Marketers and others that travel between central Monrovia and other parts of the country daily are calling on Government to bring in more buses to help ease the transportation constraint.Some stranded commuters who spoke to the Daily Observer recently on McDonald Street stressed that the limitation of commercial vehicles in the city is posing a serious problem for them.Jenifer Peterson, a resident of Old Road said, “We find it difficult both in the morning and evening hours to get cars, and such [should] not always be the case. Government must try to reduce this stress by bringing in more buses that we can ride and pay as done in the case of NTA.”As economic and social activities are centralized in Monrovia at the national level, so it is with activities in Monrovia.Most social and economic activities are concentrated in central Monrovia. The majority of people from outside Monrovia come to the central to work and sell, which causes overcrowdedness during rush hours.In the morning, those living outside Monrovia fight for transportation to central Monrovia, and this creates transportation constraint for them.As drivers see the demand for transport, they add the already skyrocketing fare up to double the stipulated price, and commuters are compelled to pay as staying out late may be dangerous for them also.Jenifer added, “We normally pay LRD$25 from Broad Street to Old Road. But now we pay a little over that. I think if there were enough cars in the streets, there would be competition and fares will drop,” she said.Robert Dennis, student of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) and a resident of Duport Road Community said the Ministry of Transport should put in place mechanism to help solve the transportation crisis.He recommended that the ministry brings in more vehicles in the country for commercial use since there are more passengers than vehicles.“This is a serious issue. To get to school on time as students, we have to wake up as early as 5 a.m. every morning to fight for car. In the evening it becomes difficult for every one of us again, and we can’t boycott our classes. So we need the Government of Liberia to please respond to our concern,” he pleaded.For his part Bobby Manneh, a businessman and a resident of the S.D. Cooper Road community, stressed that it is disheartening that over the years, the issue of transportation has continued to fall on deaf ears.“I am sure this will not be the first time we speak about issues concerning our transport system or the challenges we face on a daily basis. Why has the government decided to remain quiet on the whole issue? We have spoken on this many times.”Manneh also noted that in addition to the difficulty in getting car to bring them to town and take them back to their communities, self designed transport fares by drivers was causing problem for the common people.He observed that the Ministry of Transport has not been strict in regulating fares in Monrovia, but drivers have been left to do as they please.Also speaking to this paper, Titus Summerville attributed the difficulty associated with transport to traffic congestion that occurs in the morning and evening.He said, “Leaving central Monrovia to ELWA Junction takes 30 minutes, but because traffic becomes heavy in the morning and evening, we stay up to 1 hour,” he said.Matthew Sayweh, a commercial driver who runs between Broad Street and Old Road also pleaded with the Government of Liberia to import more vehicles to create competition in the transportation business.“We need more people in the transportation field, so if the Ministry brings in more cars and puts system in place to board, it will help us the drivers.Frankly speaking, cars limited in the street and it is a serious issue,” he pointed out.He also noted that “The prices are increased because of the US rate. When the rate is high, we will have to increase fare because prizes of fuel and gasoline can rise.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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.