In the midst of the public debate on the proposal for the government to give L$85 million to each district to improve living conditions of the poor, Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, has declared that honest management rather than more money is what is really needed to improve the living conditions of poor people in the districts. Dr. Tipoteh said that his declaration makes common sense that even the women of West Point, under the banner of Seven Sisters, know this when they say that the money problem is not Liberia’s problem but how to manage the money in the interest of the poor people is the problem.Dr. Tipoteh went on to say that in order to understand well the point he is making, people need to examine the record of the management of government money that has already been distributed to the districts. During the first term of President Sirleaf, she appointed the County Development Fund Committee, headed by Mr. Sam Jackson, to examine the record on the Fund. The Committee, according to Dr. Tipoteh, found out that over 90 per cent of the projects under the Fund were not implemented.Furthermore, Dr. Tipoteh, a veteran politician, said that studies by the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) of Liberia show that nearly all of the projects that the district people wanted were dropped and the projects desired by the top government officials were the projects that were placed in the government budget.Dr. Tipoteh is using this debate to remind the Liberian people that the President declared corruption to be public enemy number one because the record shows that corruption in government, especially among top government officials, is public enemy number open.Dr. Tipoteh insists that common sense and love of Liberia demand that more money should be given in the name of poor people only when there is a record of proper use of the present amount of money. Dr. Tipoteh continued by saying that unless the present management is hanged through peaceful electoral action by the people to get honest people in top government positions, any more money placed in the government budget in the name of poor people will be chopped again by the greedy and corrupt government officials.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Calgary police along with the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) said they’ve arrested a man for multiple identity theft and fraud cases.In September 2018, the CBSA intercepted a shipment from China containing 3,066 counterfeit holographic stickers, believed to be intended to be used on Canadian and American permanent resident cards.Garrit Glen Engligh-Schleiermacher is charged with eight criminal code offences related to fraud and identity theft, including uttering a forged document, identity fraud and possession of forgery instrument. pic.twitter.com/TUzWAvaVp1— Jenna Hamilton (@j_hamilton04) January 24, 2019After a three-month-long investigation by Calgary police, a man was arrested on December 29, 2018.READ THE FULL REPORTCalgary police executed a search warrant on a storage locker near 77 Avenue and Heritage Drive S.E., which investigators say revealed evidence of fraudulent identity document production.Police also discovered the man had apparently created and was living under, false identities to avoid warrants for his arrest.Garrit Glen Engligh-Schleiermacher is charged with eight criminal code offences related to fraud and identity theft, including uttering a forged document, identity fraud and possession of forgery instrument.Garrit Glen ENGLISH-SCHLEIERMACHER is charged with eight criminal code offences related to fraud and identity theft, and 21 unrelated warrants. Anyone with info regarding additional alleged offences is asked to contact us or @StopCrimeYYC. Details: https://t.co/Tg92Ep0lSs #yyc pic.twitter.com/g0zBCBtFya— Calgary Police (@CalgaryPolice) January 24, 2019Engligh-Schleiermacher was also wanted on 21 outstanding warrants for unrelated offences.Police are asking anyone who has information about this case or Engligh-Schleiermacher to come forward.