Work will get underway on stage two of the facility in the coming weeks which includes the main grand stand, eight restaurants, a huge convention centre, a leagues club and doctor’s facilities.Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko says the facility will still be used for events as the construction goes along.He said a lot of the construction work for the prefabrication and manufacturing like the concrete seating and steel framework is done at Motukea and brought in and assembled.The Public Private Partnership K120 million funding through the National Government and Curtain Brothers is ongoing.“It’s a commitment that is solid and we will be working very closely with Curtain Bros to ensure they have their facilities finished on time.“Curtain Bros is on target and we will ensure that the government has the funding backing them all the way to complete by October,” said Tkatchenko.It will run and manage the stadium for 30 years and invest K60 million of its own money into the project which is half of the contract value.This will allow the stadium to be professionally managed and operated in the best interest of all users and the public.Once completed, it will have a seating capacity of 20,000 and have multipurpose facilities to host any event in PNG.
The Buchanan City Court in Grand Bassa County is holding a nanny goat in custody while two men claim ownership of the animal.The plaintiff, identified as Amadu Jalloh, a resident of Kilby Street in Buchanan City, complained to the court that on December 29, 2014, one Harris Luke unlawfully stole his white-striped brown and black nanny goat.Jalloh told the court that the nanny goat cost him US$60. The case is being presided over by Associate Magistrate Vasco Brown. Defendant Harris Luke has formally been charged with theft of property, which is violation of section 15.51 of the New Penal Law of Liberia.At the hearing last week, the state was represented byAssistant City Solicitor Johnson Tukeh, while Grand Bassa County Public Defender, Cllr. Paul P. Jarvan represented the defendant.Cllr. Jarvan requested the court to dismiss the case on the grounds that since the defendant was taken to court, the private prosecutor had deliberately failed to appear to proceed with the case, which contravenes section 18.2 of the Criminal Procedure Law of Liberia.“The holding of the defendant’s property clearly indicates that the state does not have sufficient evidence to prosecute the case,” he argued.In response, the state said the defense must be in line with the law, and at that juncture, the prosecution interposed no objection.The court, having listened to the submissions of the two lawyers, ordered the return of the nanny goat to defendant Luke in keeping with the Law of Liberia.According to the Police Charge Sheet, Defendant Harris Luke, 26, a resident on New York Street in Buchanan, during investigations, reportedly said he bought the goat from one Francis Glaydor on December 28, 2014.According to him, the goat went missing from his residence on Kilby Street on December 29.Based on this circumstance, the police charged defendant Luke with “theft of property.”The Daily Observer gathered that an unidentified lady found the nanny goat in a sugar cane farm and called Radio Gbehzohn FM 106.3 requesting the owner to retrieve it. After the announcement, the two men came to claim ownership which eventually got to the police.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)