‘I’ll be a Formidable Force’

first_imgThe president of the Liberia Basketball Association (LBA) Rufus Anderson has claimed that he would be a formidable force in the forthcoming elections of the association.Mr. Anderson said he still has some loyal friends who will re-elect him instead for another term.The LBA boss boasted staging successful leagues amidst the lack of contracts and huge negative propaganda.In January 2010 leadership elections Anderson defeated Jake Kabakollie and Rep. Solomon George.He said he included Mr. Abraham Samukai, who vied for the position of vice president for administration and Bruce Quaye, the candidate for the vice president for operations on his team. All three of them won, he said.Unfortunately, two years later, Samukai resigned, citing administrative reasons.Mr. Samukai, the owner of K-Delta female basketball champion, is said to have joined ranks with Mr. Malcolm Joseph that he said he defeated in 2010. Mr. Joseph, Cestos Mogars boss, is reportedly interested in the vice president for administration post.Meanwhile, Anderson confirmed that his administration agreed to a resolution of some stakeholders to create an independent committee to replace the LBA’s Secretariat and host a general Congress or combined both, to be called an Elective Congress.The resolution, he said was drafted and adopted at the headquarters of the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) with its president Philibert Brown serving as an observer.“The January 28 date set for the elections for the leadership of the association is scrapped,” he admitted, “and a new date will be finalized in Thursday’s executive meeting.”However, when he was contacted LNOC president Brown said he was only an observer and the resolution speaks of the result of the meeting and lies in the purview of the Executive Committee.“I was only an observer. I was only there to observe and it’s what I did— but there was a resolution,” Mr. Brown said.Meanwhile, some basketball pundits have hailed Anderson’s leadership and urged him to appeal to the Executive Committee to adopt the resolution.They said that an Independent Elections Committee is necessary to promote free, fair and transparent elections.It may be recalled that in 2010, ex-LBA president Gbor Wilson established a five-man Elections Committee outside of the LBA Secretariat. Attorney Joseph P. Gibson headed the committee.Though, the LBA’s Executive Committee gives the time-frame for the elections, the Elections Committee will produce the election’s guidelines in accordance with the LBA’s Constitution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DWP wants water rate hike, electricity surcharge

first_imgThe Department of Water and Power has opened a campaign to win a water-rate increase and reinstate a long-frozen surcharge on electricity bills. During a sparsely attended two-hour presentation Saturday, officials of the huge utility detailed their case for proposed increases in water rates of 3.9 percent, effective July 1, and 3.5 percent more a year later. The DWP said the water rate hike would add less than $1 a month to the typical residential bill in the first year. In the second year, increases would amount to 83 cents a month for a typical home. Officials also want to reinstate an electricity surcharge, frozen in 1998, that would enable them to pass along to customers cost spikes in natural gas and other fluctuating expenses. They also propose establishing another surcharge to help offset the cost of developing renewable energy sources. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more