PCC Inaugurates First Motorbike Station

first_imgThe Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) has dedicated the first ever motorbike parking station in Monrovia.The modern terminal was dedicated yesterday in the A. B. Tolbert Road community by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai.The dedication of the hub is in gradual fulfillment of a request made by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to the PCC at the dedication of the Du-port Road Park for the construction of a terminal that would shelter the cyclists from heavy rain and the scorching sun.The area consists of a parking lot, washing station, event spot, garbage can and a latrine. There are 55 bikes that need a terminal or parking station at various major junctions in the city. According to Paynesville City Mayor, Cyvette Gibson, they would soon receive a newly erected hub.“At the Du-Port Road Park dedication, President Sirleaf challenged the city government to create an enabling environment for pen-pen riders – a place that would bring sanity to their jobs. It is in fulfillment of challenge that we embarked on this project,” Mayor Gibson said.She said that with the construction of the terminal on the A. B. Tolbert Road, commercial motorcyclists will relocate from the ELWA Junction thereby promoting the free flow of traffic. The terminal will also create a safe and clean environment for over 150 bike riders and their passengers.According to Mayor Gibson, the construction of the hub, which will gradually be replicated across the city, is a significant step towards integrating the municipality’s motorcyclists into the formal sector.“This safe and organized hub will be replicated throughout the city,” she promised, adding that employment opportunities will come with the construction of each hub. “We are also creating employment for one monitor and evaluation person who will man the premises on a daily basis,” she added.Mayor Gibson expressed pride in the ELWA bike riders. “I am very proud of our bike riders at ELWA and their union for exemplifying good behavior and organization in their efforts to contribute considerably to the transport sector of our municipality.”She said the city has partnered with the pen-pen boys, their mother organization and the Liberia National Police to abide by the laws of the land.She thanked Vice President Boakai for gracing the occasion and called on him to extend her appreciation and gratitude to the President for challenging the city and endorsing her vision.She also lauded the community residents for their cooperation and dedication to the endeavor, which would not have been realized without their full participation.She indicated that the appearance of the municipality is the reflection of its occupants and “therefore all residents of the city should do all they can to keep the reflection glowing.”In his speech, VP Boakai made mention of the enormous contributions the cyclists make to the economy of the country. He said though they have some lapses, “they are of great significance to the development agenda of the country.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgThe falconer who has lost one of his most precious birds has said he hopes the bird will closer to homes as time passes.Well-known Glenties man Pedro Soltani sent out an SOS after his Harris Hawk escaped from its aviary yesterday morning.Despite many reported sightings of the bird, Pedro has yet to be reunited with the rare bird. “I have received a lot of reports and people have been very good with their information.“The problem is that some people may have seen it but others may be getting him mixed up with wild birds of prey such as buzzards which are quite common,” he said.The bird, which is a native of South America, has distinctive leather straps on its legs.Pedro, who owns a total of 29 different birds of prey, says the bird will fend for itself. “Although it was reared in captivity, it will hunt for itself. It will eat crows, rabbits and other things such as mice and frogs.“I am hoping that as the days goes by it will come closer to homes and someone can let me know and we can recapture it,” he said.Anybody who thinks they have seen the bird can contact Pedro on 087 7668379. MISSING HAWK STILL FREE ON A WING AND A PRAYER! was last modified: April 26th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:GlentiesHarros HawkmissingPedro Soltanilast_img read more