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  •  The Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria has advised medical workers to avoid psychological distress and burn out so as not to compromise efficiency and put the lives of patients at risk The advice is contained in a communique issued at the end of the 16th Annual Scientific Conference and African Regional Conference of the association The communique issued on Saturday in Abuja was signed by Dr Matthew Ashikeni and Dr Teresa Nwachukwu National President and National Secretary of the association respectively Burnout occurs when stress has not been successfully managed and manifests as feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion increased mental distance from one s job or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one s job and reduced professional efficacy It added that physical inactivity alone was the cause of approximately one in 10 premature deaths The association therefore advised medical practitioners to engage in frequent exercises regular walks listening to music engaging in yoga and meditation as well as time management to minimise stress It also called for regular training for health workers to keep them well informed about developments in their profession The ultimate personal authority is personal professional conscience which will trigger the decisions on medical actions Catholic health care ministry is rooted in a commitment to promote and defend human dignity and respect the sacredness of every human life from the moment of conception until natural death The health worker must attend to own health well being and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard and efficiency the communique added On insecurity the association called for deployment of security equipment and essential personnel to worship centres It said gadgets such as CCTV Cameras vehicle scanners should be deployed to monitor movement in and around the church premises The association added that there should be deployment of armed security personnel improved lighting and restriction of movements around church premises To tackle any security emergency health care providers and para medics should provide emergency care make shift sick bays first aid and evacuation logistics such as ambulances it added The communique also emphasised the need for the review of the National Health Act 2014 Bioethical issues on Human Organ Transplantation in the National Health Act 2014 especially the denial of Donor Right to Consent are critical factors that should necessitate review of the Act it stated The catholic medical practitioners also urged health workers to leverage on digitisation to improve their efficiency and fast track delivery of health services They appreciated the Archbishop of Abuja delegates to the conference FIAMC President BoT and members of the Association and other well wishers for their active particiption and support The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the conference had the theme Strategies for Improving Health Worker Status in a Challenging World There were also discussions on psychological distress and burnout among healthcare workers healthy living as a necessity for quality care parish based support during emergencies in the context of the current security challenges bioethical issues in contemporary medical practice and care of older adults Focus on the 5Ms of Geriatrics The conference was attended by leaders and members of the association from across the country President of the World Federation of Catholic Medecal Associations and some participants from Liberia nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Catholic medical association advises health workers to avoid psychological distress
     The Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria has advised medical workers to avoid psychological distress and burn out so as not to compromise efficiency and put the lives of patients at risk The advice is contained in a communique issued at the end of the 16th Annual Scientific Conference and African Regional Conference of the association The communique issued on Saturday in Abuja was signed by Dr Matthew Ashikeni and Dr Teresa Nwachukwu National President and National Secretary of the association respectively Burnout occurs when stress has not been successfully managed and manifests as feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion increased mental distance from one s job or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one s job and reduced professional efficacy It added that physical inactivity alone was the cause of approximately one in 10 premature deaths The association therefore advised medical practitioners to engage in frequent exercises regular walks listening to music engaging in yoga and meditation as well as time management to minimise stress It also called for regular training for health workers to keep them well informed about developments in their profession The ultimate personal authority is personal professional conscience which will trigger the decisions on medical actions Catholic health care ministry is rooted in a commitment to promote and defend human dignity and respect the sacredness of every human life from the moment of conception until natural death The health worker must attend to own health well being and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard and efficiency the communique added On insecurity the association called for deployment of security equipment and essential personnel to worship centres It said gadgets such as CCTV Cameras vehicle scanners should be deployed to monitor movement in and around the church premises The association added that there should be deployment of armed security personnel improved lighting and restriction of movements around church premises To tackle any security emergency health care providers and para medics should provide emergency care make shift sick bays first aid and evacuation logistics such as ambulances it added The communique also emphasised the need for the review of the National Health Act 2014 Bioethical issues on Human Organ Transplantation in the National Health Act 2014 especially the denial of Donor Right to Consent are critical factors that should necessitate review of the Act it stated The catholic medical practitioners also urged health workers to leverage on digitisation to improve their efficiency and fast track delivery of health services They appreciated the Archbishop of Abuja delegates to the conference FIAMC President BoT and members of the Association and other well wishers for their active particiption and support The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the conference had the theme Strategies for Improving Health Worker Status in a Challenging World There were also discussions on psychological distress and burnout among healthcare workers healthy living as a necessity for quality care parish based support during emergencies in the context of the current security challenges bioethical issues in contemporary medical practice and care of older adults Focus on the 5Ms of Geriatrics The conference was attended by leaders and members of the association from across the country President of the World Federation of Catholic Medecal Associations and some participants from Liberia nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
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    Catholic medical association advises health workers to avoid psychological distress

    The Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria has advised medical workers to avoid psychological distress and burn out, so as not to compromise efficiency and put the lives of patients at risk.

    The advice is contained in a communique issued at the end of the 16th Annual Scientific Conference and African Regional Conference of the association.

    The communique, issued on Saturday in Abuja, was signed by Dr Matthew Ashikeni and Dr Teresa Nwachukwu, National President and National Secretary of the association, respectively.

    “Burnout occurs when stress has not been successfully managed and manifests as: feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job and reduced professional efficacy.

    ” It added that physical inactivity alone was the cause of approximately one in 10 premature deaths.

    The association, therefore, advised medical practitioners to engage in frequent exercises, regular walks, listening to music, engaging in yoga and meditation, as well as time management to minimise stress.

    It also called for regular training for health workers to keep them well informed about developments in their profession.

    “The ultimate personal authority is personal professional conscience, which will trigger the decisions on medical actions.

    “Catholic health care ministry is rooted in a commitment to promote and defend human dignity; and respect the sacredness of every human life from the moment of conception until natural death.

    “The health worker must attend to own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard and efficiency,” the communique added.

    On insecurity, the association called for deployment of security equipment and essential personnel to worship centres.

    It said gadgets such as CCTV Cameras, vehicle scanners, should be deployed to monitor movement in and around the church premises.

    The association added that there should be deployment of armed security personnel, improved lighting and restriction of movements around church premises.

    To tackle any security emergency, health care providers and para-medics should provide emergency care, make shift sick bays, first aid and evacuation logistics such as ambulances, it added.

    The communique also emphasised the need for the review of the National Health Act 2014. “Bioethical issues on Human Organ Transplantation in the National Health Act 2014, especially the denial of Donor Right to Consent, are critical factors that should necessitate review of the Act,” it stated.

    The catholic medical practitioners also urged health workers to leverage on digitisation to improve their efficiency and fast track delivery of health services.

    They appreciated the Archbishop of Abuja, delegates to the conference, FIAMC President, BoT and members of the Association and other well wishers for their active particiption and support.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the conference had the theme: “Strategies for Improving Health Worker Status in a Challenging World”.

    There were also discussions on psychological distress and burnout among healthcare workers; healthy living as a necessity for quality care; parish based support during emergencies in the context of the current security challenges; bioethical issues in contemporary medical practice, and care of older adults: Focus on the 5Ms of Geriatrics.

    The conference was attended by leaders and members of the association from across the country, President of the World Federation of Catholic Medecal Associations, and some participants from Liberia.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   The launch today in New York of a 17 signature Ministerial Declaration calling for recognition of the Local Climate Responsive Living Fund as an existing Non Commercial Approach under the Paris Agreement could ministers say unlock significant additional climate finance for adaptation to the impacts of climate change The statement made by some of the world s most vulnerable nations to the impacts of climate change follows recent commitments by COP27 host Egypt to make the November climate conference an opportunity to focus on implementation rather than further negotiation of existing texts and agreements The document presented at the event Making Paris Work for People Adaptation at Scale in Climate Vulnerable Nations is signed by some 17 ministers from LoCAL participating countries and brings together a series of joint commitments to increase climate finance total available nations vulnerable to climate change The signatories represent countries facing some of the worst impacts of climate change but with limited resources to adapt The Local Climate Responsive Living Fund is a proven financial mechanism a solution that is already being implemented said the Hon Prof Wilson K Tarpeh Executive Director and Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency in Liberia at today s event Making Paris Work for the People part of the New York Climate Week activities program and a side event to the UN General Assembly Let us work together at COP27 for the adoption of LoCAL as an existing non commercial approach to expand and boost access to climate finance as set out in this Ministerial Declaration With our joint cooperation let us work together to ensure that the The Local Climate Adaptable Life Fund is included in the final document of the COP27 in Egypt And make sure this COP the Africa COP is a solutions COP added the Hon Prof Wilson K Tarpeh The LoCAL Fund is a mechanism to channel financing to local governments for locally directed adaptation to the impacts of climate change and designed by the United Nations Capital Development Fund about ten years ago UNCDF Executive Secretary Preeti Sinha officially opened the event in New York Some 32 countries in Africa Asia the Caribbean and the Pacific are currently designing or implementing their adaptation actions with the LoCAL Fund which has mobilized more than US 125 million for adaptation to date The Ministerial Declaration which builds on intergovernmental discussions held at a meeting of the 9th Annual Board Meeting and the LoCAL Ministerial Meeting in May this year also includes a UNCDF commitment to grow the LoCAL Facility through a US 500 million facility by 2027 This ambitious goal replaces an earlier goal of doubling the size of the facility within the same time period after that goal appears to be met before the end of 2022 LOCAL countries Cambodia The Gambia and C te d Ivoire have made submissions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC formally requesting that LoCAL be recognized as an existing NMA and assist their country in achieving their Nationally Determined Contributions NDCs Kenya although not a LoCAL country made a similar presentation as did UNCDF in its capacity as a UN observer at UNFCCC meetings Those presentations were presented at the Bonn Climate Change Conference in June 2022 Today s event adds momentum to the Bonn presentation with ministers and high level participants from Cambodia Jamaica Liberia and Niger calling for recognition of the NMA to achieve greater adaptation financing for African nations Small Island Developing States SIDS and LDCs Many speakers highlighted the fact that while their countries are feeling some of the most acute impacts of climate change they as pre industrial nations have contributed the least to the carbon emissions fueling the crisis We know in Jamaica that climate impacts at the local level our towns and cities our coastal towns and communities and we fully support and are committed to any effort to build the capacities of our local governments so that they can better serve communities and perform the adaptation projects that their constituents need and ask for said the Honorable Matthew Samuda Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation in Jamaica and LoCAL Ministerial Ambassador who delivered the keynote address As a new LoCAL Ambassador I hope we can come together to drive action and secure LoCAL as an existing non commercial approach following Article 6 8 and other desperately needed climate finance The LoCAL approach combines increased climate finance with capacity construction technical support and opportunities for South South learning and exchange LoCAL combines Performance Based Climate Resilience Grants PBCRGs in the form of financial top ups to local government budgets and resources to cover additional costs of climate change adaptation These grants ensure the programming and verification of climate change related expenditures at the local level while providing strong incentives to improve performance on improved resilience through technical support and capacity development LoCAL pilots were first launched more than a decade ago in Bhutan and Cambodia where LoCAL is currently located being implemented at the national level We have seen that LoCAL works said Dr Tin Ponlok Cambodian Secretary of State for the Ministry of the Environment speaking via video link from Phnom Pen To date we have delivered 538 adaptation investments across the country using LoCAL and the performance based climate resilience grant system Many of these are relatively small infrastructure investments roads small bridges water supply etc But they have a massive impact on participating communities allowing them to better withstand the often dire impacts of climate change Furthermore LoCAL builds on the capacity of local government authorities and gives a voice to the communities where it is being implemented through local community consultations Ministers said that the LoCAL approach had much to recommend it including its focus on the use and strengthening of national capacities LoCAL is not a parallel system or an add on program It uses national systems to ensure funds reach their destination communities facing climate change said the Hon Prof Wilson K Tarpeh Executive Director and CEO of the Liberian Environmental Protection Agency Y LoCAL it comes with an agreed monitoring reporting and verification process The Honorable Prof Wilson K Tarpeh Executive Director and Director General of the Liberian Environmental Protection Agency speaking at the 9th Board Meeting in Brussels this year LoCAL participating countries own and direct the future direction of the LoCAL Fund through the LoCAL Board co chaired by the Permanent Representative to the United Nations of the country leading the LDC group at UN Headquarters in New York the President of the LDC group before the UNFCCC together with the Director of Local Transformative Finance of UNCDF Belgium is one of the countries that supports LoCAL with funds most recently for the launch of LoCAL in Mozambique and Uganda Speaking at Tuesday s event Heidy Rombouts Director General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlighted the potential of countries coming together to highlight adaptation needs underlining the value of LoCAL as a means to unlock collective action The LoCAL mechanism is delivering at scale LoCAL has engaged more than 300 local governments and benefited more than 12 5 million people With the formal recognition of LoCAL as an existing NMA at COP27 the ministers hope that funding can be unlocked for the national deployment of LoCAL in the 32 countries involved in the mechanism this would generate adaptation results for more than 600 million people on the front lines of climate change This event is an important step on the road to COP27 in Egypt from which we have great expectations The COP Presidency has repeatedly called for action not words implementation and not promises said the Honorable Ms Garama Saratou Rabiou Inoussa Minister for the Environment and Combating Desertification speaking in a video message from Niamey the capital of Niger Niger supports the recognition of the LoCAL mechanism as a non market approach under Article 6 8 of the Paris Agreement To engage LoCAL interested governments can submit formal requests to UNCDF to launch the design phase and start raising funding Learn more about Climate Week New York and how we re getting involved
    Ministers prepare for COP27 with a commitment to use the Paris Agreement to boost access to finance for adaptation
      The launch today in New York of a 17 signature Ministerial Declaration calling for recognition of the Local Climate Responsive Living Fund as an existing Non Commercial Approach under the Paris Agreement could ministers say unlock significant additional climate finance for adaptation to the impacts of climate change The statement made by some of the world s most vulnerable nations to the impacts of climate change follows recent commitments by COP27 host Egypt to make the November climate conference an opportunity to focus on implementation rather than further negotiation of existing texts and agreements The document presented at the event Making Paris Work for People Adaptation at Scale in Climate Vulnerable Nations is signed by some 17 ministers from LoCAL participating countries and brings together a series of joint commitments to increase climate finance total available nations vulnerable to climate change The signatories represent countries facing some of the worst impacts of climate change but with limited resources to adapt The Local Climate Responsive Living Fund is a proven financial mechanism a solution that is already being implemented said the Hon Prof Wilson K Tarpeh Executive Director and Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency in Liberia at today s event Making Paris Work for the People part of the New York Climate Week activities program and a side event to the UN General Assembly Let us work together at COP27 for the adoption of LoCAL as an existing non commercial approach to expand and boost access to climate finance as set out in this Ministerial Declaration With our joint cooperation let us work together to ensure that the The Local Climate Adaptable Life Fund is included in the final document of the COP27 in Egypt And make sure this COP the Africa COP is a solutions COP added the Hon Prof Wilson K Tarpeh The LoCAL Fund is a mechanism to channel financing to local governments for locally directed adaptation to the impacts of climate change and designed by the United Nations Capital Development Fund about ten years ago UNCDF Executive Secretary Preeti Sinha officially opened the event in New York Some 32 countries in Africa Asia the Caribbean and the Pacific are currently designing or implementing their adaptation actions with the LoCAL Fund which has mobilized more than US 125 million for adaptation to date The Ministerial Declaration which builds on intergovernmental discussions held at a meeting of the 9th Annual Board Meeting and the LoCAL Ministerial Meeting in May this year also includes a UNCDF commitment to grow the LoCAL Facility through a US 500 million facility by 2027 This ambitious goal replaces an earlier goal of doubling the size of the facility within the same time period after that goal appears to be met before the end of 2022 LOCAL countries Cambodia The Gambia and C te d Ivoire have made submissions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC formally requesting that LoCAL be recognized as an existing NMA and assist their country in achieving their Nationally Determined Contributions NDCs Kenya although not a LoCAL country made a similar presentation as did UNCDF in its capacity as a UN observer at UNFCCC meetings Those presentations were presented at the Bonn Climate Change Conference in June 2022 Today s event adds momentum to the Bonn presentation with ministers and high level participants from Cambodia Jamaica Liberia and Niger calling for recognition of the NMA to achieve greater adaptation financing for African nations Small Island Developing States SIDS and LDCs Many speakers highlighted the fact that while their countries are feeling some of the most acute impacts of climate change they as pre industrial nations have contributed the least to the carbon emissions fueling the crisis We know in Jamaica that climate impacts at the local level our towns and cities our coastal towns and communities and we fully support and are committed to any effort to build the capacities of our local governments so that they can better serve communities and perform the adaptation projects that their constituents need and ask for said the Honorable Matthew Samuda Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation in Jamaica and LoCAL Ministerial Ambassador who delivered the keynote address As a new LoCAL Ambassador I hope we can come together to drive action and secure LoCAL as an existing non commercial approach following Article 6 8 and other desperately needed climate finance The LoCAL approach combines increased climate finance with capacity construction technical support and opportunities for South South learning and exchange LoCAL combines Performance Based Climate Resilience Grants PBCRGs in the form of financial top ups to local government budgets and resources to cover additional costs of climate change adaptation These grants ensure the programming and verification of climate change related expenditures at the local level while providing strong incentives to improve performance on improved resilience through technical support and capacity development LoCAL pilots were first launched more than a decade ago in Bhutan and Cambodia where LoCAL is currently located being implemented at the national level We have seen that LoCAL works said Dr Tin Ponlok Cambodian Secretary of State for the Ministry of the Environment speaking via video link from Phnom Pen To date we have delivered 538 adaptation investments across the country using LoCAL and the performance based climate resilience grant system Many of these are relatively small infrastructure investments roads small bridges water supply etc But they have a massive impact on participating communities allowing them to better withstand the often dire impacts of climate change Furthermore LoCAL builds on the capacity of local government authorities and gives a voice to the communities where it is being implemented through local community consultations Ministers said that the LoCAL approach had much to recommend it including its focus on the use and strengthening of national capacities LoCAL is not a parallel system or an add on program It uses national systems to ensure funds reach their destination communities facing climate change said the Hon Prof Wilson K Tarpeh Executive Director and CEO of the Liberian Environmental Protection Agency Y LoCAL it comes with an agreed monitoring reporting and verification process The Honorable Prof Wilson K Tarpeh Executive Director and Director General of the Liberian Environmental Protection Agency speaking at the 9th Board Meeting in Brussels this year LoCAL participating countries own and direct the future direction of the LoCAL Fund through the LoCAL Board co chaired by the Permanent Representative to the United Nations of the country leading the LDC group at UN Headquarters in New York the President of the LDC group before the UNFCCC together with the Director of Local Transformative Finance of UNCDF Belgium is one of the countries that supports LoCAL with funds most recently for the launch of LoCAL in Mozambique and Uganda Speaking at Tuesday s event Heidy Rombouts Director General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlighted the potential of countries coming together to highlight adaptation needs underlining the value of LoCAL as a means to unlock collective action The LoCAL mechanism is delivering at scale LoCAL has engaged more than 300 local governments and benefited more than 12 5 million people With the formal recognition of LoCAL as an existing NMA at COP27 the ministers hope that funding can be unlocked for the national deployment of LoCAL in the 32 countries involved in the mechanism this would generate adaptation results for more than 600 million people on the front lines of climate change This event is an important step on the road to COP27 in Egypt from which we have great expectations The COP Presidency has repeatedly called for action not words implementation and not promises said the Honorable Ms Garama Saratou Rabiou Inoussa Minister for the Environment and Combating Desertification speaking in a video message from Niamey the capital of Niger Niger supports the recognition of the LoCAL mechanism as a non market approach under Article 6 8 of the Paris Agreement To engage LoCAL interested governments can submit formal requests to UNCDF to launch the design phase and start raising funding Learn more about Climate Week New York and how we re getting involved
    Ministers prepare for COP27 with a commitment to use the Paris Agreement to boost access to finance for adaptation
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    Ministers prepare for COP27 with a commitment to use the Paris Agreement to boost access to finance for adaptation

    The launch today in New York of a 17-signature Ministerial Declaration calling for recognition of the Local Climate Responsive Living Fund as an existing Non-Commercial Approach under the Paris Agreement could, ministers say, unlock significant additional climate finance for adaptation to the impacts of climate change.

    The statement, made by some of the world's most vulnerable nations to the impacts of climate change, follows recent commitments by COP27 host Egypt to make the November climate conference an opportunity to focus on implementation rather than further negotiation of existing texts and agreements.

    The document, presented at the event 'Making Paris Work for People: Adaptation at Scale in Climate-Vulnerable Nations', is signed by some 17 ministers from LoCAL participating countries and brings together a series of joint commitments to increase climate finance total available.

    nations vulnerable to climate change.

    The signatories represent countries facing some of the worst impacts of climate change but with limited resources to adapt.

    “The Local Climate Responsive Living Fund is a proven financial mechanism, a solution that is already being implemented,” said the Hon Prof. Wilson K.

    Tarpeh, Executive Director and Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency in Liberia.

    at today's event 'Making Paris Work for the People', part of the New York Climate Week activities program and a side event to the UN General Assembly.

    “Let us work together at COP27 for the adoption of LoCAL as an existing non-commercial approach to expand and boost access to climate finance, as set out in this Ministerial Declaration… With our joint cooperation, let us work together to ensure that the The Local Climate Adaptable Life Fund is included in the final document of the COP27 in Egypt.

    And make sure this COP, the “Africa COP”, is a solutions COP,” added the Hon Prof. Wilson K.

    Tarpeh.

    The LoCAL Fund is a mechanism to channel financing to local governments for locally directed adaptation to the impacts of climate change and designed by the United Nations Capital Development Fund about ten years ago; UNCDF Executive Secretary Preeti Sinha officially opened the event in New York. Some 32 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific are currently designing or implementing their adaptation actions with the LoCAL Fund, which has mobilized more than US$125 million for adaptation to date.

    The Ministerial Declaration, which builds on intergovernmental discussions held at a meeting of the 9th Annual Board Meeting and the LoCAL Ministerial Meeting in May this year, also includes a UNCDF commitment to grow the LoCAL Facility through a US$500 million facility by 2027.

    This ambitious goal replaces an earlier goal of doubling the size of the facility within the same time period after that goal appears to be met before the end of 2022.

    LOCAL countries Cambodia, The Gambia and Côte d'Ivoire have made submissions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), formally requesting that LoCAL be recognized as an existing NMA and assist their country in achieving their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

    Kenya, although not a LoCAL country, made a similar presentation, as did UNCDF in its capacity as a UN observer at UNFCCC meetings.

    Those presentations were presented at the Bonn Climate Change Conference in June 2022.

    Today's event adds momentum to the Bonn presentation with ministers and high-level participants from Cambodia, Jamaica, Liberia and Niger calling for recognition of the NMA to achieve greater adaptation financing for African nations.

    , Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and LDCs. Many speakers highlighted the fact that while their countries are feeling some of the most acute impacts of climate change, they, as pre-industrial nations, have contributed the least to the carbon emissions fueling the crisis.

    “ We know in Jamaica that climate impacts at the local level: our towns and cities, our coastal towns and communities and we fully support and are committed to any effort to build the capacities of our local governments so that they can better serve communities and perform the adaptation projects that their constituents need and ask for.” said the Honorable Matthew Samuda, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation in Jamaica and LoCAL Ministerial Ambassador who delivered the keynote address.

    "As a new LoCAL Ambassador, I hope we can come together to drive action and secure LoCAL as an existing non-commercial approach following Article 6.8 and other desperately needed climate finance."

    The LoCAL approach combines increased climate finance with capacity.

    construction, technical support, and opportunities for South-South learning and exchange LoCAL combines Performance-Based Climate Resilience Grants (PBCRGs), in the form of financial top-ups to local government budgets and resources to cover additional costs of climate change adaptation These grants ensure the programming and verification of climate change-related expenditures at the local level, while providing strong incentives to improve performance on improved resilience through technical support and capacity development.

    LoCAL pilots were first launched more than a decade ago in Bhutan and Cambodia, where LoCAL is currently located.

    being implemented at the national level.

    “We have seen that LoCAL works,” said Dr. Tin Ponlok, Cambodian Secretary of State for the Ministry of the Environment, speaking via video link from Phnom Pen. “To date, we have delivered 538 adaptation investments across the country using LoCAL and the performance-based climate resilience grant system.

    Many of these are relatively small infrastructure investments: roads, small bridges, water supply, etc.

    But they have a massive impact on participating communities, allowing them to better withstand the often dire impacts of climate change.” Furthermore, LoCAL builds on the capacity of local government authorities and gives a voice to the communities where it is being implemented through local community consultations.

    Ministers said that the LoCAL approach had much to recommend it, including its focus on the use and strengthening of national capacities.

    “LoCAL is not a parallel system or an 'add-on' program.

    It uses national systems to ensure funds reach their destination – communities facing climate change,” said the Hon Prof. Wilson K.

    Tarpeh, Executive Director and CEO of the Liberian Environmental Protection Agency.

    "Y, [LoCAL] it comes with an agreed monitoring, reporting and verification process.” The Honorable Prof. Wilson K.

    Tarpeh, Executive Director and Director General of the Liberian Environmental Protection Agency speaking at the 9th Board Meeting in Brussels this year.

    LoCAL participating countries own and direct the future direction of the LoCAL Fund through the LoCAL Board, co-chaired by the Permanent Representative to the United Nations of the country leading the LDC group at UN Headquarters in New York, the President of the LDC group before the UNFCCC, together with the Director of Local Transformative Finance of UNCDF.

    Belgium is one of the countries that supports LoCAL with funds, most recently for the launch of LoCAL in Mozambique and Uganda.

    Speaking at Tuesday's event, Heidy Rombouts, Director General for Development, Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, highlighted the potential of countries coming together to highlight adaptation needs, underlining the value of LoCAL as a means to "unlock collective action".

    The LoCAL mechanism is delivering at scale: LoCAL has engaged more than 300 local governments and benefited more than 12.5 million people.

    With the formal recognition of LoCAL as an existing NMA at COP27, the ministers hope that funding can be unlocked for the national deployment of LoCAL in the 32 countries involved in the mechanism; this would generate adaptation results for more than 600 million people on the front lines of climate change.

    "This event is an important step on the road to COP27 in Egypt, from which we have great expectations...

    The COP Presidency has repeatedly called for action, not words; implementation, and not promises," said the Honorable Ms. Garama Saratou Rabiou Inoussa, Minister for the Environment and Combating Desertification, speaking in a video message from Niamey, the capital of Niger: “Niger supports the recognition of the LoCAL mechanism as a non-market approach under Article 6.8 of the Paris Agreement.

    .” To engage LoCAL, interested governments can submit formal requests to UNCDF to launch the design phase and start raising funding Learn more about Climate Week New York and how we're getting involved.

  •   The Ministry of Health has received an alert from the Ugandan Ministry of Health about the Ebola outbreak in the country This alert is in line with the East African Community Health protocols and further promotes good neighborliness I take this opportunity to thank the Government of Uganda very sincerely and assure them of our warmest regards as they move forward to contain the outbreak According to the report of the Ugandan authorities the outbreak was detected in Ngabano village in Madudu sub county Mubende district in central Uganda Only one fatal case has been reported so far a 24 year old man who died on September 19 2022 The victim had been treated for other symptoms before developing Ebola like symptoms and signs Health officials in Uganda are currently conducting contact tracing to identify any close contacts of the deceased Six previous suspicious deaths are currently under investigation Uganda has reported Ebola incidents in the past largely influenced by frequent outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo The two countries share a long common border that is mostly porous It is important to note that there is substantial human trafficking between Uganda and Kenya for trade and other socio economic activities The main mode of transport is by road air and water via Lake Victoria Some of the formal land crossings include border points like Busia Malaba Lwakhakha Suam and air travel via Jomo Kenyatta International Airport J KIA Kisumu International Airport Moi International Airport and Eldoret International Airport In addition there are numerous informal land and sea border points All of this puts Kenya at high risk of disease importation and therefore members of the public need to be vigilant and report any suspected cases Ebola virus disease EVD is a serious and often fatal illness in humans caused by the Ebola virus The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through person to person transmission Based on previous outbreaks up to 67 of infected cases die Ebola can have a serious socioeconomic impact as demonstrated in the 2014 2016 outbreak in West Africa It is estimated that the three most affected countries Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone lost more than 4 3 billion dollars In light of this information the government has issued an alert to all counties to Be vigilant and enhance surveillance especially at the border Activate rapid response teams to support the identification of any suspected cases and make prompt reports Detection of people at risk population including travellers truck drivers bushmeat handlers and health workers Raise awareness in the community to identify suspected cases Raise awareness among health workers about Infection Prevention and Control IPC measures case management and specimen management Mobilize all stakeholders to initiate prevention preparedness and response measures and the development of county EYO contingency plans As the Ministry takes these steps and while we do not want people to panic I am calling on members of the public to take extra precautions while visiting Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo The general public is also advised to be wary of anyone with an acute onset of feyer and any of the following signs especially if they have been in contact with people with a history of travel from Uganda and or the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the previous three weeks Vomiting Diarrhea Abdominal pain Headache Sore throat Measles like rash Red eyes Bleeding from body openings If you come across such a person notify the nearest health center or administrative officials such as deputy chiefs or immediately call the following hotline numbers 0729 47 14 14 or 0732 35 35 35 The Ministry of Health is committed to limiting threats to public health and will remain vigilant to ensure that Kenyans are well informed and protected against such threats including infectious diseases and that citizens continue to receive quality health services
    Kenya: Press Release on Ebola Outbreak (EVD) Reported in Mubende District – Uganda
      The Ministry of Health has received an alert from the Ugandan Ministry of Health about the Ebola outbreak in the country This alert is in line with the East African Community Health protocols and further promotes good neighborliness I take this opportunity to thank the Government of Uganda very sincerely and assure them of our warmest regards as they move forward to contain the outbreak According to the report of the Ugandan authorities the outbreak was detected in Ngabano village in Madudu sub county Mubende district in central Uganda Only one fatal case has been reported so far a 24 year old man who died on September 19 2022 The victim had been treated for other symptoms before developing Ebola like symptoms and signs Health officials in Uganda are currently conducting contact tracing to identify any close contacts of the deceased Six previous suspicious deaths are currently under investigation Uganda has reported Ebola incidents in the past largely influenced by frequent outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo The two countries share a long common border that is mostly porous It is important to note that there is substantial human trafficking between Uganda and Kenya for trade and other socio economic activities The main mode of transport is by road air and water via Lake Victoria Some of the formal land crossings include border points like Busia Malaba Lwakhakha Suam and air travel via Jomo Kenyatta International Airport J KIA Kisumu International Airport Moi International Airport and Eldoret International Airport In addition there are numerous informal land and sea border points All of this puts Kenya at high risk of disease importation and therefore members of the public need to be vigilant and report any suspected cases Ebola virus disease EVD is a serious and often fatal illness in humans caused by the Ebola virus The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through person to person transmission Based on previous outbreaks up to 67 of infected cases die Ebola can have a serious socioeconomic impact as demonstrated in the 2014 2016 outbreak in West Africa It is estimated that the three most affected countries Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone lost more than 4 3 billion dollars In light of this information the government has issued an alert to all counties to Be vigilant and enhance surveillance especially at the border Activate rapid response teams to support the identification of any suspected cases and make prompt reports Detection of people at risk population including travellers truck drivers bushmeat handlers and health workers Raise awareness in the community to identify suspected cases Raise awareness among health workers about Infection Prevention and Control IPC measures case management and specimen management Mobilize all stakeholders to initiate prevention preparedness and response measures and the development of county EYO contingency plans As the Ministry takes these steps and while we do not want people to panic I am calling on members of the public to take extra precautions while visiting Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo The general public is also advised to be wary of anyone with an acute onset of feyer and any of the following signs especially if they have been in contact with people with a history of travel from Uganda and or the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the previous three weeks Vomiting Diarrhea Abdominal pain Headache Sore throat Measles like rash Red eyes Bleeding from body openings If you come across such a person notify the nearest health center or administrative officials such as deputy chiefs or immediately call the following hotline numbers 0729 47 14 14 or 0732 35 35 35 The Ministry of Health is committed to limiting threats to public health and will remain vigilant to ensure that Kenyans are well informed and protected against such threats including infectious diseases and that citizens continue to receive quality health services
    Kenya: Press Release on Ebola Outbreak (EVD) Reported in Mubende District – Uganda
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    Kenya: Press Release on Ebola Outbreak (EVD) Reported in Mubende District – Uganda

    The Ministry of Health has received an alert from the Ugandan Ministry of Health about the Ebola outbreak in the country.

    This alert is in line with the East African Community Health protocols and further promotes good neighborliness.

    I take this opportunity to thank the Government of Uganda very sincerely and assure them of our warmest regards as they move forward to contain the outbreak.

    According to the report of the Ugandan authorities.

    the outbreak was detected in Ngabano village in Madudu sub-county, Mubende district in central Uganda.

    Only one fatal case has been reported so far, a 24-year-old man who died on September 19, 2022.

    The victim had been treated for other symptoms before developing Ebola-like symptoms and signs.

    Health officials in Uganda are currently conducting contact tracing to identify any close contacts of the deceased.

    Six previous suspicious deaths are currently under investigation.

    Uganda has reported Ebola incidents in the past, largely influenced by frequent outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    The two countries share a long common border that is mostly porous.

    It is important to note that there is substantial human trafficking between Uganda and Kenya for trade and other socio-economic activities.

    The main mode of transport is by road, air and water (via Lake Victoria).

    Some of the formal land crossings include border points like; Busia, Malaba, Lwakhakha, Suam and air travel via Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (J KIA), Kisumu International Airport, Moi International Airport and Eldoret International Airport.

    In addition, there are numerous informal land and sea border points.

    All of this puts Kenya at high risk of disease importation and therefore members of the public need to be vigilant and report any suspected cases.

    Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a serious and often fatal illness in humans caused by the Ebola virus.

    The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through person-to-person transmission.

    Based on previous outbreaks, up to 67% of infected cases die.

    Ebola can have a serious socioeconomic impact, as demonstrated in the 2014/2016 outbreak in West Africa.

    It is estimated that the three most affected countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) lost more than 4.3 billion dollars.

    In light of this information, the government has issued an alert to all counties to: • Be vigilant and enhance surveillance, especially at the border, • Activate rapid response teams to support the identification of any suspected cases and make prompt reports • Detection of people at risk population including travellers, truck drivers, bushmeat handlers and health workers • Raise awareness in the community to identify suspected cases • Raise awareness among health workers about Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) measures , case management, and specimen management • Mobilize all stakeholders to initiate prevention, preparedness, and response measures and the development of county EYO contingency plans.

    As the Ministry takes these steps, and while we do not want people to panic, I am calling on members of the public to take extra precautions while visiting Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    The general public is also advised to be wary of anyone with an acute onset of feyer and any of the following signs, especially if they have been in contact with people with a history of travel from Uganda and/or the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the previous three weeks; • Vomiting • Diarrhea • Abdominal pain • Headache • Sore throat • Measles-like rash • Red eyes • Bleeding from body openings.

    If you come across such a person, notify the nearest health center or administrative officials, such as deputy chiefs, or immediately call the following hotline numbers: 0729 47 14 14 or 0732 35 35 35.

    The Ministry of Health is committed to limiting threats to public health and will remain vigilant to ensure that Kenyans are well informed and protected against such threats, including infectious diseases, and that citizens continue to receive quality health services.

  •  United Bank for Africa Plc UBA says it will commence cross border transactions with the new Pan African Payment and Settlement System PAPSS in the fourth quarter of 2022 Mr Kayode Olubiyi Group Head Digital Banking UBA said on Tuesday at a UBA webinar that the reason UBA was selected as the first bank to pilot the payment was because of its Pan African presence in five of the six countries selected for the first phase The six countries selected for the first phase of documentation and pilots are Nigeria Ghana Sierra Leone Guinea Liberia and Gambia The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the webinar discussed Facilitating Cross border Payments with PAPSS a platform that enables traders make real time transfers of funds from one African country to another UBA is present in five of these locations this is one of the reasons why we have been selected because of our pan African presence UBA in collaboration with Afrexim Bank will be among the first commercial banks not just in Nigeria but across Africa to implement PAPSS system UBA is present in 20 African countries and with this initiative expanding to more countries We will be able to facilitate seamless cross border transfers across not just the countries where we are but across all the 54 countries in Africa he said Olubiyi said that the ability to trade between countries directly in Africa and to make cross border payments would be opened up in these first set of countries and subsequently would be expanded to the other countries across Africa He said PAPSS a centralised payment infrastructure put together by Afrexim would facilitate and improve intra African trade and commerce payments as making payments across border could sometimes be a challenge He urged SMEs and business start ups to leverage PAPSS as it would impact infrastructure and provide a good alternative to payments across Africa and reduced cost in terms of sending money from one country to another These are the things that PAPPSS is coming to address and take out of the way It will facilitate economic activities among African countries to simple low cost risk control payments clearing and settlement system he said Monica Oraro Head Product and Business Development PAPSS said that the process for the final integrations was ongoing and the target was to have Nigeria and Ghana running in the fourth quarter of 2022 We are just in the process of doing the final integrations I believe UBA will be one of the first bank to start off transactions but our target is to have Nigeria and Ghana running in Q4 So between next month and December and then in Q1 we will be focusing on the other four countries Liberia Sierra Leone Gambia and Kenya So today we are focusing on Africa because of our role in being able to support the coming to light of the African continental free trade agreements but we also recognise that there is a lot happening between Africa and the rest of the world So in the future we will look into facilitating payments going maybe out of Africa or coming in but today our focus is on all payments that are moving within Africa she said She added that PAPSS was commencing with the banks today and in the future would work with FinTechs so that people could have the ability to not just send money to an account but also to a mobile number as well NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UBA to begin cross-border transactions with PAPSS in Q4
     United Bank for Africa Plc UBA says it will commence cross border transactions with the new Pan African Payment and Settlement System PAPSS in the fourth quarter of 2022 Mr Kayode Olubiyi Group Head Digital Banking UBA said on Tuesday at a UBA webinar that the reason UBA was selected as the first bank to pilot the payment was because of its Pan African presence in five of the six countries selected for the first phase The six countries selected for the first phase of documentation and pilots are Nigeria Ghana Sierra Leone Guinea Liberia and Gambia The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the webinar discussed Facilitating Cross border Payments with PAPSS a platform that enables traders make real time transfers of funds from one African country to another UBA is present in five of these locations this is one of the reasons why we have been selected because of our pan African presence UBA in collaboration with Afrexim Bank will be among the first commercial banks not just in Nigeria but across Africa to implement PAPSS system UBA is present in 20 African countries and with this initiative expanding to more countries We will be able to facilitate seamless cross border transfers across not just the countries where we are but across all the 54 countries in Africa he said Olubiyi said that the ability to trade between countries directly in Africa and to make cross border payments would be opened up in these first set of countries and subsequently would be expanded to the other countries across Africa He said PAPSS a centralised payment infrastructure put together by Afrexim would facilitate and improve intra African trade and commerce payments as making payments across border could sometimes be a challenge He urged SMEs and business start ups to leverage PAPSS as it would impact infrastructure and provide a good alternative to payments across Africa and reduced cost in terms of sending money from one country to another These are the things that PAPPSS is coming to address and take out of the way It will facilitate economic activities among African countries to simple low cost risk control payments clearing and settlement system he said Monica Oraro Head Product and Business Development PAPSS said that the process for the final integrations was ongoing and the target was to have Nigeria and Ghana running in the fourth quarter of 2022 We are just in the process of doing the final integrations I believe UBA will be one of the first bank to start off transactions but our target is to have Nigeria and Ghana running in Q4 So between next month and December and then in Q1 we will be focusing on the other four countries Liberia Sierra Leone Gambia and Kenya So today we are focusing on Africa because of our role in being able to support the coming to light of the African continental free trade agreements but we also recognise that there is a lot happening between Africa and the rest of the world So in the future we will look into facilitating payments going maybe out of Africa or coming in but today our focus is on all payments that are moving within Africa she said She added that PAPSS was commencing with the banks today and in the future would work with FinTechs so that people could have the ability to not just send money to an account but also to a mobile number as well NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UBA to begin cross-border transactions with PAPSS in Q4
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    UBA to begin cross-border transactions with PAPSS in Q4

    United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) says it will commence cross-border transactions with the new Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS) in the fourth quarter of 2022.   Mr Kayode Olubiyi, Group Head, Digital Banking, UBA, said on Tuesday at a UBA webinar that the reason UBA was selected as the first bank to pilot the payment was because of its Pan-African presence in five of the six-countries selected for the first phase.  

    The six countries selected for the first phase of documentation and pilots are- Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Gambia.  

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the webinar discussed “ Facilitating Cross-border Payments with PAPSS’’, a platform that enables traders make real-time transfers of funds from one African country to another.  

    “UBA is present in five of these locations, this is one of the reasons why we have been selected because of our pan African presence   “UBA in collaboration with Afrexim Bank will be among the first commercial banks not just in Nigeria, but across Africa to implement PAPSS system.  

    “UBA is present in 20 African countries and with this initiative, expanding to more countries.

    We will be able to facilitate seamless cross-border transfers across not just the countries where we are, but across all the 54 countries in Africa,’’ he said.  

    Olubiyi said that the ability to trade between countries directly in Africa and to make cross-border payments would be opened up in these first set of countries and subsequently would be expanded to the other countries across Africa.  

    He said PAPSS, a centralised payment infrastructure, put together by Afrexim would facilitate and improve intra-African trade and commerce payments as making payments across border could sometimes be a challenge.  

    He urged SMEs and business start-ups to leverage PAPSS as it would impact infrastructure and provide a good alternative to payments across Africa and reduced cost in terms of sending money from one country to another.  

    “These are the things that PAPPSS is coming to address and take out of the way.

    It will facilitate economic activities among African countries to simple low cost risk control payments, clearing and settlement system,’’ he said.  

    Monica Oraro , Head, Product and Business Development , PAPSS said that the process for the final integrations was ongoing and the target was to have Nigeria and Ghana running in the fourth quarter of 2022.   “We are just in the process of doing the final integrations, I believe UBA will be one of the first bank to start off transactions; but our target is to have Nigeria and Ghana running in Q4.   “So between next month and December, and then in Q1, we will be focusing on the other four countries- Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia and Kenya.  

    “So, today we are focusing on Africa because of our role in being able to support the coming to light of the African continental free trade agreements; but we also recognise that there is a lot happening between Africa and the rest of the world.  

    “So in the future, we will look into facilitating payments going maybe out of Africa or coming in, but today, our focus is on all payments that are moving within Africa,’’ she said.  

    She added that PAPSS was commencing with the banks today and in the future would work with FinTechs so that people could have the ability to not just send money to an account, but also to a mobile number as well.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   The President of the Republic HE Dr George Manneh Weah today Tuesday September 20 2022 joined many other world leaders to attend the formal opening session of the 77th United Nations General Assembly Debate in the United Nations General Assembly in New York The General Debate is part of the High Level Week of the General Assembly and presents an opportunity for world leaders to meet annually to discuss critical global issues The United Nations General Assembly UNGA is the main policy making body of the Organization comprising all member states and provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full range of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations President Weah was one of more than 150 world leaders who attended the opening session of the debate that is expected to last the next six days under the theme A Watershed Moment Transformative Solutions for Intertwined Challenges The President and members of the Liberian delegation are expected to hold high level meetings and participate in different side events The 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly is the first fully face to face session since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020
    President Weah attends the opening ceremonies of the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) along with other world leaders
      The President of the Republic HE Dr George Manneh Weah today Tuesday September 20 2022 joined many other world leaders to attend the formal opening session of the 77th United Nations General Assembly Debate in the United Nations General Assembly in New York The General Debate is part of the High Level Week of the General Assembly and presents an opportunity for world leaders to meet annually to discuss critical global issues The United Nations General Assembly UNGA is the main policy making body of the Organization comprising all member states and provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full range of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations President Weah was one of more than 150 world leaders who attended the opening session of the debate that is expected to last the next six days under the theme A Watershed Moment Transformative Solutions for Intertwined Challenges The President and members of the Liberian delegation are expected to hold high level meetings and participate in different side events The 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly is the first fully face to face session since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020
    President Weah attends the opening ceremonies of the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) along with other world leaders
    Africa5 days ago

    President Weah attends the opening ceremonies of the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) along with other world leaders

    The President of the Republic, HE Dr. George Manneh Weah, today, Tuesday, September 20, 2022, joined many other world leaders to attend the formal opening session of the 77th United Nations General Assembly Debate in the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The General Debate is part of the High-Level Week of the General Assembly and presents an opportunity for world leaders to meet annually to discuss critical global issues.

    The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is the main policy-making body of the Organization, comprising all member states, and provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full range of international issues covered by the Charter.

    of the United Nations.

    President Weah was one of more than 150 world leaders who attended the opening session of the debate that is expected to last the next six days under the theme "A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions for Intertwined Challenges."

    The President and members of the Liberian delegation are expected to hold high-level meetings and participate in different side events.

    The 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly is the first fully face-to-face session since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

  •  Plateau United Football Club of Jos beat AS Stade Mandji of Gabon 1 0 in Abuja on Sunday in the second leg match of their first preliminary round fixture in the 20222023 CAF Champions League The News Agency of Nigeria reports that victory meant they advanced to the second preliminary round after a 3 2 aggregate victory Both sides had played out a 2 2 draw in the first leg match of their fixture at the Stade Franceville on Sept 10 The second leg match played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium saw Chappy Katoh scoring the only goal for Plateau United in the 64th minute Goalscoring chances were few and far between in a very cagey affair as both sides looked solid in defence However it was the hosts who created more chances but were frustrated by goalkeeper Rudd Tsoumbou for the first half to end goalless Fidelis Ilechukwu s side continued to dominate play and were unlucky not to score early in the second half The deadlock was however broken in the 64th minute when a lovely cross from Ibrahim Mustapha found Katoh who nodded in a powerful header from close range The visitors then piled on the pressure in the last 20 minutes of the game but Plateau United were resolute in defence as they held on four victory NAN reports that Plateau United will now play in the second preliminary round where they face Esp rance de Tunis of Tunisia hosting the first leg match on Oct 7 In another CAF Champions League game also played on Sunday hosts Watanga FC of Liberia defeated Nigerian champions Rivers United FC 1 0 But the Port Harcourt based side still progressed to the second preliminary round on a 3 1 aggregate victory having won the first leg at home with a commanding 3 0 lead They will next take on reigning champions Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco in their second preliminary round fixture In CAF Confederation Cup matches also played on Sunday goalkeeper Adewale Adeyinka was the hero as Kwara United drew 0 0 with hosts AS Douanes of Niger Republic This was in the second leg match of their first round fixture and it was played at the Stade Gen Senyi Kountche in Niamey The result meant Kwara United qualified 3 0 on aggregate to book a second round berth against reigning Confederation Cup champions Renaissance Sportive de Berkane of Morocco It was however a sad day for hosts Remo Stars Nigeria s other representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup They bowed out of the competition following a 0 1 loss to visiting Moroccan side AS FAR Rabat The first leg in Morroco had ended in a 1 1 draw but the experienced Moroccan side pulled off a stunning away victory to end the Nigerian side s campaign NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CAF Club Competitions: Plateau United advance as Remo Stars crash out
     Plateau United Football Club of Jos beat AS Stade Mandji of Gabon 1 0 in Abuja on Sunday in the second leg match of their first preliminary round fixture in the 20222023 CAF Champions League The News Agency of Nigeria reports that victory meant they advanced to the second preliminary round after a 3 2 aggregate victory Both sides had played out a 2 2 draw in the first leg match of their fixture at the Stade Franceville on Sept 10 The second leg match played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium saw Chappy Katoh scoring the only goal for Plateau United in the 64th minute Goalscoring chances were few and far between in a very cagey affair as both sides looked solid in defence However it was the hosts who created more chances but were frustrated by goalkeeper Rudd Tsoumbou for the first half to end goalless Fidelis Ilechukwu s side continued to dominate play and were unlucky not to score early in the second half The deadlock was however broken in the 64th minute when a lovely cross from Ibrahim Mustapha found Katoh who nodded in a powerful header from close range The visitors then piled on the pressure in the last 20 minutes of the game but Plateau United were resolute in defence as they held on four victory NAN reports that Plateau United will now play in the second preliminary round where they face Esp rance de Tunis of Tunisia hosting the first leg match on Oct 7 In another CAF Champions League game also played on Sunday hosts Watanga FC of Liberia defeated Nigerian champions Rivers United FC 1 0 But the Port Harcourt based side still progressed to the second preliminary round on a 3 1 aggregate victory having won the first leg at home with a commanding 3 0 lead They will next take on reigning champions Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco in their second preliminary round fixture In CAF Confederation Cup matches also played on Sunday goalkeeper Adewale Adeyinka was the hero as Kwara United drew 0 0 with hosts AS Douanes of Niger Republic This was in the second leg match of their first round fixture and it was played at the Stade Gen Senyi Kountche in Niamey The result meant Kwara United qualified 3 0 on aggregate to book a second round berth against reigning Confederation Cup champions Renaissance Sportive de Berkane of Morocco It was however a sad day for hosts Remo Stars Nigeria s other representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup They bowed out of the competition following a 0 1 loss to visiting Moroccan side AS FAR Rabat The first leg in Morroco had ended in a 1 1 draw but the experienced Moroccan side pulled off a stunning away victory to end the Nigerian side s campaign NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CAF Club Competitions: Plateau United advance as Remo Stars crash out
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    CAF Club Competitions: Plateau United advance as Remo Stars crash out

    Plateau United Football Club of Jos beat AS Stade Mandji of Gabon 1-0 in Abuja on Sunday in the second leg match of their first preliminary round fixture in the 20222023 CAF Champions League.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that victory meant they advanced to the second preliminary round, after a 3-2 aggregate victory.

    Both sides had played out a 2-2 draw in the first leg match of their fixture at the Stade Franceville on Sept. 10. The second leg match played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium saw Chappy Katoh scoring the only goal for Plateau United in the 64th minute.

    Goalscoring chances were few and far between in a very cagey affair as both sides looked solid in defence.

    However, it was the hosts who created more chances but were frustrated by goalkeeper Rudd Tsoumbou for the first half to end goalless.

    Fidelis Ilechukwu’s side continued to dominate play and were unlucky not to score early in the second half.

    The deadlock was however broken in the 64th minute when a lovely cross from Ibrahim Mustapha found Katoh who nodded in a powerful header from close range.

    The visitors then piled on the pressure in the last 20 minutes of the game, but Plateau United were resolute in defence as they held on four victory.

    NAN reports that Plateau United will now play in the second preliminary round where they face Espérance de Tunis of Tunisia, hosting the first leg match on Oct. 7. In another CAF Champions League game also played on Sunday, hosts Watanga FC of Liberia defeated Nigerian champions Rivers United FC 1-0. But the Port Harcourt-based side still progressed to the second preliminary round on a 3-1 aggregate victory, having won the first leg at home with a commanding 3-0 lead.

    They will next take on reigning champions Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco in their second preliminary round fixture.

    In CAF Confederation Cup matches also played on Sunday, goalkeeper Adewale Adeyinka was the hero as Kwara United drew 0-0 with hosts AS Douanes of Niger Republic.

    This was in the second leg match of their first round fixture and it was played at the Stade Gen. Senyi Kountche in Niamey.

    The result meant Kwara United qualified 3-0 on aggregate to book a second round berth against reigning Confederation Cup champions Renaissance Sportive de Berkane of Morocco.

    It was however a sad day for hosts Remo Stars, Nigeria’s other representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup. They bowed out of the competition following a 0-1 loss to visiting Moroccan side AS FAR Rabat.

    The first leg in Morroco had ended in a 1-1 draw, but the experienced Moroccan side pulled off a stunning away victory to end the Nigerian side’s campaign.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has arrested an alleged notable producer of new psychoactive substance popularly called Akuskura with 26 600 bottles of the illicit substances The Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja that the suspect was arrested on Sept 13 Babafemi said the suspect Qasim Ademola was arrested by anti narcotic officers with the Akuskura substances meant for distribution across Northern states He said that the consignment was seized on Sept 15 along Zaria Kano road Gadar Tamburawa Kano He added that the 39 year old proprietor from Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State and three of his distributors were arrested in follow up operations In another development NDLEA operatives intercepted a drug trafficker Chukwu Kingsley on his way to Rome Italy on an Asky Airline Flight Babafemi said that a search on his luggage showed he had concealed among food condiments 11 460 tablets of tramadol 225mg with a gross weight of 5 7kg and 39 bottles of Codeine Syrup He said that the 49 year old suspect was a known haulage agent who hailed from Oru West Local Government Area of Imo Also at the Lagos airport a freight agent Lawal Adeyemi was arrested same day for attempting to export some sachets of lexotan among other non controlled drugs to Liberia Babafemi said that the NDLEA operatives however equally seized 593 90 kilograms of khat leaf at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company NAHCO import shed of the airport on Sept 15 This he said was after a joint examination of the cargo by a combined team of security agencies Babafemi said the Chairman NDLEA retired Brig Gen Buba Marwa commended the officers and men of the command and their counterparts in Lagos and Kano for their vigilance and resilience Marwa charged them and others across the country to remain focussed as they daily discharge their responsibilities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA intercepts 26,600 bottles of psychoactive substance ‘Akuskura’ in Kano, arrests producer
     The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has arrested an alleged notable producer of new psychoactive substance popularly called Akuskura with 26 600 bottles of the illicit substances The Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja that the suspect was arrested on Sept 13 Babafemi said the suspect Qasim Ademola was arrested by anti narcotic officers with the Akuskura substances meant for distribution across Northern states He said that the consignment was seized on Sept 15 along Zaria Kano road Gadar Tamburawa Kano He added that the 39 year old proprietor from Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State and three of his distributors were arrested in follow up operations In another development NDLEA operatives intercepted a drug trafficker Chukwu Kingsley on his way to Rome Italy on an Asky Airline Flight Babafemi said that a search on his luggage showed he had concealed among food condiments 11 460 tablets of tramadol 225mg with a gross weight of 5 7kg and 39 bottles of Codeine Syrup He said that the 49 year old suspect was a known haulage agent who hailed from Oru West Local Government Area of Imo Also at the Lagos airport a freight agent Lawal Adeyemi was arrested same day for attempting to export some sachets of lexotan among other non controlled drugs to Liberia Babafemi said that the NDLEA operatives however equally seized 593 90 kilograms of khat leaf at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company NAHCO import shed of the airport on Sept 15 This he said was after a joint examination of the cargo by a combined team of security agencies Babafemi said the Chairman NDLEA retired Brig Gen Buba Marwa commended the officers and men of the command and their counterparts in Lagos and Kano for their vigilance and resilience Marwa charged them and others across the country to remain focussed as they daily discharge their responsibilities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA intercepts 26,600 bottles of psychoactive substance ‘Akuskura’ in Kano, arrests producer
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    NDLEA intercepts 26,600 bottles of psychoactive substance ‘Akuskura’ in Kano, arrests producer

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested an alleged notable producer of new psychoactive substance, popularly called Akuskura with 26,600 bottles of the illicit substances.

    The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, that the suspect was arrested on Sept. 13. Babafemi said the suspect, Qasim Ademola, was arrested by anti-narcotic officers with the Akuskura substances meant for distribution across Northern states.

    He said that the consignment was seized on Sept.15 along Zaria-Kano road, Gadar Tamburawa, Kano. He added that the 39-year old proprietor from Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State and three of his distributors, were arrested in follow-up operations.

    In another development, NDLEA operatives intercepted a drug trafficker, Chukwu Kingsley on his way to Rome, Italy on an Asky Airline Flight.

    Babafemi said that a search on his luggage showed he had concealed among food condiments 11,460 tablets of tramadol 225mg with a gross weight of 5.7kg and 39 bottles of Codeine Syrup.

    He said that the 49-year old suspect was a known haulage agent who hailed from Oru West Local Government Area of Imo. Also at the Lagos airport, a freight agent, Lawal Adeyemi, was arrested same day for attempting to export some sachets of lexotan, among other non-controlled drugs to Liberia.

    Babafemi said that the NDLEA operatives however, equally seized 593.90 kilograms of khat leaf at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) import shed of the airport on Sept. 15. This he said, was after a joint examination of the cargo by a combined team of security agencies.

    Babafemi said the Chairman, NDLEA, retired, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa, commended the officers and men of the command and their counterparts in Lagos and Kano for their vigilance and resilience.

    Marwa charged them and others across the country, to remain focussed as they daily discharge their responsibilities.


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  •  TP Mazembe women s football team of Democratic Republic of Congo have qualified for their maiden appearance in the CAF Women s Champions League The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the competition is billed for Morocco from Oct 30 to Nov 13 The DR Congo side join Nigeria s Bayelsa Queens in Group B of the competition s group stage They had defeated Cameroon s AS AWA FC 2 1 in the final match of the UNIFFAC competition which served as the zonal qualifiers Goals from Justine Onderumbu Bousu and Merveille Kanjinga in the 31st and 82nd minutes respectively earned them victory over the the Cameroonian team Farida Machia had drawn AS AWA level in the 52nd minute to raise hopes of a possible stalemate TP Mazembe s qualification now means all the eight clubs which will participate in the final competition in Morocco are confirmed NAN reports that the competition s draw had earlier seen them grouped together with defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies of South Africa Bayelsa Queens and Wadi Degla of Egypt Hosts ASFAR FC of Morocco bronze medalists in last year s WCL are in Group A alongside Simba Queens of Tanzania Green Buffaloes of Zambia and Determine Girls of Liberia OLAL NewsSourceCredit NAN
    TP Mazembe join Bayelsa Queens in CAF Women’s Champions League
     TP Mazembe women s football team of Democratic Republic of Congo have qualified for their maiden appearance in the CAF Women s Champions League The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the competition is billed for Morocco from Oct 30 to Nov 13 The DR Congo side join Nigeria s Bayelsa Queens in Group B of the competition s group stage They had defeated Cameroon s AS AWA FC 2 1 in the final match of the UNIFFAC competition which served as the zonal qualifiers Goals from Justine Onderumbu Bousu and Merveille Kanjinga in the 31st and 82nd minutes respectively earned them victory over the the Cameroonian team Farida Machia had drawn AS AWA level in the 52nd minute to raise hopes of a possible stalemate TP Mazembe s qualification now means all the eight clubs which will participate in the final competition in Morocco are confirmed NAN reports that the competition s draw had earlier seen them grouped together with defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies of South Africa Bayelsa Queens and Wadi Degla of Egypt Hosts ASFAR FC of Morocco bronze medalists in last year s WCL are in Group A alongside Simba Queens of Tanzania Green Buffaloes of Zambia and Determine Girls of Liberia OLAL NewsSourceCredit NAN
    TP Mazembe join Bayelsa Queens in CAF Women’s Champions League
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    TP Mazembe join Bayelsa Queens in CAF Women’s Champions League

    TP Mazembe women’s football team of Democratic Republic of Congo have qualified for their maiden appearance in the CAF Women’s Champions League.

    The News Agency of Nigeria   reports that the competition is billed for Morocco from Oct. 30 to Nov. 13.The DR Congo side join Nigeria’s Bayelsa Queens in Group B of the competition’s group stage.

    They had defeated Cameroon’s AS AWA FC 2-1 in the final match of the UNIFFAC competition which served as the zonal qualifiers.

    Goals from Justine Onderumbu Bousu and Merveille Kanjinga in the 31st and 82nd minutes respectively earned them victory over the the Cameroonian team.

    Farida Machia had drawn AS AWA level in the 52nd minute to raise hopes of a possible stalemate.

    TP Mazembe’s qualification now means all the eight clubs which will participate in the final competition in Morocco are confirmed.

    NAN reports that the competition’s draw had earlier seen them grouped together with defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies of South Africa, Bayelsa Queens and Wadi Degla of Egypt.

    Hosts ASFAR FC of Morocco, bronze medalists in last year’s WCL, are in Group A alongside Simba Queens of Tanzania, Green Buffaloes of Zambia and Determine Girls of Liberia.

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  •   On Thursday September 15 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Rabat Morocco between ECOWAS the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco The three parties were represented respectively by Mr Sediko Douka ECOWAS Infrastructure Energy and Digitalization Commissioner Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari Group Executive Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited NNPC and Ms Amina Benkhadra Managing Director of the Office National des Hydrocarbons et des Mines ONHYM According to a published joint statement the Memorandum of Understanding attests to the commitment of ECOWAS and all the countries crossed by the pipeline to contribute to the technical and feasibility studies the mobilization of resources and the execution of this key project This project once completed will supply gas to all West African countries and open a new export channel to Europe It is a strategic project that will contribute to improving the standard of living of the population integrating the economies of the region reducing the level of desertification thanks to a sustainable and reliable gas supply and the reduction or total elimination of gas flaring among others Sixteen countries including fourteen ECOWAS Member States are involved in this project The project will also help other countries to export their surplus natural gas Ghana Ivory Coast Senegal and Mauritania The Nigeria Morocco strategic gas pipeline project will traverse the west coast of Africa from Nigeria to Morocco through Benin Togo Ghana Ivory Coast Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau Gambia Senegal Mauritania In the long term it will be connected to the Maghreb Europe gas pipeline and to the European gas network It will also help serve the landlocked countries of Burkina Faso Mali and Niger Commissioner Sediko Douka speaking on behalf of the Chairman of the ECOWAS Commission Dr Omar Alieu Touray stated that the Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS held the view that the Nigeria Morocco pipeline project it was really workable and therefore he would spare no effort for its success We as a regional economic community are convinced that it is a viable project that promises a lot and we will spare no effort for its success The Commissioner for Infrastructure Energy and Digitization of ECOWAS also reaffirmed on behalf of the president of the ECOWAS Commission the full support for this regional project that would positively impact the lives of more than 400 million people The impact of the project is far reaching because it would help secure electricity supply in the West African region and in the long term the export of natural gas for fuel in Europe We have carefully monitored the feasibility studies at various validation levels from start to finish he revealed adding that the next phase would involve detailed execution design resource mobilization and actual construction With the launch of the project it will seek to attract public and private investors including multilateral or commercial banks pension funds insurance companies among others The project will cover 6 000 km and will cost US 25 billion The financing of the project is expected to involve various stakeholders The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding was attended by government officials from the Kingdom of Morocco Ms Nadia Fettah Alaoui Minister of Economy and Finance Mr Mohcine Jazouli Minister of State for Evaluation of Public Policies Convergence and Investments Finally a courtesy call was made to HE Nasser Bourita Minister of Foreign Affairs African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad
    Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Nigeria and Morocco sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline megaproject
      On Thursday September 15 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Rabat Morocco between ECOWAS the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco The three parties were represented respectively by Mr Sediko Douka ECOWAS Infrastructure Energy and Digitalization Commissioner Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari Group Executive Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited NNPC and Ms Amina Benkhadra Managing Director of the Office National des Hydrocarbons et des Mines ONHYM According to a published joint statement the Memorandum of Understanding attests to the commitment of ECOWAS and all the countries crossed by the pipeline to contribute to the technical and feasibility studies the mobilization of resources and the execution of this key project This project once completed will supply gas to all West African countries and open a new export channel to Europe It is a strategic project that will contribute to improving the standard of living of the population integrating the economies of the region reducing the level of desertification thanks to a sustainable and reliable gas supply and the reduction or total elimination of gas flaring among others Sixteen countries including fourteen ECOWAS Member States are involved in this project The project will also help other countries to export their surplus natural gas Ghana Ivory Coast Senegal and Mauritania The Nigeria Morocco strategic gas pipeline project will traverse the west coast of Africa from Nigeria to Morocco through Benin Togo Ghana Ivory Coast Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau Gambia Senegal Mauritania In the long term it will be connected to the Maghreb Europe gas pipeline and to the European gas network It will also help serve the landlocked countries of Burkina Faso Mali and Niger Commissioner Sediko Douka speaking on behalf of the Chairman of the ECOWAS Commission Dr Omar Alieu Touray stated that the Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS held the view that the Nigeria Morocco pipeline project it was really workable and therefore he would spare no effort for its success We as a regional economic community are convinced that it is a viable project that promises a lot and we will spare no effort for its success The Commissioner for Infrastructure Energy and Digitization of ECOWAS also reaffirmed on behalf of the president of the ECOWAS Commission the full support for this regional project that would positively impact the lives of more than 400 million people The impact of the project is far reaching because it would help secure electricity supply in the West African region and in the long term the export of natural gas for fuel in Europe We have carefully monitored the feasibility studies at various validation levels from start to finish he revealed adding that the next phase would involve detailed execution design resource mobilization and actual construction With the launch of the project it will seek to attract public and private investors including multilateral or commercial banks pension funds insurance companies among others The project will cover 6 000 km and will cost US 25 billion The financing of the project is expected to involve various stakeholders The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding was attended by government officials from the Kingdom of Morocco Ms Nadia Fettah Alaoui Minister of Economy and Finance Mr Mohcine Jazouli Minister of State for Evaluation of Public Policies Convergence and Investments Finally a courtesy call was made to HE Nasser Bourita Minister of Foreign Affairs African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad
    Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Nigeria and Morocco sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline megaproject
    Africa1 week ago

    Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Nigeria and Morocco sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline megaproject

    On Thursday, September 15, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Rabat, Morocco, between ECOWAS, the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco.

    The three parties were represented respectively by Mr. Sediko Douka, ECOWAS Infrastructure, Energy and Digitalization Commissioner, Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari, Group Executive Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) and Ms. Amina Benkhadra, Managing Director of the Office National des Hydrocarbons.

    et des Mines (ONHYM).

    According to a published joint statement, the Memorandum of Understanding attests to the commitment of ECOWAS and all the countries crossed by the pipeline, to contribute to the technical and feasibility studies, the mobilization of resources and the execution of this key project.

    .

    This project, once completed, will supply gas to all West African countries and open a new export channel to Europe.

    It is a strategic project that will contribute to improving the standard of living of the population, integrating the economies of the region, reducing the level of desertification thanks to a sustainable and reliable gas supply and the reduction or total elimination of gas flaring, among others.

    .

    Sixteen countries including fourteen ECOWAS Member States are involved in this project.

    The project will also help other countries to export their surplus natural gas: Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Mauritania.

    The Nigeria-Morocco strategic gas pipeline project will traverse the west coast of Africa from Nigeria to Morocco, through Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Senegal, Mauritania.

    In the long term, it will be connected to the Maghreb-Europe gas pipeline and to the European gas network.

    It will also help serve the landlocked countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

    Commissioner Sediko Douka, speaking on behalf of the Chairman of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Omar Alieu Touray, stated that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held the view that the Nigeria-Morocco pipeline project it was really workable and therefore he would spare no effort.

    for its success: We, as a regional economic community, are convinced that it is a viable project, that promises a lot, and we will spare no effort for its success».

    The Commissioner for Infrastructure, Energy and Digitization of ECOWAS also reaffirmed, on behalf of the president of the ECOWAS Commission, the full support for this regional project that would positively impact the lives of more than 400 million people.

    “The impact of the project is far-reaching because it would help secure electricity supply in the West African region and, in the long term, the export of natural gas for fuel in Europe.

    We have carefully monitored the feasibility studies at various validation levels from start to finish, he revealed, adding that the next phase would involve detailed execution design, resource mobilization and actual construction.

    With the launch of the project, it will seek to attract public and private investors, including multilateral or commercial banks, pension funds, insurance companies, among others.

    The project will cover 6,000 km and will cost US$25 billion.

    The financing of the project is expected to involve various stakeholders.

    The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding was attended by government officials from the Kingdom of Morocco, Ms. Nadia Fettah Alaoui, Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Mohcine Jazouli, Minister of State for Evaluation of Public Policies, Convergence and Investments.

    Finally, a courtesy call was made to HE Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad.

  •   The President of the Republic HE Dr George Manneh Weah has nominated Mr Jeff Gongoer Dowana as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Liberia in the United States of America with simultaneous Non Resident Accreditation in Canada and Mexico President Weah made the nomination on Thursday September 15 2022 The nomination is subject to confirmation by the Honorable Senate of Liberia Ambassador Jeff G Dowana replaces Ambassador George W Pattern who has been removed Ambassador Dowana has a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from NYACK College in New York He previously obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Liberia He is a career diplomat who has held various posts including London New York Washington DC Paris and his current assignment as Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary to Kuwait
    President Weah Appoints Liberian Ambassador to the United States
      The President of the Republic HE Dr George Manneh Weah has nominated Mr Jeff Gongoer Dowana as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Liberia in the United States of America with simultaneous Non Resident Accreditation in Canada and Mexico President Weah made the nomination on Thursday September 15 2022 The nomination is subject to confirmation by the Honorable Senate of Liberia Ambassador Jeff G Dowana replaces Ambassador George W Pattern who has been removed Ambassador Dowana has a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from NYACK College in New York He previously obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Liberia He is a career diplomat who has held various posts including London New York Washington DC Paris and his current assignment as Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary to Kuwait
    President Weah Appoints Liberian Ambassador to the United States
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    President Weah Appoints Liberian Ambassador to the United States

    The President of the Republic, HE Dr. George Manneh Weah has nominated Mr. Jeff Gongoer Dowana as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Liberia in the United States of America with simultaneous Non-Resident Accreditation in Canada and Mexico.

    President Weah made the nomination on Thursday, September 15, 2022.

    The nomination is subject to confirmation by the Honorable Senate of Liberia.

    Ambassador Jeff G.

    Dowana replaces Ambassador George W.

    Pattern, who has been removed.

    Ambassador Dowana has a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from NYACK College in New York. He previously obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Liberia.

    He is a career diplomat who has held various posts including London, New York, Washington DC, Paris and his current assignment as Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary to Kuwait.