Erling Haaland is the new attraction of the Bundesliga. The Norwegian star signed for Dortmund a little over a month ago and has not taken long to attest to his power in the top German competition. It takes five goals in just 57 minutes on the pitch and he has returned to the Borusser team (he is in fourth position just four points behind the leader, the Leipzig) to fight for the salad bowl. Of course, Haaland himself considers his stage at the Signal Iduna Park as an intermediate step before making the jump to a top club in Europe and, therefore, He insisted on including a termination clause in his contract with the BVB.According to the German newspaper Sport Bild, the price to be paid for one of the most sought-after jewels on the market is 75 million euros. Initially, his father Alf-Inge Haaland and his agent Mino Raiola wanted to set a clause around 50 million before heading to Dortmund, but finally gave in to the insistence of the German team and agreed to raise it to 75 million. The greats of Europe, therefore, already know what they will have to pay for Haaland, yes, in the future still far since This clause does not enter into force until after the next summer market. The Haaland operation is a round business from the point of view of Borussia. In case the player wanted to leave the club before 2024, at which time his contract with the black-and-yellow team ends, Dortmund would always enter more money than he disbursed for the transfer (the RB Salzburg charged 20 million), the card and even the goalscorer’s premiums of only 19 years of age. These figures are further proof of the cunning Borusser in the transfer market. He not only acquired goals, but also the future surplus value of a player who has already unleashed madness in western Germany: The Dortmund wears 5000 shirts sold in just three weeks.
One of several hand pumps constructed under management of VIPeE in one of the villagesMany towns and villages in Foya have started to benefit from safe drinking water through the construction of hand pumps in the district at a cost of US$6,000, as part of the Village People Empowerment Group (ViPeE) initiatives in Lofa County, according to ViPeE executive director Rudolf Janke.In a dispatch from Berlin, Germany, Mr. Janke noted that since 2010, safe drinking water was agreed upon by all stakeholders as a basic human right. However, he added that there are still numerous villages and settlements in rural Liberia which have not had access to safe drinking water for the past several decades.Mr. Janke said the ViPeE has been supporting the construction of wells with hand pumps in Foya District from 2008 to 2017 but there are still countless villages that do not have safe drinking water.He recalled that in May, 2018 three hand pumps were constructed in collaboration with Liberia Freunde of Germany and the German Embassy in Monrovia.Construction and installation work in Gbongoma, Borma, and Tuladu was organized and supervised by a rural water technician residing in Kolba City, Kolahun District, while the work was carried out by the villagers themselves, said Mr. Janke.He said a water manager will soon be nominated to collect monthly water fees from the beneficiaries and the funds will be used to finance repairs.Mural depicting VIPeE’s transformative activities, especially with providing safe drinking water in Foya DistrictHe also added that such small fees will buttress maintenance costs instead of depending perpetually on external support from foreign organizations.He disclosed that the German Embassy near Monrovia provided US$3,300 and the rest of the financial contribution came from members and associates of the VIPeE in Germany, United States and Liberia.He said everybody is aware that development cannot be sustainable without financial support from the community, district and the county and therefore officials of government in the sector should be aware of it.Mr.Janke said materials such as sand, gravel, and provided manpower to buttress the efforts of the water technician were mobilized in those villages.“Such independence or self-dependence gives everybody a good feeling in the struggle to replace the missing activities on the side of the government, local or regional as well as on the national level as it is in all societies where taxes are collected on a general level to finance the necessary infrastructure of education, health, communication, and mobility,” he explained.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)