(From right) Johnson Gbartea, George S. Rogers, Jr, Hassan Corneh and Sekou S. Kanneh,Jr, four of the nine Liberian referees approved by FIFA Referee Committee(Photo: Anthony Kokoi)Nine Liberian referees have been approved by Referees Committee of football world governing body (FIFA) to officiate in international football competitions in 2019.The nine referees were selected from 12 names submitted by the Liberia Football Referee Committee. According to a release from the Liberia Football Association, a communication from FIFA thanked the local football house for nominating international referees for 2019.A release from the LFA listed the names of referees and assistant football referees have been approved by the FIFA Referee Committee. Center Referees accepted by FIFA include, Jerry S. Yekah, George S. Rogers, Jr., newly appointed Security General Isaac T. Z. Montgomery and Hassan Corneh, while Johnson Gbartea, Abraham Boye Fahnbulleh, Sekou S. Kanneh, Jr. and Joel Wanka Doe were the Assistant Referees accepted.FIFA has also accepted Sylvina Welma Garnett as Female International referee from Liberia for 2019. Sylvina is the first female referee to be accepted from Liberia in the last eight years.The FIFA Referees Committee congratulated the referees on their selection and hopes they live up to the confidence reposed in them.In less than a week, the Liberia Football Referee Association (LIFRA) has more to celebrate following the appointment of Isaac Montgomery as Secretary General of the FA and the approval of nine of their colleagues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The decision on whether Hadland could send around the survey was deferred from the board’s September 12 meeting, so that the property owners could attend the meeting with the City that evening before potentially making their decision. He says he’s willing to step aside, but is concerned about accommodation measures for the affected property owners and makes the suggestion of looking into other options. “I’m really concerned about accommodating the people that will be included,” he says. “I hear our CEO say that we’re not supposed to be involved, but my constituents are actually wondering why not. It seems like it’s sort of a one-sided deal. I think there’s got to be some room for compromise.” Director Lori Ackerman maintains that Fort St. John City Council has not yet had a discussion about how property owners will be accommodated. “There’s a variety of things that could be accommodated, but we haven’t gotten to that part in the process yet,” she explains. “I’m afraid that this survey is very one-sided – you’re either for or against – but are you for it if council decides that there is a varied rate? They don’t know that because we haven’t heard enough.” Advertisement Hadland had been asked by residents to circulate a survey asking whether the 92 affected property owners are in favour of being included in the Fort St. John boundary. However, Directors Bruce Christensen and Merlin Nichols both expressed concern that those people might think that if the PRRD gets involved it could change the process. “If the Regional District has no jurisdiction in this transaction, then a letter out on District letterhead would seem to say that the Regional District has jurisdiction,” says Nichols. “I don’t mind the letter, but there’s other kinds of paper.” The City recently restarted the application process involving properties to the west and southwest of the city’s boundary, `citing the lack of industrial land available for development as well as to manage growth related to the Site C dam. – Advertisement -Chief Administrative Officer Fred Banham explains that when the provincial government is looking at boundary inclusion or exclusion applications, they only deal directly with the applicant. “If the Regional District and the director representing the area has comments they want to make towards that,” he suggests, “they should work with their constituents to work through the City’s application process and make sure that those comments are made loud and clear.”Advertisement The City is still accepting input on the boundary extension proposal. A summary of responses will be included in the agenda for the October 28 Council meeting.