A contractual company that is involved with construction and agricultural activities in upper Margibi County known as the “MOSES AND ABEL INCORPORATED LIBERIA “(MOABEL) has begun constructing an eight-classroom building valued over US$500,000 in upper Margibi County, precisely Cinta Township electoral district five.
According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Moses Darmoi, the contract was awarded by the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE). He further said the construction of the school has gone up to ninety percent and hopes to complete the process by July of this year.
Mr. Moses Darmoi has indicated that he won the contract based upon his past involvements with community initiatives amongst several contractors. The MOABEL CEO also disclosed that the contract was given in two phrases; first the construction of the eight classroom school which started in December of last year and the second phrase has to do with the construction of the administrative building and the school’s auditorium which has begun about thirty percent.
Mr. Darmoi said to expedite the work, according to the agreement a contractor must initially underwrite forty percent of the total cost, which his company initially spent two hundred thousand United Stated Dollars. He told this paper that the existence of MOABEL in upper Margibi County has provided job opportunities to more than 200 young people.
The MOABEL boss lauded Commissioner William Julye of Cinta Township for the opportunity to build the first high school in the area and promised to do his best for future reference. He added that the need for high school in the township cannot be over emphasized.
Making the disclosure to reporters on Monday, April 14, 2014 in Weala electoral district #5, Margibi County, Mr. Darmoi noted that in the process of the building construction his company has hired fifty persons including eighteen females, both skillful and unskillful individuals.
Giving historical background of MOABEL’s existence in the country, the CEO pointed out that his company was established to help buttress the government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy PRS, so as to improve the living condition of less fortunate Liberians. He further disclosed that his first contract was under the auspices of the German Agro Action GAA in 2006-2008 where they constructed bridges, schools and hand pumps in Sinoe County and in 2008-2010 his company had a contract with the United Nations Development Program UNDP where they also built schools, bridges and hand pumps across Grand Gedeh County.
He maintained that his company is currently contracted by the Salala Rubber Corporation to construct camp houses and plant about 160-200 acres of land every year.
Meanwhile, the company’s Chief Executive Officer has mentioned that the presence of MOABEL in the SRC Plantations has impacted the lives of residents in the upper part of Margibi County.
He concluded by calling on other contractual companies in Liberia to live by the agreement between them and the subcontractors as it relates to payment and other immunities.
It can be recalled that the school building including the administration building and the auditorium project is a Legislative project which was budgeted in 2011/2012 fiscal budget of US$ 500,000 through the lobbying power of Representative James Emmanuel Nuquay of district # 5 in Margibi County. Commissioner William Julye told this paper that due to some budgetary constrains they could not receive the said amount.