Tag: 烟台开发区贵族宝贝电话

LACC Investigator Links Gwaikolo to US$12K Payment

first_imgAbraham Sheriff, an investigator at the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) Friday’s testimony linked Johnson Gwaikolo, former deputy minister for technical service, at the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) of authorizing the payment of US$12,600 to David Korte, managing editor of the Flash Point Newspaper.Sheriff’s testimony, if it is anything to go by, then it has exonerated the Ministry’s Communication and Documentation Director, Jesefu Morris Keita, who government accused of authorizing the payment of the money to Korte.In 2010, the MPW and Flash Point Incorporated entered into an agreement named. “Contract Number MPW-SF-0008-06/10,” which the media outlet was hired and paid US$12,600 to implement a Public Relations Consultancy for the ministry.Testifying last Friday at Criminal Court ‘C’ at the Temple of Justice, the prosecution witness further alleged that Gwaikolo on March 29, 2010, instructed his Procurement Department to process every necessary document for the Ministry of Finance to pay the US$12,600 to Korte.Witness Sheriff told the court that during LACC investigation, they discovered that on June 24, 2010, Flash Point presented an invoice to the MPW, which Gwaikolo was instrumental to have the Ministry of Finance paid the US$12,600 on June 30, 2010 to Korte.Surprisingly, he said, the MPW through Gwaikolo, on July 2, 2010, issued a certificate of completion to Korte, which signified that Korte collected the money before MPW issued him the certificate.The payment was intended for Flash Point Newspaper to implement Public Relations Consultancy for the MPW, which the company’s manger admitted that they received the funds, but did not perform the job, according to the prosecution witness.“Gwaikolo was the only person, who signature appeared on the payment voucher as deputy minister of MPW to have Korte executes the contract, which he failed to implement,” the witness further alleged.He did not mention whether his investigation find any evidence of participation of Gwaikolo into the “bogus contract,” instead, he said, Gwaikolo was only invited by the LACC.Unfortunately, Gwaikolo is not on trial, instead, it is Messrs Keita and Korte are being accused of “economic sabotage, misapplication of entrusted property and criminal conspiracy by the government.Korte has already admitted and promised to pay back the US$12,600 in five installments; for which his charges were dropped by prosecution when he first appeared before the court.Up to present, Keita remains the only defendant on trial after he denied the allegation when he also appeared before the court.Sheriff said the LACC did not find any evidence of participation of the other three, “and therefore, we decided to invite Gwaikolo and Keita, because of the each of them played.”He said Gwaikolo played the role by signing the contact, while he denied that Keita did not sign any contract document with Korte.Sheriff denied further that “Keita was not part of the meeting and he did not sign the minutes of the meeting held in June 2010.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Deepika, Sushil steal show as India regain second spot

first_imgThe fierce battle for gaining the second spot in the Commonwealth Games continued in earnest between India and England on the seventh day of competitions with the hosts edging in front by bagging four gold medals.Teenage archer Deepika Kumari upset an Olympic bronze medallist to win the recurve gold, Harpreet Singh clinched the 25m centre fire pistol gold, archer Rahul Banerjee grabbed the men’s individual recurve gold and world wrestling champion Sushil Kumar won the 66kg title by destroying all his rivals.Vijay Kumar bagged silver behind Harpreet, freestyle wrestler Anuj Kumar also got a silver in men’s 84 kg, trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu secured a bronze while Jayanta Talukdar finished third behind Banerjee.Sania Mirza and Rushmi Chakravarthi beat compatriots Nirupama Sanjeev and Poojashree Venkatesh to secure the women’s doubles bronze in tennis and swell India’s medal kitty.Banerjee’s sister Dola finished third in women’s recurve and grappler Anil Kumar got the bronze in 55kg freestyle as India came up with another impressive display to jump over England and regain the second spot behind leaders Australia.Asian silver medallist Jai Bhagwan (60kg) and nine-time national champion Dilbag Singh assured India of two more boxing medals but defending champion Akhil Kumar made a shock exit in the Commonwealth Games by advancing to the semifinals today.Jai, a Commonwealth Championship gold-medallist, blanked Waheed Sogbamu of Nigeria 10-0, while Dilbag (69 kg) thrashed Botswana’s Moabi Mothiba 11-3 in while Akhil Kumar bowed out after losing to Olympic bronze-medallist Bruno Julie of Mauritius in the 56 kg quarterfinals.advertisementThe two boxers joined Amandeep Singh (49kg) and Suranjoy Singh (52kg), who won their quarterfinal bouts yesterday, in assuring themselves of their maiden CWG medals.The haul of four gold, two silver and five bronze medals took the Indian tally to 28-19-22 while England were once again made to play catch-up with a haul of 25-45-29. Australia were far ahead with 57-33-35.India were also just three gold medals short of overhauling their best-ever harvest of 30 at the Manchester Games in 2002 when three gold medals were awarded for each weight class, a practice that has been discontinued since.The day opened with 17-year-old Ranchi-born Deepika, daughter of an autorickshaw owner, stunning 2004 Athens Olympics bronze medallist Alison James Williamson 6-0, showing amazing precision and steady nerves in windy conditions to win her second gold of the Games.However, it was heartbreak for the 29-year-old Akhil who lost 5-7 to Julie after a see-saw battle. Ironically, Akhil had beaten Julie in the 2006 Melbourne Games final.Akhil was the first Indian to take the ring today and after an exhausting pre-quarterfinal win last night over European silver-medallist Iain Weaver of England, the Indian seemed tired.”A loss is a loss, I don’t have anything to say. I had beaten this same guy in the 2006 CWG finals, he must have done something right to win today,” said the feisty Haryana-boxer.”I gave my best and don’t think I could have done anything better. This is the way I fight,” he added when asked whether his natural style of keeping a low guard cost him the bout.Defending champion Geeta Rani failed to live upto her expectations as he finished a disappointing fourth in women’s 75+kg category weightlifting competition.Geeta Rani, who won the gold in the same weight category four years ago in Melbourne, cut a sorry figure before her opponents — Ele Opeloge of Samoa, who bagged the gold, silver medal winner Maryam Usman of Nigeria and Australia’s Deborah Acason (bronze).Sangrur-born Geeta Rani, who had won three silver medals in Asian Championship in 2004 and a bronze medal in 2003 Afro-Asian Games in Hyderabad, simply failed to match her own skills, ending with a combined lift of 235kg (100kg in snatch and 135 in clean and jerk).In badminton, women’s seed Saina Nehwal breezed through her match as India continued their rampaging run in the tournament with all the shuttlers in the singles and doubles category winning their respective matches.World number three Saina thrashed Sarah Thomas of Wales 21-5 21-9 to reach closer to her first Commonwealth games gold, while Melbourne bronze medallist Chetan Anand beat Nigerian Ola Fagbemi 21-12 21-6 in 21 minutes to stay on course of bettering his record at the sporting extravaganza.Debutants P Kashyap and Aditi Mutatkar also stormed into the third round in the singles event with straight-game victories in their second round match.–with PTI inputslast_img read more