Inquirer Staff Report
A tour of Grand Bassa has indicated that the county is still booming with projects aimed at bringing rapid development to the area.
During a working visit to Grand Bassa, scores of Liberian journalists were taken on guided tour to appreciate the kind of interventions the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf led administration is making in responding to the needs of the people.
The team of journalists toured LOIC Satellite Project in Buchanan, Grand Bassa led by the Superintendent Demmah. On site, dozens of youths currently benefitting from artisanship training in masonry, carpentry, welding, steel-bending, tile-laying, tailoring, home economics, plumbing, auto electricity, etc. The journalists also inspected a multi-purpose facility that houses an auditorium, computer training center and a host of offices for use by the LOIC.
The tour continued to Grand Bassa Community College (GBCC) where the team was welcomed by the College’s President, Dr. Levi Zangai who led journalists to the newly built modern state of the art Soil Testing Laboratory-courtesy of USAID-FED.
The visit then took the team of journalists to the Buchanan Sea Defense Project where the Superintendent gave an overview of the project and the commitment to steer the course in light of the devastating impact.
Committed to making government-run services available and decentralized the team also toured the newly refurbished Grand Bassa Service Center, which houses a number of vital services including LRA, Archives, Labor, among others being rendered by the administration at the local level.
All roads then took the team to the beautifully built Buchanan City Hall-courtesy Social Development intervention.
The visit was rounded with a tour of the Buchanan Port which now runs a 24-hour service. On arrival, the Port Manager and team briefed the press on progress made thus far such as port navigational aids installed, improved lighting, tug boats to provide critical rescue and other essential services and enhanced security in line with international best practices.