Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, urged the community leaders of Mahaica-Berbice (Region Five) to take their responsibility to their communities and fellow residents seriously as he noted that they have a duty to work with every community member to improve their quality of life.The State Minister was at the time delivering the feature address at the opening of the Community Leaders Leadership Forum on Sunday evening, at the Belladrum Secondary School.Minister Harmon said that community leaders and community development organisations play an important role in the consolidation of local democracy and governance through the local government administration, as well as fuelling the momentum towards development. Noting that the theme, ‘Working together for the upliftment of the community’ is most appropriate, he said that the community leaders must understand, appreciate and be committed to resolving the issues that the communities face.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon chats with members of the community“We, as Government, recognise that we cannot foster true development in communities across Guyana by the mere infusion of resources from the top but rather with the full and effective involvement of community based organisations that are mandated to undertake community initiatives for the benefit of all residents of the community, which makes them the best conduit through which information, resources and development activities can be channelled from the Government to the community. Simply put, community development organisations are the best channels for effective administration and communication between the Government, the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) and the people,” the minister is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Noting that Guyana has a rich history of people centred, people focused, and people driven community initiatives, Minister Harmon said that over the years, numerous self-help groups, cooperatives and community based groups have emerged as change agents within communities. These institutions have made and continue to make immeasurable contributions to the development of communities across Guyana, but Minister Harmon said that a more collective and cooperative effort is needed to address issues in the community.“I hope you will decide on a way to create greater synergy with central Government, RDC and the NDC in the area of policy, programmatic interventions and other activities that the community would like. I would also like this forum to reinforce the unquestionable virtue of collaboration for the use of limited resources to develop the community and to create the environment for a strong, effective, self-sustainable community through collective endeavours. It is important that at the end of this forum, you as community-based organisers should no longer see yourself as a mere community activist but rather, as developmental partners working in collaboration with all levels of Government to ensure the good life for all particularly the members of your community,” he said.Chairman of the NDC, Emile Wilson in an invited comment, said that community members are pleased with the progress that has been made in several of the villages since this administration took office. He noted that the cooperation and support that have been given to the communities in the Region by the administration must be commended and applauded.After the opening ceremony, residents were given the opportunity to raise their concerns with the minister, many of which were addressed on the ground.
James Collins comes off bench to seal Ireland 3-1 win against Bulgaria SHAMEFUL There have already been calls for Keane to lose his job O’Neill’s side have recorded victory in just one of their five games since being thrashed 5-0 by Denmark in Dublin, and they started their Nations League campaign last week with a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Wales.Brady was asked if this severe downturn in form is all down to Keane.“No,” he replied. “The big story for me is the lack of players we have. We are just not producing the players we once did.“That’s the big story, but all we are doing is talking about Roy Keane. We didn’t choose to speak about him but what happened has come out – and that needs to stop.“Martin O’Neill’s tenure as Ireland manager is in credit because we got to the Euros and did very, very well. Then we got to the [World Cup] play-offs, and unfortunately we lost 5-1, and things are not good at the moment.“And we just don’t need this stuff. It’s got to stop and it’s unacceptable. ‘I don’t know why people pay attention’ – Walters hits back at Roy Keane over rant stalemate WONDERKID Latest Ireland news Spurs starlet to make Ireland debut against New Zealand Ireland’s results in 2018 2 Republic of Ireland miss out on chance to guarantee place at Euro 2020 Euro 2020 play-offs: Scotland host Israel, N Ireland could face Republic in final Brady is as outspoken critic of Keane’s actions 2 Former Liverpool star calls out Roy Keane – ‘I’d rather have mates than medals’ “I’ve never heard of anybody in a responsible position in football talk to a play like he did to Harry Arter, if it is reported correctly.“I’ve never heard that before. We’ve all had rollockings from managers, we’ve all got involved in squabbles, but never has something been so personal.” confirmed Ireland fail to secure automatic Euro 2020 qualification with Denmark draw HUGE Defender Stephen Ward is heard in the message telling the story, though Martin O’Neill, the Ireland manager, has revealed the Burnley man’s tale does not tally with Keane’s; the latter is supported by the fact Ward was not present at the incident.READ THE FULL TRANSCRIPT OF ROY KEANE’S ALLEGED ATTACK ON HARRY ARTER AND JONATHAN WALTERSBrady joined talkSPORT on Wednesday morning to discuss the allegations concerning Keane, and he reiterated his calls for the former Manchester United manager to be ‘reined in’ and ‘stopped’.“I think it’s unacceptable,” Brady told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “The story is far too often about Roy Keane and not about the players, and as we know the game is about the players.“If he can’t conduct himself properly he needs to be stopped, either by Martin O’Neill or by the Football Association – he has to be reined in.”Since suffering defeat in the World Cup play-offs to miss out on a place in Russia, Ireland have found things hard going on the pitch. squandered Turkey 1-0 Republic of Ireland (March 23)France 2-0 Republic of Ireland (May 28)Republic of Ireland 2-1 United States (June 2)Wales 4-1 Republic of Ireland (September 6)Poland 1-1 Republic of Ireland (September 11) not enough response what? Mick McCarthy left bemused after Georgia boss compares Ireland to Michael Flatley Ireland’s hopes of Euro 2020 qualification dealt blow with draw in Georgia Ten years on from Henry’s infamous handball, Euro 2020 is in sight for Ireland Roy Keane must be reined in by Martin O’Neill and the Irish FA if he cannot stop his ‘unacceptable’ behaviour as Ireland’s assistant manager.This is according to Liam Brady, the Arsenal legend, who won 72 caps for the Republic of Ireland in a glorious playing career.Brady has already called on the Irish FA to dismiss Keane from his role after a leaked WhatsApp message alleges a foul-mouthed assault on players Harry Arter and Jonathan Walters. VICTORY Brady added a final dig at Keane when addressing the question of whether the 47-year-old is struggling to deal with the modern footballer having grown up and played in a different era of the game“He struggles to accept any kind of footballers; I don’t think he likes footballers, and I don’t think he even likes football!“When he speaks about it I think he’s pretty negative about most things in football.”
THE population of Donegal is up 9.3% on five years ago, the preliminary results of April’s census reported today.The number of people living in the county on census night was 160,927, up from 147,260 on the previous census in 2006. When it comes to gender, there is almost an exact split in the current population – with 80,411 males and 80,516 females.The 9.3% rise in the population represents an extra 13,633 residents in the county.There are 12.1% more people in Donegal North East than five years ago (82,799) and 6.5% more people in Donegal South West (78,148).Nationally the preliminary total for the population enumerated on Census Night 10 April 2011 was 4,581,269 persons, compared with 4,239,848 persons in April 2006, an increase of 341,421 persons since 2006 or 8.1 per cent. This translates into an annual average increase of 68,284, or 1.6 per cent. Over the previous four-year inter-censal period between 2002 and 2006 the population increased by 322,645 persons or 2 per cent per annum, which equates to an annual average total of 80,661, which is the highest on record.Large areas of Donegal recorded that one in four homes were vacant.* Now you can go and make a cup of tea or do something useful, but if you love all things to do with statistics, you can read all of today’s reports by clicking on the links below:http://www.cso.ie/census/2011_preliminaryreport.htmPRELIMINARY CENSUS RESULTS: DONEGAL POPULATION UP 9.3% was last modified: June 30th, 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:DONEGAL CENSUS RESULTS 2011donegaldaily.com