first_imgThe Managing Director of the Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBANK), Mr. Dan Orogun, said that there is no doubt about the capability and leadership ability of the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Joseph Mills Jones, whom he said, has contributed immensely to the economic growth of the country.Mr. Orogun noted that Governor Mills Jones is doing all he can in an effort to make the Liberian financial sector more vibrant, which he said is being especially manifested in the transformation, growth and stability of the banking sector.The GT Bank MD made the comments on Saturday, January 18, while serving as the keynote speaker at the induction ceremony of the new corps of officers of the Central Bank Staff Association (CEBSA).Speaking at the occasion held at the cafeteria of the CBL in its headquarters in Monrovia, Mr. Orogun said “the CBL initiatives are aimed at improving the profitability of the banking industry through credit reference systems and supporting regulation to address the issue of delinquent borrowers and high level of non-performing loans.”According to him, the importance of the banking sector in any country cannot be overemphasized, because it is the foundation for that nation’s economic growth.Mr. Orogun added that the introduction of a Treasury bills (reserves) and the CBL bills are intended to enhance the yield on our idle Liberian deposits, availability of medium to long term funds for non-lending to strategic sectors of the economy and current effort is being put into place so as to ensure that inter-bank market is promoted in the country.The GT Bank boss told the newly inducted executives of the Central Bank Staff Association (CEBSA) that they need to realize that a disgruntled or unhappy work force would not be able to deliver the kind of excellent results expected by the leadership of the organization unless they behave themselves.He noted that such occasions are not just reasons for celebration, but also moments of reflection for the new executives; whose primary objective should be how to improve on the achievement of the past executives and meet the aspiration of the CBL dedicated work force.“Your role as a leader in this institution includes bridging the communication gap between staff and executive management. You should also be willing to render trustworthy, staff-centered, purposeful and courageous leadership in this institution,” Mr. Orogun to the CEBSA officers.“It is important to realize, for a very successful and dynamic institution like the CBL, which is run on three core processes of strategy, operation and people, that the people process is most important. That is why it’s often said that “people are the most important Assets of an organization,” Mr. Orogun concluded.  For his part, the newly inducted president of CEBSA, Mr. D. Bouleigh Cooper promised his colleagues that his administration would expand and improve the good working relationship with the administration of the CBL in seeking the common welfare of its staff.Mr. Cooper also used the occasion to call on the management of the CBL to establish a cordial working relationship with them in ensuring that their mandate is achieve.Delivering his inaugural address at the program, Mr. Cooper emphasized that his administration would provide a stable work environment for all staff of the institution.The CEBSA president told employees of the CBL to renew their commitment to the job as they all fight to see a better day.Those inducted into office were: Mr. D. Bouleigh Cooper, president; Miss Bernice Paw, Vice president; Mr. J. Roland Sam, secretary general. Others include Mrs. Sylvia F. Tarkpah, Financial Secretary General; Mrs. Geraldine Layweh, Treasurer; and Mr. Mathias Cooper, Chaplain.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgTHE inquest into the murder of IRA agent Denis Donaldson has been adjourned again today as a lawyer representing his family said he had been instructed to take proceedings against the Irish State.Donaldson, 56, was murdered in his remote home at Classey, Cloghercor, outside Glenties on April 4th 2006.He had been operating as a British spy for 20 years and was shot four times in the chest, face, arm and hand in a rented cottage. Although there have been two arrests relating to Donaldson’s brutal murder, nobody has ever been charged in connection with it.At the time of the murder it was blamed on the Provisional IRA.But the Real IRA in Derry later claimed responsibility for the killing with mainstream republicans claiming the death suited the British intelligence establishment.Denis Donaldson’s daughter Jane wrote to the Irish Times ahead of a scheduled pre-inquest hearing in Donegal.“It is my family’s sincere hope that we shall be permitted to proceed unhindered with an Article 2 compliant inquest of the standard required to ensure disclosure from state agencies – North and South – of all the facts surrounding the murder of Denis Donaldson,” she wrote.The family believe that the Special Branch “holds vital information about his earlier exposure [as an agent] and subsequent murder”, and it is the disclosure of that “full knowledge” that they are seeking.Today Garda Supt Michael Finnan told the inquest that a file on the killing would be sent to the DPP “within weeks.’An adjournment was needed to allow the file to be completed and allow the DPP to take a decision on whether or not there should be prosecutions.However Ciaran Shiels, solicitor, for the Donaldson family told coroner Denis McCauley that he was taking an action against the Irish State under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights because of the undue delay in holding an inquest.The delay, he said during a 40-minute hearing, was beyond the time period specified as unacceptable in previous cases.The case was adjourned until November 8.At hearingDONALDSON INQUEST ADJOURNED: FAMILY TO SUE STATE OVER DELAY was last modified: April 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more