YMCA Hosts Africa Alliance of Peer Review Meeting

first_img– Advertisement – Timotheus Kamaboakai, CEO, Liberia YMCA and Host. The Africa Alliance of YMCAs Peer Review Meeting on Liberia is expected to begin in Monrovia Tuesday, November 20, at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) National Headquarters on Broad Street, the entity has said in a release.The Peer Review Mechanism is one of the key governance reforms that the Africa Alliance of YMCAs (AAYMCAs) and its national movements have adopted as a means of setting up a platform for organizational performance review, best practices, and knowledge sharing.According to the press release, 15 participants representing eight countries in West Africa, which will include National General Secretaries and YMCA Board Chairmen, are expected to be in attendance. Also expected to attend are Senior Liberia YMCA Board leaders, staff and volunteers.The process also strengthens National Movements in Africa. In the Peer Review process, a National Movement agrees to be scrutinized by its peers in all areas of its operations so that the host, YMCA, will be able to receive technical support from its peers and the Africa Alliance of YMCAs.The Peer Review will be held from November 20-24, 2018, and will begin with an official welcome session. During the first two days of the review, workshop sessions will be held, followed by field visits to YMCA program centers in Monrovia on day 3, Thursday.A field visit to three YMCA branches outside Monrovia will climax the meeting, the release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DOHERTY CLASHES WITH TAOISEACH OVER CASH FOR BONDHOLDER GAMBLERS

first_imgDONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty clashed with Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dáil this afternoon as the Government handed over another  €12M to unsecured bondholders today – enough money to pay off hospital deficits and save school bus routes, according to Doherty.The clash – broadcast live on rte.ie – saw the Gaoth Dobhair man claim that the cost of the of part of the EU/IMF bailout had also risen by 1% since Fine Gael/Labour took office.In response to a Parliamentary Question by Deputy Doherty the Department of Finance has confirmed that the interest rate on the EFSM portion of the EU/IMF programme loans was 5.425% in January 2011 and 6.425% in June 2011. Deputy Doherty said: “Week after week the Taoiseach and Minister for Finance tell the Dáil that negotiations seeking a reduction in the interest rate on the EU portion of the EU/IMF bailout loans are ongoing.“On taking office the Government told us that they would secure a 1% reduction in the interest rate saving the taxpayer up to €450 million a year.“Having failed to secure this marginal reduction Minister Noonan came into this house only a few weeks ago and admitted that he was no longer looking for a 1% reduction, but a 0.6% reduction and only on future draw downs, slashing the hoped for saving by 65%.“However it now appears that not only will the government not secure this reduction, but the tax payer will end up paying even more as the interest rats on the EFSM portion of the EU/IMF loans has increased by 1% since the Government came into office.” ‘SO-CALLED EUROPEAN PARTNERS’Doherty told the Taoiseach that ‘our so called partners in Europe’ look set to profit to the tune of €10 billion as a result of the 3% mark up on the interest rate.He added: “The Minister for Finance needs to stop politely begging for a 0.6% reduction, acknowledge that the Irish people the cost of the recent interest rate rises and start to deal with the real issue, which is why our partners in Europe are profiting from a misfortune which they played a part in creating.”Taoiseach Mr Kenny told the Dáil that there was no detailed discussion of the situation in Ireland at last week’s European Council in Brussels.But Mr Kenny said that the Council had welcomed progress made in Ireland’s implementation of the reform programme. He said he told French President Nicolas Sarkozy of the importance of the rate of Ireland’s loan and that the corporation tax rate was not open for change.The Taoiseach and Mr Doherty were speaking during Statements in the Dáil on the European Council meeting.DOHERTY CLASHES WITH TAOISEACH OVER CASH FOR BONDHOLDER GAMBLERS was last modified: June 29th, 2011 by gregShare 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:BAILOUTBondholdersEnda Kennyhospital overspendsPearse Doherty TDschool bus routesTaoiseachlast_img read more