With trade unions renewing their calls for the re-establishment of the Labour Ministry, the Social Cohesion Strategic Plan finds that workers in the interior and rural areas are not adequately represented and as such, they are underpaid and overworked.The report identified mining and logging workers, out-of-school youths, domestic and unskilled workers and Indigenous peoples in the interior and rural coastal areas as the most disadvantaged when it comes to employment.Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton presenting the Social Cohesion Strategy 2017-2021 report to Prime Minister Moses NagamootooIt stated that these workers are the ones who have inadequate access to jobs and if they do find secure employment, they are, most of the times, “not adequately paid for work done and experience discrimination in the workplace”.“Consultations in the interior regions identified Indigenous persons as experiencing discrimination in the workplace such as those in mining, logging, the hospitality sector, farm hands,” the report added.It further identifies the Social Cohesion Ministry as the advocacy ministry for responsive labour and social protection agencies and mechanisms.Under the former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government, there was a ministry solely dedicated to deal with the issues of labour. However, when the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government took office in 2015, it scrapped that ministry and introduced the Social Protection Ministry equipped with a labour department.The move was disapproved of by trade unions, and they have since been calling on the Government for the re-introduction of the Labour Ministry rather than a department to deal with the issues.The call was renewed by Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) General Secretary Lincoln Lewis at the united trade unions’ May Day rally. Lewis said a Labour Ministry was important for shaping and executing labour policies that affect all Guyanese workers — past, present and potential.However, President David Granger believes the labour portfolio is appropriately placed under the Social Protection Ministry, which covers a broad area.Efforts to contact Social Protection Minister Amna Ally for a comment on the findings highlighted in the report proved futile.Citizens’ safety, securityThe report also highlighted that citizens do not feel safe in their communities owing to a number of factors ranging from lack of health services to growing incidents of murder and robberies.“The feedback on recent examples where the Police have responded promptly and dealt with criminal activity in the neighbourhood or community can only be described as deeply troubling. In most of the consultations, irrespective of whether they were in urban, coastal, rural, or interior communities, participants reflected deep disappointment with the lack of, or limited, response of the Police to criminal activity in their neighbourhoods or communities,” it informed.The lack of, or late, Police response is a troubling indication of a serious area of deficit in the promotion of the social cohesion agenda in Guyana, according to the report. However, during the consultation period, it was found that the Community Policing Groups (CPGs) were more effective than the Police and there was a call for those groups to be formed in communities where they do not exist.“There is much work to be done in advocacy for legislation and action to address some of the more concerning deficits in the ways citizens experience safety and security, such as the way law enforcement officers are, allegedly, not responding appropriately to the rights and expectations of citizens; and the functioning of the courts with respect to the perceived lack of severity of custodial sentences to deter offenders. The Ministry of Social Cohesion may also have a role in advocating for better equipment, provisioning, and training of Police Officers in human rights, interpersonal relations, and cultural sensitivity, especially for such officers posted to interior regions and communities with Amerindian populations,” it recommended.The Social Cohesion Strategy 2017-2021 was presented to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo by Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton for consideration at the Social Cohesion Day celebration on Thursday last.
Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation For more information about Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) 2015 presentation Company ProfileWema Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings account, loans and overdrafts to revolving credit, warehouse financing, letters of credit and invoice discounting/receivable refinancing. Trade services include bills for collection, shipping documents handling, trade finance, invisible trade, offshore guarantees and advisory services. Other products and services support small and medium-sized enterprises, foreign exchange, cash management, retail management and integrated revenue services. Founded in 1945, Wema Bank Plc now as an extensive network of some 125 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Wema Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) 2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCarbacid (CO²) Investments Plc is a leading producer of natural food grade carbon dioxide in East Africa. The company extracts carbon dioxide gas from natural underground reservoirs which are purified on site to produce natural, certified food grade (99.99% purity) for use in carbonate water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. The CO² is Halaal certified. Compressed carbon dioxide sold by Carbacid Investments Limited is used by the industry sector for MIG welding and applications for fire extinguishers. Formerly a sub-division of BEA Sawmills Limited, the company was founded in 1975 through various mergers and acquisitions and renamed Carbacid Investments Limited. It supplies major drinks bottlers and breweries in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Somaliland, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda and Burundi. Carbacid Investments Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Capital Oil Plc (CAPOIL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Capital Oil Plc (CAPOIL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Capital Oil Plc (CAPOIL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Capital Oil Plc (CAPOIL.ng) 2017 abridged results.Company ProfileCapital Oil Plc is a petroleum marketing company operating in the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. The company sources and supplies a wide range of petroleum products including industrial supplies, automotive gas oil, premium motor spirit, dual purpose kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas bottling, lubricants and chemicals. Capoil imports automotive gas oil in commercial quantity for the industrial and retail sector. The company has a 14-metric ton LPG plant in Ogun state in Nigeria and a 10-metric ton LPG in the Ogun state. Capital Oil Plc was rescued from near collapse in 2012 and has gone through a major turnaround exercise; profitability was restored and value to shareholders was restored. The company has 11 service outlets which were reactivated and are profitable. Capital Oil Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Capital Oil is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Houses “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs: Shannon McGrath Text description provided by the architects. This project and site presented some great opportunities as well as the obvious constraints, a generous width considering its inner-city context was balanced by a lack of depth and a two-three storey concrete wall on its rear boundary.The existing house required stripping back to its original form by the removal of add-on lean-to structures and overgrown gardens. Given a romantic attachment to the building it was to be carefully restored re-instating period details and preparing the plan for the new additions. However it was the new additions that were free to explore various spatial and architectural options that could take advantage of the unique site. Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathIt was here that the idea of replacing the old lean-to structures with a new one was explored, instead this time by leaning it up against the adjoining boundary wall rather than the existing house. In essence it is an angled roof pitched away from the existing house almost resting itself up against the dominating rear boundary wall. It became very apparent that not only was this proposal screening much of the undesired wall it was creating a rare volume of space and an expressive built form. Save this picture!elevationsFacing north with a predominately glass façade the main living zone provides the perfect orientation to promote passive solar design principles, its articulated fully operable façade accepts and rejects the sun as required whilst also offering visual relief, light and shade whilst not overwhelming the courtyard space it shares. A focused attempt was made to blur the edges of the building, intentionally creating a space that continued from side boundary to boundary and one that could be fully experienced by the occupants. The pool, deck and lawn are conceived as extensions to the living zones and are detailed to emphasize this connection. Save this picture!plansThe transition from the existing house and perimeter service areas were purposefully compressed with lower ceiling heights to further emphasize the over scaled living zone. Internally this generosity of space allowed for an oversized fireplace that together with carefully detailed joinery became the focal points of this room. The walls and ceiling are wrapped in timber lining boards creating a warmth and enclosure which is afforded given its scale. Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe material palette intentionally avoids a highly polished over styled aesthetic, rustic grade spotted gum flooring, raw concrete, timber lining boards, rough sawn shadow-clad external cladding and bluestone help ground the building. By having a willing and trusting client and an accommodating builder this project represents a true team effort that has produced a very successful result. For the RVA team the commitment to a creative design approach often produces unpredictable and exciting design outcomes, something that this project has truly benefited from. Text provided by Rachcoff Vella Architecture.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathProject gallerySee allShow lessHippodrome de Longchamp Proposal / Marc Anton Dahmen & Studio DMTWArticlesAD Review: From the ArchivesArticles Share Richmond House 01 / Rachcoff Vella Architecture Projects Save this picture!© Shannon McGrath+ 13 Share CopyHouses•Australia “COPY” Australia Richmond House 01 / Rachcoff Vella ArchitectureSave this projectSaveRichmond House 01 / Rachcoff Vella Architecture Architects: Rachcoff Vella Architecture Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/178871/richmond-house-01-rachcoff-vella-architecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/178871/richmond-house-01-rachcoff-vella-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeRachcoff Vella ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on October 27, 2011Cite: “Richmond House 01 / Rachcoff Vella Architecture” 27 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.