A group under the banner of Friends of Jimmy N. C. Bokay has donated 20 bags of cement to two youth projects in Sanniquellie, Mahn District, Nimba County Electoral District #2.The Friends of Jimmy N. C. Bokay (FJNCB) recently provided two bags of rice and 10 gallons of gas to the Sanniquellie-Mahn District soccer team that is currently taking part in the county’s district league. The group was established to promote the political interests of Mr. Bokay, a prominent son of the district, who intends to contest for its lone representative seat.During the presentations of donations to the Nimba County District #2 soccer team and the Sanniquellie-Sehkyee Youth Projects, Mr. Bokay said it was the group’s way of giving back to the community.The Sanniquellie Youth Project is a multi-purpose building being constructed by young people in Sanniquellie City while the Sehkyee Youth Project is a hall also under construction. When completed, the hall will serve as a place to conduct meetings and discuss matters relating to the growth and development of the district.Mr. Bokay said the donation is intended to also enhance development in the district which, according to him, contributed greatly to his success.He promised to provide additional support to the two projects and other initiatives in the district.Mr. Bokay lauded the young people in the district for initiating the projects and challenged them to focus on meaningful things that will help lift their community.He also urged them to desist from vises that will undermine the district, noting they need to take their education seriously.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Omadat SinghTwo Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) teens were charged and appeared in Court for the robbery and shooting of an Onderneeming Village truck driver.The teens – 19-year-old Mahindra Giranandan of Adventure Village, Essequibo Coast and a 17-year-old – stood before Magistrate Esther Sam at the Suddie Magistrates’ Court where they both denied the charges.It is alleged that on July 5, Giranandan and his 17-year-old accomplice pounced on Omadat Singh at about 07:45h as he returned home after transporting coconut. Reports are the man had just returned home and was standing outside his home when he heard a loud explosion.He subsequently realised that he was shot in his leg. The men ran towards Singh and held him at gunpoint as they demanded the 120 pennyweight gold chain that he was wearing. Fearing for his life, he handed over the piece of jewellery that has an estimated worth of $1 million. The suspects then rushed out of the yard and fled the scene.A report was filed and Police arrived shortly after, collecting three spent shells and a matching 9mm gun. The duo were arrested a short distance from the scene.