MLME Drafts Act to Ensure National Equity in Mining Sector

first_imgThe Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy (LME) has drafted a new Act of the minerals and mining sector that seeks to prioritize the interest of the Liberian people and the country at large.The Act is aimed as establishing a framework for granting and regulating mineral titles that authorizes reconnaissance, exploration and processing of minerals in an attractive way for investors while simultaneously ensuring they contribute to the development of Liberia.The Act, if passed, could encourage mining operations that are financially profitable, environmentally sound, and socially responsible to benefit the Liberian people.Speaking to our reporter in an exclusive interview on Wednesday, January 29, at a one-day consultation on the update of the Liberian Mineral Mining Act held at a local hotel in Monrovia, Deputy LME Minister, Sam Ross, said the new Act has been carefully reviewed. Mr. Ross explained review of the Act would ensure harmony and beneficial relationships are created between mining companies and the communities that are affected by minerals operations. He explained that the government of Liberia, through the LME, aims to provide economic and social opportunities for communities with mineral resources.Mr. Ross further stated the new mining act would allow communities that explore resources to get additional benefits from mining operations in the sector.He noted that most mining companies in the country lacked the capacity to create harmonious relationships with the people of their operations’ various communities. This lack of a mutual understanding causes failure to develop these communities.Mr. Ross said the LME seeks the opinions, views and participation of civil society organizations, the private sector, government agencies and government ministries in order to safeguard the new Act.He stressed the need for strengthening the country’s mining sector and providing a reliable posture for communities concerning the way forward.Mr. Ross concluded by expressing his belief that Liberia was endowed with bountiful resources which should be used to create an international standard of living for it citizens.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Nottingham Forest’s Yohan Benalouane strikes early to seal win over Derby

first_imgAfter a lengthy stoppage for treatment to King, who had to be replaced by Bradley Johnson, the Reds made their first attack of the second half and Lolley fired an effort just wide of Roos’s right-hand post.With Forest sitting deep and inviting pressure, the Rams were enjoying a lot of possession but creating little and Lolley launched a counterattack after a Derby move broke down. After running 50 yards up the pitch, though, he hammered a shot well over.Derby were then awarded a free-kick 12 yards outside the Forest box as the game entered its final throes but to sum up the visitors’ night, Waghorn’s delivery failed to trouble Pantilimon as he caught the ball above his head with little difficulty.Johnson then hooked a shot over as he pounced on Pantilimon’s punched clearance and Forest saw the game out comfortably after that. Martin O’Neill boards the Nottingham Forest train and wants express start Fouls 37 Bogle 18 Robinson Reuse this content (s 71′) 19 Goncalves Hide 1 Carson Read more 5 Tomori 33 Leo Bonatini 2 3 24 King The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. 62 38 Share on LinkedIn Read more (s 53′) 14 Marriott DER62NOT38% (s 71′) Corners 20 Bennett 23 Lolley 46 Malone Share on WhatsApp Lineups Share on Pinterest (s 85′) 6 Keogh Sheffield United rise to second as Kieran Dowell header sees off West Brom Forest enjoyed a blistering opening, taking the lead after barely 70 seconds. Joe Lolley’s inswinging free-kick was headed up into the air by defender Jayden Bogle and in the ensuing panic Daryl Murphy headed the ball across to the far post where it was bundled in by Benalouane.Murphy headed over from Jack Robinson’s long throw before Derby missed a glorious chance to equalise after 13 minutes. Duane Holmes slipped the ball through a sleeping Reds backline for Martyn Waghorn to run on to but as Costel Pantilimon came out to narrow the angle, Waghorn curled his effort well wide. Championship (s 46′) Possession 16 13 Nottm Forest 15 Johnson 11 Osborn Show Nottingham Forest DER NOT 10 Joao Carvalhocenter_img Derby Yohan Benalouane picked the perfect time to score his first Nottingham Forest goal, his second-minute strike handing the Reds victory over bitter rivals Derby at the City Ground.The French defender, sporting a mask to protect a facial injury, scrambled home an effort which was enough to secure the Brian Clough Trophy and also to boost their play-off hopes. Forest’s win takes them up to eighth, within one point of Derby and three of sixth-placed Bristol City.Martin O’Neill, savouring his first east Midlands derby as Forest manager, said: “I am naturally delighted to have won the game, I thought we did terrifically well. I do think we deserved to win the game, because we were very strong; defensively we were very good. 15 Steele Share on Messenger 28 Pele Substitutes “There were some big performances. I don’t know what Frank [Lampard] might have thought about it but we were the ones who saw it through. The passion is twofold. The crowd were fantastic for us tonight. They gave us impetus. When we were getting tired and holding on, the crowd were absolutely terrific.”Derby’s defeat means they have one point from three games and Frank Lampard said his side did not do enough in the final third to take anything from the match. “On reflection, I don’t think it was a fantastic game, quality-wise. And when you give a goal away from a set piece that floats around your box it plays into Forest’s hands. It was perfect for them.“We didn’t do enough to break them down. Martin O’Neill organises his team, he is very smart, gets balls into the box and wins games. There is no other way for us but to fight our way out of this little rut we have found ourselves in.” 28 Nugent Match stats 1 Pantilimon (s 90′) Substitutes 23 Holmes 44 Huddlestone match reports Share via Email 9 Waghorn 26 Cole 5 Guedioura Derby County 11 Jozefzoon Forest wasted a great opportunity as play immediately switched to the other end. Lolley took advantage of a defensive error and played in Murphy who, with just Kelle Roos to beat, took too heavy a touch and the visiting keeper was able to gather the ball.Roos saved comfortably from Lolley, before Holmes shoved Ryan Yates to the ground after a late tackle by the Forest midfielder. Both players were booked.In a predictably feisty affair Forest were managing to keep their rivals at arm’s length and nearly doubled their lead when Yates reacted brilliantly but nodded Lolley’s cross-shot inches wide.Derby made a change at half-time, bringing on Florian Jozefzoon for Tom Huddlestone, and the Dutchman tested Pantilimon four minutes after the break. Quick guide Follow Guardian sport on social media Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images Europe Was this helpful? 13 Nottm Forest Off target 4 Derby 2 Nottm Forest On target 2 Derby 13 Wague 8 Watson 27 Darikwa 21 Roos 9 Murphy Topics 17 Milosevic 6 Colback 29 Benalouane Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Goal attempts 7 Wilson 2 Wisdom 22 Yates Twitter: follow us at @guardian_sportFacebook: like our football and sport pagesInstagram: our favourite photos, films and storiesYouTube: subscribe to our football and sport channels Thank you for your feedback.last_img read more