CONAKRY – Conakry has been hosting the 35th ordinary session of the Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority (ABN) since Thursday, with the aim of discussing the future of this great African river, which stretches over 4,000 km .
This two-day meeting was an opportunity for the representatives of the member countries of the Niger River Basin to review the Niamey Act on navigation and economic co-operation between member states. Adopted in 1963, the Niamey Act was replaced in 1964 by the Niamey Agreement on the River Commission, Navigation and Transport on the River.
According to the Guinean Minister of Energy and Hydraulics, Cheik Talibé Sylla, the main mission of the ABN is “to promote cooperation between states and to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the populations of the Niger basin , Through the sustainable management of water resources and associated ecosystems “.
Similarly, Mr Sylla underlined that the NBA is engaged in a process of sustainable development through the implementation of projects and programs for the benefit of local populations.
The Minister also wished to make clear that the costs of organizing the session, at the expense of Guinea (host country), amounted to more than 600 million Guinean francs, or more than 79,000 US dollars.
The “need to take stock of the benefits that this organization brings to Guinea and ensure the payment” of Guinea’s contribution to this sub-regional organization was recalled on Thursday at the last Council of Ministers, added the The Minister.
Moreover, experts from the subregion denounced the state of degradation of the Niger River, with the silting and deforestation of its banks. A degradation jeopardizing the future of this river which, in the various countries crossed, benefits more than 150 million people, living directly or indirectly from the river.
The Niger River originates in Guinea, in the Faranah region (more than 500 km southeast of Conakry), and crosses several African countries before flowing into the Atlantic Ocean in Nigeria.
Guinea – 18007 Students Pass The Unique Qualifying Examination In Kindia this Year
There are 17676 candidates this year including 6748 girls in the general education account and 331 including 50 girls in the Franco-Arabic. That is, a total of 18,007 candidates including 6798 girls for all options combined in the administrative region of Kindia. These candidates are distributed among 39 centers.
It was at Tafory College, in the urban commune where the first tests were launched by the governor of the region, who was accompanied to this end by many cadres of her cabinet, the prefecture and other education supervisors.
After the launch ceremony, Hadja Saragbè Camara took the opportunity to give the candidates some useful advice before asking them to apply the instructions given by the examining service to the letter. “The authorities must also be at your side, support you and you wish good luck. Accept to work according to the recommendations made to you. Because, you have spent all the year working therefore, do not adopt a behavior that can harm your future, “the Governor of Kindia told them.
“We found no anomalies, all the candidates are in the rooms, no invasion around the centers and everything happens normally,” says Mouctar Camara, Acting Regional Inspector of Education of Kindia.
In each room, the principle of coupling to surveillance is respected. At the end of the first day, some candidates expressed their state of mind.
“Today, the subjects were affordable because they did not go outside the curriculum and we hope that everything will happen in the best conditions,” said Aïssatou Diallo, candidate. Werner Monemou said: “In economics, the subject was really on our side. The subjects were related to the programs taught during the school year. ”
As for this first day, it should be noted that some cases of absence have been observed in some centers of the place.
Guinea – Coach Victor Zvunka Reacts After The Elimination Of Horoya AC
The Horoya AC of Conakry passed a hair of the qualification, this Sunday, in the phase of the chickens of the Champions League. An objective so dear to its president, Antonio Souaré, who believed to reach it between 2011 and 2017.
Beaten 3- 1 in the first leg a week ago, the club of Matam dominated, this Sunday the Esperance of Tunis (2-1). But an insufficient score to qualify.
At the end of the game, the coach Horoya AC, Victor Zvunka, did not hide his disappointment. “It’s very hard to be eliminated at this stage of the competition. But we should not lose sight of the fact that we still had as an opponent a team of such caliber, “he hammered.
Today, he continues, we emerge from this competition. “So we’re going to focus on the future. There are still many qualities in this group of Horoya AC. I think we can go beyond that level in the future. But I admit that we are all disappointed, “he said.
Justice-Opening of the appeal trial of officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Appeal Of Conakry for the commencement of their appeal proceedings. The hearing was adjourned to January 09, 2017 for lack of report by a magistrate. Mauritius Camara, head of the Promotion and Marketing Division of the National Tourism Board, and Mamadouba John Camara, Guinea’s consul in Lagos, had their case dismissed to the dismay of their lawyers.
They unsuccessfully requested the provisional release of their clients. For Salif Béavogui and his colleagues, their clients are paying the costs of the dysfunction of the administration. Last July, the two executives had each been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Mamadou Foula Diallo, who had never taken part in court hearings, had been convicted in absentia. He was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment. On the civil action, the court had condemned the three defendants to pay a symbolic franc. But Mamadouba John Camara has always considered his trial as a settlement of accounts. To be continued.