Motorcyclists Union Appreciates Pres. Sirleaf

first_imgPresident Sirleaf receives copy of the “Pem-pem boys nonviolent movie” from John Kenyon, president, Commercial Motorcyclists Union of Liberia (CMTUL)President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received appreciation from the Commercial Motorcyclists Union of Liberia (CMTUL) for 12 years of uninterrupted peace and for creating the space for motorcyclists to carry out their normal duties.“Madam President, because of the maintenance of peace under your able leadership we are able to ride our bikes, build our homes, send ourselves to school and feed ourselves, we say thank you very much Madam President,” said John Kenyon, head of the Union. “You will be remembered even after your administration has come to an end.”According to an Executive Mansion release, the assertion was made at program marking the appreciation of President Sirleaf by Commercial Motorcyclists Union of Liberia, which took place at the Monrovia City Hall on Sunday, November 5, 2017.Speaking on behalf of the Motorcyclists, Kenyon said President Sirleaf, as the first democratically female President in Africa, has done well and should be appreciated while she is still alive. Presenting a copy of a movie to President Sirleaf, entitled: “Pem-pem Boys Nonviolent Movie,” he noted that President Sirleaf has created the space for motorcyclists to succeed and improve their lives. He furthered: “We are productive citizens of Liberia and not to be called all kinds of names,” he said.He used the occasion to congratulate Deputy Inspector General of Police, Col. Abraham Kromah for the level of transformation over the period. Using a biblical maxim, Mr. Kenyon described Col. Kromah as having been transformed from “Saul to Paul”. Mr. Kenyon encouraged motorcyclists to avoid being used by politicians for their selfish interest and ensure peace always and at all times.He told the gathering that the Union has purchased a parcel of land in Margibi County to construct a vocational school to enhance their ability. He then appealed to President Sirleaf on behalf of the Union to be captured in the next national budget to buttress their development efforts.Cross-section of members of the Commercial Motorcyclists Union of Liberia (CMTUL), at the Monrovia City Hall (Photo: Executive Mansion)Responding, President Sirleaf thanked the Motorcyclists and described them as “Professional Entrepreneurs” and not just “Motorcyclists” because they carried sick children and pregnant women to various places. She commended them for their outstanding contributions to the Liberian economy by providing transportation services throughout the country.The Liberian leader assured the Motorcyclists of her government’s commitment to improving the lives of all Liberians including motorcyclists all over Liberia adding, “Although we haven’t reached the place we want to reach due to some delays including the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus for two years and others, we are committed to connecting our roads including county capitals; All financial requirements has bee put in place to begin the roads pavement as we approach the dry season” She said.Speaking further, she noted despite the challenges encountered, her government has made sufficient progress both nationally and internationally including building of roads, among others. Describing the ceremony as a family gathering, she urged motorcyclists to respect the rule of law and be good citizens because, according to her, the future rests with them. She promised to sponsor the “Pem-Pem Boys Non Violent Movie”, which was earlier presented to her.In separate remarks, Deputy Inspector General Abraham Kromah and Cllr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh lauded the motorcyclists for coming together and encouraged them to remain law abiding at all times. They pledged their continued support to the Motorcyclists.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DONEGAL MUSICIAN DIED FROM FALL JUST YARDS FROM HIS HOME

first_imgA well-known Donegal musician died after falling just metres from the apartment where he lived.Frank Orrell died just yards from his home.Frank Orrell (67) was found unconscious at the bottom of steps to his apartment at 15 Main Street in Dungloe. The last hours of Mr Orrell’s life was recalled at an inquest in Letterkenny.The coroner’s court heard that Mr Orrell was found on January 28th, 2013 at around 1am and rushed to hospital.He was pronounced dead the following day in Letterkenny General Hospital.Mr Orrell, who was from England originally but had lived in Dungloe for more than ten years, was very popular in the area and played with a number of different bands.A post mortem found he died due to a severe head injury which was consistent with being involved in a fall.Pathologist Dr Catriona Dillon said the blood alcohol level was high and may have been a contributory factor in the fall.Coroner John Cannon described the level of alcohol as “remarkable”.The court heard that Mr Orrell had been seen leaving the back door of Beedy’s Bar which led to his apartment. Witnesses said he had been socialising during the day in two pubs in the town.Brendan Bonner, a barman in Beedy’s Bar who lived in the same apartment building, said Mr Orrell came into the bar at round 1pm. He was in the company of others and left before 5pm after being served five or six pints of beer.He then went to Ownies Bar where he played pool before returning to Beedy’s Bar at around 10pm. Mr Bonner stayed in Beedy’s Bar after his shift and saw Mr Orrell playing the cowbell with the band who were performing.When he was going home to the apartment he saw Mr Orrell lying on the ground close to the steps.He said he knew it was serious and he asked the bar owner, David Mullis, to call an ambulance. They put Mr Orrell in the recovery position as they waited for an ambulance to come.Chris Boyle told the inquest he accompanied Mr Orrell to Ownies Bar where he had another two pints.Mr Mullis, said he served Mr Orrell two shots in the evening. He said Mr Orrell was “drunk but he was fine”. “He was not falling all over the place,” he said.The coroner conveyed his condolences to the family and next of kin on the sudden death of Mr Orrell.DONEGAL MUSICIAN DIED FROM FALL JUST YARDS FROM HIS HOME was last modified: September 6th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:apartmentdeathdungloeFrank Orrellhead injurylast_img read more