‘Improve Safety Measures for Workers’

first_imgThe former President Pro-tempore of the Liberian Senate, Mr. Gbehzohngar M. Findley, has called on the Liberian Agriculture Company (LAC) to improve on its safety measures for employees and all others working on the plantation.Findley, a former Senator of Grand Bassa County where LAC is located, made the comments over the weekend when he visited with bereaved families of at least six persons who died as a result of the recent explosion at the LAC factory.Senator Findley used the visit to call on all other concessions to improve safety for workers in their concessions.The former Bassa lawmaker’s visit followed a recent industrial disaster where six persons have been confirmed dead so far and several wounded at LAC.He said he was “deeply troubled and saddened” when the news broke out about the chemical explosion in LAC and that people had died as a result.He stressed that setting up of an advanced safety mechanism for workers in concession areas will help to address some of the growing fears at job sites as well as prevent the recurrence of such accidents.The Grand Bassa stalwart maintained that the safety of employees in concession areas should not be treated lightly as it would project a better picture for an enabling working environment if the people are assured of care when performing their duties.The Pro-tempore emeritus expressed regret over the incident and acknowledged how painful it is when a family loses its bread-winner.Sen. Findley assured the citizens of Gorblee District that he remains a loyal servant to them and will not hesitate in responding to their needs. He told his fellow Bassonians that his doors remain open to them; adding that whosoever will need his assistance should call upon him without hesitation.Findley, who was senator for nine years, further stated that he was touched upon hearing the news of the tragedy but could not go there immediately following the disaster because he was out of the country.“You people have always been close to my heart. I am deeply sorry for the incident,” he added.He also told the people that he was interested in knowing the outcome of the investigation into the explosion. Mr. Findley appealed to the Ministries of Labor and Internal Affairs, the LAC management and the LAC Workers’ Union to work together to ensure that affected employees get indispensable attention ranging from medical to job injury benefits that are duly required.He stressed that by so doing it would tackle the increased fear and concern about the lack of interest in the wellbeing of the affected employees.At the same time, the former lawmaker presented a purse of L$60,000 (US$723) intended for the six bereaved families. He said the amount was intended to assist the bereaved families to purchase food items during their period of mourning.The bereaved Family members attending the brief ceremony held in Gorblee District expressed gratitude to their former senator. They considered the incident as very unfortunate stressing that they are hopeful that an investigation can be conducted soon in order to establish the root cause of the explosion.Mr. Abel Nyabol, District Superintendent of Gorblee District, on behalf of the people of Gorblee lauded the former Senate Pro-tempore for his concern.At least 17 persons on the night of January 19, became victims of an explosion which occurred at LAC in District #3, Grand Bassa County. The cause of the incident has not been fully established. However, unconfirmed reports say that a “huge boiler” over heated and exploded at around midnight while workers assigned at the processing plant were on their regular night shift.Meanwhile, Labor Minister Neto Z. Lighe, speaking at the Ministry of Information daily press briefing last Monday, said the cause of the accident is complex and would be difficult to establish unless the investigation is done professionally and technically.He assured citizens of Grand Bassa County that the government is committed to an impartial investigation into the incident.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

How full every Championship club’s stadium has been this season

first_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Latest Football News Middlesbrough fans celebrate 5 REVEALED silverware 5 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Leeds United fans get behind their team 1. Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium has been 95 per cent full this season2. Norwich City’s Carrow Road was 92.3 per cent full this season3. West Bromwich Albion’s Hawthorns has been 89.7 per cent full this season4. Nottingham Forest’s City Ground has been 88.7 per cent full this season5. Leeds United’s Elland Road has been 86.9 per cent full this season Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Sheffield United supporters watch their team in action. ADVICE BEST OF 5 16. Middlesbrough’s stadium has been 66.3 per cent full this season17. Preston North End’s stadium has been 59.8 per cent full this season18. Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium has been 59.1 per cent full this season19. Ipswich Town’s Portman Road has been 58.2 per cent full this season Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade A QPR fan looks ponderous at the start of the season. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won center_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice 11. Derby County’s stadium has been 74.4 per cent full this season12. Aston Villa’s Villa Park has been 73.5 per cent full this season13= Birmingham City’s stadium has been 71.1 per cent full this season13= Millwall’s stadium has been 71.1 per cent full this season15. Queens Park Rangers’ Loftus Road has been 70.0 per cent full this season RANKED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ huge blow REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Not all the clubs are getting supporters in through the turnstiles though with some sparse scenes in some stadiums.Obviously there are plenty of factors behind how many get in to watch their beloved team with poor form putting off some, while in some areas of the country ticket prices are far too high.But which Championship teams have had the fullest stadiums this season, according to soccerstats.com? Find out below 5 Ipswich Town fans celebrate a goal in their derby clash with Norwich City. 6. Stoke City’s stadium 84.8 per cent full this season7. Brentford’s Griffin Park has been 82.3 per cent full this season8. Bristol City’s Ashton Gate has been 78.1 per cent full this season9. Rotherham’s stadium has been 76.6 per cent full this season10. Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane has been 75.1 per cent full this season 5 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REPLY MONEY There’s nothing better than a day at the football full of pints, pies, and hopefully three points.In the Championship, almost 3million seats have been filled across the first 144 games this season as fans flock to see their favourite teams. 20. Reading’s stadium has been 57.6 per cent full this season21. Hull City’s stadium has been 50.7 per cent full this season22. Bolton Wanderers’ stadium has been 49.9 per cent full this season23. Blackburn Rovers’ Ewood Park has been 43.9 per cent full this season24. Wigan Athletic’s stadium has been 42 per cent full this season*Some clubs report their attendances as tickets sold, while others report fans through the turnstiles…last_img read more