Pratt, commended the organizers of the program and encouraged them to remain peaceful and law abiding.She informed them about the land reform processes that have taken place in Liberia over the years and that plans are underway to fully implement the Land Rights Act of 2018, which gives communities the full bundle of rights over their lands.The President of the Liberian Association in Sweden, Mr. David Ford, told the LLA delegation that the primary mission of LSA is to uphold, preserve and educate Liberian descendants born in Sweden through social activities such as traditional Liberian events and identify with community members during difficult times.Mr. Ford also mentioned that the LSA leadership and community members are planning to launch a humanitarian initiative dubbed, “Let Liberians Living in Sweden Help Underprivileged Children in Liberia”.The fifteen-member delegation from the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs are in Sweden upon the invitation of Lantmäteriet, the Swedish Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authority.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • EU experts peg City Hall rehabilitation at US$4.3M

    first_img– National Trust cites higher figureThe European Union (EU) on Monday handed over a detailed restoration plan for the deteriorating City Hall. The work is estimated at US$4.3 million (GY$894 million), but the National Trust of Guyana has cited a high figure –G$1 billion.It is expected that work will be done on three building City Hall owns.Minister with responsibility for Culture, Dr George Norton, receiving the dossier from EU Ambassador Jernej VideticThe Comprehensive Restoration and Conservation Management Plan for City Hall came under a $64 million European Union- funded project which was formed out of collaboration between the Georgetown Mayor & City Council (M&CC) and the National Trust of Guyana.It has special focus on the physical and structural state of City Hall and the City Engineer’s Building.Minister with responsibility for Culture, Social Cohesion Minister Dr George Norton, formally received the dossier, which has several thousand pages. The document meticulously details City Hall’s restoration plan, and it is being seen as timely since the 1889 Gothic revival structure is falling apart.“The onus is on us to preserve and cherish all that it has to offer. When City Hall is restored to its breathtaking glory, we must never allow any of our other cites to deteriorate in such a manner ever again,” the minister appealed.A section of the deplorable condition of City HallCardinal International Development Director Andrew McLoughlin, who contributed to the restoration projection, has said that once the scheduled is followed, rehabilitation should be completed by 2020, and he estimated that it would cost around US$4.3 million to restore City Hall. It was, however, the National Trust Head, Nirvana Persaud, who said that when other costs are factored in, the figure could reach GY $1 billion. She once again appealed to local operatives, including the private sector, to support the restoration initiative.“We do not yet have funds to implement this plan. We have to work together to raise the funds that we need, and a lot of the material and expertise [is] all here,” she said.Meantime, Head of the EU Delegation in Guyana, Ambassador Jernej Videtic, observed that stakeholders should look towards correcting the errors that had led to the structure’s current state.“Now is not the time for blame-sharing and reliving the mistakes of the past, but the people in the driver’s seats have to take full responsibility, or City Hall will crumble if they don’t,” the EU Ambassador pointed out.The building has suffered much neglect over the years, even though millions of dollars have been allocated to facilitate repairs, including some $20 million in 2012.Town Clerk Royston King told the gathering that the City Council has made attempts to restore City Hall and other structures within Georgetown.Guyana Times understands that money could be sourced from Central Government, as information disclosed is that funding could be factored into the Culture Department’s 2019 budget as Dr. George Norton is moving to engage Cabinet on allocations for restoration. Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, has received digital copies of the dossier. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

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