The president of the Gianda Youth Development Association (GIYODA) in Kpogbahn Statutory District No. 4, Grand Bassa County, has stressed the need for health facility in Gianda Clan in the district.Mr. G. William Olu Diggs told the Daily Observer that there are more than 100 towns and villages in the clan and some parts of Rivercess County that are in need of the health facility to meet their health needs.He disclosed that since the establishment of the clan some years back, government has not built any health facility in the clan to cater to the health needs of the inhabitants in that part of the district.According to him, they have and continue to find it difficult taking patients, especially pregnant women, in hammocks about eight hours’ walk from the Zondo Community to the Compound #4 Clinic in the district for medical attention.He added that they also find it difficult carrying patients from the clan to the Liberian Agricultural Company Hospital in District #3, since the company does not accept or allow their ambulance to go outside the plantation for patients, especially during the current Ebola crisis in the country.The GIYODA president is therefore appealing to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and other international health related organizations or other humanitarian groups to help build a health facility near the Zondo Mission Community in Gianda Clan in the district to curtail the health problems.He used the interview to recommend one Mr. Madison Gbogbah-Tarr, a rural health worker who serves as a focal person for the Grand Bassa County Health Team, who will properly manage activities of the health center if government and her partners should consider addressing their appeal for the health facility.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
zoom Japanese shipping company NYK Line will be looking into business acquisition opportunities in the year ahead.A window of opportunity has been identified in the transportation of oil and petroleum products, especially since the focus of the sector is expected to switch to Asia in the future, NYK’s President Tadaaki Naito said in his New Year’s speech.“I want you to work with a broad perspective that includes peripheral businesses, such as terminals,” Naito said addressing his employees in Tokyo.Speaking of the bulk shipping business, Naito said that he wants the liquid division to search for new business opportunities based on the keyword “green.”“Without looking solely at existing cargo, pay attention to trends in the renewable energy field, in addition to transportation demand for energy-related materials and supporting electric power businesses. LNG and the offshore business will be the mainstays of business with stable freight rates in the future,” he added.With regard to the dry bulk division, Naito expressed a belief that in the second half of last year the industry finally exited the long, seemingly endless dark tunnel hampering the dry bulk segment. Now that the market is recovering, it is time to advance structural reforms aimed at transforming all the efforts made with gritted teeth, he stressed.“This year, I hope to advance the group’s activities with a focus particularly on the keywords “green” and “digitalization,” i.e., strongly promoting environmental issues and the utilization of IoT. We are already making progress in both fields, and pressing forward to promote their use in practical operations that will allow us to realize a wide range of ideas and further differentiate ourselves,” Naito pointed out.As explained, promotion of “digitalization” and new technology such as autonomous sailing has the potential to advance the next generation of safe vessel operations.Naito added that the company plans to announce a new medium-term business plan this spring and indicate the process management that will be necessary to realize the plan.Naito concluded that the group’s business results are showing signs of improvement due to a recovery of market conditions and internal restructuring efforts.“We have set forth the goal of exhibiting the spirit of the 3 I’s (integrity, innovation, and intensity) by continuing to pursue innovation and staying a half step ahead of our competitors. In order to transform these goals into action, it will be necessary for each group company and each headquarters to hold free and vigorous discussions,” he went on to say.