Nimba District #7 candidate for representative, Kuku YansineBy Wender K. MassaquoiThe only female representative candidate in the race for the seat for Nimba County District #7 Madam Kuku W. Yansine has vowed to carry speedy development in the district if she is elected as the representative to succeed outgoing Rep. Worlea Dunah.In an interview with the Daily Observer, recently, she assured the people of the district of her readiness to take the district to another level, in terms of development and empowering the youth and women.She said her presence in the House will pave the way for women, who have never occupied the seat before, since Nimba gained county status in 1964, to do so.“We want the voices of women to be heard,” she said. “I’m the only lady well prepared and strong to take the people of this district to another level through economic empowerment, social services, and infrastructure development.”“The women of our dear country and this district are tired of suffering and want a change in their lives and the community too needs greater development,” she added.She outlined some of her platforms as, economic empowerment, agriculture, empowering people with disabilities, women empowerment, education, health and sports and infrastructure development.“I’m a daughter of the soil, so I will help my people,” she said.She further called on her fellow women and the entire citizens of the district to join her in her endeavor, as she put it, “I’m the only person ready, prepared and strong enough to move this district forward so, my fellow women, youth and men of District 7 vote for me so change can come into your lives.”Madam Yansine is the wife of the late Horace V. Yansine, one of the strongest agriculture entrepreneurs Nimba has ever had. He died in August 2015, while working as County Manager of the US funded Food and Enterprise Development/FED Nimba.Her late husband left several legacies, of which she is anticipating to follow. The people of District 7 and many farmers across Nimba, as well as young people, can boast of the late Yansine’s activities when he served as director of Liberia Opportunities Industrialization Center (LOIC).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
KATMANDU, Nepal – Nepal’s embattled king appeared to defuse weeks of mass protests that have pushed this Himalayan country near anarchy, reinstating the lower house of parliament Monday as his opponents had demanded. With few choices left and hoping to avoid a bloody showdown between demonstrators and his security forces, King Gyanendra’s announcement cleared the way for the creation of a new constitution that could leave him largely powerless, or even eliminate the monarchy. Gyanendra also expressed his sympathies for the 14 demonstrators killed by his security forces in nearly three weeks of protests. “We extend our heartfelt condolences for all those who have lost their lives in the people’s movement,” Gyanendra said in the address, broadcast on state television and radio. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventNepal’s three largest opposition parties welcomed the king’s comments, and the sounds of celebratory shouts and whistles could be heard in the streets of Katmandu minutes after the 11:30 p.m. speech. Gyanendra “has addressed the spirit of the people’s movement” and met the demands of the main opposition seven-party alliance, said Ram Chandra Poudel, general secretary of the Nepali Congress. The king’s address effectively handed power back to elected politicians hours before the largest planned protest yet, with hundreds of thousands of people expected to attend. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!