By Garmonyou Wilson
The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says that while doing major projects as the rehabilitation of roads, the building of schools and hospitals, they should not forget the small projects that have the ability to touch lives. should not forget the small projects that have the ability to touch lives.
The Liberian leader, while speaking yesterday at a turning over ceremony of a public latrine for residents of Montserrado County District #8 said that the project is the government’s way of trying to respond to the needs of its people.Montserrado County District #8 said that the project is the government’s way of trying to respond to the needs of its people.to respond to the needs of its people.
She then urged the residents of the Bassa Community in Monrovia to maintain the latrine as it is theirs to take care of.
Also speaking at the MCC Quick Impact Project tuning over of 22 rehabilitated public latrines and hand pumps in 122 major communities in Monrovia the Minister of Finance, Amara Konneh said that the funding for the project comes directly from the WASH fund in the National Budget.
The Minister of Finance said that through the project some 500 jobs would be created which would target young people and that both skilled and non-skilled Liberians would benefit, as the recruitment process will be inclusive for residents in the communities that the project targets.
He concluded that not only will the project create jobs but is expected to create businesses as well as many Liberians would use the rehabilitated facilities to attract customers to new or existing businesses.
The Director General of the General Services Agency (GSA), Mart Broh reminded the residents of the Bassa Community that the latrine is theirs and that the only way it would last depends on the proper care taken of it.
For her part, the Senior Senator of Montserrado County, Joyce Sumo, urged the residents of the community to take hold of the project as it is their money that was spent to undertake the project.