The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) celebrated the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) in Monrovia last Tuesday.The Day was held at the YMCA headquarters on Broad Street in collaboration with Comic Relief and Y-Care International, UK.The program started with a street parade, followed by an engagement with stakeholders including the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA).Also playing a crucial role were the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC), who acted as panellists discussing the risks in disasters, while raising awareness on the importance of disaster preparedness in Liberia.The Day was held under the global theme, “Knowledge for Life.” Participants came from Slip Way and West Point communities, with officials from the Slum Dwellers Association of Liberia (SLUMDAL) also in attendance. Mr. Edward Gboe, national general secretary of the YMCA, who welcomed and recognized special guests, called on the government and citizens to work together to reduce risks and exposures to manmade and natural disasters through effective national policies, and to increase local knowledge and actions.“We are aware of risks to our lives and properties as a result of disasters. Your communities experience different forms of disasters, some manmade and some natural,’’ said Gboe. “We need to see actions by our government, communities and partners in the effort to implement policies and programs that will guide us in how we conduct our activities in an environmentally friendly way.’’In their panel discussions, the director general of the Liberian Fire Service (LNFS), Warsuwah Barvoul, cautioned community dwellers to avoid building on alleyways, and warned parents to stop keeping gasoline and other combustible materials in their homes.Mr. Barvoul spoke on the inaccessibility of fire officers in getting to slum communities during fire disasters in the exercise of their mandates. He further encouraged citizens and the government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities.Other panellists who formed part of the discussion were Augustine Kollie, National Technical Assistant at MIA and Nyenetue Romeo, UN Resident Coordinator.They challenged slum dwellers to take the lead in mitigating some of the challenges that pose risks to their lives as a result of fire disasters.The program also raised awareness on the use of traditional and local knowledge and practices to complement scientific knowledge in disaster risk management.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) 2014 abridged results.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages for local consumption in Uganda. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange
Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) 2017 abridged results.Company ProfileMultiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (formerly Multiverse Resources Plc) is an exploration and mining company in Nigeria licensed to extract zinc, copper, gold, lead, tantalite, tin and barite ores. The company started a granite quarrying operation in 2005 in Ogun State and went from an installed capacity of 600 000 tons per annum to a over 1 millions tons in just over ten years across three locations in Nigeria. Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc has a zinc and lead mine site at Abuni in Awe Local Government Area in Nasarawa State; and is expanding is mining operations to include exploration licenses to cover tin ore, tantalite ore and copper ore. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) 2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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Kevin Godbold | Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 | More on: BYG FTSE dividend growth stock Big Yellow (LSE: BYG) delivered its full-year results report today. And the negative impact of the coronavirus crisis has been manageable for the company.The company describes itself as “the UK’s brand leader” in self-storage. Indeed, Big Yellow operates from 100 stores and owns 13 self-storage development sites, six of which have planning consent. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The firm kept trading through the lockdown because the government classified the business as falling within an essential sector. And the figures for the year to 31 March show modest single-digit-percentage growth in revenue, cash flow, adjusted earnings and the shareholder dividend.Robust record from a FTSE dividend growth stockThe attraction of this stock, for me, is the firm’s multi-year record of incremental annual rises in cash flow and dividends. The business tends to have ‘sticky’ revenues. It seems that in today’s world, many people and organisations tend to store stuff for long periods. Indeed, the company rarely suffers from a lack of demand for its services. And current like-for-like occupancy is running around 82%.Expansion continues at pace. A placing in April raised just under £80m net of expenses. And the firm plans to spend the money to grow its development pipeline. Chairman Nicholas Vetch said in the report, Big Yellow will continue with its strategy of building new stores in London and its commuter towns. Vetch reckons the Brexit process and the run-up to the general election led to softer demand for the business for “much of the year.” But that all changed with the “decisive” outcome of the election. Indeed, visits and enquiries rose around 12% in January and February compared to the prior year. Growth in occupancy also rose year-on-year in January and February. The lockdown reversed the gains in March, but I reckon those previous trends indicate the possibilities as we emerge from the Covid-19 crisis over the coming weeks. Vetch explained that demand from businesses has been “relatively” resilient over the lockdown period. But demand from short-stay, domestic, event-driven customers dropped. In the “immediate” aftermath of the lockdown, customer move-ins and move-outs fell by around 50%.Bouncing back fastHappily, with visibility emerging regarding the country’s exit from the lockdown, Big Yellow is seeing an increase in move-ins and move-outs. For the first week of June, for example, prospect numbers rose by 20% on the equivalent period last year. And net rent per square foot has risen by 1.4% since 1 April 2020. Vetch revealed in the report that more than 80% of customers pay by direct debit. I reckon it’s easy for people to forget about those relatively small monthly outgoings, which could add to the resilience of Big Yellow’s revenue and cash flow!The directors haven’t furloughed any employees or asked for any financial help from the government. Meanwhile, the full-year dividend is on, and shareholders will receive an increase of 1.8% compared to the previous year’s payment.With the share price at 1,038p, the forward-looking yield for the trading year to March 2021 is just over 3.3%, which I see as attractive. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Kevin Godbold Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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